Who We Are

We are non
Profit Team

Over the last 40 years, MDHA has been building our hunting and conservation legacy through habitat, education and advocacy. With nearly 20,000 members throughout the state, MDHA works in Minnesota for Minnesota through our main tenets which include habitat, education and advocacy.
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How Does MDHA Operate?

MDHA has an Executive Board of Directors who are volunteers that oversee the Mission and Visions of the organization comprised of the Executive Committee and the Regional Directors. All these volunteers are members of chapters in communities throughout Minnesota. Click below for a copy of our most recent Corporate Bylaws to read about how we operate!

MDHA Chapters and Members

Each member contributes to the mission by sharing their voices, donating funds and getting involved. Chapters are comprised of those members who join forces because of traditions, camaraderie and MDHA’s mission.

History

The winter of 1968 – 1969 was a brutal winter in northern Minnesota which prompted a group, which subsequently named itself Save Minnesota Deer, to seek the attention and assistance of the legislature to save the starving deer in Minnesota. Eleven years later, with this group success, members made a decision to increase their purpose and to create an organization to span the entire state of Minnesota. On June 30, 1980 one such organization evolved – Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) – created by hunters, for hunters. Over the last 35 years, MDHA has been building our hunting and conservation legacy through habitat, education and advocacy. With nearly 20,000 members throughout the state, MDHA works in Minnesota for Minnesota through our main tenets which include habitat, education and advocacy.

Bylaws
MDHA

We have a
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Mission

MDHA's mission is to ensure the preservation and enhancement of wild deer hunting opportunities through Habitat, Education, Advocacy and Legislation.
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Our Vision

We ensure that the culture of deer hunting in Minnesota is being upheld by improving opportunities through:
Habitat - Education - Legislation & Advocacy
  • Produce public policy positions regarding wildlife and hunting
  • Promote good sportsmanship, hunting ethics and safe hunting practices
  • Promote and maintain high quality deer habitat
  • Provide opportunities for deer hunters to meet, share experiences and develop an inclusive spirit
  • Educate hunters and the public on the value of the sport of deer hunting
  • Support the enforcement of regulations which curtail the illegal taking of deer
  • Support efforts to increase opportunities for deer hunting on both private and public lands

Our Timeline

1968

Save Minnesota Deer

The winter of 1968 – 1969 was a brutal winter in northern Minnesota which prompted a group, which subsequently named itself Save Minnesota Deer, to seek the attention and assistance of the legislature to save the starving deer in Minnesota.

1968

June 30th 1980

MDHA Established

On June 30, 1980 one such organization evolved – Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) – created by hunters, for hunters.
Minnesota Deer Hunters

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

460 Peterson Rd
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

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