Episode 6 –Mule Deer Foundation Senior Field Staff
On this episode of Talking Mule Deer, Jodi and Steve talk to a few of MDF’s field staff including Director of Field Operations Mike Laughter, and senior regional directors Randy Morrison (California and Eastern Nevada) and Marshall Johnson (North and South Dakota). These guys are the lead boots on the ground for MDF helping our chapters grow and raise funds for mule deer and black-tailed deer. They describe how chapter fundraising works to raise Chapter Rewards for the state Project Review Committees to allocate funds to conservation projects – from the traditional banquet to unique new opportunities like Beers for Deer and Gunapaloozas. Randy and Marshall also talk about some of their state-specific efforts including wildfire restoration in California and habitat and access projects through the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund. Finally, we talk about how people can get involved in the Mule Deer Foundation to start a chapter or volunteer for deer.
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.