DSC Announces New Chapter System and 2016 Convention Event Highlights

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DALLAS - Dallas Safari Club (DSC), a globally focused hunting conservation organization based in Dallas, announces the launch of a chapter affiliation program. Under the new chapter program, like-minded conservation groups without geographical ties to the organization will be eligible to seek local DSC chapter status and be an influential part in achieving DSC's 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.

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Since its start in 1982, DSC has functioned as an independent organization located in Dallas. As news of the club's successful efforts spread, so too did its membership ranks, which swelled to more than 6,000 members around the world by the start of 2015.

"Over the last four years, DSC has given grants totaling more than $5 million to directly support its mission statement of conservation, education and protecting hunters' rights," DSC Executive Director Ben Carter said. "DSC's leadership role in the conservation world combined with our consistent membership growth and record-breaking convention attendance figures led to a lot of membership interest from groups outside the Dallas area. We're excited to begin the process of adding those groups to the DSC family."

The announcement of DSC's chapter program comes as the organization continues preparations for its "Conservation" convention. More than 50,000 attendees are expected at the 2016 DSC Annual Convention, which will run January 7-10 at the Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The upcoming convention will draw exhibitors and attendees from around the world, filling more than 800,000 square feet of convention center space with over 1000 exhibitors filling 1800 exhibits.

Events scheduled for the 2016 DSC Annual Convention include the presentation of the Weatherby Award, one of hunting's most prestigious honors, which will be presented during a banquet on Wednesday, January 6 inside the Omni Hotel Ballroom where all of the 2016 DSC Annual Convention's nightly banquets and auctions will take place.

Presentation of the Conklin Award, a prestigious honor informally referred to as hunting's "Tough Guy" award, will be presented at a banquet on Thursday, January 7. Friday, January 8, will be the DSC Foundation banquet.

On Saturday, January 9, DSC will present its most prestigious honor, the Capstick Award, at a black-tie banquet capped by DSC's spectacular live auction. The auction will feature exotic trips, the world's finest firearms; original works of art, custom jewelry and furs among the many lots up for bid.

Other events scheduled in conjunction with the 2016 DSC Annual Convention include Friday's Ladies Luncheon, as well as Saturday morning's Life Member Breakfast, where the keynote speaker will be world-renowned hunter Jim Shockey. In addition, the annual Exhibitor's Welcome Party will take place on Wednesday night at the world famous Gilley's in Dallas.

The DSC ANNUAL Convention is the organization's largest fundraiser and provides the resources necessary to continue DSC's mission which benefits all sportsmen and women. This active support of conservation and education are the cornerstones of the group's efforts to protect hunters' rights worldwide.

Details about becoming a DSC chapter will be available soon on our website. Please visit www.biggame.org.



Source: Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
 

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Wonder if anyone in Tucson noticed this press release or if they were to busy selling oil investments?:eek:

It will be interesting to see if any SCI chapters move in mass to DSC chapters.:whistle:

If any of you want to start a central Oklahoma chapter you can count on me for membership.;) Sorry, that probably hurts the cause for me to state that. :( Go ahead and start the club and I will just slip in the back door.:D
 

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Wonder if anyone in Tucson noticed this press release or if they were to busy selling oil investments?:eek:

It will be interesting to see if any SCI chapters move in mass to DSC chapters.:whistle:

If any of you want to start a central Oklahoma chapter you can count on me for membership.;) Sorry, that probably hurts the cause for me to state that. :( Go ahead and start the club and I will just slip in the back door.:D
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Need one in New York
 

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I do like the idea of the chapters. From Atlanta there is of course on involvement for me. As SCI here is something I've never joined. Emailed them about two years ago saying I wanted to get involved. I'm sure they will email me back soon.
 

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Save your money. If DSC comes to town I would join for at least a year and see what they are about. But SCI. Never again.
 

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I have been really considering joining DSC. I was about to join SCI but they have proven the first to bail on hunters. I see announcements of DSC getting involved and working with IUCN and African governments for conservation. Actions speak louder then oil investments.
 

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I started attending DSC conventions in 1990 when it was held at the Hyatt Hotel at DFW airport. I then missed a lot of years and started back 3 years ago. LTD you are correct, DSC is always getting involved with programs or financial support to organizations or governments that directly benefit hunters. Even though I am a member of SCI, I have never attended a convention, primarily due to cost and distance. But it seems they are always doing things that are not relevant to hunting and hunters. I have many thoughts on many of the ideas that SCI pushes, but of course can't prove any of them. When I go to the Dallas convention, I feel that everyone there either hunts or wants to start. I just renewed my SCI membership a couple of months ago, but am seriously considering not renewing again and just donate that money to DSC to help supports their programs!
 

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@sierraone - I am relatively new to the conventions and the shows so I can't say I have ever been to one and not sure I will ever make it to one (hope to but that takes money away from other trips). I just follow the news and see what many members here are saying. To me it seems DSC is the one who is really on the ground and putting money into conservation. I know SCI does this as well but their delayed response to the Cecil debacle really soured me on the organization.

Hopefully DSC keeps it up!
 

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