Mule Deer Foundation and Congressional Sportsmen Foundation Establish Formal Partnership to Advance Conservation Priorities

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the leading advocate for sportsmen in the political arena, and the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), the only conservation group focused on mule deer and black-tailed deer, signed a memorandum of understanding to solidify your collaboration. Defining and establishing a recognized partnership between CSF and MDF, primarily at the national level, but also at the state level, will allow each party to benefit by providing greater access to the other party’s unique resources through collaboration.

The purpose of this MOU is to further the shared goals of the MDF and CSF through joint action, collaboration, communication, and interaction between MDF staff and volunteers and the CSF State Program Team and Federal staff. Establishing a coordinated working relationship provides an opportunity to combine the power of legislative knowledge and the CSF network with MDF membership numbers and state chapters to effectively guide policy in a way that encourages the active participation of athletes in the legislative process and support science-based wildlife management. .

“CSF and the Mule Deer Foundation have worked together on western conservation efforts for many years, but this memorandum of understanding will increase our ability to work together to ensure that MDF members and supporters can further engage on policy issues that affect them. they affect them,” he said. CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “We are excited to establish a formal association to further the conservation interests of this nation’s great outdoor traditions.”

“The Congressional Athletes Foundation plays a unique role in our community through its strong relationships with members of Congress, governors and state legislators,” said MDF President and CEO Joel Pedersen. “Sports and conservation issues go hand in hand in the West and this partnership will increase our effectiveness in working with our elected officials to restore deer habitat and maintain our sporting legacy.”

About the Congressional Athletes Foundation

Since 1989, the Congressional Sportsperson Foundation (CSF) has maintained a unity of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsperson organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and promote hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping. The unique and collective strength of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors’ Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucus (NASC), in close collaboration with CSF and with the support of the major organizations of hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping, serves as an unprecedented network of professional sportsmen and elected officials who advance the interests of America’s hunters and anglers.

About MDF
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters on issues of access policy, wildlife management, and conservation. MDF recognizes regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to the recruitment and retention of men, women and youth in shooting sports and conservation. Get involved in your state or become a member at or call (801) 973-3940.