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The second place that you should visit while in Missoula, is the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
The RMEF was founded in 1984 by four elk hunters who recognized the need to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and hunting heritage.
They have a habitat diorama that was really well done.
These are elk dew claws which were used by Native Americans as a musical instrument during ceremonies.
This is a dress decorated with elk teeth.
The foundation has four core mission programs: (1) permanent land protection, (2) habitat stewardship, (3) elk restoration, and (4) hunting heritage.
They have a trophy elk display.
This is the place to visit if you want to learn about how hunting is conservation.