Public Policy with the Mule Deer Foundation

Though it would be nice to think that wildlife conservation is not a political issue, the truth is that decisions made by federal, state, and local elected officials impact mule deer and black-tailed deer.

MDF senior staff works closely with elected officials and policymakers to ensure that conservation and habitat restoration remain a priority. We have a strong relationship with the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state wildlife agency directors, working together on a variety of issues that impact western deer. This includes the implementation of federal migration corridor/seasonal range policy and state mule deer plans, as well as Chronic Wasting Disease and other cross-boundary issues that require even greater coordination with our partners.

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MDF and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Establish Formal Partnership to Further Conservation Priorities

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the leading advocate for sportsmen and women in the political arena, and the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), the only conservation group focused on mule deer and black-tailed…

Chronic Wasting Disease – After the Harvest

If you hunt big game in the United States, you have probably heard about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) unless you have been living under a rock for the past decade. CWD and…

MDF Congratulates WAFWA on 100 Years

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies® (WAFWA), the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) sponsored a dinner for western state fish and wildlife agency directors…

Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act a Critical Step Forward

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s bipartisan vote of 231-190 to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA, H.R. 2773). If passed by the Senate…


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