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Hunting is Conservation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation believes that Hunting Is Conservation. Early American leaders like Theodore Roosevelt shaped a set of ideals now known as the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. They declared that wildlife belong to all of us. That every citizen is entitled to hunt and fish. And that science-based, state-regulated hunting would drive wildlife conservation and management. Today, the U.S. has the most successful system in the world. And no one does more to uphold it than hunters.
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Newberg, Jacobsen Launch Elk Talk Podcast

MISSOULA, Mont.—Simply stated, it is all-elk, all-the-time. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to present Randy Newberg and Corey Jacobsen’s Elk Talk Podcast.

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Featured Video

Sheddicted – An RMEF Film

To some, finding a matching 6×6 shed is as big of a deal as loosing an arrow at 20 yards at an elk. But why? What makes shed hunting so special?

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Upcoming Events

River Cities Big Game Banquet
Gary Henke | (715) 423-4983
Wisconsin Rapids, WI | 8/10/2018

Wisconsin State Big Game Banquet
Brenda Kruncos | (715) 571-4420
Wausau, WI | 8/11/2018

Mid-Arkansas Valley Big Game Banquet
Erik B. Brekke |(719) 275-9401
Canon City, CO | 8/11/2018

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Hunters deserve to be proud of their contributions to wildlife, habitat and resource conservation. 

Hunting directly accounts for more than a million jobs in America and creates an overall economy of $67 billion per year.  Through license sales and excise taxes on hunting equipment, hunters provide the vast majority of funding that allows state wildlife agencies to successfully manage our wildlife resources.

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25 Reasons Why Hunting Is Conservation

Predator Management

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recognizes predators have a proper place on the landscape.  RMEF supports science-based management of all wildlife including wolves, lions, and bears, and fully endorses the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, which maintains fish and wildlife belong to all citizens and are to be scientifically managed through hunting and other means so all populations can thrive forever.

Predator Management & Control

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation