August is Elk Country Conservation Month at Bass Pro Shops

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 Aug 6th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 6th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A $2,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card and other big prizes are up for grabs during this special event, which benefits the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – This August, Bass Pro Shops is highlighting one of the country’s great conservation organizations by hosting Elk Country Conservation Month at its stores across the U.S.  Throughout the month, Bass Pro Shops will promote the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), help raise funds for their mission, and provide

This August, Bass Pro Shops is hosting Elk Country Conservation Month to raise funds for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and provide chances for people to win valuable Bass Pro Shops gift cards and YETI coolers.

chances to win high-dollar Bass Pro Shops gift cards and YETI coolers.August is Elk Country Conservation Month at Bass Pro Shops

“We are grateful for the support of a made-in-America outfit like Bass Pro Shops,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “That continued support as a long-term conservation partner with key initiatives of fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education and conservation advocacy shows a true and lasting commitment to elk, elk country and our hunting heritage.”

Beginning Aug. 1, 2014, 63 Bass Pro Shops stores* across the country will offer visitors an opportunity to donate $2 to RMEF.

Those who enter the Elk Country Conservation Month sweepstakes have a chance to win the following prizes:

    * 1st prize – One $2,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card

    * 2nd – 5th prizes – One $750 Bass Pro Shops gift card
    * 6th – 10th prizes – One YETI Tundra 65 cooler

At the end of the month-long promotion, Bass Pro Shops will also make a contribution to RMEF for each donation made.

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has made giving back to conservation a hallmark of the company since he first began selling fishing tackle in the back of his dad’s liquor store in 1971.  Over the course of several decades, Morris has dedicated himself to inspiring people, especially youth and families, to love, enjoy and conserve the great outdoors. One way that Bass Pro Shops works on behalf of conservation is by supporting the efforts of nonprofit conservation organizations that share a desire to tackle key conservation initiatives such as fish and wildlife habitat improvements, conservation and outdoor skills education, improving the quality of our lakes, rivers and springs, and conservation advocacy.

“It’s an honor for Bass Pro Shops to partner with an organization that recognizes the important role that hunters play in conserving this country’s wildlife,” said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops. “Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has already enhanced more than 6.4 million acres of wildlife habitat and by hosting RMEF month at our stores across the country, our goal is to advance their important mission of ensuring the future of elk and other wildlife. We are very grateful to every member of the RMEF team for all they do.”

For official sweepstakes rules or to make a donation during Elk Country Conservation Month at Bass Pro Shops, visit: http://www.basspro.com/rmef/

To find a Bass Pro Shops store, visit:

*Event available at all U.S. locations excluding Islamorada, Florida and the Catalog Outlet in Springfield, Missouri.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 87 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 200,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.4 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.

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