Houston Safari Club gives grant for West Texas restoration projects

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Houston Safari Club has provided a $30,000 grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in support of the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Desert Pronghorn Restoration Projects.

The HSC grant will be utilized to support the desert bighorn sheep restoration program (monitoring equipment, student monitoring and helicopter capture), as administered by the Borderlands Research Institute, in partnership with TPWD. Also being funded is the mule deer restoration project and the pronghorn restoration project, specifically relocation, monitoring, predator management and fencing modification to promote survival, production and movement.

“We are truly grateful for the generous contribution from HSC and the tireless efforts of all the dedicated partners. They are no strangers to wildlife restoration in Texas, and we appreciate their steadfast support, and most importantly, their longstanding actions on behalf of our wildlife and habitats,” said Carter Smith, TPWD executive director.

The successful restoration of viable populations of these animals will support public hunting opportunities for future generations and serve as a demonstration project for effective conservation practices and methods.

“Houston Safari Club is honored to partner with TPWD and BRI. These relocation projects have proven to be an important conservation mechanism providing a successful and important part of restoring populations to their native habitat,” said HSC Grant Chairman Mark King. “I can think of nothing more relevant to HSC’s mission.”