Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Michigan, celebrating 100 years of elk, gets boost from RMEF

(Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)The Michigan DNR will celebrate 100 years of elk in Michigan with a special event Saturday, Sept. 8 in Gaylord, the DNR announced Thursday, Sept. 6 – a day after it was announced that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation had awarded more than $30,000 in grant funding to benefit elk, elk habitat and hunting programs in the Wolverine State. In 1918,…

RMEF awards $71,000 to Pennsylvania projects

(Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $71,055 in grant funding to bolster hunting heritage outreach and habitat stewardship projects across 36 counties in Pennsylvania, the RMEF said in a news release. “Twenty-seven of the 30 granted projects are directed toward youth camps, hunter and outdoor education, shooting sports and conservation-related activities and events.” said…

CWD inevitable in Montana? State wildlife officials bulk up surveillance efforts

The widespread extermination of wolves and cougars early last century meant elk herds that the carnivores prey on were able to grow in size. The swollen herds ate away willow plants and other vegetation along the park’s streams, causing erosion damage, a recent study says.Chronic wasting disease has not yet been discovered in Montana’s wild populations of deer, elk and…

More than 700 acres of elk habitat added in Pennsylvania

Thirty elk were fitted with radio collars to study their movements and understand how the disease may spread.MISSOULA, Mont. – An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access following efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a donor, the RMEF said in a release. Located in…