“Remember to take a kid hunting or fishing and make memories that last a lifetime!”
– Miles Moretti, MDF President & CEO
The atmosphere at MDF events is one of family, fun and friends, with an underlying sense of purpose.
MDF believes our children are the key to protecting and growing our hunting heritage.
We also believe it is vital to MDF’s conservation goals that young people are taught to appreciate and value wildlife and the great outdoors.
We back up these beliefs with action! MDF gets kids involved at all levels.
At our regional banquets, a lot of effort is put into youth games, as well as drawings and raffles. Most banquets also offer discounted pricing for children under 12.
Our National Convention (Western Hunting and Conservation Expo) hosts a Youth Wildlife Conservation Expererience where we bus in kids from local schools to participate in activities such as airgun shooting, wildlife identification, archery, wildlife conservation and much much more! This is a great opportunity to bring the family and enjoy some fun activities! Contact ourYouth Programs Coordinator for more information.
Many of our Chapters have supported National Archery in the Schools (NASP), Boy Scouts of America (BSA), 4-H Shooting Sports and many more. We now have our M.U.L.E.Y. (Mindful, Understanding, Legal & Ethical Youth) Program launched through our Chapters and supporters and have had great success. In 2011 we reached out to over 10,000 young people with a shooting sports and wildlife conservation message at our M.U.L.E.Y. Events accross the West.
And we are expanding the focus of our youth programs. At MDF, we want to make an impact. We want to help develop future hunters and conservationists.
For more information, contact MDF’s Youth Coordinator Jon Zinnel via email [Click Here to send Email] or at the office (801) 973-3940. Also, take a look at our M.U.L.E.Y. Program or visit ourstate pages to find dates for youth and family events in your area!