December 11, 2019

August is Elk Country Conservation Month at Bass Pro Shops

Press Release from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—For the eighth consecutive year, Bass Pro Shops will sponsor Elk Country Conservation Month, a fundraising effort to assist the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

“We are grateful for the support of made-in-America outfit like Bass Pro Shops,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “That continued support as a long-term conservation partner with key initiatives of fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education and conservation advocacy shows a true and lasting commitment to elk, elk country and our hunting heritage.”

During the month of August, customers will have the opportunity to donate $2 to RMEF. Those who enter have the chance to win a $2,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card, one of four $750 Bass Pro Shops gift cards or one of five YETI Tundra 65 Coolers.

“It’s an honor for Bass Pro Shops to partner with an organization that recognizes the important role that hunters play in conserving this country’s wildlife,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has already enhanced more than 6.4 million acres of wildlife habitat and by hosting RMEF month at our stores across the country, our goal is to advance their important mission of ensuring the future of elk and other wildlife. We are very grateful to every member of the RMEF team for all they do.”

Since 1984, RMEF and its partners completed 8,975 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in North America that protected or enhanced more than 6.4 million acres of habitat while also opening or securing public access to more than 713,000 acres.

For more information about Elk Country Conservation Month, including official rules and a link to make a donation, go here: http://www.basspro.com/rmef/.

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Bass Pro Shops’ Elk Country Conservation Month to Support RMEF Mission

MISSOULA, Mont.–For the seventh year in a row, Bass Pro Shops announced its sponsorship of Elk Country Conservation Month, a fundraising effort to assist the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Originally launched in 2007, customers taking part in the effort donated a cumulative $318,928, including an all-time high of $65,014 a year ago. Bass Pro Shops further supported RMEF by contributing a 50 percent match of all donations, which raised the overall total to $478,392.

“We are very appreciative of the efforts of everyone at Bass Pro Shops,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of marketing. “Their commitment to elk, elk country and conservation allows us to accelerate our efforts focused on land protection, habitat stewardship, elk restoration and hunting heritage.”

Customers can make a $2 donation to RMEF which also qualifies them to win a $2,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card or one of six $500 gift cards.

“Seven years ago, Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris established the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation-Elk Country Conservation Month throughout its North American stores,” said Martin MacDonald, Bass Pro Shops director of conservation. “We want to give our customers the opportunity to contribute to the RMEF and its great mission: to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Mr. Morris also established a matching donation program from Bass Pro to RMEF. We donate an additional 50 percent of the cumulative customer donations during the entire month of August.”

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