Elk NetworkElk Camp 2011 Generates $2.5 Million for Conservation

News Releases | March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011

Elk Camp 2011 Generates $2.5 Million for Conservation

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on Sunday wrapped up its largest annual conservation fundraiser with gross revenues topping $2.5 million.

Those dollars will help the RMEF do more to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF is working hard to restore wild elk in Missouri and Virginia. And, by the end of 2011, the foundation will top 6.7 million acres conserved or enhanced since the organization was founded in 1984.

RMEF’s 27th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo was held March 3-6 in Reno, Nev. Auctions, raffles, donations, exhibitors and attendees, new memberships and merchandise sales contributed to the total raised for conservation.

“Elk Camp always sets the tone for the coming year, and this year’s event had great energy and spirit. I believe we’re off and running toward a year of major milestones for our organization,” said RMEF President and CEO David Allen.
Other Elk Camp highlights included:

  • Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler honored during an emotional opening ceremony
  • Sneak preview of the new television series “RMEF Team Elk” to air on Outdoor Channel
  • RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships
  • RMEF’s highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award, presented to Terry Sweet of Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Numerous awards and recognitions for RMEF volunteers and supporters
  • Entertainment by Daryle Singletary, Easton Corbin, Bob Eubanks and Clay Walker
  • Event sponsors included Midway USA, Browning, Budweiser, Cabela’s, Danner, Hunter’s Specialties, Gerber, Leupold, North American Hunter, Realtree, Roper, Aflac and Bill Barrett Corp.
    Allen said, “We can’t say thank you enough to our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for their continuing support. Together, we’re shaping the future of elk country.”
  • The 28th Annual RMEF Elk Camp and expo will be in Las Vegas, Feb. 2-4, 2012.