Missoula, MT -(AmmoLand.com)- Founded on May 14, 1984, by four elk hunters in northwest Montana, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is now celebrating 32 years of carrying out its conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
“We are grateful for our founders, our dedicated volunteers and members, our conservation partners, and the sportsmen and women who have supported our mission these many years,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We remain steadfastly committed to RMEF’s core programs of land protection, habitat stewardship, elk restoration and hunting heritage.”
To date, RMEF and its partners completed nearly 10,000 conservation and hunting heritage projects that protected or enhanced more than 6.8 million acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to more than 852,000 acres.
2015 marked RMEF’s seventh consecutive year of record membership growth. As of December 31, 2015, RMEF has 219,750 members and 11,000 volunteers who offer their time, talents and passion while working among more than 500 chapters across 49 states.
Since 1984, the elk population across North America more than doubled from 550,000 to …Read the Rest