The MAPLand Act: Bringing Public Land Access into the 21st Century
Digital mapping technologies have become an essential part of a hunter’s toolkit, particularly on public lands across the country. Equipped with only a smartphone or a handheld GPS unit, sportsmen and women can see exactly where they stand relative to landmarks and property boundaries, enabling them to stay safe and legal while afield.
Is Hunting Conservation?
As you have probably noticed, we heavily promote the idea that hunting is conservation. It seems, to me, to be a concept beyond question. Somewhat surprisingly, there are some within the ranks of hunters, and many from the ranks of anti-hunting ideologues, who dispute the assertion. Similarly, we believe that hunters are conservationists. Again, that […]
A Bird City Tradition
Like many other hunters, my annual hunting calendar is filled with a variety of different adventures. Depending on my success in the draw, there is usually a few solo archery elk quests, mule deer or pronghorn hunts in the western states, a family mule deer hunt in western Kansas, hogs and turkeys with friends in […]
Letter From the President: April Issue
Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s April already, but it’s the start of DSC’s calendar year. And maybe it’s just me, but as we start to emerge from this crazy Covid period, it is actually starting to feel like a new year to me.
Namibia: Age-Related Trophy System (ART)
In July 2017, Namibia Professional Hunting Association presented a new Trophy Measurement System to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism. In 2020, Namibia Professional Hunting Association began the Age Related Trophy (ART) Measurement System, “creating incentives to hunt truly old animals past their prime and to discourage the hunting of immature animals altogether. It […]
Washington State Legislature to Introduce ‘Large Capacity’ Magazine, Open Carry Bans
Washington State Legislature to Introduce “Large Capacity” Magazine Ban What You Need to Know About SB 5078 Over the past few legislative cycles in Washington State, the firearm industry has been successful in narrowly stopping multiple efforts by the legislature to ban “large capacity magazines” and modern sporting rifles (MSRs) or what is being termed […]
USFWS Launches Electronic Permit System
In October, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced its new electronic permitting system, “ePermits,” to modernize the permit application process. In addition to imports or exports for the hunting world, permits are issued for activities such as import and export of live animals, plants, or biomedical samples, rehabilitation of sick or injured migratory […]
Debunking the Myth: Trophy Hunting Is Replaceable with Photo-Tourism: CIC Graphic
Those calling for an end to the practice of “trophy hunting” often suggest photo-tourism as an alternative way of supporting conservation and livelihoods. While photo-tourism can be an effective form of wildlife based tourism, it is simply not feasible in all areas. Factors such as low wildlife densities, lack of scenic landscapes and the absence […]
Hunting Faces Extreme Censorship on Social Media
Many hunters and hunting organizations have experienced frustration with social media platforms, such as photos being taken down or a photo being flagged as “sensitive content” when it simply shows wild animals existing in their habitat. But The Hunting Consortium recently experienced censorship of the next level, when they realized that not only had 1,500 […]
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 […]