Warren Youmans Joins Mule Deer Foundation as Wyoming Regional Director

Mule Deer Foundation
Mule Deer Foundation
Mule Deer Foundation (MDF)
Mule Deer Foundation

Salt Lake City, Utah –-(Ammoland.com)- Warren Youmans of Casper started work today as the Mule Deer Foundation’s regional director for the state of Wyoming. Youmans will engage directly with MDF’s chapters in Wyoming to support their fundraising and on-the-ground conservation efforts.

In addition, Youmans will be working to build new chapters and increase volunteer engagement on key issues impacting mule deer in the state.

“We are excited that Warren will be joining MDF as our regional director for Wyoming,” commented Mike Laughter, MDF’s director of field operations. “Warren has joined us as a volunteer during our auctions at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. We know he will bring that passion and enthusiasm for mule deer to his new position as regional director.”

Warren Youmans
Warren Youmans

Youmans and his wife, Kim, are natives of Wyoming. Both grew up hunting and fishing and spending time outdoors and they are raising their two children the same way. Youmans earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and he is a small business owner of a real estate brokerage firm in Casper. Youmans credits his father-in-law – former Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner and Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame inductee, Jerry Galles – with his active involvement in conservation. He has worked with many conservation organizations, including MDF, for over two decades and has developed a broad network of committed sportsman-conservationists across the state. Warren became more engaged with MDF after he and Jerry attended Hunt Expo as auction spotters.

“When we went to the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, it was obvious that the Mule Deer Foundation is a big family with a passion and a commitment to conservation. I am honored and genuinely excited about the opportunity to be a part of this great family,” Youmans noted. “I look forward to raising the funds that will put critical conservation efforts on the ground for mule deer here in the great state of Wyoming.”

A primary role for MDF’s regional directors is to help chapters raise the revenue to support habitat restoration efforts in their state. This requires significant collaboration with the volunteers around the state to become actively engaged in conservation issues. Youmans will be working closely with Wyoming’s chapters along with the federal land management agencies and Wyoming Game and Fish Department to ensure that mule deer conservation remains a top priority. Youmans will be looking to grow chapters in Wyoming, particularly the center of the state, helping to rebuild the chapter in Casper and launch one in Lander.

“Mule deer are truly the icons of the West, but we’re losing them and I have seen this first hand,” he continued. “I hope to make a difference for mule deer and all wildlife species here in my home state so I can pass this legacy on to my children and help our incredible volunteers share this treasure with future generations.”

About MDF

The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management, and conservation policy issues. 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 in your state or become a member at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.