WHO WE ARE
A member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts an annual Convention that raises funds for grants in conservation, education and advocacy. In the past couple years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission.
Corey Mason – CEO DSC and DSC Foundation
Corey Mason is the CEO at DSC, a leading international conservation organization and a member of the IUCN. As CEO, Corey oversees all of DSC’s staff, programs, growth, and mission execution. He works extensively with federal and international delegations, policy makers, and like-minded conservation organizations to support conservation and sustainable use of our natural resources.
Corey serves on the national Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Board, Frontline Foundation Board, state Advisory Committees for mule deer, whitetail deer, and desert bighorn sheep, and is a member of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Group. He is a Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Prior to his work at DSC, he had a 16-year career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department where he held the positions of Regional Director, Program Leader, and Management Area Biologist.
Corey is a published author, including both popular and peer-reviewed scientific articles. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Management.
DSC’s mission is to ensure the conservation of wildlife
through public engagement, education and advocacy
for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use.
The vision of DSC is 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.
Every year DSC raises funds through the annual Convention.
These funds go toward grants that directly support our mission of conservation, education and advocacy.