July 25, 2014
August is Elk Country Conservation Month at Bass Pro Shops
MISSOULA, Mont.—For the eighth consecutive year, Bass Pro Shops will sponsor Elk Country Conservation Month, a fundraising effort to assist the mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
“We are grateful for the support of made-in-America outfit like Bass Pro Shops,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “That continued support as a long-term conservation partner with key initiatives of fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education and conservation advocacy shows a true and lasting commitment to elk, elk country and our hunting heritage.”
During the month of August, customers will have the opportunity to donate $2 to RMEF. Those who enter have the chance to win a $2,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card, one of four $750 Bass Pro Shops gift cards or one of five YETI Tundra 65 Coolers.
“It’s an honor for Bass Pro Shops to partner with an organization that recognizes the important role that hunters play in conserving this country’s wildlife,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has already enhanced more than 6.4 million acres of wildlife habitat and by hosting RMEF month at our stores across the country, our goal is to advance their important mission of ensuring the future of elk and other wildlife. We are very grateful to every member of the RMEF team for all they do.”
Since 1984, RMEF and its partners completed 8,975 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in North America that protected or enhanced more than 6.4 million acres of habitat while also opening or securing public access to more than 713,000 acres.
For more information about Elk Country Conservation Month, including official rules and a link to make a donation, go here.