QDMA Joins Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters in Defending Public Deer Hunting Land

QDMA is now an official conservation partner of Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, a group dedicated to preserving Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). This nearly 1.1 million-acre wilderness area is home to some of the best backcountry white-tailed deer hunting in the United States but is currently threatened by sulfide-ore copper mining.

This type of mining generates heavy metals, sulfuric acid and other toxic by-products that can leak into surface water and groundwater. With its vast interconnected water system and pristine wildlife habitat, BWCA is simply not the place for this type of mining. Through the collaborative efforts of QDMA, Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters, and other conservation organizations, this pristine white-tailed deer habitat can continue to thrive for many generations to come. QDMA will work alongside Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters urging legislators to protect this wilderness area for future generations.

“Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters is proud to stand with our partners, the QDMA, in support of permanent protection of the Boundary Waters from proposed copper mining upstream of the Wilderness,” said Spencer Shaver, Conservation Director at Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters. “The Boundary Waters are home to one-of-a-kind public land deer hunting opportunities and are an irreplaceable part of Minnesota’s outdoor heritage. We look forward to working with QDMA and their membership to protect those traditions for future generations and make it clear to our elected officials that the Boundary Waters are too important to risk with this type of mining.”

“We are proud to join the Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters to help protect this iconic place to hunt, fish, camp and explore,” said Kip Adams, QDMA Director of Conservation. “Deer hunters have long enjoyed the Boundary Waters, and by joining this coalition QDMA can better fight on their behalf.”

Media Contact: Kip Adams, QDMA Director of Conservation, 814-326-4023