Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Camp
Welcome to RMEF’s Elk Camp...The one time of year the call of the bull elk can be heard loud and clear in the streets of Las Vegas Nevada, where folks from across the country gather together to celebrate the majestic elk and the wild places that they call home.
Kicking off elk camp and the International Sports Expos with a mighty bugle, I met up with reporter Scott Daniels, KLAS 8 News Now to invite all of Las Vegas down to the expo for the weekend. Reminiscent of the rut…the frenzy of the weekend was kicked off the largest Elk Camp ever with the exhibit hall featuring more than 350 companies.
The best in country music brought with them the songs that we sing around the fire in elk camp, live to us in Las Vegas; Daryle Singletary, Josh Thompson, Ronnie Dunn and Charlie Daniels.
Girl hunters RoCk Ladies Luncheon….
The SOLD OUT ladies luncheon was the bash of the year!!! This year’s theme of Rodeo Clowns was completed with special guest, the most famous rodeo clown and bull fighter Flint Rasmussen.
This group of cowgirls came here to take off their hats and let their hair down and let me tell you this group of ladies is down for a good time. Laughter, whoops and hollers filled the room along with the ringing of hundreds of cow bells. The energy from the room was felt by all and made for non-stop laugher and good times. The enthusiasm in this room represented how much these ladies love elk country. WHOOP WHOOP
If you missed the ladies luncheon, trust me, you don’t want to miss the next one, so be sure to get your tickets in advance for 2014 for this unbelievably fun event.
Elk Camp Highlights…
- The announcement of the $30 Million Torstenson Family Endowment which will allow RMEF to vastly accelerate it's mission, attract more partner funds and more quickly head off habitat challenges nationwide, while passing on Bob Torstenson's legacy and his passion for elk, elk hunting, and hunting heritage to the next generation.
- The presentataion of RMEF's highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservatoin Award, to the Torstenson family.
- Celebrations of 2012 accomplishments include protecting or enhancing more than 130,000 acres of habitat, restoring a wild elk herd in Virginia, and reaching more than 354,000 children and adults via 322 hunting heritage and conservation outreach projects in 43 states.
- The unveiling of "America the Beautiful" a video performed exclusively for RMEF by Daryle Singletary.
- A tribute to wildlife artist and RMEF friend Larry Zabel
ISE Elk Camp Seminars
I was beyond thrilled, when ISE asked to once again present my seminar “Scouting Elk on Public Land” for the Las Vegas show. I could hardly wait to share with other elk hunting lovers, my own public land experiences.
Passing it along…
My dad and my other friends that helped and mentored me in the elk woods changed my life and being able to share my experiences and personal lessons learned in the field is a dream come true.
I am already looking forward to the 2014 RMEF Elk Camp...Be there!