Wyoming Receives $7.2 Million for Conservation Work

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MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded $7,256,274 of grant funding in Wyoming to enhance wildlife habitat, scientific research and hunting opportunities. RMEF directly granted $340,471 and leveraged an additional $6,915,803 in partner funding.

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New Trail Opens Hunter, Hiker Access to Crazy Mountains

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MISSOULA, Mont.—Thanks to the construction of a new trail, hunters now have access to the west side of Montana’s Crazy Mountains just in time for Montana’s youth hunt and general rifle season.

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RMEF, SAF Oppose Yellowstone Grizzly Ruling

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationSportsmen’s Alliance FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation disagree with a judge’s decision to vacate the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ruling places the population back on the endangered species list. [Read more…]

RMEF Seeking Candidates for Regional Director Slot

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, (www.rmef.org) a non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a performance motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and major gift fundraising in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. BS/equivalent degree and 5 years of experience in business, marketing, and fundraising required. Volunteer management experience and a pro-hunting background are critical attributes. Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. Successful applicant will be required to live in Arkansas. Email cover letter and resume to jobs@rmef.org. Closes October 8th. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V [Read more…]

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

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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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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

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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…]