Elk Champion Jake Clark Inducted to Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame
MISSOULA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- Cowboy, outfitter, conservationist and devoted champion of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Jake Clark of Powell, Wyo., will be inducted into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame on Sept. 10.
A ceremony in Casper, Wyo., will recognize 2010 inductees selected for “significant and lasting lifetime contributions to the conservation of Wyoming’s outdoor heritage.” Previous honorees include President Theodore Roosevelt, Curt Gowdy, Olaus Murie, George Bird Grinnell and many other names familiar to hunters and conservationists.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming sponsors the special honor and event.
An early and ardent supporter of RMEF’s mission to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat, Clark has been a standout contributor to the organization’s conservation fundraisers. His donated hunts, pack trips, mules and other stock have generated $460,000 in funding for conservation. Clark also gives countless hours of volunteer labor, leads the ring crew for auctions and ladies’ luncheons at RMEF annual conventions, has served on the organization’s board of directors, appeared on the RMEF television show and, along with wife Kay, was honored in 2000 with the highest honor given by RMEF–the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award.
“Elk country is richer today because of Jake Clark,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Jake is a man of few words but infinite energy and passion for wild country, and we congratulate him on this well deserved honor.”
With leadership from Clark and spirited help from some 10,000 fellow volunteers, RMEF this summer passed the 5.8 million mark in acres conserved or enhanced for wildlife.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.8 million acres–a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.