Henderson, Colo. – The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) has partnered with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) by offering a firearm drawing to those hunters who submit teeth from their harvested buck deer in Colorado Game Management Units 54, 61, 62 and 80. The CDOW has sent a letter to those hunters who have drawn 2007 general licenses (i.e., excluding landowner vouchers and private land only licenses).
Successful hunters are being asked to extract and submit teeth from their harvested buck deer so the CDOW can judge age and develop a statistical model for the age composition of harvested bucks. This will provide some insight into the potential trade offs between hunter opportunity and quality deer management for these specified units.
Only those hunters who are hunting the specific units, have received the informational letter/packet from the CDOW, and submit teeth will be eligible for this drawing. If you are one of these lucky hunters, look for the winner of the gun this winter on the MDF Web site at www.muledeer.org.
The Mule Deer Foundation is a national non-profit 501c3 organization, with over 10,000 members. MDF’s mission is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitats. For information about the Mule Deer Foundation please call 1-888-375-DEER (3337).