This Week on HSCF “Hunting Matters” Radio and Podcast: XS Sights’ Mount Long

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcome you to Mount Long from XS Sights.

Monte was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up a few miles north in Keller. Her father is a veterinarian and, growing up, they lived out of town. Almost all of his fondest childhood memories revolve around shooting and hunting with his father and G-Dad (his grandfather) or running through the pastures surrounding his father’s clinic with a BB gun, a .22 or a shotgun and his old Australian Shepherd, Tuffy. .

While going to college, Monte found Tac Pro Shooting Center, in Mingus, Texas. It was there that he entered his first 3-gun match. That match was miserable! It was cold (it never got above 35 that day), it was raining and he finished in last place. He was instantly hooked on the sport!

Since that cold, rainy day, he has spent a lot of time asking questions, listening and leaning on many fellow shooters. He went from last place in that opener to typically being near the top of the list when all is said and done.

Since becoming a full-time employee at XS Sights, Monte has been able to continually increase his skills and abilities as a competitive shooter. It is through his hard work and a lot of help from friends and sponsors, as well as an understanding boss and co-workers, that he is able to continue to improve and pursue his dream. Monte is a sales and marketing engineer, an expert marksman, and an avid hog and deer hunter. His certifications include Tac Pro Shooting Center Primary Pistol, Tac Pro Shooting Center Intermediate Pistol, Tac Pro Shooting Center Advanced Pistol, Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT) Carbine Operator, CSAT Pistol Operator, CSAT Pistol/Carbine Instructor, Commission Texas Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Instructor, TCOLE Firearms Instructor, NRA Law Enforcement Activities Division (LEAD) Pistol/Shotgun Instructor, and NRA Select Firearms Instructor. the NRA LEAD.

About Hunting Matters
Tune in to “Hunting Matters” with Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director Joe Betar as he engages in conversations with guests, from diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about hunting and conservation. Great discussions, news, hunting law updates and more! “Hunting Matters” airs every Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. CDT on KPRC AM 950: Real Texas, Real Talk, a Houston iHeartMedia station, and Houston’s oldest radio station. “Hunting Matters” is also available via podcast on Apple/iTunes, iHeartMedia, Google, Overcast, PodBean, and Spreaker. Subscribe, listen and provide a review and rating. Hunting Matters is a 2022 Digital Gold AVA Award Winner and 2022 NYX/Marcom Silver Award Winner.

About the Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation and promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 646 scholarships totaling $2.92 million. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education, career training, hunter education, and field experiences programs throughout the year. HSCF has provided more than $4 million in grants for wildlife, habitat, and various hunter-funded conservation initiatives. HSCF is an independent organization, not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization. Visit our website at or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We hunt. We give.