$40,000 Up for Grabs at RMEF World Elk Calling Championships

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will dole out more than $40,000 in cash, hunting gear and other prizes when the RMEF World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, take place in Park City, Utah, on July 22-23, 2021.   “We are excited to welcome back the best elk callers in the world,” said… Continue reading $40,000 Up for Grabs at RMEF World Elk Calling Championships

RMEF Marks 37 Years of Conservation

MISSOULA, Mont. — May 14th is a monumental day in conservation. On this date in 1984, four elk hunters in northwest Montana officially founded the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “Our founders and their families had a vision and sacrificed much to establish… Continue reading RMEF Marks 37 Years of Conservation

RMEF Volunteers Donate $24 Million in Mission Value

MISSOULA, Mont. — In 2020, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation volunteers contributed just shy of $24 million worth of value in donated time and labor to further RMEF’s mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. “Our volunteers are amazing and are the heart of RMEF. Day in and day… Continue reading RMEF Volunteers Donate $24 Million in Mission Value

$1.1 Million in Funding Benefits Elk Habitat, Hunting Heritage Across America’s Heartland

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation collaborated with nearly two dozen partners to provide $1,134,098 for 12 wildlife habitat, hunting heritage or wildlife management projects in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. RMEF contributed $82,248 in funding that leveraged an additional $1,051,850 in partner dollars. “There are wild, free-ranging elk herds in 28 states… Continue reading $1.1 Million in Funding Benefits Elk Habitat, Hunting Heritage Across America’s Heartland

Access Greatly Improved to Remote Idaho Elk Habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. — It is a ways off the beaten path, but a 1,300-acre slice of western Idaho elk country is now much more accessible and greatly improves public access to surrounding federal and state lands as well. Originally donated to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, it is now known as the Joseph Plains Wildlife… Continue reading Access Greatly Improved to Remote Idaho Elk Habitat

Bronson Named RMEF Director of Government Affairs

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome Ryan Bronson as its director of government affairs. “Ryan has a lengthy and successful history advocating for hunting and conservation,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “In this day and age, advocating on behalf of our stakeholders is increasingly vital to our… Continue reading Bronson Named RMEF Director of Government Affairs

Idaho Elk Habitat Protected, Public Access Improved

MISSOULA, Mont. — Ninety acres of prime elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access in northern Idaho. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and partners worked with private landowners to purchase and convey their property to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). “This is a unique project that touches on… Continue reading Idaho Elk Habitat Protected, Public Access Improved

Apply For 2021 Elk Hunt

The 2021 elk season will be held Oct. 16-Nov. 14 and Dec. 9-17. Successful applicants can hunt during either period. / Credt: iStock.com/Harry Collins

Applications Open Now Through May 31 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the application period for the 2021 elk hunt is open through May 31 for the chance to draw a hunt of a lifetime. Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fourth elk hunt… Continue reading Apply For 2021 Elk Hunt

RMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation carried out meaningful and measurable conservation work in 2020 thanks to strong support from its sponsors. “We are able to accomplish our mission through the collective support of our volunteers, members, donors and our conservation partners,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief revenue officer. “Our partners are leading… Continue reading RMEF Salutes Conservation Partners

Childress Earns Hunting Heritage Award

The National Wild Turkey Federation recognized Richard Childress, former NASCAR driver and owner of Richard Childress Racing, with the Lynn Boykin Hunting Heritage Award for his contributions to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.   “It is an honor to accept the NWTF’s Lynn Boykin award,” Childress said. “To me, this award represents NWTF… Continue reading Childress Earns Hunting Heritage Award