MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation proudly accepted a $25,000 check from Henry Repeating Arms, a long-time partner and supporter.
“It is hard to quantify what a gift like this means,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “True, it allows us to put more money on the ground to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage, but it’s much more than that. It further cements our shared bond of wildlife and our hunting heritage as well as our respect for one of America’s stalwart firearms leaders.”
The partnership dates back two decades with Henry Repeating Arms having invested more than $205,000 toward RMEF’s mission.
In addition, the Henry Side Gate Lever Action .45-70 Gov’t is currently RMEF’s 2023 banquet rifle, meaning RMEF chapters feature the rifle at its big game banquets nationwide to generate even more funding for conservation.
The $25,000 donation is part of the 25th anniversary of Guns For Great Causes, the charitable arm of Henry Repeating Arms, that so far gave more than $3.5 million for efforts ranging from financial relief to families of children with cancer, veteran groups and first responders to promoting America’s shooting sports traditions and conservation organizations like RMEF.
“One of the core missions of our Guns for Great Causes program is supporting the organizations that work tirelessly to conserve America’s natural bounties for future generations, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is best-in-class,” said Anthony Imperato, founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms. “For as long as we’ve been around as a company and then some, RMEF and its outstanding volunteers have proven their passion, expertise and value to American hunters with real-world results, and we are endlessly proud to call them a partner.”
Photo: RMEF President/CEO Kyle Weaver (left) receives check from Henry Repeating Arms VP of Communications Daniel-Clayton-Luce
About Henry Repeating Arms:
Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearm manufacturers in the United States and a world leader in the lever action category. The company motto is “Made in America, or not made at all,” and its firearms come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The company is also known for its Guns for Great Causes charitable program, which focuses on assisting the families of sick children, children’s hospitals, military veteran organizations, law enforcement and first responder groups, Second Amendment advocacy groups, and wildlife conservation organizations. The company currently employs over 600 people and has over 350,000sf of manufacturing space in its Wisconsin and New Jersey facilities. The company is named in honor of Benjamin Tyler Henry, who invented and patented the Henry lever action rifle in 1860 – the first practical repeating rifle and America’s unique contribution to the international stage of firearms design. Visit Henry Repeating Arms online at henryusa.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/HenryRepeating, and @henry_rifles on Instagram.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded more than 39 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.6 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.