Last month, the Boone And Crockett Club elected their 31st President: Mr. Morrie Stevens Sr. of Saginaw, Michigan.
Mr. Stevens follows in the footsteps of the Boone and Crockett Club’s 30th President, Bill Demmer, also from Michigan.
As a strong supporter of hunting and gun rights in the United States, Mr. Stevens is also a member of Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Quality Deer Management, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ruffed Grouse Society and the NRA.
Mr. Stevens plans to make a priority out of passing on our hunting heritage to a younger generation. He stated that “Preserving our American hunting heritage is something very personal to me. I grew up on a farm in rural Michigan on the Tittabawassee River, where at an early age I enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping in the ’50s. What I learned being outdoors has served me well.”
“Today we simply have too many obstacles for our kids to be outdoors, and something very special will be lost if we can’t remove these barriers,” said Stevens. “Of greatest concern is who will be our future conservationists? Our wildlife and the habitats that support them will need all the advocates they can get. Personal experiences in the outdoors are therefore foundational to future wildlife conservation efforts.”
Before he was elected president of the club, Stevens served in many leadership positions, including executive vice president of conservation, which has an important role in directing various affiliated research fellowship programs in universities across the country.
In addition to his goal of getting more young Americans to start enjoying hunting, he plans to continue the club’s role in helping fighting anti-hunting groups by ensuring that wildlife is managed using scientific, not political methods.
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