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Inspiring, Instructing & Introducing Youth to Increase Involvement in Shooting Sports, Conservation & Hunting


MDF’s M.U.L.E.Y. (Mindful, Understanding, Legal and Ethical Youth) Day Camps were started in 2007 by several chapters in North Dakota. Three MDF chapters applied for and received youth programs grant money from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

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For more information, contact MDF's Youth Coordinator Jon Zinnel via email [click here to send email] or at the office (801) 973-3940

M.U.L.E.Y. Program Vision

  • What it is to be MINDFUL of, and show respects towards, wildlife.
  • A proper UNDERSTANDING of the relationship between the sports of shooting/hunting, and wildlife awareness and conservation.
  • The LEGAL use of shooting equipment including rifles, shotguns, handguns, bows, etc.
  • What it means to be an ETHICAL hunter.

To act as a gateway program to inspire, instruct and introduce youth to the shooting sports and conservation ensuring their continued growth.

Shooting Sports

Shooting Techniques and Firearm Safety:

Youth will fully understand the safety aspect of firearms and archery equipment before participating. This will include all types of firearms, archery equipment and range safety. Youth will learn the proper handling, aiming and firing of rifles, shotguns, handguns and archery equipment before participating in the shooting activities provided.

Practical Experience:

Youth will be provided with an opportunity to put into practice all skills and information which they have learned concerning proper safety and techniques.

The Mule Deer Foundation and the M.U.L.E.Y. Program are proud to be suppoters of

Project ChildSafe - Own it, Respect it, Secure it  

a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) program

Brought to you by Project ChildSafe



Habitat is the natural conditions and environment in which wildlife species or plants live.

Wildlife play a vital role in a balanced and healthy environment.

Conservation practices for wildlife and their habitats play a large role in wildlife management.

Ethical Hunters always follow legal guidelines and regulations established by the government. Youth will learn the fundamentals of how, when, where, and why to hunt.

Mule Deer and Black Tailed Deer Biology will include the basic necessities of habitat, food and wildlife conservation, so that youth can understand the needs of these species. This will enable youth to be informed and active participants in conservation efforts.


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Enjoy a safe shooting experience and don’t forget to submit your pictures with captions and a short story on your experience to MDF's Youth Programs Coordinator [click here to send email] or post them on the M.U.L.E.Y. Facebook page at



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