May 3-4, 202440th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION



JOIN RMEF IN CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERS AND CONSERVATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

The 40th Anniversary Celebration will include a Grand Banquet, Volunteer Rally, various activities and other events, including the return of Volunteer Fun Night with chapter and volunteer award presentations.

Four elk hunters founded RMEF on May 14, 1984, in Troy, Montana. At that time there were approximately 550,000 elk in North America. Since then, RMEF and its partners completed more than 14,000 conservation and hunting heritage projects that conserved or enhanced more than 8.9 million acres. Those projects also opened or improved public access to more than 1.59 million acres of land. And today, the North American elk population numbers more than 1.1 million.

Registration

Events associated with the 40th Anniversary Celebration require registration. These events have limited space and are expected to sell out. Please register for each event you plan to attend.

Agenda

FRIDAY EVENTS

RMEF Open House

Join us Friday at the Elk Country Visitor Center to meet with partners and volunteers. The afternoon will feature food trucks, giveaways, meet and greet with partners and a happy hour sponsored by onX Hunt.

  • Event Time:
    Friday, May 3, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Not Required
  • Location:
    RMEF Headquarters
    5705 Grant Creek Rd., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Fun Night

Join fellow RMEF volunteers on Friday night at the Wilma Theater to celebrate 40 years of volunteers! The evening will feature prize giveaways, special presentations, chapter awards and special guest entertainment. Come represent your chapter and state! Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Meal:
    Not Included
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $40 per attendee
  • Location:
    Wilma Theater - Downtown Missoula
    131 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802

SATURDAY EVENTS

Trails Society & Friends Breakfast

A continental breakfast for those who've included RMEF in their will or estate plans and also for those who are thinking of adding RMEF to their plans for elk country.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $0
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    RMEF Headquarters
    5705 Grant Creek Rd., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Ladies Luncheon

Join fellow lady volunteers at this luncheon, which will feature games, raffles and auctions. To celebrate 40 years of RMEF success, the theme will be “TIME MACHINE: Ladies of the '80s.” So, plan to dress for the occasion! Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
    3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Gun Luncheon

Also at the Hilton Garden Inn, RMEF will host a gun raffle luncheon that will feature door prizes, a high odds gun raffle, games, other raffles and a silent auction. Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
    3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
40th Anniversary Celebration - Grand Banquet

The Saturday night Grand Banquet will recognize RMEF's accomplishments over the past 40 years. Special honors and awards will be bestowed upon long-time RMEF supporters.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Not Included
  • Location:
    Wilma Theater - Downtown Missoula
    131 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802

Recommended Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Missoula - Volunteer Host Hotel
3720 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, MT 59808
No RMEF Discount
Reservations can be made by calling and identifying as an RMEF attendee

Towneplace Suites by Marriott - Close to RMEF Headquarters and Hilton Garden Inn
3055 Stockyard Rd
Missoula, MT 59808
406-721-6000
Click HERE when booking online click on Special Rates then select Corp/Promo and enter Code: A3772 then click on view rates.
Reservations can also be made by calling 406-721-6000 using the same code.

Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn – Close to RMEF Headquarters
5280 Grant Creek Rd
Missoula, MT 59808
406-543-0700
For reservations go HERE
Reservations can also be made by calling 406-543-0700 and identifying as being with the RMEF 40th Anniversary Block.

Holiday Inn Express- Close to RMEF Headquarters and Hilton Garden Inn
150 Expressway
Missoula, MT 59808
406-830-3100

Homewood Suites by Hilton
4825 N Reserve St.
Missoula, MT 59808
406-721-0900
For reservations go HERE
Reservations can also be made by calling 406-721-0900 and identifying as being with the RMEF 40th Anniversary Block.

Staybridge Suites - Close to RMEF Headquarters and Hilton Garden Inn
120 Expressway
Missoula, MT 59808
406-830-3900

Courtyard by Marriott - Close to RMEF Headquarters and Hilton Garden Inn
4559 N. Reserve St.
Missoula, MT 59808
406-549-5260
For reservations go HERE Reservations can also be made by calling 406-549-5260 and identifying as being with the RMEF 40th Anniversary Block.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Close to Missoula Airport
5252 Airway Blvd
Missoula, MT 59808
406-541-8000
For reservations go HERE
Reservations can also be made by calling 406-541-8000 and identifying as being a part of the RMEF 40th Anniversary Room Block

Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula Downtown – Close to Wilma
125 N Pattee St
Missoula, MT 59802
406-542-6252
For reservations go HERE
Reservations can also be made by calling 406-542-6252 and identifying as being with the RMEF 40th Anniversary Block

**All rates are based on availability and are subject to change.


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