MDF - Past, Present, Future
Over 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
Welcome 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...
Purple Heart Outdoors Tour
Mule Deer Foundation is a proud supporter of the Purple Heart Outdoors Tour.
The Purple Heart Outdoors Tour is an organization founded by Lt. Col. Dan Hammack, US Army Reserves (Special Forces), whose sole purpose is to organize a series of group hunting and fishing events for active duty Purple Heart recipients or for those who have received commendations for valor in the War on Terror.
This year's event was on Thursday, August 15th at Rao Ranch in Livermore, CA. Participants included
State Conservation Tags
The following tags will be available by auction at the 24th Annual Mule Deer Foundation Central Coast Chapter Dinner Banquet Fundraiser
Wyoming Governors Shiras Moose Tag 2014
Wyoming Governors Elk Tag
Utah Pahvant Elk Hunt
Utah Paunsaugunt Mule Deer Tag
California Grizzly Island Tule Elk Permit