Greetings Chapter Members,
This has been a challenging year for all, with COVID-19 impacting everyone’s normal everyday lives. The unprecedented disruption caused by the pandemic has hurt all businesses, but perhaps none have been hit harder than those in the leisure travel (hunting, fishing) and related sectors. Outfitter lodges lie empty, industry conventions and other events continue to be cancelled, and inspanidual trips have been forced to be postponed and rescheduled. The list goes on and on.
Despite the above, our passion for the sporting life continues. Hunting season in the US is upon us, with more sportsmen and sportswomen heading afield close to home for some healthy (mind and body) recreation. Dallas Safari Club (DSC) members continue to support the outfitters who bring professional experience to hunting adventures by rescheduling hunts instead of cancelling (which may very well make the difference in your outfitter’s long-term business survival).
DSC Northeast has had to adjust to these changing and uncertain times as well. Chapter events previously planned for 2020 and early 2021 have had to be postponed, with all in the process of being rescheduled and/or undergoing significant format changes (including move to Virtual Online for some). We will shortly be announcing new upcoming events through direct Member emails like this one, as well as through our Website and social media platforms. If you do not currently follow us on Facebook or Instagram, please click on the links at the bottom of this page to stay abreast of all relevant Chapter news and planned events.
In the meantime, be assured that the DSC Northeast Board remains focused on our Chapter missions, with commitment to furthering our values thru Wildlife Conservation, Outdoors Education and Hunter Advocacy. Some recent examples of our actions in these areas include financial donations made to the DSC Foundation and third-party partners like Conservation Force, as well as collaboration with other advocacy groups such as the Congressional Sportmen’s Foundation in opposing regional legislative threats in states from Connecticut (legislation that would prohibit the import, sale and possession of items from legally hunted African species) to Maine (proposed amendments to ban all predator hunting contests, set a season and a daily bag limit of one coyote per hunter, require all harvested coyotes to be taken to a registration and tagging station, prohibit the taking of coyotes weighing 40 lbs. or more and the use of bait while coyote hunting, and completely abolish coyote trapping.)
In all our activities, DSC Northeast strongly encourages participation by Chapter members. To that end, look for a notice shortly on how YOU can get involved on one of our committees. The more voices heard the stronger we are!
Sincerely, The DSC Northeast Board of Directors