FRISCO — The Mule Deer Foundation, a 25-year-old grassroots conservation organization, is starting a local chapter in the Potter County area. An organizational meeting will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 9828 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m, and end by 6:00 p.m. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend and bring along a friend.

The Mule Deer Foundation is nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. Unlike other big game animals, mule deer have not adapted well to changes in their environment. As urban areas continue to sprawl, and more people build homes in rural settings, mule deer and their habitat suffer. Throw in a few major interstate highways and an occasional Texas drought, and it is a recipe for disaster. MDF’s goal is to help change the future for mule deer.

Nearly 115 local MDF chapters are located throughout the central and western United States, of which 21 are in Texas. Chapter members help raise money for conservation, initiate programs that benefit wildlife and offer educational and outdoor opportunities to all.

Your support helps fund habitat enhancement projects, land and easements acquisitions, scientific research, support of responsible wildlife management, conservation education, support for hunting heritage, youth programs and more.

For more information about the MDF or about this meeting, contact John R. Rowe at 972-839-8019 or .