• MULE DEER FACTS

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In this new section of the Mule Deer Foundation Web site, we provide answers to some general questions about our species:

Mule deer and black-tailed deer (collectively called mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus) are icons of the American West. They are distributed throughout western North America from the coastal islands of Alaska, down the West Coast to southern Baja Mexico and from the northern border of the Mexican state of Zacatecas, up through the Great Plains to the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the southern Yukon Territory.

Mule deer are primarily browsers, with a majority of their diet comprised of forbs (weeds) and browse (leaves and twigs of woody shrubs).

Deer digestive tracts differ from cattle and elk in that they have a smaller rumen in relation to their body size, so they must be more selective in their feeding. Instead of eating large quantities of low-quality feed like grass, deer must select the most nutritious plants and parts of plants.

Because of this, deer have more specific forage requirements than larger ruminants.

The MDF’s mission is necessary due to loss of habitat, predators, poaching, highways crossing through the middle of transitional ranges, and subdivisions being built on winter ranges.

Only landscape-scale conservation efforts can make long-term gains in mule deer abundance in many areas.

Mule deer are generally easy to identify due to their large mule-like ears (generally 3/4 the length of the head).

They usually have a distinctive black forehead, or mask, that contrasts sharply with a light grey face. The lighter facial coloration makes the eye rings and muzzle markings seem less obvious.

Mule deer are brownish-gray in color, have a white rump patch and a small white tail with a black tip.

Mule deer usually live 9-11 years in the wild and can live to be much older when in captivity.

Mule deer range from 3 to 3-1/2 feet tall at the shoulder, 4-1/2 to 7 feet long and have a tail that is 5 to 8 inches long. They can weigh between 130-280 pounds. The female deer are smaller than the male.

Because the eyes of mule deer are located on the sides of their heads, they can see a 310 degree view around themselves. They have better nighttime vision than humans, but less accurate daytime and color vision.

Mule deer can detect slight predator movement up to 600 meters away, but they are not very good at detecting motionless forms.

Some biologists estimate that a mule deer’s sense of smell is up to 1,000 times stronger than a human’s. Research suggests that a mule deer can detect human odor at up to a half mile away. They can detect water that is up to two feet below ground.

Mature mule deer bucks have antlers with main beams that sweep outward and upward, forking once and then forking again. Brow tines are not always present. Mature bucks typically have eight to 10 total points (including brow tines that exceed one inch). These bucks are considered 4-point bucks (the number of points on one side of the rack excluding the brow tines).

Whitetail Typical white-tailed deer antlers have several antler tines that arise singly off a main beam that sweeps outward and forward from the bases. The brow tines are nearly always present and usually prominent. Mature white-tailed deer bucks frequently have eight total points, including the brow tines.

A mule deer does not “flag” its tail (like a white-tailed deer), but often bounces away in a motion called “stotting,” in which all four hooves push off the ground at the same time. With each bound, a mule deer may jump as high as two feet and as far as 15 feet. A mule deer may not escape as fast as a white-tailed deer, but a mule deer is more effective in quickly moving through rugged terrain.

Both species may stop and look back at the source of potential danger, but this behavior is more typical of mule deer.

Suggestions and contributions are welcome, though the Mule Deer Foundation and MDF magazine cannot assume responsibility for unsolicited materials.

We encourage our members to submit hunting stories and their photos. If you have a story you would like to see in the MDF magazine or on our website.

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MDF GAME FARMING POSITION STATEMENT

APRIL 2008

The Mule Deer Foundation defines game farming as “the intensive husbandry of privately owned game animals held captive under non-free ranging conditions.”

Game farms raising native and exotic big game animals have dramatically grown in both size and numbers across North America in recent years. Coinciding with this growth has been the growth of concern for wild, free-ranging big game populations, that are through the powers granted in the U.S. Constitution, the management responsibility of the individual states of our great country.

There have been serious disease outbreaks on big game farms in recent years. Currently there are no live animal tests that can assure that individual animals are free of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and certain other diseases. In fact, it is not even currently known just exactly how CWD is transmitted from one animal to another. The transmission of CWD from game farms animals to wild free-ranging mule deer and black-tailed deer populations could be devastating.

With these facts in mind, the Mule Deer Foundation:

  1. Supports the enactment and enforcement of game farm regulations that protect the sound health and genetic viability of wild, free-ranging mule deer and black-tailed deer.
  2. Supports the state wildlife agencies responsibilities in regulating game farms so as to ensure the sound health and genetic viability of wild, free-ranging mule deer and black-tailed deer.
  3. Believes that raising captive mule deer and black-tailed deer on private game farms poses serious threats to the health and genetic viability of wild, free-ranging mule deer and black-tailed deer populations.

NORTH DAKOTA HUNTERS FOR FAIR CHASE LETTER

APRIL 8, 2008

North Dakota Hunters for Fair Chase Committee

Dear Fair Chase Committee:

In addition to the Game Farming Position Statement that has been passed by the Mule Deer Foundation’s (MDF’s) Board of Directors, this is a letter of support for your endeavors to help solidify the health of North Dakota’s big game populations, the hunting heritage that we in this country hold dear to our hearts, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAMWC), and the principles of fair chase that make the NAMWC a success.

With the statements in the MDF’s Game Farming Position Statement in mind and held to be true, the Mule Deer Foundation supports the initiated measure being brought forward by North Dakota Hunters For Fair Chase, which would prohibit the shooting of captive big game and exotic species in high-fenced shooting operations.

The MDF is supportive of healthy, free-ranging wildlife populations. The MDF is supportive of fair chase methods of hunting these populations. The disease concerns (CWD, TB, etc.) that exist with fenced enclosures for big game and exotic game animals, along with the concern for fair chase standards that we have in the United States, are two of the biggest reasons why the MDF is supportive of this measure.

Sincerely,

Miles Morretti
President/CEO
Mule Deer Foundation
404 E. 4500 S., Suite B-10
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107

MULE DEER FOUNDATION POSITION ON MONTANA INITIATIVE I-161

MARCH 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Mule Deer Foundation which has eight local Chapters in Montana has been asked for a position on Initiative I-161 which seeks to abolish outfitter-sponsored non-resident big game and deer combination licenses. MDF believes that this issue pits hunters against hunters and a ballot initiative should not be used to address this issue when other avenues exist to resolve any problems perceived or real with the existing program. MDF believes that game management, hunter access, guide and outfitter licenses should be regulated by the agencies given authority to do so by the Montana Legislature not by popular vote.

Both sides have valid concerns with I-161 and these concerns should not be aired through the Initiative process. MDF believes that the existing Private Land/Public Wildlife Council was created to specifically address the issues raised in I-161.

As with many ballot initiatives, the facts about the original issue become lost in 30 second TV/Radio sound bites or in paid political ads in newspapers.

MDF recommends that both sides of I-161 work together to resolve the issues that have lead to this ballot initiative. Hunters and Anglers need to work together to maintain access, quality wildlife populations and the opportunity to enjoy our sport today, tomorrow and for future generations.

The Mule Deer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit wildlife Conservation organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The mission of the Mule Deer Foundation is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat.

MULE DEER FOUNDATION OPPOSES INITIATIVE 160 IN MONTANA

APRIL 30, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Mule Deer Foundation has joined with other conservation groups in opposing Montana’s Trap-Free Public Lands Initiative 160. The Mule Deer Foundation believes that scientifically sound and sustainable management of wildlife populations is critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems in Montana. Properly regulated trapping provides an effective method for managing furbearers at healthy population levels and in balance with their available prey base. Regulated trapping helps control damage to agricultural interests and reduces the spread of disease among wildlife populations and humans.

Miles Moretti, MDF president and CEO, said “MDF is opposed to ballot initiatives to manage wildlife. Montana already has a system in place, established by the Legislature and the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission, to regulate trapping. I-160 would remove a very important tool from the wildlife management tool box, and in the long run it would result in a decrease in the number and health of several wildlife species which live in Montana.”

MDF believes if I-160 passes it would have far reaching effects and negative impacts on the ability of Montana FWP to manage furbearers and other wildlife populations.
The Mule Deer Foundation has local chapters throughout Montana and is deeply concerned how I-160 could impact mule deer populations in Montana if passed.

The Mule Deer Foundation supports the efforts of Montanans for Effective Wildlife Management to defeat I-160.

MULE DEER FOUNDATION POSITION ON WOLVES

ADOPTED FEBRUARY 4, 2009

Position

It is the position of the MDF that the gray wolf in the northern Rocky Mountains is delisted as soon as possible and their management is transferred to the State Fish and Wildlife agencies.

We believe that the current population levels which greatly exceed the original recovery objectives and the widespread distribution of wolves are factors necessitating such an immediate action. Further, we believe that such an action would provide managers with the flexibility necessary for managing wolves. We believe that the states can more effectively balance the management of wolves with the management of other resident wildlife such as mule deer.

State wildlife agencies should classify the wolf as a “game species.” States would be able to set season and bag limits on wolves which would be part of an overall strategy of balancing big game populations and wolf populations.

MDF supports the current approved Gray Wolf Management Plans in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. We believe that these plans have adequate safeguards to ensure the long term sustainability of the Rocky Mountain Gray Wolf population in balance with the big game populations. We believe that this strategy will also maintain the genetic diversity of the wolf population which has been an issue raised in the delisting process.

Background

The introduction and subsequent management of wolves is a hotly debated issue across the western United States. Habitat for the northern gray wolf includes Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the eastern third of Oregon and Washington, and north-central Utah. The northern gray wolf was formally listed as a federal endangered species in 1974 in accordance with provisions contained within the Endangered Species Act.

Wolves were re-introduced into Yellowstone National Park 1995 and in central Idaho in 1996. These areas were selected due to their relatively high elk populations and remote public lands that include classified Wilderness and backcountry thus minimizing potential impacts with existing management activities. Wolves dispersed naturally from Canada and became established in Montana sometime in the 1980’s thus precluding the need for a wolf transplant in that area. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) determined that recovery of the northern gray wolf was dependent on the establishment of 30 or more well distributed breeding pairs and 300 individual wolves in western Montana, central Idaho and in Wyoming for three successive years.

Wolf population estimates in 2008 indicate a population of 1500 animals and approximately 100 breeding pairs. This marks the ninth consecutive year that the northern gray wolf population has exceeded the original recovery goal. In addition, the FWS believes that the genetic diversity of this metapopulation is very high.

The population growth and expansion of wolves following the 1995-96 transplants have been highly successful. The reintroduction has been so successful that the elk populations in and around Yellowstone and parts of central Idaho has shown a sharp decline in total numbers. In 2007, the FWS delisted the northern gray wolf population after the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho had in place approved wolf management plans. In February of 2008, the management responsibility was transferred to those respective states. Several parties filed a lawsuit challenging that final rule delisting the wolf. As a result, on July 18, 2008, the US District Court in Missoula, Montana, issued an order immediately reinstating Endangered Species Act protections for wolves. In September 2008, the FWS requested the court vacate and remand the final delisting rule back to the FWS. The court granted the FWS’s request on October 13, 2008. Since that ruling the FWS has reopened the public comment period on its proposal to delist the gray wolf.

The overall mission of the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is to ensure the conservation of mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat. Presently, mule deer populations across the western states are well below their objectives; in fact they are the only western big game species with a declining population trend. Several years ago the Directors of the western state fish and wildlife agencies organized a committee of professional wildlife biologists to study the reasons for this decline. They determined that there were many contributing factors including predation. While the MDF recognizes the positive role of predators in naturally functioning ecosystems, we are concerned about the impact that an additional predator could have on the ability of mule deer populations to recover. Several studies on wolf-big game relationships have been where the principal prey is elk, except in western Montana where whitetail deer are important to wolves. In places like southern and central Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, parts of Montana and Utah, mule deer are more prevalent and could be quite vulnerable to wolves.

Further, MDF is disappointed and concerned that many of the organizations that filed the lawsuit challenging the February 2008 delisting of the gray wolf in the north Rockies agreed with the recovery objectives when they were established. Their decision to take legal action to prevent delisting, even though the wolf has greatly exceeded everyone’s expectations regarding their population levels and their distribution, will further polarize interest groups, eliminate trust and make it almost impossible to build consensus on future wildlife issues.

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LaRose Guide Service
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PO Box 172
Girdwood, AK 99587
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SPEYCREEK Trophy Hunting
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PO Box 101
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Western Wildlife Adventures LLC
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Chico, CA 95926
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Gypsum, CO 81637
#970-376-3015 Work
#970-524-7738 Home
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1436 N. Road
Loma, CO 81524
#970-858-6586 Work
#970-270-2112 Home
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578 1/2 Melrose
Grand Junction, CO 81504
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Montrose, CO 81401
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#970-249-4242 Home
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PO Box 543
Bennett, CO 80102
#303-817-8736 Work
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www.huntthebluffs.com
Twin Buttes Recreation, LLC
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PO Box 190
Rangely, CO 81648
#970-261-2106 Work
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West Elk Outfitters
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PO Box 262
Crawford, CO 81415
#970-640-9461 Work
#970-921-3029 Home
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www.westelkoutfitters.com
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19561 Kimball Creek Road
Collbran, CO 81624
#970-379-0128 Work
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Cayuse Outfitting
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1831 Glenwood Road
Kamiah, ID 83536
#208-790-4315 Work
cayuseoutfitting@gmail.com
www.cayuseoutfitting.com
Spring Cove Outfitters
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283 Spring Cove Road
Bliss, ID 83314
#208-320-2671Cell
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Arrowhead Wilderness Outfitters
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429 E. Court
Lincoln, KS 67455
#785-488-5720 Work
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www.ahwoutfitters.com
Bucks Bulls and Beards
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3040 Hwy 24
Woodston, KS 67675
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B&D Outfitters
Contact: Robert Frisk
PO Box 455
Kalispell, MT 59903
#406-752-7842 Work
banddoutfitters@centurytel.net
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Bear Paw Mt. Outfitters
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PO Box 53
Havre, MT 59501
#406-945-0206 Work
#406-395-4515 Home
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Big Salmon Outfitters
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PO Box 496
Ronan, MT 59864
#406-676-3999 Work
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Cedars & Sage Outfitters
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29 Diamond Cross Ranch Lane
Birney, MT 59012
#406-757-2220 Work
#406-984-6234 Home
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Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures
Contact: Cody Carr
PO Box 671
Plains, MT 59859
#406-360-8106 Work
#406-826-7770 Home
huntwithcody@yahoo.com
www.huntwithcody.com
Flat Iron Outfitting
Contact: Ross Fratzke
PO Box 2510
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
#406-827-7606 Work
flatironoutfitting@gmail.com
www.flatironoutfitting.com
Homestead Ranch Outfitters LLC
Contact: RT Snyder Jr.
780 20th Road NW
Choteau, MT 59422
#406-466-5775
rtswsnyder@3rivers.net
Hoover Outfitting Inc.
Contact: Chad Hoover
PO Box 532
Whitehall, MT 59759
#406-490-6864
hooveroutfitting@yahoo.com
www.hooveroutfitting.com
Hunters Montana
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3210 Ottowa Street
Butte, MT 59701
#406-782-2382 Work
keith@atcheson.com
Indian Creek Adventures
Contact: Ed Schaffer
11 Martine Road
Otter, MT 59062
#406-784-2889
www.indiancreekadventures.com
K Lazy 3 Outfitters
Contact: Brett Todd
664 Hwy 10 E
Big Timber, MT 59011
#406-932-6793 Work
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www.klazy3.com
Landwehr Outfitters
Contact: Brett Landwehr
PO Box 182
Jordan, MT 59337
#406-219-1319 Work
#406-557-2662 Home
landwehroutfitters@gmail.com
www.landwehroutfitters.com
Lone Wolf Guide Service
Contact: T. Phillip Bowers
PO Box 637
Livingston, MT 59047
#406-223-1108 Work
phillip@lonewolfguides.com
www.lonewolfguides.com
Mad Outfitters
Contact: Mark DeCook
PO Box 1021
Forsyth, MT 59327
#406-201-0053 Work
#406-356-7238 Home
maddeerhunting1@yahoo.com
www.madoutfitting.com
Michael Colpo Outfitting
Contact: Michael Colpo
PO Box 1753
Big Timber, MT 59011
#406-350-1880
lzj@mtintouch.net
Milk River Outfitters
Contact: Eric Albus
PO Box 35
Hinsdale, MT 59241
#406-648-5494
www.milkriveroutfitters.com
Montana Big Game Pursuits
Contact: Ernie Jablonsky
PO Box 42
Dayton, MT 59914
#406-531-1222 Work
montanabiggamepursuits@gmail.com
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Montana High Country Tours, Inc.
Contact: Russ Kipp
PO Box 460473
Polaris, MT 59746
#406-834-3469 Work
russ@mhct.com
www.mhct.com
Montana Hunting Company
Contact: Rob Arnaud
412 Pronghorn Trail Ste A
Bozeman, MT 59718
#406-585-9051 Work
rob@montanahuntingcompany.com
www.montanahuntingcompany.com
Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures
Contact: Jim Mitchell
870 Sleeping Child Road
Hamilton, MT 59840-9115
#406-306-7238 Work
jim@montanahuntingfishingadv.com
www.montanahuntingfishingadv.com
Montana Safaris
Contact: Rocky & Lorell Heckman
200 US Hwy 89
Vaughn, MT 59487
#406-466-2004
MRO
Contact: Jared Albus
PO Box 306
Hinsdale, MT 59241
#406-648-7089 Work
#406-648-5555 Home
Northern Rockies Outfitters LTD
Contact: Rich Birdsell
270 Bayou Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
#406-756-2544 Work
rich@northernrockiesoutfit.com
Rugg’s Outfitting
Contact: Ray Rugg
116 Black Bear Trail
Superior, MT 59872
#406-822-4240 Work
ray@ruggsoutfitting.com
S&W Outfitters
Contact: Brad Hanzel
PO Box 160502
Big Sky, MT 59716
#406-640-1673 Work
bhanzel@3rivers.net
www.huntnfishmontana.com
Scapegoat Wilderness Outfitters
Contact: Bill Plante
7268 Bailey Drive
Fort Benton, MT 59442-8857
#406-622-3210 Work
#406-781-0642 Home
Sunday Creek Outfitters
Contact: Paul Ellis
PO Box 3486
Bozeman, MT 58772
#406-581-2717 Work
ellispaul4@aol.com
www.sundaycreekoutfitters.com
Swan Mountain Outfitters
Contact: Patrick Tabor
PO Box 5081
Swan Lake, MT 59911
#406-886-3900 Work
pat.tabor@swanmountainoutfitters.com
www.swanmountainoutfitters.com
Swan Safaris
Contact: Derik Rich
PO Box 8502
Kalispell, MT 59904
#607-435-5399 Work
drich2244@gmail.com
www.swansafaris.com
Trophies West
Contact: Craig Hueter
2212 Powder Park Court
Bozeman, MT 59715
#406-587-4868 Work
#406-599-2858 Home
trophieswest@gmail.com
www.trophieswest.com
Tulloch Creek Ranch
Contact: Adam Berg
518 13th Street W
Hardin, MT 59034
adamberg@yahoo.com
www.tullochcreekranch.com
Hidden Lake Outfitters, LLC
Contact: Henry Krenka
HC 60 Box 515
Ruby Valley, NV 89833-9802
#775-779-2268
hkrenka@wellsrec.net
www.hiddenlakeoutfitters.com
Western Frontier Adventures
Contact: Richard Hankins
PO Box 1420
McGill, NV 89318
#775-591-0345
richard@westernfrontieradv.com
www.westernfrontieradv.com
Western Wildlife Adventures LLC
Contact: Ronald Lara
236-A West East Ave PMB 349
Chico, CA 95926
#530-894-1400 Work
#530-345-6391 Home
ron@wildlifeadv.com
www.wildlifeadv.com
Cougar Mountain Outfitters
Contact: Robert Seeds
PO Box 3826
Espanola, NM 87533
#505-747-7000
cougar@windstream.net
JFW Ranch Consulting, LLC
Contact: Jim & Kelly Welles
10600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122
jfwrc@comcast.net
www.newmexicobiggamehunting.com
Kiowa Hunting Service, Inc.
Contact: Tim Barraclough
PO Box 428
Raton, NM 87740
#575-445-9330
info@kiowahunting.com
www.kiowahunting.com

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KRO Outfitters
Contact: Clint Kearl
PO Box 103
Lake Town, UT 84038
#435-881-3147
kearlranchoutfitters@gmail.com
www.kearlranchoutfitters.com
Mossback Guides & Outfitters
Contact: Doyle Moss
#877-682-2079
www.mossback.com
hunts@mossback.com
Royal Point Ranch (Trophy Elk)
Contact: Kent Frei
385 Miehdel Circle
Santa Clara, UT 84765
#435-680-3090
www.royalpointranch.com
Six Feathers Outfitters
Contact: Andrew Blonquist
PO Box 528
Coalville, UT 84017
#801-673-7418
ahblonquist@hotmail.com
Storm Ridge Guides & Outfitters
James Payne
PO Box 148
Monroe, UT 84754
#435-893-1691
stormridgeguides@yahoo.com
www.stormridgeguidesandoutfitters.com
Timber Mountain Outfitters
Contact: Jake Bess
PO Box 1042
Parowan, UT 84761
#435-559-1778
jakebesshunts@hotmail.com
Triple H Hunting
Contact: Bruce Hubbard
PO Box 580
Levan, UT 84639
#435-623-2744
rbh2443@aol.com
www.triplehhuntinginc.com
Two R Ranch Outfitters
1636 Haycock Lane
Spring Glen, UT 84526
#435-630-0239
tworranch@emerytelcom.net
www.tworranch.com
Hidden Ranch Outfitters, LLC
Contact: Rusty Hunt
1845 Road 14 NE
Coulee City, WA 98855
#509-681-0218 Work
#509-632-5600 Home
huntingdreams@msn.com
www.hiddenranchoutfitters.com
Tanglewood Guides
Contact: Oren Jensen
41 Sterling Lane
Tonasket, WA 98855
#509-826-3621 Work
ojensenbiggame@hotmail.com
www.twguides.com

None available at this time

A Double J Outfitters
Contact: Rusty Bogers
PO Box 230
Buffalo, WY 82834
#307-217-1295 Work
#307-684-7552 Home
rusty@adoublejoutfitters.com
www.adoublejoutfitters.com
Hiland Outfitters, LLC
Contact: Thomas Kessel
2557 Little Coal River
Alum Creek, WV 25003
#304-590-0786
hilandwy@hotmail.com
Old West Adventures
Contact: Dennis Harris
46 Rustlers Trail
Buffalo, WY 82834
#307-217-0641 Work
#307-684-7202 Home
dennis@oldwesthunting.com
www.oldwesthunting.com
Rough Country Outfitters and Guides
Contact: Jim & Deb Schell
PO Box 973
Glenrock, WY 82637
#307-436-2304
jimanddebschell@aol.com
www.roughcountryoutfitters.com
S-N-S Outfitter & Guide Service
Contact: Sy Gilliland
PO Box 2827
Casper, WY 82602
#307-266-4229
sns@huntwyo.com
www.huntwyo.com
Tunilik Adventure (Guides in WY, Africa & Canada)
Contact: Michael Cantrell
PO Box 1077
Mountain View, WY 82939
#307-780-7800
mcaribou@union-tel.com
www.cariboucowboy.com
African Arrow Safaris
Contact: Harry Nel
PO Box 465
Ellisras, Limpopo 0555
South Africa
hunting@africanarrowsafaris.com
www.africanarrowsafaris.com
AtMarulahunt
Contact: Jacques Swart
11 Wilge Street
Molcopane, Limpopo 0600
South Africa
#271-54-91587 Work
#277-23-297331 Home
info@atmarulahunt.co.za
www.atmarulahunt.co.za
Bergzicht Game Lodge
Contact: Hannes du Plessis
PO Box 9121
Windhoek, Namibia 9000
South Africa
#+26 481-128-4825
hannesd@africaonline.com.na
www.bergzicht-hunting.com
Blaauwkrantz Safaris
Contact: Arthur Rudman
PO Box 583
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape 6230
South Africa
#274-19-661441
info@blaauwkrantz.com
www.blaauwkrantz.com
GIX Africa Safaris
Contact: Theron Conradie
PO Box 11188
Centurion 0046
South Africa
theron@gixafrica.com
www.gixafrica.com
Motshwere Safaris
Contact: Werner Lewies
PO Box 1576
Lephalale, Limpopo 0555
South Africa
#277-83-434211
booking@motshwere.co.za
www.motshwere.co.za
Van Der Vyver Hunting Safaris
Contact: Ian van der Vyver
PO Box 2132
Pongola, KZN 3170
South Africa
#278-27-876937
ian@dvsafaris.co.za
www.vdvsafaris.co.za
Andre van Hilten’s Willow Creek Outfitters
PO Box 913
Nanton, Alberta
Canada T0L 1R0
#403-549-0111
info@willowcreekoutfitters.com
www.willowcreekoutfitters.com
Big Knife Outfitters
Contact: Cody Cassidy
RR1 Donalda, Alberta
Canada T0B 1H0
#936-523-0755 Work
bigknifeoutfitters@gmail.com
www.bigknifeoutfitters.com
Canada Black Bear & Roosevelt Elk Hunting
Contact: Brad Lister
2678 Weldwood Road
Powell River BC V8A 0L4
(604) 487-0682
info@canadianhuntingbc.com
canadianhuntingbc.com
Cariboo Mountain Outfitters
Contact: Bradley Bowden
PO Box 4010
Quesnec, BC
Canada V2J3J2
cmo@lincsat.com
www.cariboomountain.com
Efford’s Hunting & Fishing Adventures
Contact: Bob Efford
PO Box 99
Port Blandford, NF
Canada A0C 2G0
#709-543-2274 Work
info@effordshunting.nf.ca
www.effordshunting.nf.ca
Gana River Outfitters
Contact: Harold Grinde
PO box 528
Rimbey, Alberta
Canada T0C 210
#403-357-8414 Work
ganariver@pentnet.net
www.ganariver.com
Golden Bear Outfitting
Contact: Greg Williams
PO Box 60
Charlie Lake, BC
Canada V0E 1H0
#250-814-9131 Work
#250-827-3648 Home
bigsheep45@gmail.com
www.goldenbearoutfitting.com
Jack Hume Adventures, Inc.
Contact: Richard Hume
86 Robinson Road
Wentworth, Quebec
Canada J8H 0G3
#877-563-3822 Work
#450-533-5999 Home
richard@jackhumeadventures.com
www.jackhumeadventures.com
K-9’s Cougar Canyon Outfitters
Contact: Denver & April Kitzan
4042 Highway 22 South
Dickinson, ND 58601
#701-590-0013 Work
#701-483-9094 Home
k9scougarcanyonoutfitters@yahoo.com
www.k9scougarcanyonoutfitters.com
Monashee Outfitting Ltd.
Contact: Brian Glaicar
PO Box 2827
Revelstoke, BC
Canada V0E 2S0
#250-814-9131 Work
#250-814-0001 Home
Northern River Outfitters
Contact: Ron Nemetchek
PO Box 238
Athabasca, Alberta
Canada T9S 2A3
#780-675-1942 Work
maria@ronnemetchek.com
www.huntnro.com
Ram Creek Outfitters
Contact: Steven Leuenberger
PO Box 27
Wardner, BC
Canada V0B 2J0
#250-429-3238 Work
hunting@ramcreek.com
www.ramcreek.com
Agua Dulce Outfitters
Contact: Fred Trueblood
5128 Via Cupertino
Camarillo, CA 93012
#805-340-1788
fred.trueblood@verizon.net
www.aguadulceoutfitters.com

To obtain information about a banquet or chapter near you, contact the person(s) listed or visit the individual state pages.

Conservation Permits/Tags will be available at a number of MDF banquets in 2012. See the complete listing.

MDF currently has chapters in the following states:

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Georgia

Idaho

Kansas

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

AnchorALASKA

2/5/2015
Craig, AK
Prince of Wales Blacktails Chapter
Contact: Brian Holter at #907-826-5125 or bholterjr@craigtribe.org
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Ketchikan, AK
Southern SE Black-tail Chapter
Contact: Faith Duncan at #907-821-0022 or weya@kpunet.net
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

ARIZONA

TBD 2015
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ Chapter
Contact: Josiah Richards at #602-908-2757 or josiah@rossoutdoors.com
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Kingman, AZ
Kingman, AZ Chapter
Contact: John Beauchamp at #928-715-0085 or johnbe@citlink.net
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Chapter
Contact: Duane Burmeister at #520-331-3817 or tucsonmuledeer@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Cave Creek, AZ
North Valley Chapter
Contact: Jim Lawrence at #623-764-0249 or jim@mdf.nvchapter.org
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Prescott, AZ
Prescott Chapter
Contact: Daryl Polland at # 928-713-2427 or daryl@prescottmdf.org
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Gilbert, AZ
San Tan Chapter
Contact: Marshall MacFarlane at #480-888-9531 or 3rca@cox.net
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Thatcher, AZ
Graham Mountain Chapter
Contact: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org7/26/2014

TBD 2015
Mesa, AZ
East Valley Chapter
Contact: Art Craker at #602-615-6996 or acraker@cox.net
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Eagar, AZ
White Mountain Chapter
Contact: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona Chapter
Contact: Bob Jacobs at #928-699-5490 or bob@personnelsafety.com
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

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AnchorARKANSAS

TBD 2015
Fayetteville, AR
Ozark Mountain Chapter
Contact: Macy L. Brooks at #830-459-7272 or tequatchie-2009@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

CALIFORNIA

2/14/2015
Quincy, CA
Plumas County Chapter
Contact: Frank Smith at #530-283-2233 or bonitasmith316@gmail.com
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

2/28/2015
Sonora, CA
Motherlode Chapter
Contact: Bill Youngman Jr. at #209-984-0358
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

4/4/2015
Susanville, CA
Susanville, CA Chapter
Contact: Pete Holman at #530-260-1508
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

4/10/2015
Ripon, CA
San Joaquin Chapter
Contact: Rob Nielsen at #209-402-7142 or rjnielsn@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

4/11/2015
San Jose, CA
Central Coast Chapter
Contact: Dwight Ortmann at #650-556-5882 or dwight@bealsmartin.com or please visit www.central-coast-mdf.org
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

5/16/2015
Vacaville, CA
Solano County Chapter
Contact: Frank Moore at #707-448-5930 or rmdsb30@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

8/1/2015
Fortuna, CA
Humboldt Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Mark Mathis at #707-725-6879 or wildwoodsaw@sbcglobal.net
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Santa Rosa, CA
North Bay Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Mike Gulley at #707-481-2783 or gulleys@sonic.net
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA Chapter
Contact: Rich Fletcher at #925-373-6601 or richfletcher@sbcglobal.net
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Martinez, CA
Co Co County Chapter
Contact: Marc Morris at #925-250-2028
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Redding, CA
Shasta/Lassen Chapter
Contact: Trissha Juvenal at #530-351-2541 or deedaw77@sbcglobal.net
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

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AnchorCOLORADO

2/14/2015
Craig, CO
Northwest Colorado Chapter
Contact: Randy Sloan at #970-629-1760 or barbwiresloan@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

3/7/2015
Denver, CO
Mile High Chapter
Contact: Mike Moline at #303-688-8153 or mmikemoline@gmail.com Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Chapter
Contact: Rose Long at #720-936-5778 or rose.long@colostate.edu
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

3/21/2015
Loveland, CO
Buck Stops Here Chapter
Contact: Steven Johnson at #970-650-3650 or ppis1@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

4/11/2015
Canon City, CO
Fremont County Monster Mulies Chapter
Contact: Shai Roberts at #719-429-3469 or mollyjackaroo@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

8/1/2015
Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Chapter
Contact: Weldon Flaharty at #719-527-1572 or weldonflaharty@earthlink.net
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

AnchorGEORGIA

TBD 2015
Atlanta, GA
Dixie Muley Chapter
Contact: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

IDAHO

3/7/2015
Idaho Falls, ID
Snake River Chapter
Contact: Josh Rydalch at #208-390-1611 or josh.rydalch@idfg.idaho.gov
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Pocatello, ID
Southeast Idaho Chapter
Contact: Carl Frey at #208-880-1699 or carl.frey@idfg.idaho.gov
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

3/21/2015
St. Anthony, ID
Henry’s Fork Chapter
Contact: Dave Peterson at #208-624-3578 or dave.peterson@fallriverelectric.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

3/28/2015
Malad, ID
Malad, ID Chapter
Contact: Shane Wood at #208-317-6255 or woodrho2@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Twin Falls, ID
Magic Valley Chapter
Contact: Kirby Butler at #208-420-4881 or kirbster@cableone.net
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Clarkston, WA
Lewis & Clark Chapter
Contact: Pat Ogden at #509-552-0249 or oggie4595@msn.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Sandpoint, ID
Selkirk Chapter
Contact: Justin Webb at #208-610-4455 or jwhunt76@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Nampa, ID
Treasure Valley Chapter
Contact: Travis Craig at #208-863-1618
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Post Falls, ID
Idaho Panhandle Chapter
Contact: Mike Darby at #208-704-5894 or shedhunter42@gmail.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

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KANSAS

TBD 2015
Garden City, KS
Western Kansas Chapter
Contact: Laura Goss at #620-290-5095 or lgoss@gckschools.com
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-942-5511 or marty@muledeer.org

AnchorMissouri

4/18/2015
Osage Beach, MO
Ha Ha Tonka Chapter
Contact: Matt Bentz at #573-207-3794 or hahatonkamdf@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Marty Holmes at #719-221-0732 or marty@muledeer.org

AnchorMONTANA

1/13/2015
Sidney, MT
“Beers for Deer” Special Event
Contact: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

2/7/2015
Butte, MT
Treasure State Chapter
Contact: Mark Clark at #406-498-2638 or mcelkwlkr@aol.com
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

2/28/2015
Missoula, MT
The Dark Horn Chapter
Contact: Chris Swartzman at #406-274-1008 or chrisschwartzman@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Stevensville, MT
Sapphire Range Chapter
Contact: Dan Lyon at #406-493-9955
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Billings, MT
Big Sky Chapter
Contact: Vester Wilson at #406-698-7740 or vwilson3@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

3/21/2015
Kalispell, MT
Northern Rockies Chapter
Contact: Chuck Dzuik at #406-314-0919 or chuckdzuik@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Bozeman, MT
Bridger Bucks Chapter
Contact: Thain Cook at #406-580-7505 or thaincook@gmail.com
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Colstrip, MT
Drop Time Chapter
Contact: Richard Foote at #406-860-6074 or brownfoote@gmail.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Great Falls, MT
High, Wide & Heavy Chapter
Contact: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or muleys4life@live.com Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Helena, MT
Lewis & Clark Chapter
Contact: Steve Miller at #406-439-6831
Regional Director: Michael Kuiper at #406-788-4616 or mkuiper@muledeer.org

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NEVADA

5/2/2015
Elko, NV
Great Basin Chapter
Contact: Roger Dutton at #775-388-2786 or rdutton@barrick.com
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Ely, NV
Bristlecone Chapter
Contact: Russ Lyons at #775-289-5413 or russnkeli@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Randy Morrison at #707-592-9998 or randy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Reno, NV
Northern Nevada Chapter
Contact: Dan Snow at #775-351-4293 or pvt.cornfed@gmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

NEW MEXICO

3/21/2015
Albuquerque, NM
Duke City Chapter
Contact: Christopher Lucero at #505-321-7584 or elkhunter2007@msn.com
Regional Director: Terry Herndon at #623-696-5579 or therndon@muledeer.org

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NORTH DAKOTA

2/28/2015
Bismarck, ND
Northern Badlands Chapter
Contact: Dan Ackerman at #701-330-5781 or nbc.mdf@gmail.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

3/7/2015
Minot, ND
West Dakota Chapter
Contact: DJ Randolph at #701-720-2134 or snoop@srt.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

4/11/2015
Dickinson, ND
Teddy Roosevelt Chapter
Contact: Arnold Karsky at #701-290-9754 or arnold.karsky@probuild.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

4/25/2015
Williston, ND
Muddy Buck Chapter
Contact: David Kalil at #701-690-7858 or dkalil@pioneeres.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Elgin, ND.
Pretty Rock Chapter
Contact: Chuck Oien at #701-426-9565 or djfichter@bresnan.net
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

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OKLAHOMA

TBD 2015
Oklahoma City, OK
North Oklahoma City Chapter
Contact: Cory Hendrickson at #405-802-6186 or rockandroadsports@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

OREGON

2/21/2015
Klamath Falls, OR
Klamath Falls, OR Chapter
Contact: Brian Hayes at #541-892-3232 or hazbri13@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

3/7/2015
Albany, OR
Linn-Benton Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Alan Bakkala at #541-501-2808
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

3/28/2015
Island City, OR
Mt. Emily Chapter
Contact: Doug Miller at #541-805-4618 or doug.miller84@gmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

4/4/2015
Oregon City, OR
North Willamette Valley Chapter
Contact: Dave Smith at #503-453-5644 or nwscopeshield01@gmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

4/11/2015
La Pine, OR
Paulina Peak Chapter
Contact: Crystal Chism at #541-410-9884 or fuzzyball3188@msn.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

5/2/2015
Christmas Valley, OR
Christmas Valley, OR Chapter
Contact: Ken Grassman at #541-815-4339 or grassmanfarm@internetextensions.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

5/16/2015
“Ladies Night Out” Event (Klamath Falls, OR)
Contact: Brian Hayes at #541-892-3232 or hazbri13@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

7/18/2015
Medford, OR
Southern Oregon Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Donna Thorpe at #541-690-9176 or dthorpe74@gmail.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Springfield, OR
McKenzie River Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Jordan Davis at #336-341-0672 or jordan.davis@remington.com
Regional Director: Ken Hand at #541-281-2224 or ken@muledeer.org

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AnchorPennsylvania

TBD 2015
State College, PA
Keystone Chapter
Contact: William Curley at #570-991-1936 or bcurley@blimling.com
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

AnchorSouth Dakota

TBD 2015
Rapid City, SD
Western Dakota Chapter
(formerly known as the Black Hills Chapter)
Contact: Dale Johnson at #605-390-9739 or djjohnson@rap.midco.net
Regional Director: Bobby Yach at #307-231-6353 or bobby@muledeer.org

AnchorTexas

2/7/2015
Fredericksburg, TX
Gillespie County Texas Chapter
Contact: Tony Hawley at #850-889-5819 or fbg710@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

2/28/2015
El Paso, TX
Tri-County Chapter
Contact: Colleen Richardson at #575-644-7751 or ruggedspur@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

3/7/2015
Weatherford, TX
Parker County Chapter,
Contact: Mark Worthington at #817-475-9702 or markbarw@worthington.bz
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

3/28/2015
Ft. Stockton, TX
Pecos County Chapter
Contact: Demetrio Rubio at #432-290-4563 or drubio@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

5/21/2015
Greater Houston Area, TX
Fort Bend Chapter
Contact: Brian Fienhold at #713-412-3067 or brian.muledeer@gmail.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

6/11/2015
San Antonio, TX
Bexar County Chapter
Contact: Jody Gomez at #210-219-0988 or huntjag@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

8/1/2015
Brownwood, TX
Brown County Chapter
Contact: Linda Marino at #325-203-2379 or lindmarino@aol.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Midland, TX
Midland, TX Chapter
Contact: Grier Brunson at #432-687-2648 or thegrier@earthlink.net
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Burnet County, TX
Burnet County, TX Chapter
Contact: Aaron Ables at #214-449-5824 or ables8@att.net
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Lubbock, TX
Lubbock, TX Chapter
Contact: Grant Sorensen at #307-421-5692 or grant.sorensen@ttu.edu
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Odessa, TX
Odessa, TX Chapter
Contact: Kevin Armstrong at #970-846-5489
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Amarillo, TX
Amarillo, TX Chapter
Contact: Neil Shelton at #806-679-3983 or neil@bravocattle.com
Regional Director: Charlie Stockstill at #817-565-7121 or charlie@muledeer.org

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2/13-16/2014- WHCE and MDF National Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Shawna Huckabey at #775-530-6967 or shuckabey@muledeer.org

1/24/2015
Cedar City, UT
Contact: McKenna Hansen at #435-592-2021
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

2/6/2015
Logan, UT
Bear River Chapter
Contact: Katie Gourdin at #435-757-5857 or ekgourdin@msn.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

2/28/2015
Moab, UT
Canyon Lands Chapter
Contact: Maryanna Hutnik-Zimmerman at #435-686-2294 or maryanna@frontiernet.net
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

3/7/2015
Utah County, UT
Utah County Chapter
Contact: Nate Brandon at #801-960-7335 or nate.uccmdf@gmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Layton, UT
Weber/Davis Chapter
Contact: Blaine Porter at #801-698-5718 or goodoleboyblaine@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

3/21/2015
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Valley Chapter
Contact: Ed Farr at #801-571-7698 or ed@genevahydrolics.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

3/27/2015
Manti, UT
San Pete County Chapter
Contact: Kurt Kelso at #435-469-0302 or lmk626@gmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

4/3/2015
Richfield, UT
Richfield-Monroe Chapter
Contact: James Payne at #435-893-1691 or stormridgeguides@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

4/11/2015
St. George, UT
Red Rock Chapter
Contact: Judson Tolman at #435-632-8684 or judsonandandrea@msn.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

4/18/2015
Price, UT
San Rafael Chapter
Contact: Clark Ungerman at #435-650-1352 or clarktrap@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

4/25/2015
Vernal, UT
Uintah Basin Chapter
Contact: Kenion Powell at #435-724-0962 or kenbigbuck@gmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

5/1/2015
Box Elder, UT
Box Elder Chapter
Contact: John Hurley at #435-279-3198 or hurleyappaloosas@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org 

5/9/2015
Tooele, UT
Tooele County Chapter
Contact: Shane Perkins at #435-840-0686
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

5/16/2015
Park City, UT
Wasatch Chapter
Contact: Jeff Rasband at #435-671-6627 or jeff.heather@gmail.com
Regional Director: Mike Laughter at #801-391-0567 or mlaughter@muledeer.org

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2/28/2015
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington Chapter
Contact: Kenneth Collins at #509-859-2874 or kennycollins99@gmail.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA Chapter
Contact: Ginger Dailey at #509-994-5031 or spokanechaptermdf@gmail.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Mt. Vernon, WA
Skagit Valley Chapter
Contact: Judy Knapp at #360-856-2188 or Judymissyboy@frontier.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Clarkston, WA
Lewis & Clark Chapter
Contact: Pat Ogden at #509-552-0249 or oggie4595@msn.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Omak, WA
Okanogan Trails Chapter
Contact: Chris Branch at #509-322-0735 or cddelvobranch@q.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Olympia, WA
South Sound Chapter
Contact: Rex Peterson at #360-580-1279 or rex@hornsandhooks.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Yakima, WA
Yakima, WA Chapter
Contact: Rachel Voss at #509-728-3532 or archeryhuntress@gmail.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Vancouver, WA
SW Washington Blacktail Chapter
Contact: Jason Gomulkiewicz at #360-448-9091 or jgomulkiewicz@hotmail.com
Regional Director: Dan McKinley at #509-995-0819 or dan@muledeer.org

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TBD 2015
Washington, D.C.
Beltway Bucks Chapter
Contact: Bethany O’Donovan at #571-289-4472 or bethanyodonovan@gmail.com
Contact: Jess Peterson at #202-870-3867
Regional Director: Marshall Johnson at #406-850-8785 or marshall@muledeer.org

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2/28/2015
Casper, WY
Central Wyoming Chapter
Contact: Gloria Taylor at #307-235-5740 or gloria@wyobeam.com
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

3/14/2015
Cheyenne, WY
Curt Gowdy Chapter
Contact: Dave Lockman at #307-635-3865 or wyodave@qwestoffice.net
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Rock Springs, WY
Southwest Wyoming Chapter
Contact: Erica Cressall at #307-922-4578
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Worland, WY
Bighorn Basin Chapter
Contact: Jack Jacobsen at #307-388-2263 or justjackltc@yahoo.com
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Laramie, WY
Snowy Range Chapter
Contact: Carson Engelskirger at #307-460-1618 or carson@wycf.org
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Newcastle, WY
Black Hills Mulies Chapter
Contact: Tammy Elliott at #307-746-5309 or ktelliott@rtconnect.net
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

TBD 2015
Evanston, WY
North Slope Chapter
Contact: Jacquelyn Youngberg at #307-780-7450
Regional Director: Cindy Mosteller at #307-391-1524 or cindy@muledeer.org

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What is the National Deer Alliance (NDA)?

The NDA is a new organization dedicated to uniting deer hunters, managers and enthusiasts like never before and harnessing this power to achieve positive outcomes for deer and deer hunting. NDA’s goal is to serve as the unified voice of the modern deer hunter and guardian of North America’s wild deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. NDA fuels the passion for deer hunting and conservation through engagement, fellowship, and education.

NDA members will realize two key benefits:

  1. NDA members will be kept informed on key deer issues in North America on a weekly basis through email, and real-time through social media and the NDA website.
  2. NDA members will have the opportunity to have their voice heard by participating in NDA’s advocacy efforts. A steering committee with broad representation will guide these efforts. When a subject of broad concern is identified, the committee will engage NDA staff and members to achieve positive outcomes for deer and deer hunting. Member engagement in advocacy will be voluntary.

Why is the NDA necessary?

Deer are the most commonly pursued and economically important big game animal in North America. However, less than 1 percent of deer hunters belong to a national conservation organization dedicated to the protection of deer and our deer hunting heritage (see the chart on the right). This lack of unity prevents a strong, centralized voice to address current and emerging threats such as hunter access, disease, predators, and declining deer populations. The time has come for deer hunters to organize and speak up for their rights.

Why did QDMA create the NDA?

During the inaugural North American Whitetail Summit held in March 2014, QDMA was identified as the organization best suited to form this new umbrella organization as a natural extension of our current mission.

Are NDA and QDMA the same thing?

No. While QDMA is a founding member and active supporter of the NDA, many other groups, companies and individual deer hunters will also play vital roles. QDMA members have the option of joining NDA on their own accord.

Who will run the daily operations of NDA?

Craig Dougherty will serve as the initial Executive Director of NDA with additional support from select QDMA staff including Kip Adams and Matt Ross. Eventually, NDA will have its own staff.

Why is membership FREE?

The goal of NDA is to create the largest possible membership base by removing all participation barriers. All you need to do is say, “Yes, I believe in deer and deer hunting and want to do my part to ensure its future.” Simply put, we want every deer hunter in North America to become a foot soldier for deer through their participation in NDA.

How do I get involved in the NDA?

Simply sign up for NDA’s outreach network (with your name, email address and zip/postal code) and get ready to become informed and engaged. As NDA outreach tools expand, you will be notified as to how to participate in those as well. Go to www.nationaldeeralliance.com to sign up today.

How do I get more information on the NDA?

For more information contact:
Craig Dougherty, NDA Executive Director – info@nationaldeeralliance.com

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The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) represents 23  states and Canadian provinces, spanning from Alaska to Texas and Saskatchewan to Hawaii – an area covering nearly 3.7 million square miles of some of North America’s most wild and scenic country, inhabited by over 1500 premier wildlife species.

 

Mule Deer Working Group

Statement of Purpose:

The purpose for this working group is to:

  1. Begin to develop strategies to assist in management of declining mule deer populations throughout the West;
  2. Improve communication among mule deer biologists throughout the West;
  3. Provide a forum to respond to information needs from agency administration.

The Mule Deer Working Group has been very successful in their efforts to reach those goals and are considered one of the most active and productive working groups sponsored by WAFWA.

Background:

In 1997, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) established a Mule Deer Working Group (MDWG) consisting of a representative from each western state and western Canadian province.  Since the time of the MDWG’s inception, it has been successfully addressing mule and black-tailed deer concerns shared among wildlife agencies in western North America.

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Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America’s hunters and anglers.

CSF’s stature as the sportsmen’s leader on policy issues has steadily grown through active involvement within the hunting and fishing conservation community, including staff leadership and engagement in the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports (CAHSS), National Fish Habitat Partnership Board (NFHP) and FishNet at the national level, and Families Afield and the Sunday Hunting Coalition at the state level.

Additionally, CSF is the only organization represented on the five federally chartered advisory councils (FAC) dealing with hunting, recreational fishing, and wildlife management: the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC), the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC), the Marine Protected Areas (MPA FAC), the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MFAC), and the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC).

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