Elk NetworkPalms Casino Resort Named Official Host Hotel of RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo

News Releases | September 11, 2023

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announced the Palms Casino Resort will serve as official host hotel of the 2023 RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, presented by Cinch. The exposition takes place December 7-16 in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas.

“We are excited about this new partnership,” said Steve Decker, RMEF chief revenue officer. “The Palms is an incredible, best-in-class property and together we’ll make the combined NFR-Hunter & Outdoor Expo experience one to remember.”

The Palms and RMEF will host a nightly NFR viewing and after-party over its 10-day run. Attendees can watch NFR action on the massive viewing screens at KAOS while enjoying nightly food and drink specials, giveaways and live country music featuring top artists including Blackhawk, Glen Templeton, Zack Top, Drake Milligan, Will Jones, Mae Estes, Wyatt McCubbin, Old Hickory and more.

“NFR in Las Vegas is a special time of the year and our goal is to make fans feel welcome and introduce them to our resort,” said Lindsay Aguilar, executive director of marketing and revenue strategy at Palms Casino Resort. “We’re excited to join forces with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, setting the stage for a powerful NFR experience at Palms Casino Resort. Brace yourselves for a party that will become the ultimate roundup for fans.”

The expo will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free to the public at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Halls. Combined with The Cowboy Channel Cowboy Christmas, and a new expansion into the Central Halls with the Junior World Finals and more, these expos will consume more than one million square feet of exhibit space creating an unprecedented shopping experience for hunting and outdoor gear, outfitters, work and western wear, western décor and much more.

In addition to Cinch and Palms, Hunter & Outdoor Christmas expo sponsors include Ag-Gear, American Cattle Co., Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Bone Daddy Knives, Browning, Fiocchi, LandLeader, Nutrena, Pendleton Whisky, Silencer Central, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Volcon ePowersports, Weatherby and Taurus.

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About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded more than 39 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.6 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.