MDF has done some good, I've seen lots of guzzlers, habitat projects and such. I have a problem with organizations that can't openly support sportsmens views such as being against the public land transfer or renewal of the LWCF. The mule deer foundation does some decent work but yes they are too closely affiliated with SFW in a lot of ways and they stay silent on a lot of important issues. I can however get behind 100% of funds being raised going toward wildlife projects. I won't throw a lot of support their way but for something like this I can throw a little. However if you can only support one organization put your foot forward with RMEF, they are definitely the example of what a true sportsmen organization should be, and actually take stands on important issues.
I agree with everything you said.I'll bite at your baited post. MDF should admit they are the proxy, puppet, minion and b#$ch of SFW. Any support or perceived legitimacy of them only further promotes what SFW and BGF are doing.
What I would respect is if they immediately threw their support behind RMEF to manage the Utah tag program and they helped co-host a joint RMEF/MDF convention in SLC. I'm all about redemption in the world and MDF needs to act like a conservation organization dedicated to public hunter opportunities including protection or public lands and access.
p.s update your profile to show you reside in UT. I'm 99.9% sure you reside in our fine state.