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#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Gains Traction, Additional Sponsors

#HuntingIsConservation Campaign Gains Traction, Additional Sponsors

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s #HuntingIsConservation campaign reached more than 1.9 million* people through social media channels in its first month.

Launched at SHOT Show in mid-January, the campaign uses infographics, videos and other informational links to highlight hunting’s vital link to conservation.

“We’re off to a good start,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “We believe this educational campaign can be a real difference-maker in helping people better understand that hunters provide the lion’s share of funding and support for North America’s wildlife, habitat and resource conservation efforts.”

RMEF is also excited to announce that Under Armor and ALPS OutdoorZ are the newest charter sponsors joining Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Federal Premium Ammunition, Leupold, Realtree and Yeti Coolers.

“These conservation partners not only provide us the support to assist the campaign with its viral outreach but they believe in our conservation mission. We are grateful for them and are also appreciative to all the sportsmen, women and members of the outdoor industry who are sharing and spreading this content,” added Decker.

Primary posts take place every Monday and Thursday evening on RMEF’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media platforms.

Once the campaign covers RMEF’s 25 Reasons Why Hunting Is Conservation, it will break down and feature hunting-related research and highlight hunting’s positive economic impact on a state-by-state basis.

*These numbers do not reflect additional reach of the campaign through print, television, radio and other traditional mediums.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 220,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.7 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 www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.

Courtesy of RMEF