Thursday, January 13, 2011
New President of Boone and Crockett Club – Ben B. Wallace
MISSOULA, Mont.--(Ammoland.com)- A hunter, attorney, banker and businessman from Corpus Christi, Texas, Ben B. Wallace has been elected to serve as president of Americas oldest conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club.
Theodore Roosevelt founded Boone and Crockett Club in 1887. Its mission includes promoting conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats, upholding the highest standards of fair-chase sportsmanship and maintaining records of native North American big game species.
Wallace becomes the Clubs 29th president, following the tenure of Lowell E. Baier.
Wallace has served as a club officer and as a member of various committees. He also is active in Pope and Young Club, Lone Star Bow Hunters Association, American Hunting Club, International Game and Fish Association, Texas Wildlife Association, National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited.
The following is a statement issued by Wallace regarding his vision and direction for Boone and Crockett Club:
As the 29th president of the nations first national conservation organization, it is my responsibility to ensure efforts to address the major conservation and hunting heritage challenges the Boone and Crockett Club and our partners have been working on are carried through to completion and to set the course for the future.
These challenges are clearly delineated in Wildlife for the 21st Century: III, the recommendations submitted to the Obama Administration as a result of the 2008 Whitehouse Conference on North American Wildlife Policy.