Mule Deer Foundation raises funds for USA Shooting Team Training Program
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -(Ammoland.com)- At the recently held Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE), hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife, $12,500 was raised to directly benefit the USA Shooting Team Training Program.
Following the WHCE keynote address by the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, Executive Director of the USA Shooting Team Foundation Buddy DuVall took the stage with several members of the USA Shooting Team to auction off a very special pistol and knife set.
The fully engraved Kimber .45 caliber handgun featuring highly polished stainless steel and antique ivory bone grips, accompanied by an antique ivory bone Catskill Hunter knife made by Canal Street Cutlery, sold for $12,500. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the USA Shooting Team Training Program.
This was the final set of just three made. Baron Technology teamed up with Kimber manufacturing, Canal Street Cutlery, Nutmeg Sports and Hampels Woodland Products to create this custom Kimber .45 caliber STS Target II pistol and knife set for USA Shooting to auction at selected conventions.
“The Kimber and Canal Street Cutlery set that we’ve had the fortune to auction off throughout this year’s industry show season is a result of the vision and support USA Shooting receives from our sponsors and partners,” said Buddy DuVall, Executive Director of the USA Shooting Team Foundation. “These unique auction items go a long in way in supporting the programs and training necessary to build a stronger USA Shooting Team.”
MDF’s President and CEO added, “We were honored that the WHCE was chosen to be one of the venues offering this beautiful set at auction. The Mule Deer Foundation is proud to be associated with these Olympic athletes. They have consistently supported us, and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Photo Caption: Special serial numbered Kimber fully hand engraved by Rob Bunting, paired with a matching engraved Catskill Hunter knife by Canal Street Cutlery. Gun and knife fitted with antique ivory grips by Nutmeg Sports. In a beautiful American walnut display case hand crafted by Hampels Woodland Products.
About Mule Deer Foundation
The Mule Deer Foundation is one of the key conservation groups in North America working to restore, improve and protect mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. With a focus on science and program efficiency, MDF raises millions of dollars and completes hundreds of mission-critical projects for mule deer each year. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.
About USA Shooting
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels; developing shooting athletes from grassroots to Olympic medals. Visit www.usashooting.org.