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We Will Continue to…. Achieve.

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Over 10,000 Conservation Projects Completed. Over 7,000,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat Conserved or Enhanced. Opened or improved access to more than 1,000,000 acres for the public to hunt, hike, fish and enjoy. Thanks to more than 11,000 Volunteers… more than 220,000 Members… Donors, Conservation and Corporate Partners… We will continue to…. Achieve.

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Cow Island Public Access Project

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Sometimes, just getting to where you want to go is the toughest part. Take the scenic and sprawling Missouri River Breaks region of north-central Montana. It is prime habitat for elk and other wildlife but access to certain portions of it is nearly impossible at best. Thanks to a 93-acre land transaction brokered by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the door to 6,000 acres of previously difficult-to-reach public land in the Breaks is permanently open.  …

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Arizona Elk Habitat Gets a Boost

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $212,970 in grant funding for 15 projects that enhance Arizona’s wildlife habitat and hunting heritage. The grants benefit 7,464 acres across Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma Counties. There are also three projects of statewide benefit. “One of the major issues that threaten quality habitat in the desert Southwest is the invading presence of conifer species which tend to choke out vital native forage for …

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Cow Island, Montana

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One person can make a big difference in helping open the door for scores of others to better enjoy elk country on our public lands. That’s exactly what happened in north-central Montana. Here’s the story. A member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation notified the RMEF about this property after reading in Bugle magazine about a similar project a few years ago some 130 miles southwest of here. The result is RMEF stepped in and …

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RMEF Re-Ups Support of Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

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MISSOULA, Mont.—Renewing its commitment to provide training and hands-on experience for current and future wildlife professionals, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is extending and expanding its partnership with the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation of Dundee, Illinois, and its Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) program. CLfT hosts five-day workshops for wildlife professionals and students who do not hunt. They leave with a deep understanding of hunting and its impact on conservation. “Supporting CLfT helps RMEF meet …

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Virginia Volunteers Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports America’s dedicated servicemen and women. Volunteers from the Southeast Virginia Chapter recently participated in the Devon Grube BBQ Classic to honor a Navy SEAL who tragically passed away while off duty and kayaking in Chesapeake Bay. He left behind a wife with three young children. Grube grew up in Cavalier, North Dakota. He chose to enlist in the Navy following the attacks on September 11, 2001. He was a …

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Luera Peak Public Access Project

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It takes different types of tools to handle different types of projects. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation knows that all too well. It reached into its conservation toolbox to pull out funding in the form of a two-mile, right-of-way road easement to keep the door open to 52,000 acres of public and State Trust Lands in west-central New Mexico. That landscape is valued by hunters and wildlife alike. It provides quality habitat for elk, deer, …

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Luera Peak Access, New Mexico

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The number-one reason why most people stop hunting is they don’t have a place to hunt. That’s why one of the main facets of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s conservation mission is to open, secure and improve public access. You want a perfect example? This is Luera Road in west-central New Mexico. RMEF and its partners joined ranks to provide funding a for continual two-mile right-of-way road easement that provides access to 52,000 acres of …

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New RMEF Layer on onX Hunt App Helps Hunters

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is excited to announce a new RMEF layer in the onX Hunt app that assists hunters with public access and other helpful information. “For years now, the team at onX Hunt has been ahead of the game in developing and translating technology into boots-on-the-ground knowledge for elk hunters. And now they’ve done it again,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. The new RMEF layer is free for …

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Coco Belle – Public Access Project

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Big things can and do come in small packages. Here’s a perfect example. In the shadows of the Teton Mountains of western Wyoming near the Idaho border, the Coco Belle project covers a mere 44 acres but it improves access for hunters, hikers and others to more than six thousand acres of what was previously difficult-to-reach public land. And Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation volunteers played a key role in making it all happen. A father-daughter …