SAFE (Shooting Access For Everyone) events will introduce young and novice shooters to safe and responsible firearm use, educate newcomers about the hunter’s role in conservation and the North American Wildlife Conservation Model.
SAFE Challenge events are hosted by local RMEF chapters and held at local gun ranges throughout the country. A SAFE event will introduce youth participants to safe gun handling, the hunter’s role in wildlife management and shooting skills. Each youth participant at a SAFE event will have the opportunity to shoot an Air Rifle or .22 with help from RMEF SAFE mentors or experienced shooters. Participants will also learn about the North American Wildlife Conservation Model and the importance of hunting as conservation tool. Each youth participant who completes a SAFE Challenge event will become a RMEF – SAFE Challenge Introductory member.
We believe as part of the SAFE program, parents and families will gain valuable information regarding the safe use of firearms and how the American wildlife system functions. Wildlife and land conservation are our primary focus; however it is the hunter conservationist more than any other demographic that supports our mission delivery.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation SAFE Challenge Youth Shooting Program has been made possible by a generous donation from Larry and Brenda Potterfield. The Potterfields, owners of Midway USA, the catalog and Internet retailer offer ‘Just About Everything for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting,” have generously contributed to RMEF to help launch the new SAFE Challenge Program.
A special Thank you to Larry and Brenda Potterfield for making the SAFE Challenge possible.