MDF – Past, Present, Future
Thirty 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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Welcome Muley Crazy Friends:
It is our pleasure to welcome each of you to our 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…
State Conservation Tags
The 2022 CCMDF Dinner has been canceled and rescheduled for April 22, 2023 at the same location.The following tags will be available by auction at our 30th Annual Dinner/Banquet to be held on May 7,2022 @ the Holiday Inn San Jose – Silicon Valley, located @ 1350 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112
2022 Wyoming Governors Shirlas Moose Tag
2022 Wyoming Governors Choice Deer, Elk, or Antelope, Tag
2022 Utah Mt Dutton Any Weapon Elk Permit
2022 Utah Paunsaugunt Muzzleloader Deer Tag
2022 California Grizzly Island Elk Tag