MISSOULA, Mont.—For the 11th year in a row, Bass Pro Shops will generate funds for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
Bass Pro Shops will host Elk Country Conservation Month for the entire month of August.
"We are truly thankful for a valued partner that takes action by continuing to show its leadership and commitment to fish and wildlife conservation as well as our hunting heritage," said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.
In-store patrons who visit Bass Pro Shops across the United States during August will have the opportunity to round up their purchases to support RMEF's mission.
"We want to give our customers the opportunity to contribute to the RMEF and its ongoing conservation efforts," said Martin MacDonald, Bass Pro Shops director of conservation. "Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris also established a matching program from Bass Pro to RMEF by donating an additional 50 percent of the cumulative customer donations during the month of August."
Thanks to a partnership spanning 17 years and still running, Bass Pro Shops contributed more than $1.5 million dollars to RMEF's conservation mission. Between customer donations and the Bass Pro 50 percent match, the Elk Country Conservation Month program itself so far generated more than $880,000.
Since 1984, RMEF and its partners so far completed 10,832 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects with a combined value of more than $1 billion. These projects protected or enhanced more than 7.1 million acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to more than 1.1 million acres of public land.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 220,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.1 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science- based resource management, and ensure the future of America's hunting heritage.
Discover why "Hunting Is ConservationTM" at www.rmef.org
, elknetwork.com or 800- CALL ELK. Take action: join and/or donate.