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 […]

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 […]