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RMEF Recognizes Mossy Oak, Top Partners

RMEF Mountain Festival Set for July 2022 

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Utilizing virtual fund-raising techniques and pandemic workarounds, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) posted another amazing year in 2021 on behalf of wildlife conservation and hunting in America. 

While enabling the distribution of millions of dollars for nationwide habitat enhancement, RMEF also specifically protected and/or opened 56,700 new acres to elk conservation and hunting in 2021. These expanded opportunities included wildlands in California, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Two of the ’21 projects were incremental to landscape-scale/conservation strategy programs totaling an additional 70,000 acres.  

Further, RMEF committed $180,000 in ‘21 for mapping research on elk migrations.

RMEF founders
Bob Munson, Dan Bull, Bill Munson and Charlie Decker created the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in May 1984. 

RMEF Elk Country Legacy program partners, which reflect all aspects of the RMEF mission, are Mossy Oak, Browning, Grand View Outdoors, SCHEELS, Benelli and Winchester.  To date, RMEF has opened or improved access to more than 1.4 million acres of public land through its RMEF Access Elk Country initiative. Those sponsors are ALPS, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Gerber, Kimber, Yamaha and Warne Scope Mounts.

Like so many of America’s iconic conservation organizations, RMEF 2022 includes the promise of a breakout return to the in-person entertainment of statewide fundraising events. Nationally, that effort will also include the bucket-list adventure that’s represented by the July 21-24, 2022 RMEF Mountain Festival in the Canyons Villages of Park City, UT. If you’re an archery elk enthusiast this is four days of all-you-can-eat:  a steep, deep and exquisitely beautiful 3-D archery rendezvous across six handcrafted courses designed by the renowned crews of the Total Archery Challenge. 

To include the national elk calling championships, music and expert seminars, RMEF Mountain Fest 2022 will be the ultimately affordable family resort revival for lovers of Rocky Mountain elk and elk country.  
“We simply cannot do what we do without support and good work from our volunteers, members and our conservation partners,” said Riza Lesser, RMEF managing director of marketing. “We recognize and thank our sponsors who are industry leaders that help us ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

Eric Siegfried
Eric Siegfried, the inventor of onXmaps, was selected as the 2021 Conservationist of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). Mossy Oak’s partners at onX have dedicated more than $1 million to conservation since 2009.

“RMEF is the blue-ribbon class of North American wildlife conservation,” said Ben Maki of Mossy Oak. “The Mossy Oak family is honored to support the grand strategy, and the specific projects, that are a matchless, continent-scale mission of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.”  

RMEF has conserved more than 8.2 million acres for elk and other wildlife since its founding in 1984.  With more than 225,000 members, RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. 

RMEF bull elk

Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation” at or 800-CALL ELK.

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