SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – MDF fundraising banquets and events will once again have the great support of Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, based out of Sidney, Neb. Cabela’s, a long-time partner of the MDF, has pledged its support to the future of mule deer and mule deer habitat by underwriting three fundraising programs for 2008 MDF banquets and events.

MDF’s Ray Crow and Cabela’s started talking about 2008 sponsorship opportunities late in 2007 and came up with a great way for MDF banquets to raise much-needed funds with the help of Cabela’s. The end result was the sponsorship of the 2008 Banquet Knife by Marble’s Cutlery, 2008 Print of the Year by Cynthie Fisher, and the MDF calendar that is always a treat for our members.

MDF’s Ray Crow said, “We are so excited to have Cabela’s support our mission once again this year, and we can’t thank Cabela’s enough for their continued generosity and support.”

“Cabela’s has long recognized the important work of the Mule Deer Foundation, and we have supported the organization since its humble beginnings,” said Dennis Highby, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabela’s. “We’re honored to continue this long-standing partnership and to be an integral part to the success of the MDF.”

Crow concluded “Cabela’s has supported MDF through the tough times and now continues to support us as we are growing. This year is going to be a banner year for MDF, and with support from organizations like Cabela’s it makes it that much more exciting.”

About MDF (www.muledeer.org )

The Mule Deer Foundation is a national non-profit 501©3 organization, with over 10,000 members. MDF’s mission is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitats. MDF is dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer habitat (including land and easement acquisitions) resulting in self-sustaining, healthy, free ranging and huntable deer populations; encouraging and supporting responsible wildlife management with government agencies, private organizations and landowners; promoting public education and scientific research related to mule deer and wildlife management; supporting and encouraging responsible and ethical behavior and awareness of issues among those whose actions affect mule deer; and acknowledging regulated hunting as a viable component of mule deer and black-tailed deer conservation.
For information about the Mule Deer Foundation, please call 1-888-375-DEER (3337).