RMEF- Eastern ELK
“The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. Find facts, such as the number of acres of elk habitat the RMEF has conserved or enhanced, the number of RMEF members and chapters across the country, and much more.”
As a new addition to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, I’m very eager to be apart of assistance to our Elk population and future projects. Y’all know my elk addiction and I hope that one day the population thrives as such that my grandchildren, children are witness to how conservation and hunting work together in this species. The thought of one day hearing a bugle and it be normal occurrence is something that makes me smile with joy!
Recently attending the annual Tennessee Valley Chapter banquet was a new experience . Our Sr. Regional Ditector Randy Waterhouse was someone I looked forward to meeting.
Taking shape in the late 1990’s, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Eastern initiative is something to consider being apart. I remember being told how great grandparents told of the first time they saw Whitetail deer in the wild and how that was rare or not even a possibility. Seeing deer, no big deal right? As this is a normal occurrence for us now, it was not always the case. Through conservation efforts and funding by hunters, today the Whitetail deer thrives. (Read more in my blog regarding deer management) It’s similar in situation for the Elk population to the Eastern part of the country. I remember realizing we in fact did have a small population of elk in this region. Set my hopes on fire!!