“We are grateful for and appreciate the support of an organization that is such a devoted conservation partner,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Bass Pro Shops has shown again and again that in addition to its on-going work involving fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, and conservation advocacy, that it remains a committed supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.”
During the entire month of August, in-store patrons who visit Bass Pro Shops across the United States can “round up for elk country,” or, in other words, round up their purchases to support RMEF’s conservation efforts.
“We want to give our customers the opportunity to contribute to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its great mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage,” said Martin Mac Donald, Bass Pro Shops director of conservation. “Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris also established a matching donation program from Bass Pro to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. We donate an additional 50 percent of the cumulative customer donations during the month of August.”
Since 1984, RMEF and its partners have completed 9,556 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects with a combined value of more than $987.3 million. These projects have protected or enhanced more than 6.6 million acres of habitat and have opened or secured public access to 772,110 acres.
About Bass Pro Shops®
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About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 205,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.6 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 Conservation™" at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.