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Every year DSC raises funds through the annual convention.

These funds go toward grants that directly support our mission of Education, Conservation and Protecting Hunters Rights.
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2017 Grantees

  1. Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association. The grant to ZPHGA is in support of their leopard data gathering and analysis project ……. http://zphga.org
  2. NRA Foundation. DSCF approved two grants to the NRA Foundation in support of the Hunters’ Leadership Forum’s website and Youth Hunter Education Challenge program. www.NRAHLF.org
    1. · The Hunters’ Leadership Fourm website addresses the cultural, political, demographic and technological challenges facing hunting. https://www.nrahlf.org/
    2. · The Youth Hunter Education Challenge regional programs in new areas. The program is specifically designed to recruit and support young hunters. https://yhec.nra.org/
  3.  Conservation Force. DSCF continues DSC’s longstanding support of the advocacy efforts of John Jackson and all involved with Conservation Force. http://www.conservationforce.org/
  4.  Conservation Visions. DSCF continues DSC’s support for the North American office of the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods committee of the IUCN. DSC was the original supporter of the SULi North American office and recognizes and supports the important efforts of SULi in the context of sustainable use on the international stage. http://conservationvisions.com/
  5.  Charlton McCallum Safaris. The grant to Charlton McCallum Safaris is in support of their Dande Anti-Poaching Unit. The funding will help equip scouts with proper equipment and allow for more effectiveness in the field. http://dapuzim.com/
  6.  Southern African Wildlife College. DSCF’s grant to SAWC continues long standing support of their anti-poaching training and implementation program. To strengthen anti-poaching efforts, a four-step approach is effected at SAWC: 1. Well-trained and equipped rangers, 2. Aerial surveillance, 3. K9 capability, and 4. Ensuring community benefits. http://www.wildlifecollege.co.za/
  7.  The Mule Deer Foundation. The grant to The Mule Deer Foundation is in support of GPS collars and software for projects designed to identify mule deer migration corridors. The research will be gathered in regions across Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. https://muledeer.org/
  8.  Tanzania Lion Illumination Project. DSCF is pleased to work with Patricia Vaughn and the Tanzania Lion Illumination Project to help control human wildlife conflict. Their mission is to purchase and install flashing solar lights around Maasai bomas to protect pastoralists livestock, to stop retaliatory killings. Tanzania Lion Illumination Project has been 100% success in the areas where lights have been installed: Loliondo area, Ngorongoro highlands, Sinya and W. Kilimanjaro area, and Tarangire Park. http://www.tanzlight.org/home.html
  9.  Zambezi Delta Safaris. DSCF approved a grant to ZDS and Mark Haldane to help fund the ZDS anti-poaching patrol, over the ZDS concessions in Mozambique. The DSC helicopter is a highly effective in that it supports fast reaction response for motorcycle and foot patrol units, which is detouring poaching and leading to the return of game in the Delta. http://www.zambezedeltasafaris.com/
  10.  Conservation Foundation Tanzania. The grant to Conservation Foundation Tanzania is in support of anti-poaching efforts through aerial surveys. The intention of this project is to provide well protected areas within Tanzania where animal populations can grow to sustainable populations.
  11.  Delta Waterfowl Foundation. DSCF continues to support Delta Waterfowl’s bird studies and research in the upper mid-west and Canadian waterfowl breeding grounds. The project will utilize drones and thermal imaging cameras for nest searching and population survey methodologies. https://deltawaterfowl.org/
  12.  Friedkin Conservation Fund. DSCF supports the work of Friedkin Conservation Fund and their Olosiva Lunch program. This community outreach program provides daily lunch to 1100 Olosiva students in the Arusha based primary school. http://friedkinfund.org/what/community-development or http://friedkinfund.org/
  13.  Dallas Ecological Foundation. DSCF supports the work of DEF – Outdoor Tomorrow Foundation. This program reaches thousands of school-aged children each year, and teaches outdoor education and promotes wildlife conservation. http://www.dallasecologicalfoundation.org/education/
  14.  Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. DSCF is pleased to support Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and their mission to introduce youth to shooting sports. SSSF provides youth training and the opportunity to join team-based, competitive events. https://sssfonline.org/
  15.  The Wildlife Society. DSCF continues DSC’s support of the Wildlife Society with a grant for the Society’s Leadership Institute to provide training to early career wildlife professionals. http://wildlife.org/next-generation/leadership-institute/
  16.  Texas Tech University. DSCF’s grant to Texas Tech University is in support of Pronghorn research in the High Plains region of Texas. The data gathered will provide a stronger understanding of the temporal diet habits that will be useful for private and state agency biologists working to understand pronghorn movement and foraging patterns.
  17.  Oxford University. DSCF has approved a grant to Isla, a PhD student at Oxford University Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, PhD student, to support research in East Africa. The funding will be used to collect data that will provide further understanding of how sustainable hunting measures can protect certain species, benefit local communities, and promote conservation efforts.
  18.  Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. DSCF’s grant supports the ongoing work of Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation to grow their youth shooting sports program. Funding will be used to develop Shooting Sports Ambassadors, train needed coaches, enroll new participants, assist with registration fees and contribute to shooting competition awards and fees. http://texas4hfoundation.org/
  19.  Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust. DSCF supports Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust and their approach to anti-poaching, wildlife and habitat protection, community education, and sustainable use hunting in the Chiredzi River Conservancy in the southest Zimbabwe Lowveld. These funds will be used to provide for the needs of their team of anti-poaching game scouts. http://crawt.org/
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Every year DSC raises funds through the annual convention.

These funds go toward grants that directly support our mission of Education, Conservation and Protecting Hunters Rights.
Apply Online