Two of the world's premier clubs for hunter-conservationists, Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and Boone and Crockett Club, have announced a new strategic alliance as "Preferred Conservation Partners."
The announcement was made during the DSC convention and expo, Jan. 5-8, 2012, in Dallas.
By combining the strengths of their unique memberships and resources, the clubs hope to more effectively sustain the integrity, ethics, stewardship and leadership that made sportsmen the first worldwide voice for conservation. Of specific interest is promoting today’s best practices in conservation, wildlife management, public and youth education, hunter advocacy and fair chase.
Ben Carter, DSC executive director, said, "We're excited to strengthen the ties between DSC and Boone and Crockett because working together will allow us to achieve even more for healthy habitat, abundant wildlife populations and hunting in North America and around the globe."
Boone and Crockett Club President Ben Wallace said, "Coalition building has been a strategic imperative ever since our organization was founded by Theodore Roosevelt. Much of what we continue to accomplish for conservation today is because of the strength of our partnerships. I see great things on the horizon for wildlife, their habitats, and the traditions of hunting through this new level of cooperation with DSC."
Over the past year, DSC has announced "Preferred Conservation Partner" alliances with the Professional Hunter's Association of South Africa, Alaska Professional Hunters Association, and the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia.
An agreement identifies cross-promotional opportunities for both organizations in coming years.
About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Mont.