Houston Safari Club (HSC) is pleased to announce the award of a $10,000 grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief.

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is one of the nation’s top wildlife crime-stopper programs. OGT provides a unique reporting and reward system to help curtail the unlawful harvest of Texas’ wildlife. In addition, OGT provides support for educational programs presented by game wardens and the expansion of technology and training. The HSC grant will be utilized to help fund OGT’s ongoing billboard marketing program, increasing the reach and awareness of OGT. The grant was provided through HSC’s affiliate organization, The American Conservation and Education Society (ACES).

Carter Smith, Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife, explains, “The Operation Game Thief Program is a critically important element of our efforts to conserve Texas’ rich fish and wildlife heritage.  We are most grateful to Houston Safari Club for their longstanding support of this successful conservation law enforcement program.”

“The support of anti-poaching and education efforts by Houston Club is part of our mission,” states Joe Betar, HSC Executive Director. “Some people may not be aware that HSC is one of the original organizations that provided funding for the launch of Operation Game Thief. We are proud to continue to support their efforts.”


Scarlett Virginia Darby
Director of Publications and Marketing
Houston Safari Club
9432 Katy Freeway, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77055
Tel: 713.623.8844
Direct: 832.831.6241
Fax: 713.623.8866

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