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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Releases New “Hunting is Conservation” Video

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has long communicated a theme that “Hunting is Conservation,” and a short new video on the RMEF website does a great job of documenting that theme. The roughly three minute video illustrates how hunters have played a leading role in “our nation’s land and wildlife conservation ethic.” The video tracks wildlife conservation measures from 1646 in Rhode Island to the creation of the RMEF in Montana in 1984. In between are historical statutes and management decisions, creation of agencies and organizations, facts and statistics (the Pittman-Robertson Act has raised more than $14.1 billion for conservation), and more. RMEF has protected or enhanced more than 8.1 million acres of habitat and opened or improved access to more than 1.3 million acres of habitat.