Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) Presence Growing in North Dakota

Mule Deer Foundation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Brandon Mason, MDF Regional Director for North
Dakota, South Dakota, eastern Montana, and Northern Wyoming,
announced the formation of three new chapters in North Dakota:
Dickinson’s Teddy Roosevelt Chapter, Fargo’s Lake Agassiz Chapter,
and Minot’s West Dakota Chapter. They join North Dakota’s first MDF
chapter, the Northern Badlands Chapter, based in Bismarck-Mandan.

The Teddy Roosevelt Chapter will be the first of the new chapters to
host its banquet and fundraising event, slated for Dec. 8 in
Dickinson. In addition, the Lake Agassiz Chapter plans a “sight-in
rifle day” at the Fargo Shooting Park as deer season approaches.

“The Mule Deer Foundation grew from its original 11 members in North
Dakota in the fall of 2000 to several hundred members in seven
years,” Mason said.

In recent years, the Northern Badlands Chapter sponsored youth
events, Sportsmen Against Hunger programs, and a variety of habitat
projects in the western Badlands and along the Missouri River in
North Dakota. Nationally, the Mule Deer Foundation contributed
$25,000 towards the recent acquisition of the Eberts Ranch, a
historically and environmentally significant area adjacent to
Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch north of Medora.

For more information about the Mule Deer Foundation in this area,
contact Brandon Mason, 701-527-0609 or e-mail (brandon@muledeer.org).

About MDF (www.muledeer.org)

The Mule Deer Foundation is a national non-profit 501(c)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 hunt-able 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 general information about the Mule Deer Foundation please call
1-888-375-DEER (3337).