We've all dealt with it, and most of us continue to deal with it on a daily basis: From alumni associations, credit holders, school fundraisers (and the list goes on eternally), everyone is always looking for money. So much so that, more often than not, it's difficult to not become calloused.
In the hunting realm, there are numerous organizations that rely heavily on government funding and member dollars and donations (your money) to do their work. From the national Wild Turkey Federation, to the Mule Deer Foundation, to Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited, to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Wildlife Forever. We all know that their causes are just and they're bettering the longevity of our hunting heritage through the allocation of the funds they're given. But it's often tough to see exactly what happens where the rubber meets the road.
Regular North American hunter contributor Kristy Titus grew up and lives in Oregon's elk country, and she spends much of her time and energy working with RMEF. Check out this video she hosted about a recent project that benefits you in a BIG way:
Did you catch those specifics? Through the John Day Headwaters Project, the RMEF obtained 13,082 acres and made them available to the public ... that's you! ... for hunting and fishing.
But that acreage is a drop in the bucket when considering that those 13,082 acres joined two large parcels of land on either side of it, opening up more than 150,000 contiguous acres of national forest.
And that is exactly where the rubber meets the road. Think there's any elk living on those 150,000+ acres now open to public hunting?
Yeah ... we'll see you there.Check it out!