Rogers Hoyt Jr. elected chairman of DU board

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 29, 2020 – Texas native Rogers Hoyt Jr. was recently elected chairman of the board of Ducks Unlimited (DU), the largest nonprofit wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization in North America. “I have worked closely with Rogers during my time as CEO of Ducks Unlimited, and I’m looking forward to continuing to… Continue reading Rogers Hoyt Jr. elected chairman of DU board

Doug Schoenrock elected president of Ducks Unlimited

Alabama resident becomes DU’s 45th president MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 28, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) elected Doug Schoenrock to serve as the conservation organization’s 45th president. Schoenrock, an Alabama resident, succeeds Rogers Hoyt Jr., who now serves as chairman of the board. “I’m deeply honored and humbled to serve as president of the greatest… Continue reading Doug Schoenrock elected president of Ducks Unlimited

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL NAMES SENATOR DAN LAUGHLIN 2019 STATE LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Washington, DC – (MAY 28, 2020 – Safari Club International is proud to announce Senator Dan Laughlin of Pennsylvania has been named 2019 SCI State Legislator of the Year.  Senator Laughlin was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in November 2016, representing the 49th Senatorial District, which includes a portion of Erie County. Senator Laughlin serves as Chairman… Continue reading SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL NAMES SENATOR DAN LAUGHLIN 2019 STATE LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

COSTLY ANTI-HUNTING BILL CLEARS CALIFORNIA SENATE COMMITEE DESPITE GLOBAL OPPOSITION

Washington, DC – (MAY 27, 2020) – Yesterday, the California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water voted 5-1 to advance Senate Bill 11175, legislation that would ban the possession and importation of thirteen species of African game animals, the majority of which are stable or increasing populations in range countries where they are hunted. Despite the documented benefits… Continue reading COSTLY ANTI-HUNTING BILL CLEARS CALIFORNIA SENATE COMMITEE DESPITE GLOBAL OPPOSITION

Despite conservation woes, Blanding’s turtle keeps smiling

Blanding's Turtle. A Blanding's turtle crosses a road at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area. Blanding's turtles are listed as an endangered species in much of their range. Haag, July 3, 2013.

Among Nebraska’s eight species of native turtles, one that is especially happy-looking gets special attention. The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is listed as a “tier 1” species in the Natural Legacy Project, Nebraska’s wildlife action plan. That makes it the only turtle species among the state’s animals and plants determined to have the greatest need… Continue reading Despite conservation woes, Blanding’s turtle keeps smiling

National Deer Alliance Submits Letters of Support for Pennsylvania and Montana CWD Plans

INDIANA, Pa. – (May 27, 2020) — The National Deer Alliance (NDA) has submitted letters of support for both the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ (FWP) CWD Management Plan. NDA’s mission is to serve as the guardian of wild deer conservation and our hunting heritage.… Continue reading National Deer Alliance Submits Letters of Support for Pennsylvania and Montana CWD Plans

Free NRA Classes Raise $150,000 for State Wildlife Agencies

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that their free online Hunter Education Course has raised more than $150,000 for state wildlife agencies in matching Pittman-Roberson (P-R) funds.  “It is truly a win-win for everyone,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. “With no financial investment of their… Continue reading Free NRA Classes Raise $150,000 for State Wildlife Agencies

QDMA Presents 2020 Ambassador Award to Bill Shockey of Louisiana

ATHENS, GA (May 26, 2020) – At the 2020 Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Whitetail Weekend, QDMA presented its Ambassador Award to Bill Shockey of Louisiana (pictured above, middle, with his wife Stacey, and other QDMA members from Louisiana who attended Whitetail Weekend). This prestigious award is not given out annually, and only five other people… Continue reading QDMA Presents 2020 Ambassador Award to Bill Shockey of Louisiana

Rigby keeps calm and locks-in during lockdown

London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has revealed details of an intrepid and ingenious strategy that enabled it’s core team to carry on crafting its premium rifles during the strict lockdown enforced throughout the UK this spring.  Three weeks before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the national lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19,… Continue reading Rigby keeps calm and locks-in during lockdown

Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act

Bipartisan legislation would provide full, dedicated funding to the Landand Water Conservation Fund and address public lands maintenance backlogs WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is moving forward to vote on the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address maintenance backlogs on… Continue reading Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act