Wisconsin Awarded $215K to Benefit Elk, Research and Hunting Heritage

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RMEF directly granted $79,794 in funding and leveraged an additional $135,273 in partner dollars. IMG REMF

 

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners awarded Wisconsin $215,067 in funding for 13 wildlife habitat enhancement, hunting heritage and research projects. RMEF directly granted $79,794 in funding and leveraged an additional $135,273 in partner dollars.

“Wisconsin has a deep and vibrant hunting tradition. We are grateful to be able to provide this grant funding to assist youth and their families to strengthen that heritage while also enhancing elk habitat,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer.

Wisconsin is home to more than 11,000 RMEF members and 25 chapters.

“The reason this funding is available at all is because of our dedicated volunteers who host fundraising banquets, membership drives and other activities,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We greatly appreciate their efforts in helping further our mission.”

Since 1990, RMEF and its partners completed 576 conservation and hunting heritage outreach projects in Wisconsin with a combined value of more than $11.7 million. These projects protected or enhanced 9,199 acres of habitat and opened or improved public access to 2,000 acres.

Below are Wisconsin’s 2020 projects, listed by county.

Ashland County

Provide funding for researchers to use elk telemetry data and new vegetation sampling to evaluate the use and habitat quality of managed forest openings relative to other forest types in the area (also benefits Bayfield, Jackson, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn Counties).

Jackson County

Mow, add soil amendments, and re-seed approximately 80 acres of forage openings on the Jackson County Forest. Periodic maintenance of these established openings helps keep elk on public lands and ensures the long-term success of the Black River Falls elk herd.

Statewide

Provide funding to purchase 3D animal targets used by clubs and schools participating in the state’s growing Scholastic 3D Archery Program.

Go here to view a full list of the Wisconsin projects.

Partners include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin, and an array of sportsmen and other organizations.


About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Founded 35 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 235,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.5 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, elknetwork.com or 800-CALL ELK.

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag (@xman)
11 months ago

If our government can give millions to a country to study about being gay, we can take all that money and use it for our animal herds here. I would love to have Moose in Oregone again.

Rowboat
Rowboat (@nathan-hale)
11 months ago

Uhh, are there any elk in Wisconsin?

Dave
Dave (@des52)
11 months ago
Reply to  Rowboat

Yep, they introduced a herd a few years ago in northern Wisconsin, Had The first hunting season a couple of years ago.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot (@wi-patriot)
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

AND…there was a sighting in southern WI earlier this fall…DNR warned hunters to be sure of their target…as it stands, 2 elk were shot and killed during deer gun this yr, dumbasses didn’t know what they were shooting at…

Dave
Dave (@des52)
11 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Surprised?, one of the first to draw a elk tag got fined for shooting over a road because his guide told him to take the shot.I’ve seen articles of ” hunters” bringing in every thing from goats to holstien cows.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot (@wi-patriot)
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Did you see or hear about the “thrill killing” of over 40 deer and one horse in Clark county…???

Morrigan
Morrigan (@willjeansq-com)
11 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

No, but I’d be thrilled to kill whoever did it.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag (@xman)
11 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

We have that same problem here in Oregone. They kill elk by the small herd and deer all the time and leave them to waste, waist. Love engrish.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag (@xman)
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Crazy

RoyD
RoyD (@royd)
11 months ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

My Dad’s brother lost a horse to someone who cut the ears off after shooting it. A few years later my cousin that was my age that I ran around with came up to the ranch house saying that someone had cut the fences leading north from the front road. All of this was my Uncle’s property. We each got a gun and off we went to find them. We came across them about a quarter mile north of the cut fence. My cousin told them in no uncertain terms that if they wished to keep drawing breath they needed… Read more »

Knute
Knute
11 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

There are evil men everywhere, and always have been. And, as far as I can see, always will be.
That is why the price of liberty is one must always be ready to repel boarders. Which is why one MUST have the right to bear arms. Those who don’t, are slaves. Always the property of those other, evil, men.
“eternal vigilance is the price we pay for liberty” -somebody-