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Colorado Mule Deer Association is dedicated to the perpetuation of Colorado's mule deer.

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MAINTAINING MULE DEER HABITAT

The CMDA believes that conserving mule deer habitat through conservation easement on winter range and migratory corridors is vital in maintaining mule deer populations. CMDA works with Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife (CDPW), federal land managers and private property owners to manipulate habitat through controlled burns, mechanical means and reseeding to improve deer habitat.

 

PRESERVING OUR HUNTING HERITAGE

Recruitment of hunters and anglers is crucial to sound wildlife management. CMDA supports youth education and getting kids and families outdoors.CMDA assists CDPW with youth big game and pheasant hunts. Learn more about CDPW Youth Hunts at Colorado Division of Parks & Wildlife – Youth Hunts. 

CMDA has donated funds to the “Pathway to Fishing” program, which has taught over 11,000 kids throughout northwest Colorado how to fish. Learn more about Pathway to Fishing at Colorado Sportsmen Wildlife Fund. 

 

ADVOCACY

CMDA has led the way in restoring mule deer populations. We continue to keep vigilance on wildlife management practices that effect mule deer herds. This means we are an ever-present advocate at our state wildlife commission meetings and at our state legislative sessions.

 

MULE DEER RESEARCH

The most important research study in the west is the Piceance Basin Project. With our country’s need for energy independence, natural gas development has centered in the heart of the largest mule deer herd in the world (the D-7 herd). The CMDA has committed over $100,000.00 to research and habitat restoration.