RMEF Surpasses 7 Million Acre Conservation Milestone

RMEF Surpasses 7 Million Acre Conservation MilestoneMISSOULA, MT—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation capped 2016, a year filled with several organizational conservation milestones, by surpassing seven million acres in lifetime land protection and habitat enhancement projects.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment that strikes at the very heart of our conservation mission. It is a reflection of decades of hard work bolstered by the support of dedicated volunteers, members, partner organizations, sponsors and many, many other good folks,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. [Read more…]

Wyoming Project Secures Access to 47,000 Acres of Public Land

MISSOULA, Mont.—Hunters, anglers, hikers and those who enjoy other forms of outdoor recreation will benefit from a recent Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project in Wyoming. [Read more…]

RMEF: I-177 Bad for Elk, Wildlife Management

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly opposes Initiative 177, a measure on Montana’s November ballot that would immediately ban trapping on all public lands in the state. If passed it would severely cripple scientifically sound management practices that maintain healthy wildlife populations across Montana. [Read more…]

#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million, Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Reaches 7 Million,

Sets Crosshairs on Economic Impact

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s #HuntingIsConservation social media campaign, designed to educate hunters and non-hunters alike, reached more than 7.4 million* people since its launch in January. [Read more…]

Contact Representatives to pass SHARE Act

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RMEF Members,

Contact Your House Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on an important bill this week that would help preserve our outdoor traditions. The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406) revises a variety of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing and recreational shooting.

SHARE Act highlights:

  •     Makes existing exemption from EPA regulation for lead shot permanent, adds lead tackle as an exempted product
  •     Extends/increases states’ authority to allocate Pittman-Robertson funding for acquiring land for expanding/constructing public shooting ranges
  •     Requires Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands be open for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting unless specifically closed
  •     Requires U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to consider the priority public uses as hunting and fishing when adding new lands to National Wildlife Refuge System
  •     Provides for the use of volunteers from the hunting community to cull excess animals on BLM, USFS, FWS and National Park System lands

Go here to see the full text of the bill.

Find your representative and his/her contact information here.

Our combined involvement as sportsmen and women in this process will ensure the future of our hunting heritage and our outdoor way of life. Thank you for being engaged and making a difference.

Sincerely,

M. David Allen
RMEF President & CEO

RMEF Blue & Gray Chapter’s 5th Annual Dinner and Benefit Auction

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationTICKETS ARE SELLING!                    DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS AWESOME EVENT!!!

I wanted to remind everyone that you’re invited to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation dinner and benefit auction at the Blue & Gray’s Chapter’s 5th  annual banquet, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Only 11 days until this event, order your tickets now before it is too late! [Read more…]

Theodore Roosevelt Safari Rifle Set

The RMEF is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s African Safari of 1909. This was achieved by partnering with Browning and Winchester to create this very limited rifle set.

 RMEF Model 1895 Theodore Roosevelt Safari Rifle Set

 

Elk Hunt Forecast 2011

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.–Winterkill, habitat problems and wolves have driven elk numbers down in some areas. But many of America’s roughly 800,000 elk hunters have reason to be optimistic about upcoming seasons, based on hunt forecasts compiled by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

(Note: The following data, compiled from state and provincial wildlife agencies, reflect biologists’ best estimates of elk populations. Each year, animal rights activists blatantly misrepresent these data to prop up their argument for keeping wolves perpetually on the Endangered Species List. It’s a fact that where wolves are concentrated, elk herds are being impacted. Calf survival rates in certain areas are too low to sustain herds for the future. Wolves must be managed, same as elk. In spite of the misuse, RMEF believes these data are valuable to hunters and will continue to provide them.)

Following are condensed forecasts for 29 states and provinces. See full-length versions at www.rmef.org/hunting/features. For even more detailed coverage, see the Sept./Oct. 2011 edition of the RMEF member magazine, Bugle. To join, call 800-CALL ELK. [Read more…]

Blue & Gray 1st Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

If you love good times and the outdoors like we do, you won’t want to miss the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Blue & Gray Chapter’s 1st annual banquet and fundraiser. We guarantee you a great time supporting a great cause!
This year’s banquet is on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at Middletown, VA Fire Dept. Social Hall (Exit 302-I 81) .
Doors open at 5:00 PM. During the “social hour” you’ll enjoy drawings, raffles, games, drinks (BYOB), and the silent auction. Dinner and live auction will follow. [Read more…]

RMEF Files Motion in Latest Wolf Suit

MISSOULA, Mont.–Animal rights groups are challenging in federal court the constitutionality of Congress’ recent delisting of wolves in parts of the West. Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula, Mont., will consider the challenge, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has filed a motion to intervene in support of the delisting.

If the motion is granted, Judge Molloy will consider RMEF positions in his decision. [Read more…]