The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to welcome six new members to its board of directors. Among them is Randy Newberg, host of the popular television hunting show “On Your Own Adventures.”

“Randy is a long-time friend to RMEF,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “But even more than that, his passion for conservation, public access and wildlife management, and his leadership will offer a clear, wise direction for our organization for years to come.”

“My vision is the RMEF will continue the valuable conservation work that has made such a difference in my life, all while adding to access efforts RMEF has provided for those of us who use these public lands,” said Newberg. “My vision is also that RMEF will provide leadership on important land and habitat issues during a time when funding for conservation is being cut, when public lands are being looked at as a liability, and when hunting can be even more valuable to our society. The ultimate vision being that all Americans understand that Hunting is Conservation.”

In his role as host and producer of “On Your Own Adventures,” Newberg is an avid self-guided public lands hunter from Bozeman, Mont. While filming, he hunts all Western states for all species; researching and planning his hunts, then heading to the hills like most hunters, on his own. Newberg’s passion is sharing those experiences with others while also teaching them tactics and strategies to increase their success, and hopefully giving them the encouragement and enthusiasm to go and create their own hunting adventures.

Newberg serves as a volunteer for many conservation organizations. In addition to his work for RMEF, he is also an advisory member to the chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in Washington, D.C., and a fundraising volunteer for local hunting and fishing groups. He is involved in national and regional policy efforts to improve and protect public land access, specifically access important to hunters.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be of service to a group I have been a part of for more than 20 years, yet balanced by my realization that great responsibility comes with the position,” added Newberg. “I have great enthusiasm to make a difference on behalf of the many hunters, much like me, who if not for public lands and conservation work on those lands, probably would have never had the chance to become an elk hunter.”

Randy and his wife, Kim, live in Bozeman, Mont. Randy is a certified public accountant by vocation and, more importantly, a hunter and conservation volunteer by passion. Sportsman Channel recently named him the Sportsman of the Year at the 2012 Sportsman Choice Awards in Las Vegas.

RMEF will announce other additions to its board of directors in the near future.

Image courtesy Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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