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Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • A Tale of Two ChaptersA Tale of Two Chapters
    Family lore tells that James Abbott's father pulled up stakes in Arkansas, bent on Alaska, but he ran out of money in Salt Lake City.

  • Bryan Morse: Losing His Sight Brought Greater VisionBryan Morse: Losing His Sight Brought Greater Vision
    Bryan Morse has always lived within 100 miles of where he grew up in Oakland. His time nestled between...

  • Elk Fanatic Leaves LegacyElk Fanatic Leaves Legacy
    George Looker, 84, lights up when he talks about elk hunting. In his living room near Huson, Montana-20 miles northwest of RMEF headquarters in...

  • Fred Lekse: Racing His Way to the RMEFFred Lekse: Racing His Way to the RMEF
    Life is a twisting turning road, and when Fred Lekse graduated from law school in 1996, his goal wasn't a career with NASCAR.

  • A Conservation Bucket ListA Conservation Bucket List
    Conservation has always been a way of life for JoAnn Marchand. Raised ranching and hunting near Canon City, Colorado, she spent most of her childhood...

  • A Hoosier Elk ManA Hoosier Elk Man
    It began with an ad in the newspaper. Jim Wagner read that the local RMEF Michiana Chapter was hosting a fundraiser, so he sent in a donation...

  • Doers by Nature: The Roady FamilyDoers by Nature: The Roady Family
    When outgoing RMEF Board Chairman Chuck Roady talks about bugling elk, he smiles like Ralphie from A Christmas Story when he finally gets his Red Ryder BB gun.

  • Champions for Wild Places and Public AccessChampions for Wild Places and Public Access
    Charles Jones began hunting at age 9, and some of his favorite childhood memories involve chasing waterfowl with his dad. His wife...

  • Open Hearts and Helping HandsOpen Hearts and Helping Hands
    One summer during high school, Sue Meehl helped out with a church camp for kids from Philadelphia's inner-city, most of whom had never left...

  • "But...I Don't Hunt"
    The bonds we make with wild country as children can remain steadfast in our hearts no matter where life takes us.