North American Squirrel Association

formed in 2003
Holmen, Wisconsin

  • a non-profit organization
  • Out of a desire to provide physically challenged and elderly members of our community with outdoor opportunities such as hunting and fishing
  • donated funds and equipment provide such opportunities

North American Squirrel Association
PO Box 186
Holmen, Wisconsin 54636


United Special Sportsman Alliance

September 2000

  • “dream wish” granting charity
    – sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the FREE outdoor adventure of their dreams
  • a 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • 100% volunteer staff
  •  grant over 14,800 dream adventures in 44 states to these special people
  • Brigid O’Donoghue
    – COB, CEO, and Founder, USSA

United Special Sportsman Alliance (USSA)
N7864 Shotwell Lane, Pittsville, Wisconsin 54466

(715) 884-2256


Mule Deer Foundation

formed July 1988
California, Nevada, Utah

  • 1988 Founded in Redding, California
  • 1992 first National Convention in Reno, Nev
  • 1992 – 2006 national headquarters moved to Reno, Nevada
  • 1995 began publishing Mule Deer magazine
  •  1995 to 2004, MDF experienced highs and lows as a conservation organization
  • 2003, the Board of Directors implemented the Chapter Rewards Program for local chapters
  • July of 2005, the old Mule Deer magazine changed its format and look, turning into the MDF magazine
  •  2006, MDF teamed with the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (FNAWS)
    –  “Buck-A-Rama.”convention in Reno, Nev
  • 2007 the first-ever Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mule Deer Foundation
1939 South 4130 West, Ste. H
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104


Quality Deer Management Association

founded in 1988
Bogart, Georgia

  • to educate its members and all deer hunters about the benefits of the Quality Deer Management (QDM) philosophy
  •  60,000 members
  •  all 50 states and several foreign countrie

Quality Deer Management Association
P.O. Box 160
Bogart, Georgia 30622


Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

 founded in 1984
Missoula, Montana

  • opened, secured or improved public access to more than 911,000 acres of elk habitat
  • more than 500 chapters across the country
  • 2016 220,000 membership

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
5705 Grant Creek
Missoula, Montana 59808

(406) 523-4500

Whitetails Unlimited

founded in 1982
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

“Working for an American Tradition.”

  •  the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment
  • 114,000-plus members


Whitetails Unlimited 
PO Box 720
2100 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235


Pheasants Forever

stared in 1982
St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1982 pheasant hunters saw the connection between upland habitat loss and declining pheasant populations
  • 145,000 members
  • 700 local chapters
  • more than 100 wildlife biologists

Pheasants Forever
1783 Buerkle Circle
St. Paul, Minnesota 55110