Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Acres Protected and Enhanced More than 7.2 million acresNumber of Acres Opened or Secured for Public Access for Hunting and Other Outdoor RecreationMore than one million acres opened and securedNumber of Permanent Land Protection, Habitat Stewardship, Elk Restoration, Conservation Education and Hunting Heritage ProjectsMore than 10,000 projectsAreas Where We've Restored Long-Absent Elk PopulationsKentucky – Eastern coalfieldsMissouri – Peck Ranch Conservation AreaNorth Carolina– Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ontario – Various locations Tennessee – Cumberland Plateau VirginiaWest VirginiaWisconsin – Chequamegon-Nicolet National ForestNumber of Members222,325Number of Chapters More than 500 in the United States Number of VolunteersMore than 11,000

Locations & Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00

Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00

Thursday 08:00 - 18:00

Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday 09:00 - 18:00


The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is a conservation and pro-hunting organization, founded in the United States in 1984 by four hunters from Troy, Montana (Bob Munson, Bill Munson, Dan Bull and Charlie Decker). Its mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and American hunting heritage. In support of this mission the RMEF is committed to:

Conserving, restoring, and enhancing natural habitats; Promoting the sound management of wild, free-ranging elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; Fostering cooperation among federal, state, tribal, and private organizations and individuals in wildlife management and habitat conservation; and Educating members and the public about habitat conservation, the value of hunting, hunting ethics, and wildlife management.Since 1984, the RMEF helped to conserve more than 6.7 million acres (26,700 km²) of habitat. RMEF also helped to restore long-absent elk populations, with herds being reestablished in Kentucky, North Carolina, Ontario, Tennessee, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin. RMEF strives to be a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management, and conservation policy issues. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation believes that hunting is conservation, that every citizen is entitled to hunt and fish, and that science-based, state-regulated hunting drives wildlife conservation and management. Wikipedia