Restless Native: Tony Bynum, Photographer, Conservationist & POMA President

Restless Native: Tony Bynum, Photographer, Conservationist & POMA President

July 31, 2018

"No matter where I've been or what I've done, it turns out, the most important aspect of it has been the people. I don't remember the photos as much as the relationships."

— Tony Bynum

Speaking up in contest when you know it could not only lead to backlash, but cost you clients and therefore your livelihood is not only courageous, it’s typically the makeup of a leader, which is who we have today.

Tony Bynum is an outdoor photographer and the president of the Professional Outdoor Media Association by title, but he’s so much more than that. He's an activist as much as a conservationist. Tony is incredibly passionate about wildlife. You’ll find few people who dedicate so much of their life to improving our nation’s public lands and wildlife, as well as telling that story. 

You may have recently seen Tony’s image of a massive grizzly bear on the cover of Outdoor Life. It was the primary image for a story about the return of the grizzly bear and the science behind the hunt. He creates this kind of beautiful imagery time and time again. 

Tony tells all kinds of stories. And you'll find out a bit more about Brad today. This is a great one. Enjoy! 

See Tony's work. 

This episode is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation

This episode of Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation. GoWild is working with Houston Safari Club Foundation, and you know about some of the conservation efforts this group participates in.

This is an amazing organization, that is not only funding conservation efforts, they’re helping kids further their education, learn how to get outdoors and actively tackle R3 efforts.

Houston Safari Club Foundation has put $2.1 million into scholarships for hunters. That is, they are paying for scholarships to kids who are proven outdoors enthusiasts with hunting backgrounds. These are future decision makers and educators. They tackle Hunter Recruitment first hand with outdoor programs that have introduced hundreds of students to hunting experiences and career opportunities.

Houston Safari Club Foundation has also provided $3.5 million in hunter-funded programs for habitat and wildlife improvements, anti-poaching and outdoor education.

Members can connect with individuals from diverse fields, sharing a passion for hunting. Go back and listen to Joe’s interview if you missed it—he talks about all kinds of amazing events they host for these efforts.  

Members also enjoy an active community, with monthly events and of course, the annual convention where members gather to socialize and share experiences.

Learn more: hscfdn.org.

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