Winter Feeding of Mule Deer

Winter Feeding of Mule Deer The Winter of 2016-2017 has been one of extreme cold temperatures and snow depths.  Mule Deer are struggling to find food.  The Mule Deer Foundation working closely with State Wildlife Agencies began feeding deer in Northern Utah.  We want to help raise funds to also help in Idaho and Colorado where […]

Emergency deer feeding – Jan. 13 DWR

For the first time since 2008, biologists are feeding deer affected by deep snow and frigid temperatures. Feeding started today in Garden City near Bear Lake. We’d like to emphasize that biologists across Utah are watching deer closely, and Garden City is the only area where feeding is currently needed. Fortunately, deer across other parts […]

Improving Big-Game Habitat in the Diamond Lake Ranger District

EMILY HOARD The News-Review, Oct 27, 2016 IDLEYLD PARK — The Diamond Lake Ranger District teamed up with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2007 to improve wildlife habitat in the Umpqua National Forest. “Basicially, we’re building plots for elk forage enhancement, so we’re taking an area that has been a timber sale, and […]

24 Gun ProVault Safe Raffle – WINNER

Congratulations Brandon Moon and Thank you to all the hard work from the committee of the Pass the Buck Chapter.     24 Gun ProVault Safe Raffle Raffle Date: 11-19-2016 Raffle Winning Ticket No. Mule Deer Foundation Colorado Statewide Chapter (CO Raffle License # 2016-10372) The winning number will be posted within 24 hours of the […]

MDF Statement on Former MDF Board Member, Todd Longgood

(Salt Lake City, UT) The Mule Deer Foundation issued the following statement today in response to Former MDF Board Member, Todd Longgood, pleading guilty to a poaching incident in Oregon.   Effective immediately, Mr. Longgood has resigned from the MDF Board of Directors and is no longer affiliated with MDF. MDF does not tolerate poaching […]


Mule Deer Foundation Hires Trish Engel as Youth Programs Coordinator

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Trish Engel, a former wildlife events coordinator with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), started this week as the Mule Deer Foundation’s (MDF) new Youth Programs Coordinator. Trish spent nine years with the DWR coordinating a number of events designed to increase youth participation in the outdoors, she also […]

Mule Deer Foundation Southern ID Shrub Planting Request for Proposals

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is seeking proposals for a five year contract to plant sagebrush in southern Idaho in areas recently burned by wildlife.The contractor will be assisting the MDF implement an Assistance Agreement with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (and Idaho Fish and Game Department (IDFG) as a cooperator) aimed at restoring sagebrush in important […]

MDF Board members, CJ Buck Inducted Into Cutlery Hall of Fame

Aug 15th 2016 – The Outdoor Wire Digital Network. CJ Buck, CEO and Chairman of Buck Knives, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho, was recently honored for his extraordinary service and contribution to the knife community. He was inducted at the 2016 BLADE Show into the Cutlery Hall of Fame©. Active members of the Cutlery Hall of […]

Mule Deer Foundation Seeking Youth Programs Coordinator

Salt Lake City, Utah: The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) announced today that they are seeking a Youth Programs Coordinator. The position will be based out of the MDF headquarters office in Salt Lake City, Utah. “The MDF Youth Programs Coordinator is a critical role within our organization and we are looking for an individual who […]

Volunteers to pull old fence on wildlife refuge

A volunteer work weekend will partner the Mule Deer Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service July 30-31 in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge to pull old barbed wire fencing. The USFWS has identified more than 60 miles of dilapidated barbed wire fencing where it is no longer needed. Initially this work […]

Mule Deer Foundation spearheads PLOTS addition

Outdoor News A North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund awarded to the Mule Deer Foundation is being used to open a large tract of western North Dakota land to public hunting this fall. Portions of a $480,000 Outdoor Heritage Fund grant are being used to enroll roughly 22,000 contiguous acres of ground near Beach in the […]

Wolf Advisory Group finds consensus on lethal control

Mon., May 16, 2016 The Spokesman-Review OUTDOORS BLOG – By Rich Landers At least eight wolves from the Diamond Pack of central Pend Oreille County are shown in this aerial photo snapped around Christmas during a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department survey. (Washington Fish and Wildlife Department)Updated May 16, 2016, with AP report on protocol. ENDANGERED […]

Stepping Up: Be Brave and Take Risk

My husband Al and I are devoted volunteers to the animal habitat in Arizona. For the second year, I stepped up and was the coordinator, or as the group termed it – chairperson, for the Annual Benefit for the Three Chapter Mule Deer Foundation Benefit and Fund Raiser. Last year, we tried something new by […]

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Game and Fish: Western N.D. Mule Deer Population Increased

Western North Dakota’s mule deer population increased 21 percent from last year, according to the state Game and Fish Department annual spring mule deer survey completed this month. Bruce Stillings, the department’s big game supervisor based in its Dickinson’s office, said the increase is a result of higher adult doe survival in 2015, three consecutive […]



MDF, AZGFD and the YAVAPAI RANCH, met at the Deer Valley Airport to discuss a partnership for wildlife. Owner of the Yavapai Ranch, Fred Ruskin, is committed to the conservation of Arizona’s Mule Deer and their habitat. Water projects on the ranch is the top priority going forward and the Mule Deer Foundation is looking […]

Prescribed burning continues southeast of Vernon

APACHE COUNTY — The Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to continue prescribed fire operations as soon as Wednesday, April 13. The district plans to burn about 400 acres on the Garris JPB Unit, which is adjacent to Red Cabin Ranch and five miles southeast of Vernon. Smoke will be visible […]


The National Deer Alliance (NDA) recently welcomed its board members, outdoor industry professionals and deer experts to its inaugural strategic planning meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NDA was created in 2014 to serve as the guardian for deer conservation and hunting heritage. This was NDA’s first strategic planning session under the direction of CEO, Nick Pinizzotto, […]

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