More Elk Country Conserved, Opened to Public Access in Pennsylvania

MISSOULA, Mont.—An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access thanks to efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a generous donor. “This would not have happened without landowners who care about Pennsylvania and both understand and appreciate the crucial wildlife values... Read More


Montana Elk Habitat Conserved, Opened to Public Access

MISSOULA, Mont.—A key wildlife landscape previously threatened by subdivision in northwest Montana is now permanently protected and in the public’s hands thanks to a collaborative effort between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation-minded family and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). “This property lies within the popular Holland Lake recreational area of the scenic Swan... Read More


Elk Network: There’s an App for That

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s online digital platform, the Elk Network, is now available as an app. “Approximately 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone and elk hunters certainly rank among them,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We designed the Elk Network to be mobile-first and mobile-friendly. The new Elk Network... Read More


Elk Habitat Permanently Protected in Colorado

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation partnered with a conservation-minded landowner, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to permanently protect 524 acres of prime wildlife habitat in west-central Colorado. “We appreciate the private landowners for recognizing the important wildlife values of their land and taking action to permanently protect it,” said... Read More


RMEF: Silver Linings in Great Lakes Wolf Ruling

MISSOULA, Mont.—Unlike its decision earlier in 2017 upholding efforts to delist wolves in Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia chose not to do the same in the Western Great Lakes states. “We are disappointed with this latest ruling, but the court wholeheartedly rejected a number of claims by environmental groups... Read More


Bass Pro Shops Hosts Elk Country Conservation Month

MISSOULA, Mont.—For the 11th year in a row, Bass Pro Shops will generate funds for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Bass Pro Shops will host Elk Country Conservation Month for the entire month of August. “We are... Read More


RMEF Reaffirms Support of Public Lands

MISSOULA, Mont.—In light of continuing chatter and rhetoric aimed at privatizing federal public lands, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation continues to advocate its support for keeping public lands in the hands of America’s citizens. “The 640 million acres of public land across the United States play a highly significant role in our wildlife system,” said... Read More


Elk Fit to Benefit Hunters, Public Access

MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk Fit, a nutritional program inspired by a partnership between the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and MTN OPS, offers tangible benefits for elk hunters and their ability to access more public land. “We appreciate our conservation partners at MTN OPS who see eye-to-eye with our mission priorities,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of... Read More


Take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting and enter to win NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor Experience

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of hunters and anglers, features a new twist this year. Richard Childress, NASCAR legend and honorary chair for NHF Day, is asking hunters and anglers to participate in the new NHF Day Challenge by taking someone hunting, fishing or target shooting. By pledging to introduce someone to the outdoors between now and NHF Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, participants will be eligible to win a Richard Childress Racing VIP race weekend package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience in America’s Conservation Capital from Big Cedar Lodge and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.... Read More


Elk Network Booming, Hosts New Digital Hunting Series

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s digital platform, the Elk Network, recently rolled over 700-thousand page views just three months after its launch. “We’re seeing great interest, great growth and tremendous user interaction via the Elk Network,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “This online hub is an innovative way to create and... Read More