Two years after the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with some landowners in North Dakota, and elk hunters are definitely seeing the benefits. Just look at these photos of successful hunts on the Beaver Creek Project. In fact, hunters took about 10 elk over the first 10 days of the 2017 hunting season.
RMEF worked with Byron and Kathy Richard who opened their 20,153-acre ranch for hunters to access in 2016. The ranch is located approximately 15 miles north of Beach in extreme west-central North Dakota near the Montana border. It is part of the North Dakota Game and Fish Private Lands Open to Sportsmen program. A 10-year agreement allows hunters immediate access to what was formerly known as Beaver Creek Ranch.
The landscape features high-quality grassland with woody draws, bluffs, buttes and a winding Beaver Creek that offers quality habitat for elk, deer, pronghorn, turkeys and a wide array of other wildlife.
RMEF volunteers also removed two miles of old fence and replaced it with wildlife-friendly fencing and better distributed water sources.
(Photo source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)