August 15, 2020

Conservation Partners Step Up to Support RMEF Mission

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to announce a series of new RMEF-licensed products to benefit sportsmen and women.

“We are grateful for conservation partners who strongly believe in and support the RMEF,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “They offer the finest in outdoor industry and lifestyle products. We especially appreciate that they donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale toward our conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

New RMEF-logo officially licensed products:

Montana Decoy
RMEF Edition Cow Elk

Weighing just 2 lbs. 10 oz. (including poles) and packed to the size of a dinner plate, this photo-realistic decoy is ideal in elk country for stalking, setting up and shooting. Unfolded, its larger body is 48” x 50” for increased visibility in the scrub brush or the open plains. The RMEF Edition Cow Elk will be available for purchase beginning mid-May 2016. www.montanadecoy.com

Rutting Ridge
RMEF Edition Rutting Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutting Ridge Cabernet, specially selected for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for its ever-pleasing style, makes a great house wine as well as a great gift for saying “Thank you” or “Congratulations” on special occasions such as weddings, holidays and birthdays. It also keeps on giving long after the last drop. For every bottle sold, Rutting Ridge donates $3 to benefit RMEF’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. www.RuttingRidge.com

Buck Knives
RMEF Team Elk Edition Open Season Gut Hook
& Skinner Sheathed Knife Set (Made in the USA)

Coming soon, you can purchase a unique RMEF Team Elk sheathed two-knife set from Buck Knives. The set includes one Open Season Guthook featuring a 420HC guthook blade designed to easily unzip without bunching up the hide. It makes field dressing easier and cleaner. Also included is Buck Knives’ innovative Open Season Skinner featuring a 4 ½-inch blade with contoured handle and RMEF Team Elk inlay. It is designed for easily skinning game while the 420HC Steel ensures edge retention and corrosion resistance. www.buckknives.com

Wac‘Em
RMEF Team Elk Edition 125 grain, 4-blade Broadhead (Made in the USA)

This broadhead has a 1 1/16-inch cut diameter with .027-inch blades. The 4-blade Team Elk broadhead is made of 100 percent hardened stainless steel and has razor sharp blades. It offers unmatched penetration with true field-tip accuracy. www.wacemarchery.com

ALPS OutdoorZ
RMEF Edition Bino Harness, Gun Cases, Travel Case & Packs
Bino Harness X

Specifically designed to keep the pocket of the harness close to the chest while also reducing the amount of movement you feel, it comes complete with a lens cloth, side pocket for your wind checker, and an easy-to-use open/closure system.

Deluxe Gun Case
Constructed of both open and closed cell foam and featuring molded foam on the outside to ensure protection of the scope and barrel, this extra-long (50”) case will accommodate even the longest of elk rifles.

Maverick Gun Case
Featuring a zippered pocket with interior mesh pockets and constructed using 600D polyester exterior fabric and a durable, soft brushed tricot lining, this case uses open and closed cell foam for maximum protection.

Big Bear X
The pack is actually two packs in one; a lumbar style fanny pack that extends to a full day pack when extra space is needed. It is constructed using durable 1680D Nylon Ballistic fabric and features innovative accessories.

Optics Pack
Featuring a molded foam suspension, complete with Lycra shoulder straps and 1680D Nylon Ballistic fabric with Hypalon featured at stress points, this pack is durable and designed to protect optics and camera gear for those who enjoy filming their hunts.

Voyager X
This luggage is built specifically for the serious traveling sportsman. It features protected sidewalls, compression straps, storage pockets, an ID holder, four grab handles, a hideaway roller handle and roller wheels. www.alpsoutdoorz.com

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RMEF Raises $655,000 to Benefit Wildlife Conservation

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Wildlife and land conservation are the big winners thanks to a recent special gathering sponsored by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Tucson, Arizona. The Hunters Rendezvous Auction raised a total of $655,000 specifically designated for the seven state agencies that provided special big game hunting tags.

“One hundred percent of the funds raised from the auction of these special big game state permits go back to the individual states,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “These permits are a public trust and returning all of the proceeds they generate at this national event to the states for the benefit of wildlife and conservation is just the right thing to do.”

State game and fish agency special tags are offered to RMEF and other wildlife conservation organizations to raise revenue as an investment in the wildlife resource and its management, habitat enhancement and America’s hunting heritage. The funding also goes directly toward on-the-ground conservation projects that benefit habitat for elk, deer and other wildlife, and assists state agencies dealing with budgetary challenges.

Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington offered a combined total of seven elk tags and one big game enhancement package. Hunters attending in person and via telephone then offered bids for each specific tag.

These limited tags are very rare and deemed “special” because they often feature extended seasons that may cover an entire state with some exceptions. State agencies provide the remainder of their tags through general application, a draw system, and over-the-counter opportunities ensuring that the everyday hunter has the opportunity to hunt.

“If you look at the big picture, the revenue generated from only one tag can make a substantial difference for all our wildlife and also for improving hunting opportunity,” added Allen.

Below is a list of the state special permits auctioned off:

• Arizona Special Elk Tag – $140,000
• Colorado Special Elk Permit – $34,000
• Montana Special Elk Permit – $28,500
• Nevada Heritage Rocky Mountain Elk Tag – $100,000
• New Mexico Enhancement Package – $200,000
• New Mexico Special Elk License – $50,000
• Pennsylvania Elk Permit – $52,500
• Washington Eastside Elk Permit – $50,00

“RMEF historically generates up to one million dollars each year for state game and fish agencies by auctioning off these special state tags and permits,” said Allen. “This is yet another example of how Hunting is Conservation.”

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Where Did Humane Society of the U.S.’s $509 Million Go?

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Washington Authorities Target Sheep-Killing Wolves. Wolf Protectors Use Event to Fundraise

According to a Spokesman Review article, authorities in Washington State have decided to order helicopters and shooters to kill four members of the so-called Huckleberry Pack because of persistent depredation by wolves on sheep in the area. This is why forcing large predators into human-settled landscapes is a non-starter.

As is ALWAYS the case, those groups who make a living pretending to care for wild animals, went to work to feverishly do all that they could to raise money. Wolf pimps is what they are, and if it isn’t a wolf, it’s a grizzly bear, a piping plover, a Canada lynx or any other species that can be exploited for profits.

In an email that was sent out by Predator Defense Fund, the effort to stop the destruction of private property by wolves, was called “a secret operation” because Washington officials didn’t take 10 years to consult with the fascists of predator protection first.

The remainder of the email if full of balderdash aimed at playing on the emotions of ignorant people eager to give their money away to fraudulent groups like Predator Defense Fund. Isn’t that why these criminals jump on every opportunity to make money?

Hat tip goes out to Shake, Rattle and Troll

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