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Virginia Officials Confirm Elk Restoration to Begin Soon!

Virginia red big Virginia Officials Confirm Elk Restoration to Begin Soon!

A long time dream of mine has been to chase elk and it looks like in a few years we might be able to do that here in our home state of Virignia! A few days ago the RMEF posted this announcment on their website;

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been officially notified that elk restoration efforts in Virginia will begin this spring.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials confirmed the news to RMEF, the project’s leading financial contributor with a pledge of $300,000. RMEF leaders say they will now step up local fundraising efforts to ensure the project, once started, continues to move forward and remains on schedule.

RMEF has received numerous donations for the project, including several large gifts from Virginia donors. Still, about half of the pledged amount needs to be raised.

To read the entire story check it out here: http://www.rmef.org/NewsandMedia/NewsReleases/2012/VirginiaRestoration.htm

I’m definitely looking forward to following along with the project and chasing them with the camera at first and maybe going shed hunting in a couple of years. This is a huge reason for all Virginia Sportsmen to be members of the RMEF!