The Safari Club International Life Hunter Advocate Society has announced three grant fund recipients for 2018/2019. Grants total $43,000. Recipients are:
- TV series/Classroom Curriculum – American Legacy Hunter Marketing and Advocacy Project: Amount Funded $30,000
LHAS funding is helping to make possible the broadcast quality video called America’s Conservation and Hunting Heritage that will be eligible for distribution on public television as well as in schools throughout the country. This program, scheduled to be finished this fall, will reach an estimated 15 million viewers over the next five years, including youth throughout all 50 states where they can learn about shooting sports, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, including the important role of hunting. This program will be free to download with complete lesson plans ready for the classroom.
Dan Brooks, Director of Education and Humanitarian Services.
- Alberta-based SCI Chapters – Business and Strategy Plan Advocacy Project: Amount Funded: $8,000
Alberta, Canada SCI Chapters: Badlands, Calgary, Drayton Valley, and Red Deer District
LHAS support for a Business and Strategy Plan Advocacy Project by the Alberta SCI Chapters has laid the foundation for a strong and positive public presence within Alberta. The ability for our Chapters to be confident about speaking with the media and ensuring SCI has a positive image, strong key messaging and a voice is priceless!
Lisa Mueller, Executive Assistant – Red Deer & District Chapter of SCI.
- Charlotte, North Carolina – Right to Hunt and Fish Advocacy Project: Amount Funded: $5,000
LHAS financial support of the Right to Hunt and Fish Advocacy Project was a key factor in motivating hunters across North Carolina to pass Ballot Measure 1, the “Right to Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife” by a 15 percent margin in the 2018 elections. Approval of this ballot initiative represents real progress in defending hunters as the measure enshrines a right to hunt in the North Carolina constitution.
Bill Greene, Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs, SCI.
Funds raised through the SCI Life Hunter Advocate Society are restricted funds to be used for the purpose of funding advocacy projects, which include litigation, marketing, legislative, voter education and similar projects.
Being part of LHAS is a step beyond SCI Life membership in that it is a way for members to become more involved with the mission of SCI to protect the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide. Members explain why they took the extra step to become part of LHAS:
“I became an LHAS member because I see more and more challenges to the freedom to hunt coming from organizations with millions of dollars in their war chests. LHAS offers us the opportunity to make more of a difference in the fight to preserve our hunting heritage. It sounds simple but it is the plain truth, ‘The future of hunting is in our hands.’ All of us who have joined LHAS are determined to do everything we can, and we invite you to join us too while we still have a realistic change to make a difference.” John McLaurin, Life Member since 2001
“I became an LHAS member to keep an oath to myself to do all I can to save hunting. The future of hunting is in our hands. Please join me as an LHAS member now before it is too late.” Don Harter, Life Member Since 2004
To Learn more about LHAS, please visit www.safariclub.org and click on the Membership tab.