Outdoor Life Editor-in-Chief Andrew McKean made the donation at RMEF's annual Elk Camp convention in Las Vegas.
"Outdoor Life started the Conservation Fund back in 1923, at a time when there were precious few funding sources for conservation," McKean told RMEF members. "The magazine's founder J.A. McGuire established the fund to protect wild animals and improve and safeguard their habitats. Since the Fund's inception, Outdoor Life has provided millions of dollars to the individuals and groups who, in McGuire's words, 'accomplish the greatest good for the sportsman's cause in the United States.'"
"Outdoor Life tells the stories of North America's sportsmen, and helps hunters, anglers, and shooters be more successful at the things we love to do," McKean says. "The Elk Foundation's commitment to wildlife, sportsman's access, and hunting heritage aligns perfectly with Outdoor Life's priorities and values. It is the right move for us to help them accomplish their goals."
Accepting the check and mission on Saturday was RMEF Vice President for Lands and Conservation Blake Henning, who said, "We are honored to receive Outdoor Life's Conservation Fund. The magazine has a rich history of wildlife and habitat conservation. This donation will enable us to continue to focus and enhance our hunter access work while ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage."
|RMEF Vice President of Lands & Conservation Blake Henning (left) receives check from |
Outdoor Life Editor-in-Chief Andrew McKean