The West Desert Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation from Tooele County would like to thank everyone for the support from our community at our annual fundraising banquet this past Saturday at the Deseret Peak Complex. We have the best community and supporters who understand that mule deer need us and we know the importance of working for them so that generations to come get to enjoy the majestic species they are.
You may ask, “where is my money going when I attend and support a Mule Deer Foundation Banquet?” Money directly raised from the banquet that night will support mule deer habitat throughout Tooele County. Conservation tags auctioned off at the banquet will go into an account to fund projects that are approved mule deer enhancement projects by the Division of Wildlife. The chapter will get Chapter Rewards to do their own projects dealing with the local biologist.
In the past six years, the Mule Deer Foundation has funded $231,000 in project funding in your community. This is funded through conservation, permit and expo money. This doesn’t even include the chapter rewards that are being used by the committee doing guzzlers, lop/scatters and planting mule deer vegetation, or large grants by local businesses like Cargill where they were able to put in multiple guzzlers where water was needed.
On April 5, the Mule Deer Foundation provided funds for a record $1.2 million in conservation projects in the state of Utah, with a large amount going to the Tooele County area. This is more than double the amount any other conservation group has ever provided in Utah.
Your attendance and participation to these fundraising banquets is how we continue to ensure the conservation and habitat of mule deer in the West Desert Region and Utah statewide.
We would like to take a moment and recognize some local businesses that always support our event and mule deer: Les Schwab, Clark’s Auto, Big Stuff Taxidermy, Edward Jones Investments, Get Some Guns & Ammo, Tooele Beverage and Deseret Peak Complex. Thank you for your continued support. — West Desert Chapter Mule Deer Foundation