Richard Childress Racing Featuring “SCI – First For Hunters” Logo At Texas Motor Speedway

Washington, D.C. – The Safari Club International First For Hunters logo will be featured on Richard Childress Racing’s famous No. 3 Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet Silverado truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on June 4, 2010 at Texas Motor Speedway during the WinStar World Casino 400K.  Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has earned more than 180 victories and 12 NASCAR championships and was the first organization to win a championship in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.  The Bass Pro Shop/Richard Childress Racing No. 3 truck will be driven by Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress.

“RCR is honored to carry the Safari Club International logo on our No. 3 Chevy Silverado this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “As an SCI Life Member, I know first-hand the great work the organization does throughout the world to protect our hunting freedoms and promote wildlife conservation. Having my grandson drive the truck is great because it helps promote SCI to the next generation about hunting and conservation.” (SCI Press Release) http://bit.ly/c9ILkT.

No. 3 Truck Featuring SCI Captures Pole Position

Fort Worth, Texas – Austin Dillon, in the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Remington Chevrolet Silverado has secured his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole position for tonight’s WinStar World Casino 400K in Fort Worth.

The Safari Club International logo is also featured in honor of SCI’s commitment to conserving America’s hunting and fishing heritage through habitat protection, restoration, education, and outreach.

“All of us at Bass Pro Shops are extremely proud of Austin,” stated Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. “We are also very proud to partner with our good friend Richard Childress in this tribute to Safari Club International and former president George W. Bush and their work in conservation and education.”  http://bit.ly/a8MGJW.

Alaska Board Of Game Extends Unimak Wolf Hunting, Trapping

In an effort to at least slow down a dramatic decline in the Unimak Caribou Herd, the Board of Game held an emergency meeting today and voted 4-1 to extend the hunting and trapping seasons for wolves on the western portion of Unimak Island.  Wolf hunting and trapping seasons closed May 25 and Mar. 31, respectively, but the emergency regulation will now close the seasons on June 30. (The Outdoor Wire) http://bit.ly/d85CVz

Montana Newspaper Poll On Increasing Wolf Hunting Quotas

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is taking a reader poll on the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed increase in the harvest quota for the 2010-11 wolf hunting season. Take a minute to click on this link and vote.  Click Here For Poll!

Major Ivory Seizures in Viet Nam

Hai Phong, Viet Nam—In the past month, Vietnamese Customs officers have discovered major shipments of illegal ivory at the northern port of Hai Phong.  The latest  confirmed seizure, of around  1,665 kg [3,670 lbs] of elephant tusks concealed in a container of dried seaweed, is also the fifth major seizure of illegal ivory Customs officers at the port have made in the last two years and is one of three major wildlife confiscations in the past month.  Yesterday, media reports from VNA indicated that a third significant ivory seizure has occurred, although this has yet to be verified.  http://bit.ly/c2PyDY.