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Friday, April 1, 2016

Wisconsin to Offer RMEF License Plates

Governor Scott Walker prepares to sign bill
You will soon be able to drive with RMEF pride on the roads of one fifth of our nation’s 50 states. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently signed a bill into law creating a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation license plate.

It was an effort two years in the making led by RMEF volunteer Dick Ketelboeter (far left in photo below) and RMEF Regional Director Kurt Flack (fourth from the left below). They beat the bushes through word-of-mouth and social media. They engaged other RMEF members and worked the halls of the Wisconsin statehouse to make the license plate a reality.

Specifically, they worked through Representative Keith Ripp (back row on the left below) to get the bill written and merged with the Boy Scouts of America, childhood cancer and other groups attempting to do the same thing.

In the end, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted 90-2 in favor followed by a 29-3 vote of approval in the Wisconsin State Senate which then sent it to Governor Walker’s desk for his signature.

RMEF members, numbering approximately 10,000 strong in Wisconsin, and other supporters will soon be able to purchase RMEF plates for their cars and trucks. In return, RMEF will receive $25 per transaction to apply toward our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

Wisconsin joins Missouri and Virginia as the latest states to approve a RMEF plate. Other states offering RMEF plates include Idaho, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and South Dakota. Go here for a link to purchasing your RMEF plate in those states. 

If you don’t have that option in your home state, contact your RMEF regional director and local representative to make it happen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank You Scott Walker and the RMEF for making the licence plates to Wisconsinites.