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MAY 15, 2020

The Bisbee’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund announced today the addition of Jordyn Bisbee to the organization’s management team. Jordyn, a Texas resident, will serve as the Director of Development. Her duties will include communication with donors, sponsors and media. She will also handle branding, marketing and project fulfillment. Read More

April 17, 2019

As we’ve all heard, Elvis did in fact leave the building eons ago, but this month, he resurfaced in the African wilderness to join the Bisbee’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund (BF&WCF) along with Daggaboy Safaris of South Africa as they hosted their second “catch-and-release” conservation vita dart experience for a white rhino. In what was an auction fundraiser, the infamous Chicago area based offshore fishing team called “Ten Brothers” won the privilege for the prized hunting opportunity. Self described as “the most dynamic fishing team in the world”, the Ten Brothers team has won approx. $2 million in cash prizes in past Bisbee’s offshore fishing tournaments in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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On May 12, 2018, Bisbee’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund (BF&WCF) along with Daggaboy Safaris of South Africa hosted a “catch-and-release” conservation dart-hunt for a white rhino. In what was an auction fundraiser, Canadian businessman Brian Walley and Texas businessman Luis Zumaeta teamed up and their winning $21,000. USD bid won them the opportunity to successfully hunt and dart a white rhino at a reserve just outside the town of Polokwane, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The exact location of the rhino reserve is being withheld for rhino security purposes. All proceeds from the hunt go towards BF&WCF’s wildlife conservation efforts.

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by Capt. Dave Lear

RFID technology will make it easier to tag and track fish for enhanced environmental and biological data.

It was a memorable battle on 30-poundtest line. The spunky blue marlin inhaled the skirted bait before launching skyward in an effort to escape. Half the spool and several somersaults later and the defeated billfish lay on its side next to the boat.

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Bisbee’s Conservation Fund Finds a Way - November 10, 2017
by Gary Graham

Incredible auctions and raffles for great causes, topped off with a concert by six original rock star legends whose 70’s and 80’s hit songs shaped our lives!

Nearly 800 anglers and guests joined in a remarkable demonstration of support of the Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund’s first-ever charity event benefiting the projects that were at the heart of the organization when it was established nearly five years ago. The event was open to the public.

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In defense of legal hunting - CNN - ‎August‎ ‎11‎, ‎2015

(CNN)—The recent illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has understandably generated passionate and emotional responses from around the world.

I agree with the common sentiment that the circumstances around Cecil's death are abhorrent and those responsible should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I also think it's unfortunate that legitimate hunters are given a public black eye by this case.   Read More

Big Green Hunter - Yahoo News - August‎ ‎4‎, ‎2015

As the investigation into the death of Cecil the Lion continues, Yahoo News Live looks at an alternative to the big game hunting industry. It’s called ‘green hunting’, and the trophy is a picture of living but sedated wild animals in Africa...   Read More

Can Lion Trophy Hunting Support Conservation? | July 29, 2015

The recent illegal killing of Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions, has increased calls to outlaw trophy hunting. It’s also caused some in the hunting community to reevaluate their positions on the contentious issue, even as other hunters dig in and say killing individual animals can help the wider population.   Read More

Nkwe Tactical Training Academy's Graduating Class of 2015 | June 12, 2015

The Bisbee's Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund is proud to announce the first graduating class of 2015 from the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy.   Read More

Cash & Release for Conservation

Enjoying the thrill of the hunt while also helping ensure the animal returns to its environment healthier than before. That's the goal of a new program begun by the Frisco based Bisbee's Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund, according to Bisbee's Director of Development Brian White.   Read More

Will Big Game Hunters Trade Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts?

On a cold morning in late February, Chip Wagner stalked an African bongo, an endangered antelope with a striking striped coat. Only Wagner wasn’t in Africa; he was on a hilly game ranch in South Texas. And he wasn’t using his usual bow, but a dart gun, which he had never shot before.   Read More

Gun drills and discipline at S.Africa anti-poaching school | March 25, 2015

Vaalwater (South Africa) (AFP) - Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously.   Read More

Green Bongo Hunt for Conservation | Feb 20, 2015

Plano, Texas - Congratulations to Chip Wagner for winning the first ever Catch & Release Conservation Bongo Hunt through our online auction with a bid of $23,000. The hunt was conducted by Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund (Bisbee Fund). It took place outside of Uvalde, Texas at the renowned Morani River Ranch this past Monday thru Wednesday with the successful encounter happening on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Typically hunters must travel to Central Africa to find the elusive bongo which is among the largest of the African antelope species, and even when they do, they are not always successful. Chip only had to travel to South Texas for this rare experience.    Read More

Dallas Safari Club Announcement | Jan 14, 2015

Plano, Texas - We will be attending some exciting, upcoming events. Please come visit us at the Dallas Safari Club Convention in Texas on Jan 15 - 18 ( or the Safari Club Int’l Show in Las Vegas on Feb 4 - 7 ( We’ll also be at The Billfish Foundation’s International Tag and Release Awards Ceremony that takes place Feb. 13 at Jungle Island in Miami, FL ( If you’re attending the Miami Boat Show you should plan on this fun event for sure.    Read More