The Mule Deer Foundation in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Borderlands Research Institute and Sul Ross State University recently completed a habitat improvement project on the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area northwest of Van Horn. Over 3 days, TPWD Staff and volunteers installed two new rainwater catchment and wildlife drinkers in addition to refurbishing an existing water source. By doing this important work, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn and much more wildlife will benefit from having a critical water source in this arid region.
This project is a prime example on how our funds are put back on the ground and our banquet Saturday night is how we earned the funds available for projects. “A big thank you to all of the TPWD, BRI and to the Sul Ross team who made this project possible. We cannot accomplish our mission without our agency partners, volunteers and donors” said Colleen Payne New Mexico MDF Regional Director who attended the project and banquet.
The Mule Deer Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with over 125 chapters across the United States and the Van Horn Chapter is one of 18 Chapters in Texas. The mission of MDF is the conservation of Mule Deer, Black-tailed deer, and their habitats. All events, projects, youth programs and outreach is accomplished by dedicated volunteers across the state. For more information about MDF visit www.muledeer.org. If you would like to get involved with the local chapter contact Texas Regional Director Charlie Stockstill at Charlie@muledeer.org or 817-565-7121.
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved in your state or become a member at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.