Doing it Right!

“You’re welcome to bring any Mossberg firearm,” said Linda Powell. “It’s going to be a baited hunt; the distance will be short. All their baits and blinds are no more than 20 yards apart.”  Before I could respond, “I’m planning on taking my .450 Bushmaster, Patriot Predator, 16.25-inch barrel. I’ve used it with great success […]

On the Hunt for Sustainability: New course explores the role of hunting in conservation

Written by Sarah Fuller Reprinted with permission from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service This spring semester marked the beginning of a unique course opportunity for students within the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to explore wildlife conservation through the lens of a multifaceted practice that has sustained humans for millennia and is foundational to […]


The stick tapping on my right shoulder was cause for concern.  I knew if my guide was tapping me as opposed to whispering, something was close, really close. I moved my eyes far right, careful not to move my head.  Whatever it was had to be on my right side, the reason he had tapped […]

2021 Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award Winner Announced

(Nov. 11, 2020 – DALLAS) — The DSC Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) committee has selected Stephen H. Miller as the 2021 award recipient. Miller will be presented the prestigious award at the DSC Convention and Expo, Reflections, during the Saturday evening banquet on Feb. 13, 2021.   The OHAA is given solely for outstanding achievements in […]

DSC Awards Clay Brewer With First Conservation Trailblazer Award

Clay Brewer has been selected as the inaugural winner of DSC’s Conservation Trailblazer Award. This award celebrates the immense contribution of wildlife professionals to the field of game and non-game wildlife conservation, including wildlife and habitat management, applied research and policy. Brewer will be presented the award, plus a $10,000 contribution toward his work in […]

Good News on the State Level: CA, UT, NY

Anti-hunting California Bill Defeated DSC is pleased to announce that SB 1175 was defeated on Aug. 31 in the California Assembly. Among other things, SB 1175 sought to ban the import of several African species as well as their possession in the state of California. This bill was a gross overstep by Senator Stern and […]

NZ Hunting Organizations Express Dismay with Government Tahr Plan

In late June, various community stakeholders and hunters in New Zealand called for an injunction to stop Department of Conservation’s plan to cull all tahr in New Zealand National Parks. Although the injunction was granted in mid-July, the resulting Tahr Control Operation Plan has not reflected the science-backed policies that were already established in the […]

Fighting Back

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Article by Richard Cheatham, DSC Foundation Executive Director. Richard has been involved in the outdoors since his youth and has since hunted across the U.S. and southern Africa, in addition to representing DSC across the globe alongside major professional hunting associations, NGOs and outfitters and guides. This article originally ran in the […]

DSC's Trailing the Hunter's Moon Wins Best in Education and Conservation

Blake Barnett of DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon has been fan-voted as Best in Education and Conservation at the CarbonTV Awards! Join us in congratulating the team on their dedicated work to represent the hunting community in an informative and entertaining light. Trailing the Hunter’s Moon, hosted by lifelong outdoorsmen, Blake Barnett and Larry Weishuhn, […]