In the West, you can’t take water for granted, and improving water retention or providing water sources for wildlife is a priority for MDF.

Many habitat projects benefit riparian areas by restoring wet meadows in sagebrush habitats, slowing the movement of water off of arid rangelands by constructing structures that help to catch and hold runoff, and installing fencing in sensitive riparian habitats to minimize disturbance. In addition, MDF chapters have been leaders in helping to build or maintain artificial water sources in particularly arid locations. By increasing the availability of water on the landscape, we are helping deer and hundreds of other wildlife species, but also improving conditions for native vegetation. These efforts help keep sagebrush rangelands more resilient to fires and drought.

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Volunteers works on a mule deer foundation habitat project with the Cabelas Outdoor Fund
Six States’ Migration Corridors Improved with Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

MDF Migration Corridors and Winter Range Initiative Projects Completed Through Support from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund In 2020, MDF’s Migration Corridors and Winter Range Initiative received a boost from…

Utah Migration Initiative Receives Conservation Permit Funding

Utah Conservation Permit Funding Raised During Western Hunting & Conservation Expo Allocated to Mule Deer Conservation Projects The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) announced today that $1.06 million was allocated for mule deer…

Tag Auctions Raise $2.5 Million for Arizona Conservation

Putting Auction Tag Funding to Work on the Ground in Arizona The Mule Deer Foundation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Habitat Partnership Committee (HPC), helped to allocate over…

Mule deer stand in front of the Rocky Mountains out West
Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Grant Helps Mule Deer Conservation

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Grants $125,000 for Mule Deer Foundation Conservation Projects The Mule Deer Foundation announced today that it was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Bass Pro…

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