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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Salutes Volunteers

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation celebrated its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, and thanked the many volunteers that help RMEF generate conservation, access and habitat.

“Our mission success is a product of the time, effort and talents put forth by our volunteers,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “They raise critical funding and perform hands on work that allows us to carry out our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Beyond raising funds and delivering mission, our volunteers are true champions in representing everything RMEF stands for in towns all across America.”

RMEF volunteers in more than 500 chapters nationwide host banquets, membership drives and other events. They also take part in on-the-ground habitat enhancement work such as fence pulls, noxious weed treatments, building wildlife water sources, planting seedlings and other projects that enhance elk country.

Additionally, they freely give of their time for archery and firearm shooting teams, outdoor youth camps and seminars, and other activities that educate boys, girls, men and women about the importance of conservation and the role hunting plays in it.