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This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: David Sams, Founder, Lone Star Outdoor News

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes David Sams, founder of Lone Star Outdoor News.

While flying over the Atlantic Ocean watching Iceland go by, David J. Sams came up with the idea for Lone Star Outdoor News. It took two years of research before launching the Premier Outdoor Newspaper in Texas. Lone Star Outdoor News, now in its eighteenth year, has grown to become the largest outdoor newspaper in the state. Published two times per month, the publication covers hunting and fishing news in a readable, fresh format. Sams has brought journalism to the outdoors and the timely, credible information is sought out by most of Texas’ elite sportsmen. In 2013, Sams started the Lone Star Outdoor News Foundation. The foundation’s mission statement is to recruit hunters and anglers for a lifetime. 

He served on the board of directors for the Dallas Safari Club for eight years and is still active with many other conservation hunting organizations. Many days you will find him at his ranch in West Texas taking photographs for the paper and enjoying working the land. Sams is an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he started his love for photography. Later he attended Sul Ross University and San Antonio College where he launched his career in photojournalism. He is the author of two books, Engulfed and Fly Fishing the Texas Coast and a contributor to many others.

About Hunting Matters
Tune in to “Hunting Matters” with Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director Joe Betar as he engages in conversations with guests, from various backgrounds, who have a passion for hunting and conservation. Great discussions, news, hunting legislation updates and more! “Hunting Matters” airs each Saturday, 6am-7am CDT on KPRC AM 950 – Real Texas, Real Talk, a Houston iHeartMedia station, and Houston’s longest running radio station. “Hunting Matters” is also available via podcast on Apple/iTunes, iHeartMedia, Google, Overcast, PodBean and Spreaker. Subscribe, listen and provide a review and rating. Hunting Matters is a 2022 Gold AVA Digital Awards winner!

About Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 638 scholarships totaling $2.77 million dollars. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants for hunter-funded wildlife, habitat, and various conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We Hunt. We Give. 

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