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…]

Colorado Elk Herd in the Crosshairs

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is raising a word of warning about a “quiet” movement in Colorado seeking to place wolves on the landscape. It also has grave concerns about the tactics used by environmentalists and animal rights groups behind such efforts. [Read more…]

RMEF Maintains Stance: No Sale or Transfer of Public Lands

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, MT—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintains its long-standing stance in adamantly opposing the sale or transfer of federal lands to states.

“We have always been against the sale or transfer of our public lands but now we’re seeing some western state legislatures mulling or taking action that could lead to that happening. We’re also hearing some chatter on the federal level,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “This is dangerous for two reasons. First, it could result in the privatizing of these lands and the subsequent permanent loss of public access for hunters, anglers, hikers and others. Second, this discussion is a smoke screen of sorts that does nothing to address the real issue of the crucial need for active management of our forests.” [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…]

A Growing Elk Herd in Virginia

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

pict0249Since restoration efforts to restore this once-native species began a few years ago, Virginia’s Elk have been thriving!  DGIF Biologists estimate the total number of elk in Virginia to be between 150 to 200 animals.  Our Virginia bulls are growing impressive antlers and are now “bugling” to assert their dominance, and to impress their harems.  The sound of the elk bugle is one of the most unique sounds in nature.  These magnificent animals provide a great viewing opportunity–Elk Cows can weigh up to 600lbs and Bulls can grow to a whopping 700lbs! [Read more…]

Lake Braddock Rifle Team Receives Endowment

Lake Braddock-Midway USA-RMEF EndowmentMISSOULA, Mont.— Fairfax, VA’s Lake Braddock Secondary School Rifle Team received a $10,000 endowment to support their local shooting team. The endowment was awarded through a partnership between the Midway USA Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). [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

 

Newberg Appointed to RMEF Committee

Randy Newberg

MISSOULA, Mont.–Outdoor television producer and host Randy Newberg has accepted a volunteer position on the conservation issues/government relations committee of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Newberg is well known for his all self-guided, all public-land hunting program “On Your Own Adventures,” which airs on Sportsman Channel.

The Bozeman, Mont., hunter also is a stanch follower of conservation issues, politics and policies nationwide. [Read more…]

Elk Hunting & Country Music Event 2011

Elk Hunting & Country Music Event 2011

Elk101.com and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are excited to announce the 1st annual Elk Hunting & Country Music Event to be held on Saturday July 30th, 2011. Guest seminar speakers will be back-country bowhunter Cameron Hanes and World Champion Elk Caller Corey Jacobsen. The event will also feature country music’s Andy Griggs in an intimate concert setting! Seating is limited and ticket prices start at just $9 with family ticket packages available. See below for more event details. [Read more…]

Wanna Win A Backcountry WY Elk Hunt?

 

20th Annual Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation (RMEF) Bull Run Banquet & Auction

Date: April 2, 2011
Time: 4:30pm – 8pm
Place: Burke Volunteer Fire Department Hall – 9501 Old Burke Lake Road  Burke, Virginia 22015

Dinner, Raffles, Silent and Live Auctions and a “GREAT” time for the whole family! Come out to celebrate the reintroduction of elk in Virginia!

One of the auction items will be a Backcountry Wilderness Elk Hunt in Wyoming. If you want to experience elk hunting, in a traditional setting, you won’t find a better location or outfitter than Open Creek Outfitters!

FOR TICKETS CALL:

Rich Vigue: 703-317-0441 [Read more…]