August 7, 2022

Elk Country Conservation Month Coming to Bass Pro Shops

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Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—For the ninth year in a row, Bass Pro Shops will show its support for elk, elk habitat and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation by sponsoring Elk Country Conservation Month in August.

“We are grateful for and appreciate the support of an organization that is such a devoted conservation partner,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Bass Pro Shops has shown again and again that in addition to its on-going work involving fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, and conservation advocacy, that it remains a committed supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.”

During the entire month of August, in-store patrons who visit Bass Pro Shops across the United States can “round up for elk country,” or, in other words, round up their purchases to support RMEF’s conservation efforts.

“We want to give our customers the opportunity to contribute to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its great mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said Martin Mac Donald, Bass Pro Shops director of conservation. “Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris also established a matching donation program from Bass Pro to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. We donate an additional 50 percent of the cumulative customer donations during the month of August.”

Since 1984, RMEF and its partners have completed 9,556 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects with a combined value of more than $987.3 million. These projects have protected or enhanced more than 6.6 million acres of habitat and have opened or secured public access to 772,110 acres.