Elk Hoof Disease Facility Receives $100,000 RMEF Grant

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on campus in Pullman, Washington. “Hoof disease is affecting more and more elk in the Pacific Northwest,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief... Read More

Public Access Improved to Contentious Crazy Mountains

MISSOULA, Mont.—Those who enjoy hunting, hiking and other forms of recreation will soon have better access to Montana’s Crazy Mountains thanks to a joint effort by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Crazy Mountain Stockgrowers Association and other partners. The organizations are part of the Crazy Mountain Working Group which is made up... Read More

Jacobsen Notches 10th Career RMEF World Elk Calling Championship

MISSOULA, Mont.—Corey Jacobsen won his tenth career individual title at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2019 World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse. The bracketed, head-to-head event doled out more than $43,000 in cash and hunting gear prizes to contestants across six divisions from two different countries. Jacobsen of Donnelly, Idaho, edged runner-up Beau... Read More

Lee, Jacqui Swanson Receive RMEF’s Highest Honor

MISSOULA, Mont.—For their contributions of lasting significance to the benefit of elk and elk country across North America, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation bestowed its highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award, upon Lee and Jacqui Swanson of Cross Plains, Wisconsin. “I love the outdoors. I love the conservation work that this outfit... Read More

Conservation, Mission Accomplishment Celebrated at Elk Camp

MISSOULA, Mont.—Members and other supporters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation generated a wave of enthusiasm as they gathered in the Wasatch Mountains and under the stars to celebrate 35 years of conservation. The revamped Elk Camp, presented by Yeti, and the inaugural Mountain Festival, fueled by MTN Ops, took place July 11-14 at Canyons... Read More

Idaho Elk Habitat Gets $233,000 Upgrade

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided $233,726 in grants to fund 22 habitat stewardship and hunting heritage projects in Idaho. “There are many places in Idaho’s backcountry where overly thick forests and noxious weeds are taking a toll on forage and habitat,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “This funding allows managers to... Read More

Conservation Takes Top Billing at Elk Camp

MISSOULA, Mont.—An internationally-known conservationist, the natural resources lead at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a respected elk migration researcher and the head of an outdoor industry stalwart form an impressive lineup of keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2019 Elk Camp, presented by YETI. Elk Camp and the first-ever RMEF Mountain Fest, fueled... Read More

Nebraska Environmental Trust Funding Boosts Conservation Project in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge

MISSOULA, Mont.—Prime habitat that benefits elk and other wildlife in northwest Nebraska will be permanently protected thanks to key funding provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET). “We truly appreciate the support of the Nebraska Environmental Trust in making this transaction happen,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “Partnerships are vital in making land... Read More