Hunters Victorious in Court

MISSOULA, Mont.—The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of hunters on a game retrieval program in the Kaibab National Forest of northern Arizona. Environmental groups appealed a previous ruling by the Arizona U.S. District Court, which they also lost. “This is a big win for hunters,” said Kyle Weaver, Rocky Mountain Elk... Read More


RMEF Board of Directors Welcomes New Chair, Members

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Fred Lekse has been elected its new chairman of the Board of Directors. A RMEF life member and avid hunter, Lekse is the 19th chairman to lead the organization. “It is an honor and a privilege to assume this new responsibility,” said Lekse. “I am... Read More


RMEF Lauds Passage of Natural Resources Management Act

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly supports congressional action resulting in the passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47) which includes permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The House voted in favor of the proposal 363-62 just two weeks after the Senate approved the measure 92-8. “We wish... Read More


Interactive National Geographic Elk Migration Exhibit Comes to RMEF

MISSOULA, Mont.—Imagine being able to stand in one spot and yet you can witness the year-round migration of elk across the vast Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Now you can do so thanks to a collaborative effort between the National Geographic Society, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Invisible Boundaries, a... Read More


Registration Opens for 2019 Elk Camp & MTN Festival

MISSOULA, Mont.—Registration for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Camp & MTN Festival, presented by YETI, opens on February 4, 2019. RMEF’s totally revamped national convention will take place on the slopes and in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains July 11-14, 2019, in Park City, Utah. “We cannot wait to gather with our volunteers,... Read More



RMEF Marks Decade of Record Membership Growth

MISSOULA, Mont.—Chalk it up as the tenth year in a row that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation registered record membership. As of December 31, 2018, RMEF had 234,982 members, marking a 3.2 percent membership increase from 2017. “We greatly appreciate our members and volunteers who support our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other... Read More


Wildlife Habitat Conserved in Wyoming

MISSOULA, Mont.—A family in southeast Wyoming teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to permanently protect 133 acres of important elk habitat. “Fred and Stephanie Lindzey have always cherished the wildlife values of their land during their more than three decades of ownership,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We appreciate their desire... Read More


RMEF Grants Improve Minnesota Elk Country

MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk habitat and hunting heritage programs in Minnesota received a boost thanks to nearly $38,000 in grant funding from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The ten 2018 projects benefitted Beltrami, Brown, Kittson, Le Sueur, Marshall, Morrison, Nicollet and Sibley Counties. There are also three projects of statewide benefit. “Minnesota’s elk range is interspersed among... Read More


Les Schwab Steps Up Support of RMEF

MISSOULA, Mont.—Les Schwab Tire Centers, a long-time supporter and sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, will do even more in 2019 to assist the conservation organization’s mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “Les Schwab has a long history of both valuing and backing our mission... Read More