Elk NetworkLes Schwab’s ‘Ready Your Elk Rig’ Drawing Bolsters RMEF Mission

News Releases | October 20, 2021

MISSOULA, Mont. — Les Schwab Tire Centers continues to show strong support for elk, conservation and hunting by donating more than $172,800 worth of new tires to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

“We greatly appreciate our friends at Les Schwab,” said Riza Lesser, RMEF managing director of marketing and communications. “Thanks to our long-time association, we have been able to put additional dollars on the ground to further our mission.”

Thanks to the ‘RMEF Ready Your Elk Rig Tire Drawing,’ Les Schwab will donate a set of four tires, the Back Country A/T2, to 128 RMEF big game banquets in nine different states – California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Each raffle/drawing* winner will be able to size the tires to his or her specific vehicle.

Dating back to 2002, Les Schwab helped RMEF raise more than $2.9 million and conserve or enhance more than 18,000 acres of elk habitat. With headquarters in Bend, Oregon, the company has more than 500 locations across western portions of the United States.

“As a service-oriented organization with 70 years of history in the West, we understand the importance of conserving both our natural spaces and our heritage,” said Greg L’hommedieu, Les Schwab vice president, store sales and operations. “We’re impressed with the work RMEF does to encourage environmental stewardship and conservation in our community and are proud to support their ongoing conservation efforts.”

Les Schwab recently introduced its newest tires in the lineup of heavy duty all-terrain tires. The Back Country A/T2 features full-depth siping for a more uniform tire wear with a quieter ride due to its innovative tread pattern. These tires are rated for severe weather and offer improved handling and stopping on wet roads.

*Additional details and drawing/raffle regulations will be available from the select RMEF chapters.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded more than 37 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 231,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 8.2 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.