Written by Stewards of the Wild
Stewards of the Wild’s Dallas Chapter hosted young professionals at its 3rd Annual State of Conservation event on Tuesday, June 23, with cocktails, dinner and conversation about land, water and wildlife conservation in Texas and abroad.
Pete Delkus, Emmy Award-winning chief meteorologist at WFAA-TV, emceed the event with a panel of distinguished conservationists including Carter Smith, executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Ivan Carter, international conservationist, hunter, and host of Hornady’s Africa and the Outdoor Channel’s Tracks Across Africa, and Justin Trail, current chair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The event was held at Old Parkland’s Pecan Room with raffle items including an over and under shotgun from Ray’s Sporting Goods, Beretta Gallery merchandise, and a Yeti Cooler from St. Bernard’s Sports.
“I am so excited and proud to see this group of leaders coming together to transform the state of Texas … you are making a difference and helping to support resources like our Texas Game Wardens, who have had a simply spectacular response to recent flooding across the state, saving lives and helping hundreds in need,” Smith said.
“When it comes to the outdoors, we have a lot to protect — a lot to be proud of,” Delkus said.
“We all need to get outside and experience wildlife — come to know and realize what an asset and gift it truly is,” Carter added.
“As for bobwhite quail, I’m very optimistic about their future in Texas — they look good, and they look healthy,” Trail said.
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