Ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
In 1984, four hunters from Troy, Montana, asked a simple question, “Could you imagine life without elk and elk hunting?” The answer was a unanimous “No!”. The group pooled their talents and resources to create the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in May of that year. Since it’s inception, RMEF has flourished and preserved thousands of acres with the mission of preserving the future of wildlife and it’s habitat.
LOSS OF HABITAT
What are the top issues facing the Elk and Whitetail population? The overwhelming response from RMEF members – Land Access and Loss of Habitat.
Since our inception, RMEF has enhanced over 7.6 million acres of land for Elk and Elk Hunters. Over 90% of the RMEF budget goes toward improving habitat, preserving land, and restoring the Elk population. Our members are directly responsible for these impressive statistics. Learn more about RMEF, our mission to support the Elk population, and what it is like to be a member.
Understanding the natural predators and how they interact with wildlife throughout our region is an important aspect of managing the Elk population. In total, RMEF has invested over $725,000 in grant funding to better understand the science behind Wolf Management and other leading causes of Elk loss. Learn more about the current threats to the Elk population in Colorado.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteers and Members are the lifeblood of RMEF! Your membership or donation goes a long way in our conservation efforts for Elk in Colorado. We are always looking for new members and volunteers with the same passion for Elk and hunting conservation. Please consider joining as a member, or donate to this important cause directly.