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‘Wild Sustenance Program’: RMEF Unveils College-Level Hunting Course

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation introduces a college-level hunting course: the Wild Sustenance Program at the University of Montana.

This fall, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) starts its first college-level course at the University of Montana.

Called the Wild Sustenance Program, the three-credit class encompasses a comprehensive overview of hunting and conservation. There will also be an emphasis on removing the barriers often associated with those unfamiliar with the tradition of hunting.

“Our own experience demonstrates the tremendous interest that exists among students from a diversity of majors who want to learn more about hunting and conservation,” said Dr. Josh Millspaugh, Boone and Crockett professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Montana.

As the RMEF and the University of Montana fine tune this new pilot program, plans continue to evolve to expand the course. Further ahead, this looks to include other universities and open public offerings.

“We greatly appreciate our partners at UM for their efforts in bringing this long-held vision to fruition,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO.

“This program will trigger a nationwide ripple effect allowing more Americans of all ages to learn about the very real and vital link hunting plays to conservation.”

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