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

Department of Interior Announces Recovery and Delisting of Yellowstone Grizzly Population

MISSOULA, Mont.—The U.S. Department of Interior announced the recovery of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population as well as its intent to remove federal protections and return management to state agencies. “The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the delisting of grizzly bears,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “It’s been a long time coming and... Read More

RMEF Supports Sheehan Appointment

MISSOULA, Mont.—Greg Sheehan, director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, has been named deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and as its acting director until one is nominated and confirmed. “RMEF is pleased to endorse a wildlife professional who supports and understands the issues we face in the American West with... Read More

Renowned Conservationist, RMEF Promote Relevance of Hunting

MISSOULA, Mont.—In an effort to promote a wider public conversation about the positive connections between hunting and wildlife conservation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation partnered with widely-respected conservationist and wildlife researcher Shane Mahoney to release a timely and evocative short film titled Relevance. The video, which discusses the modern relevance of hunting traditions, especially in... Read More

Elk Habitat Conserved in Washington’s Lewis River Watershed

MISSOULA, Mont.—Nearly 4,500 acres of prime wildlife habitat in southwestern Washington are permanently protected and opened to public access thanks to ongoing collaborative efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and PacifiCorp, an electric utility company. “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This forestland is crucial habitat for Roosevelt... Read More

RMEF Celebrates 33rd Anniversary

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is commemorating 33 years of carrying out its conservation mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “We are deeply indebted to and grateful for men and women who had the foresight, energy and perseverance to establish this organization for the benefit... Read More

RMEF Salutes Volunteers

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to recognize and honor its conservation army of 11,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week. “We cannot express how grateful we are for good men and women who do so much for elk and elk country,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “They work tirelessly on their... Read More