What does it take to create the largest hunter access tract in the entire state of North Dakota?
First and foremost, it takes willing landowners who allow access to their land and its wildlife values.
In this case, it also takes cooperation from conservation groups and a state agency to make it happen.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with Byron and Kathy Richard, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and other partners to create the Richard Angus Ranch Access Project.
RMEF helped secure a 10-year agreement that allows hunters in pursuit of elk, deer, pronghorn and other wildlife across the 20,000-acre tract of land formerly known as the Beaver Creek Ranch.
Located in the west-central part of the state just north of Beach, the project also improves access to two adjacent state land sections totaling 1,280 acres.
Opening and improving public access lies at the heart of RMEF’s conservation mission.
To learn more about RMEF access projects in your area, turn on the RMEF layer in the onX Hunt App to view project sites and boundaries.