August 1, 2016
Elk Country Conservation Month Comes to Bass Pro Shops
MISSOULA, Mont.—Beginning August 1st, Bass Pro Shops will show its support for elk, elk habitat and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for the tenth consecutive year by sponsoring Elk Country Conservation Month.
“We are grateful for and appreciate the continued support of a company that is such a dedicated conservation partner,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Bass Pro Shops continues to demonstrate its leadership and commitment to fish and wildlife conservation, our hunting heritage and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation through this promotion and their matching gift.”
During the 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 mission.
“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 MacDonald, 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 10,198 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects with a combined value of more than $1 billion. These projects protected or enhanced more than 6.8 million acres of habitat and opened or secured public access to 911,000 acres.