DALLAS SARARI CLUB – Since 1972, Dallas Safari Club has been the gathering point for hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts. An international organization, we offer members a world of options: Annual conventions and expositions, Annual sporting clay events, Monthly meetings and other member activities, World class publications and a Grant in aid program that contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to programs and projects promoting our mission to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide.
GUNWERKS - Gunwerks was founded in 2006 to fill the demand created by our TV show for long range shooting systems that really work. 100 years ago the elite makers crafted the best rifles in the world as a complete package with sights calibrated to custom ammo to match its drop. We’ve taken the same design philosophy from those elite makers and applied it to the most advanced methods and materials to create the ultimate shooting system available. Like those amazing firearms of the past, Gunwerks shooting systems are calibrated for our custom ammunition. Unlike all conventional firearms, our long range shooting systems are capable of precision shooting at all ranges from zero to 1000 yards! Conceived and tested in the rugged Absaroka mountain range west of Cody, Wyoming. The designs were perfected in some of the most difficult situations while hunting the worlds most desirable game—Big Horn Sheep, Bull Elk, and Monster Mule Deer. We invite you to experience the fit, the finish and the unbelievable ability to make the shot of a lifetime—time after time. Our systems are built to our philosophy—1000 Yards, Out of the Box!
SCI – Protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation, SCI’s two areas of focus, historically has been the interest of hundreds of individuals long before SCI was established. But how did SCI as an organization begin? Forty years ago, there were many safari clubs across the country made up of local, unaffiliated groups of hunters. One such was Safari Club of Los Angeles, which was formed in April 1971 by forty-seven individuals. In early 1972, an out-of-towner from a similar club in Chicago attended one of the monthly Wednesday night meetings, and it was decided that the L.A. club should attempt to combine with the one in Chicago to make it an affiliated chapter. The founder of Safari Club of Los Angeles, C.J. McElroy, went to the Windy City and instituted the new chapter.
SFW – Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife (SFW) is a non-profit wildlife conservation organization of sportsmen members who are interested in preserving and increasing healthy, populations of wildlife throughout the United States and North America. Healthy and abundant game populations require good habitat, protected winter range, aggressive predator management, a committed game and fish agency, and active federal land managers. All of these issues are controlled by politicians who make laws, set priorities and policies, and determine how sportsmen license dollars are spent. To produce large mature animals, there must also be reasonable control of hunter harvest. SFW works with elected officials at all levels-from the community courthouse to the Whitehouse-to improve and protect quality hunting and fishing on our great public lands and waters.
RIATA HUNTING RANCHES – We are an outfitter for Whitetail, Mule Deer and wingshooting inTexas and an accredited booking agent for all other hunts in North America and Internationally. In the 2012 year we facilitated over 150 Whitetail buck guided package hunts, and over 150 Mule Deer guided package hunts on several million acres. Additionally, we facilitated over 200 clients for other species of big game and wingshooting throughout North America and 11 other countries abroad. Our team of professional hunters and consultants have over 100 years combined experience in commercial hunting.
CONROE TAXIDERMY – Mike Simpson has always had a passion for wildlife and the outdoors. It was this passion that led him to create Conroe Taxidermy LP in 1972. What began as a way to scrape together a few extra dollars has grown to the largest taxidermy facility in the southern U.S. and one of the biggest in the nation. Now, a family business with his sons Michael, Travis and Barret, Mike attributes their business’ growth to hard work, attention to detail, and craftmanship.
“Having actually hunted the animals helps us create a better mount.” Simpson said. “We are known around the world becuase of our quality and creating works of art to last a lifetime.”
Along with his very successful business life, Mike has also contributted countless hours to Safari Club International and its many conservation efforts worldwide. He is a Life Member and serving as President of this prestigious organization. In past years, Mike has served as Director at Large, Vice President, and has also served on the Trophy Records Committee for over 15 years. He has measured more animals for the Record Book than any other Award, as has acted as the measurer since it began in 1977. He has hunted six continents, collecting more than 350 species with the most qualifying for the Record Book. He has won the C.J. McElroy Award, the Weatherby International Hunter of the Year Award, and the World Hunting Award, SCI Hall of Fame, and the Jim Conklin Award. Mike Simpson is a member of the NRA, Boone & Crockett Club, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, International Sheep Hunting Association, Sportman Clubs of Texas, Houston Wood & Waters Club, Ducks Unlimited, Coastal Conversation Association, Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Foundation, Grand Slam Club, Texas Operation Game Thief, Exotic Wildlife Association, National Taxidermy Asociation, and Record of Exotics.
PHIL SOUCY STUDIOS – After fourteen years of studying taxidermy full time, Phil was given the opportunity to live in Northwest Montana; a place he fell in love with while spending his summers there as a kid. The journey wasn’t easy, but it was necessary in shaping the artist he has become. “I worked in shops and studios from Texas to Montana and got a chance to work with some incredible taxidermists”. He worked along side some of the most technical taxidermists around as well as some with a much more artistic flare. “I learned a lot from those guys, but I also spent a lot of nights and weekends working on competition pieces”. Phil enjoyed great success competing and taxidermy was more than just a job, it became an obsession. In 1996 he opened Philip Soucy Studios in Libby Montana, where he and his wife Barbara operate a small custom studio specializing in cats from all over the world.
MDF - Mule Deer Foundation, founded in Redding, Calif., the original Board of Directors developed the mission statement of MDF. “The mission of the Mule Deer Foundation is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat.” As with many wildlife conservation organizations, MDF started having banquet fundraising events to raise money for projects benefiting mule deer.
HUNTIN’ FOOL – We are your guide to western big game hunting and provide the finest Hunter Services Program in the world. Our service is geared to those who would like to seriously hunt big game in more than one state. We are an essential resource for any non-resident hunter or anyone looking for trophy quality animals. Our monthly publication takes an in-depth look at big game hunting in the west.