DSC welcomes the seventh group to join its chapter affiliate program – DSC Heartland. The new chapter has come together to join DSC in their vision of a society that values wildlife, engages in its conservation, and understands and supports the role of well-regulated hunting in the sustainable use of wild resources.
“While DSC is based in Texas, we are a national organization with members spread across the world,” said DSC Chapter Development Coordinator Kim Rappleye. “Iowa and Nebraska lie in the heartland of America, so it is a fitting name for our latest chapter. The new chapter is full of passionate hunters who want to do their part to conserve wildlife and wild spaces. We welcome them into the DSC chapter family.”
DSC Heartland will be headquartered in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but will encompass the states of Iowa and Nebraska. The chapter features 89 members, including nine Life Members. The group already has three events lined up: youth carp shoot/fishing extravaganza, youth archery clinic and the youth trap shoot and hunter education course.
“The best days in my life are when I see my kids smile when they catch a fish, shoot their first deer or make a perfect shot at an archery tournament. So, what could be better then forming a chapter under DSC that has a primary focus on youth,” said DSC Heartland President Corey Goss. “I think I speak for all our members and the board of directors and officers when I say the only thing we want or expect out of the DSC Heartland chapter is to produce smiles on the faces of the youth of today. When we do this we will have done our part to ensure there is a future and a freedom in the great outdoors, whether they want to hunt, fish, shoot or just go for a nature walk.”
DSC Heartland joins DSC Northeast, Lubbock Sportsman’s Club, DSC Austin, DSC South Texas, DSC New Mexico and DSC Permian Basin in a network of ardent hunters-conservationists. The new chapter helps connect individuals without geographic ties together to achieve the club’s mission. DSC has more than 6,000 members worldwide.
Parties interested in forming a new DSC chapter can contact Kim Rappleye at 970-389-0160.