Elk NetworkCharcoal Creek – onX Public Access Project

Conservation | June 8, 2020

These sweeping views are in a state you might not expect – Nebraska.

And yes, this is elk country.

It is here in the Pine Ridge region in the northwest corner of the state where the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Nebraska Environmental Trust to purchase a 1,520-acre tract of prime habitat.

Now owned by the Nebraska Game and Park Commission, the land will be added to the adjacent Peterson Wildlife Management Area and open to public access for hunters and others to use and enjoy.

The transaction greatly benefits the movement of elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and other species because it increases the nearby complex of protected public and private land to nearly 37,000 contiguous acres.

The immediate landscape also features vital riparian habitat including nearly 10 miles of intermittent streams including a segment of Charcoal Creek.

Since 1984, RMEF and its partners opened or improved public access to more than 1.3 million acres of land.

To learn more about the sites and boundaries of RMEF access projects near you or your favorite hunting area, turn on the RMEF layer in the onX Hunt App.

Plus, use the code R-M-E-F when you sign up for your new onX subscription to receive a 20 percent discount, and a portion of the proceeds benefit RMEF’s mission.