2019 Event Tickets
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MDF – Past, Present, Future

Emmett_with_deerOver twenty years ago, the concept of giving something back to mule deer was a dream of Emmett Burroughs (pictured). As Emmett traveled around the country, hunting and filming mule deer, he realized that many of us take this awesome species for granted.

Think about what the world was like in 1988. Mule deer had been extremely abundant; right up until the winters of 1983-84. Across the West, the record snowfall lingered long into spring and early summer. Many mule deer and black-tailed deer perished; mostly starving for lack of food covered by snow and from cold temperatures.

A few years later, Emmett observed that mule deer populations had not rebounded from this die-off. Many factors contributed to mule deer not coming back; loss of habitat, predators, poaching, highways crossing through the middle of transitional ranges, and subdivisions being built on winter ranges. State wildlife agencies were busy trying to grow more elk and dealing with endangered species issues.

On top of that, funding to state wildlife agencies was in decline. Mule deer management, which had been…

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Chairman’s Message

DwightOrtmann-welcomeWelcome Muley Crazy Friends:

It is our pleasure to welcome each of you to our new Central Coast chapter of the Mule Deer Foundations chapter web site. We are excited to offer you for the first time a chapter site that includes a wide array of chapter and National MDF information including information packed pages about your National Mule Deer Foundation, it’s goals, projects, convention along with the many local chapter events, projects and member sections that include, fundraiser information, a member photo section, member stories, an active hunt…

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State Conservation Tags

The following tags will be available by auction at the 27th Annual Mule Deer Foundation Central Coast Chapter Dinner Banquet Fundraiser

Wyoming Governor’s Shiras Moose Tag

Wyoming Governor’s Deer, Elk or Antelope Tag

Utah Pahvant Prime Season Elk

Utah Paunsaugunt Deer Tag, Any Weapon

California Grizzly Island Tule Elk Tag

Learn more about these tags being offered…

A Few of Our Members