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Mission & Inspiration

The Muter Outdoor Fund is a Michigan-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging new audiences and new generations with Michigan's rich outdoor heritage.

Established in June 2017, the Muter Outdoor Fund honors the late John Muter, an avid Michigan sportsman, who passed away in 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. John loved to hunt, fish, camp and share his outdoor experiences with family, friends, and others. He was always taking new hunters and new anglers under his wing, passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm as he introduced them to his favorite pastimes around the Great Lakes State.

The Muter Outdoor Fund's activities promote outdoor recreation and celebrate Michigan's natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. Our first program, the John A. Muter Memorial Scholarship, recognizes college students who, like John, have demonstrated their commitment to introducing new audiences to fishing, hunting, and other forms of outdoor recreation in Michigan.

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