January 29, 2014



The West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International presented two checks, totaling $60,000, to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) of Sul Ross State University.

Presentations of $35,000 for the Desert Bighorn Sheep Restoration Project and $25,000 for scholarships were made during the chapter’s annual banquet, held Saturday evening (Jan. 25) at the American Airpower Heritage Museum, Midland. Chapter vice president Cal Hendrick, Odessa, and president Matthew Bell, Midland, a Sul Ross graduate, made the check presentations.

“The West Texas Chapter has been assisting with wildlife research projects at Sul Ross for as long as I have been here,” said Dr. Louis Harveson, BRI director. “We are extremely grateful for these most recent gifts and truly appreciate the confidence and support that the organization has placed in our efforts.”

Harveson said that the West Texas Chapter has previously funded pronghorn, quail and mule deer research projects conducted by the BRI and the Sul Ross Natural Resource Management program.

Safari Club International, founded in 1973, has more than 50,000 members and over 180 local chapters. The organization is dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation.