2001 Wallace Pate Award Winner Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones and his wife Marie proudly display a statue of Wallace Pate after Aaron received the RMEF's highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award, from RMEF founder Charlie Decker (left) and RMEF board member Jack Ward Thomas (right). Jones, a former RMEF board chairman and Life Member No. 7, gave an emotional speech that moved many of the 1,400 attendees at Saturday’s Grand Banquet to tears. The award is given to those who have made contributions of lasting significance to the Elk Foundation's mission.