With basin + bend, contributing to conservation is easy! That's because we leverage commerce for conservation. By simply purchasing your favorite hunting and fishing gear from basin + bend (at the same price you would at any other retailer) you'll be supporting this partner and provide much needed funds to the project. Instead of donating an unknown "portion of the profits" to a conservation effort, we show you exactly how much is going to be donated to this specific project.
FOUNDED IN 1988, THE PURPOSE OF THE MULE DEER FOUNDATION IS TO ENSURE THE CONSERVATION OF MULE DEER, BLACK-TAILED DEER AND THEIR HABITAT.
Mule deer are the only big game species in North America on the decline. We understand the challenges and threats to deer and their habitat. And we know that hunter access, hunting opportunity and the future of hunting are also threatened. Mule Deer Foundation programs, partners and projects are successful because MDF members stand together in this fight.
The Mule Deer Foundation has grown from just a dream of Emmett Burroughs, into one of the leading wildlife conservation groups in North America. MDF is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars on the ground each year (over $50 million since it's inception in 1988), which are directly helping mule deer.
MDF is dedicated to the following goals:
Through the Mule Deer Foundation Stewardship Program and in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the Copper Spur Habitat Enhancement project will improve sagebrush
habitat for Sage Grouse and Big Game within this Colorado area.
The Copper Spur treatment consists of treating 456 acres of pinyon-juniper trees that have overtime encroached on valuable sagebrush shrublands. With this habitat enhancement, mule deer, sage grouse and other big game animals will be provided vegetation in which they can flourish.
Location: This habitat enhancement project is located in the North-Central portion of Colorado at the end of Copper Spur Road between Bond, CO and McCoy, CO.
Project Start Date: This habitat enhancement project will be implemented during the summer of 2019.
Many of your favorite fishing, hunting and outdoor brands have already joined our Conservation First™ program. Take a look at our online store and we are sure you'll find something that you've already been eyeing!
Please note: Our team is on a remote expedition until 3/23/2023. Orders placed will not ship until 3/24/2023 and all calls/emails will be returned as soon as possible after that time.