It’s a simple fact that without animals, we cannot hunt. Those animals need a place to live. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raises large amounts of money to protect the habitats of these animals preserving our hunting heritage. Recently, RMEF and its partners raised $1,134,098 to aid in conservation efforts for these important animals.
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.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Raises $1.1 Million
The money that was raised will help fund 12 projects spread among Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
“There are wild, free-ranging elk herds in 28 states including these five in the lower part of the Midwest,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer and Nebraska native. “This grant funding helps improve habitat for elk, deer and many other species of wildlife.”
“We greatly appreciate our volunteers in these states who generated this funding by hosting banquets, membership drives and other events. We simply could not carry out our mission without them,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raises funds for projects such as these, and has done so since 1989. The organization currently has over 231,000 members, made up mostly of hunters. Since its inception, RMEF has conserved over 8.1 million acres for various kinds of wildlife.
If you would like to know more about what the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation does to protect our elk populations, or what you can do to help, head over to the RMEF website. You can also learn more by calling 800-CALL ELK, or by following them on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Let’s do what we can to help protect these habitats and our culture as Americans and hunters.