As staunch defenders of land owners’ and sportsmen’s rights, the Texas Deer Association (TDA) is proud to welcome Ben Carter, executive director of the Dallas Safari Club, as its keynote speaker during the upcoming TDA Convention & Fundraiser. The annual convention will be held on August 15, 2013, through August 17, 2013, at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Carter will speak on Saturday night, Aug. 17th

Ben Carter has served as the executive director of the Dallas Safari Club since 2008. He is an avid outdoorsman and has hunted all across North America, Africa, South America, Asia and New Zealand. He has taken 27 of the 28 North American big game species of which six have qualified for the Boone and Crocket Record Book. He has also served as a director, convention chair, and president of the Dallas Safari Club; director of the Dallas Ecological Foundation; director of the Wild Sheep Foundation; current board member of the Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation, director of the Texas Bighorn Society, steering committee member of the Texas Outdoor Partners, and American Wildlife Conservation Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA in Marketing.

“Defending the rights of private property owners and sportsmen has always been a core principle of the Texas Deer Association so we’re proud to have Dallas Safari Club’s Ben Carter as our keynote speaker at this year’s convention,” says Karl Kinsel, executive director for the Texas Deer Association. “Ben loves to shoot and chase whitetails on his ranch but his passion, just like ours, is working hard to preserve our hunting heritage and individual rights as sportsmen and land owners.”

The annual TDA Convention & Fundraiser is the state’s biggest deer industry event of the year, attracting thousands of deer enthusiasts from across the country. The annual event features exhibitors from the hunting and deer industries, fund-raising auctions that include whitetail and exotic hunts, hunting equipment and firearms; and other exciting events, such as the Superior Genetics Whitetail Deer Auction & Select Sale, educational seminars and round table discussions, golf tournament, casino night, poker tournament, washer tournament, antler contest, photo contest, ladies fashion show, fun youth activities and much more.

Founded in 1999, the TDA is the only non-profit organization solely committed to improving the quality of Texas deer herds through better habitat practices, modern harvest strategies and use of superior deer to enhance the herds. As a part of its public education efforts, the TDA produces a full-color bimonthly publication, Tracks Magazine, which updates TDA members on current industry news, deer genetics and game management issues.

For registration for the TDA Convention & Fundraiser, the Superior Genetics Deer Auction event and/or for membership information for the Texas Deer Association, visit or call 210.767.8300.

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