Partnerships Help Ensure Hunting’s Future

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Partnerships are nothing new to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. RMEF works with a myriad of partners in carrying out land protection and public access, habitat stewardship and elk restoration projects. Same holds true for conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects. Below is such an example.

RMEF provided grant funding and volunteer manpower to assist the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and dozens of other groups in supporting a series of youth turkey hunts in Arizona. More than 500 people including 200 boys and girls participated.

“Such a great father-son moment. We were both so excited. A memory we will both cherish for a lifetime,” Joe Wambach, participant and father of one of the youth hunters, told the NWTF. “Thanks to YOU, the NWTF and RMEF for continuing to sponsor these important events. Can’t say enough good things about all the men and women involved in taking the time to mentor boys and girls in the field, while teaching conservation, respect and good sportsmanship. Seems rare these days.”

The goal of the turkey camps is to teach participants to be safe, ethical and enjoy the hunt.

(Photo source: National Wild Turkey Federation)