Friday, April 29, 2016

National Elk Summit slated next week

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host representatives from 18 states and two federal agencies at a two-day summit Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference will address successes, challenges and strategies affecting elk populations, public lands management, habitat, hunting, public access, scientific research, disease and other timely topics. “This is an invaluable opportunity for us to rub shoulders with our partner agencies that do so much to look after elk and elk country,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice president of Lands and Conservation. “It also gives the state and federal agencies a chance to discuss commonly held challenges and solutions to a myriad of land and wildlife issues.” Directors or assistant directors from 18 states will participate. Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and RMEF will attend. Steven Rinella, award-winning author, RMEF life member and host of the TV Show “MeatEater,” will address the summit as well as RMEF President/CEO David Allen, other RMEF executive staff and board members...more

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