May 2-4, 202440th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Join RMEF in celebrating 40 years of volunteers and conservation accomplishments!

The 40th Anniversary Celebration will include a Grand Banquet, Volunteer Rally, various activities and other events including the return of Volunteer Fun Night with chapter and volunteer award presentations.

Four elk hunters founded RMEF on May 14, 1984, in Troy, Montana. At that time there were approximately 550,000 elk in North America. Since then, RMEF and its partners completed more than 14,000 conservation and hunting heritage projects that conserved or enhanced more than 8.9 million acres. Those projects also opened or improved public access to more than 1.59 million acres of land. And today, the North American elk population numbers more than 1.1 million.

Registration

Events associated with the 40th Anniversary Celebration require registration. These events have limited space and are expected to sell out. Please register for each event you plan to attend.

Agenda

THURSDAY EVENTS

Habitat Council Event/Hotel Check-In

Check in to your weekend stay at the Habitat Council host hotel and pick up your 40th Celebration information packets. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Missoula
    4825 North Reserve Street
    Missoula, MT 59808
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Not Required
Summit & Habitat Council Appreciation Dinner

The Habitat Council is invited to join the summit volunteers and RMEF staff in a banquet-style evening at the Hilton Garden Inn to celebrate 40 years of RMEF.

  • Event Time:
    Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $0
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
    3720 N. Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59808

FRIDAY EVENTS

Habitat Council Luncheon

Join us for an exclusive luncheon to celebrate the Habitat Council at a Missoula restaurant!

  • Event Time:
    Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $60 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Florabella
    500 Brooks St., Missoula, MT 59801
RMEF Open House

Join us Friday at the Elk Country Visitor Center to meet with partners and volunteers. The afternoon will feature food trucks, giveaways, meet and greet with partners and a happy hour sponsored by onX Hunt.

  • Event Time:
    Friday, May 3, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Not Required
  • Location:
    RMEF Headquarters
    5705 Grant Creek Rd., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Fun Night

Join fellow RMEF volunteers on Friday night at the Wilma Theater, to celebrate 40 years! The evening will feature prize giveaways, special presentations, chapter awards and special guest entertainment. Come represent your chapter and state! Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $40 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Not Included
  • Location:
    Wilma Theater - Downtown Missoula
    131 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802

SATURDAY EVENTS

Trails Society & Friends Breakfast

A continental breakfast for those who've included RMEF in their will or estate plans and also for those who are thinking of adding RMEF to their plans for elk country.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $0
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    RMEF Headquarters
    5705 Grant Creek Rd., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Ladies Luncheon

Join fellow lady volunteers at this luncheon, which will feature games, raffles and auctions. In celebrating 40 years of RMEF success, the theme will be “TIME MACHINE: Ladies of the '80s.” So, plan to dress for the occasion! Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
    3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
Volunteer Gun Luncheon

Also at the Hilton Garden Inn, RMEF will host a gun raffle luncheon that will feature door prizes, a high odds gun raffle, games, other raffles and a silent auction. Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 11 a.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Included
  • Location:
    Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
    3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
40th Anniversary Celebration - Grand Banquet

The Saturday night Grand Banquet will recognize RMEF's accomplishments over the past 40 years. Special honors and awards will be bestowed upon long-time RMEF supporters.

  • Event Time:
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Registration Details:
    Registration Required - $50 per attendee
  • Meal:
    Not Included
  • Location:
    Wilma Theater - Downtown Missoula
    131 S Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802

Hotel

RMEF Habitat Council Host Hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton Missoula
4825 N. Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59808

Hotel reservations will be completed through the registration page for the 40th event.

It is important to note, both the Volunteer Fun Night and the 40th Anniversary Celebration events do not include meals. There will be a meal served with the Thursday night appreciation dinner and Habitat Council luncheon. There is a hot breakfast buffet offered at the Homewood Suites.


Questions or Concerns?