Elk NetworkRMEF Boosts Advocacy, Bolsters Support of Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

News Releases | November 1, 2023

Photo information: (left to right) Fred Lekse – RMEF Board of Directors chair, Ryan Bronson – RMEF director of government affairs, Jeff Crane – CSF President & CEO, Toby Buck – RMEF Board of Directors vice chair

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to announce it further strengthened its relationship with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) to improve advocacy and outreach efforts.

“RMEF has been a long-time partner and supporter of CSF and recognizes the clout it wields in working with Congress and state governments to support hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor activities,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “Better cementing this relationship allows us to further our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage across the nation.”

In addition to collaborating on shared policy objectives related to hunting, wildlife management, public access, active forest management and other issues, the two organizations will combine their collective efforts, both public and grassroots, to be a stronger voice for conservation, elk, other big game species, habitat and hunters.

“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is honored to expand its strategic alignment with RMEF, one of the leading hunting conservation organizations in America,” said CSF President & CEO Jeff Crane. “The synergy this partnership brings will only strengthen CSF’s work with federal and state policymakers to deliver positive results for America’s 55 million sportsmen and women. We appreciate RMEF’s continued support and look forward to working with them to ensure our outdoor traditions carry on through future generations.”

As RMEF increasingly engages in state level policy issues, the network of CSF legislative caucuses in all 50 state capitols is pivotal. The expanded partnership enables RMEF to access legislators and wildlife commissioners that support its mission, and to head off legislation and regulations that threaten the North American Model of Wildlife Management.

Established in 1989, CSF created sportsmen’s caucuses on the congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative levels to introduce, engage and/or advance outdoor issues to policy makers that affect sportsmen and women.

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 8.7 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.