Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Sponsors First-Ever National R3 Symposium


Cyrus Baird




For Immediate Release: 03/12/2018

(Washington, D.C.)  – The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports is pleased to announce that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has signed on as a Gold Sponsor for the first-ever National R3 Symposium planned for May 21-23, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“We commend the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for their steadfast commitment to not only the future of elk and their habitat, but also our hunting heritage.” said John Frampton, President/CEO of the Council. “Their involvement in the recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) community has helped to ensure hunters will continue to chase bugling elk for years to come, and we are excited they will be a big player in the first-ever National R3 Symposium.”

“We are honored to support the National R3 Symposium and are committed to doing all we can to sustain this ongoing effort,” said Blake Henning, RMEF Chief Conservation Officer. “Recruiting, retaining and reactivating hunters is core to our conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

The Symposium will include a plenary session with well-known and influential speakers from various outdoor industries, fish and wildlife agencies, non-government organizations, and outdoor media. The agenda will showcase reflections of recent advancements in R3 from various organizations spanning the conservation community, as well as presentations and ideas on how groups can elevate their R3 impacts through strategic partnerships.

“We are fortunate to have partners like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation” said Cyrus Baird, Programs Director for the Council. “Their commitment to the North American Model and embracing organizations like the Council make them a valuable ally in conveying the contributions sportsmen and women make towards conservation in this country everyday.”

For more information on registration, sponsorship, or to view the agenda of the National R3 Symposium, please visit:


About the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports

Purpose: Ensure support for and active participation in hunting and the shooting sports for future generations.

Vision: America where hunting and the shooting sports are an integral part of mainstream culture and where hunters and shooters are widely recognized as premiere conservation contributors.

Mission: Facilitate the promotion and growth of hunting and the shooting sports and the education of the public on the contributions that hunters and shooters make towards wildlife conservation.


About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 227,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.3 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, or 800-CALL ELK.

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