Welcome North Texas Elk Enthusiasts!
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is committed to preserving the habitat and expanding the range of North America's most magnificent creatures. Through the fund raising activities of local chapters, RMEF has undertaken conservation efforts on more than 6.4 million acres of prime habitat for winter feeding, spring calving grounds, summer retreats and seasonal migration routes in elk country across America. These efforts are focused on the needs of elk, but provide substantial benefits to all mountain wildlife. RMEF has also worked closely with state fish and game departments to re-introduce elk into parts of the country that have not had natural, free ranging elk populations in more than a hundred years, including most recently in Virgina and Missouri.Highlights from 2013 Include: Habitat enhanced on more than 83,056 acres, and permanently protecting 29,704 acres (through 16 land protection projects in nine states!). In addition, public access was improved on more than 62,000 acres. Volunteers also chalked up more on-the-ground projects than ever before, spending their precious free time busting their backsides to improve the lives of elk by pulling miles of old fences from key travel corridors, installing dozens of new water sources in parched lands, and a host of other important habitat work. Getting young people, women, wounded veterans and others involved in hunting and conservation has always been one of RMEF's primary endeavors. In 2013 we staged or sponsored 357 hunting heritage and conservation outreach projects in 44 states, reaching more than 184,400 children and adults. We capped the year off by setting a new record for membership. As of the end of 2013 203,703 people belonged to the RMEF! Plain and simple, RMEF is an outfit made up of elk hunters and those who embrace hunting as a way of life. RMEF is also proud to have achieved a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the sixth consecutive year! This places RMEF among the top three percent of charities nationwide! 90.2% of every dollar spent by RMEF goes straight toward our mission!
The North Texas Chapter has traditionally ranked in the upper echelon of hundreds of chapters across North America for its annual fund raising banquet. Each year our banquet draws about 350 attendees representing a cross section of sportsmen and conservationists from around the area. Last year these dedicated people contributed close to $100,000.00 by participating in the banquet games, raffles, and auctions, and took home quality merchandise, firearms, investment grade art, and opportunities to participate in high quality hunts and trips.