Elk NetworkBeaver Creek Project

Conservation | November 15, 2016

There is great power and public benefit in partnerships.

Nowhere is that more evident than in extreme west-central North Dakota.

Located some 15 miles north of Beach –and not far from the Montana-North Dakota border– you’ll find the largest public hunting access ever created in the state.

It is here where the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and a group of other wildlife conservation organizations joined forces with dedicated landowners to create the Richard Angus Ranch Access Project…on the old Beaver Creek Ranch.

A subsequent agreement allows walk-in hunter access to the 20,153-acre property through the year 2026. It also improves access to two adjacent state land sections totaling 1,280 additional acres.

The landscape features high-quality grassland with woody draws, bluffs, buttes and a winding Beaver Creek…all comprising quality habitat for elk, deer, pronghorn, turkeys and a wide array of other wildlife.

Volunteers also removed two miles of old fence and replaced it with wildlife-friendly fencing and better distributed water sources.

The project stands as an example of the power of cooperation, a testimony to RMEF’s dedicated efforts to open and secure public access to the best of elk country and is another example why Hunting Is Conservation.

Beaver Creek Project Partners
North Dakota Game and Fish
National Wild Turkey Federation
Mule Deer Foundation
Pheasants Forever
RMEF Torstenson Family Endowment