Wolf Management & Chuck Wicks- What does the hottest topic in conservation and one of the hottest country music stars have in common? They are both on RMEF Team Elk this week. Tune in and learn about the legal issues surrounding wolves and the impact they've had on elk from an attorney who has helped the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation PLUS country music artist Chuck Wicks hunts elk in New Mexico.
It’s pretty rare that all of humanity can focus on one specific thing at one precise moment in time, but in this day and age of high tech gadgetry, at least it is possible. Thanks to the far-reaching influence of the World Wide Web and a few strategically placed laptop computers, web cameras and microphones, people from just about anywhere across the globe had the opportunity to take a live look into the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s national headquarters.
It happened on June 11, 2014. RMEF sponsor-partner Cabela’s hosted the Google+ Hangout, a 67-minute live chat session with Cabela’s Ambassadors Luke Bryan, Justin Moore and RMEF Team Elk’s Kristy Titus. They took turns answering questions from moderator Storme Warren and those tuning in via the Internet. They also shared their favorite hunting and outdoor adventures as well as their most memorable Father’s Day recollections.
Kristy, in our humble opinion anyway, had the best seat of all the participants as she pulled up a couch in what we call the “Hunting Heritage Cabin” of the Elk Country Visitor Center. She felt completely at home and seemed to relish being dwarfed by the massive record bull elk mounts behind her. She also offered some sage advice about the joys of hunting, experiencing the outdoors and strengthening relationships with nature, family and friends by spending time in the woods and mountains.
After a lot of laughter, smiles and swapping of tales, the web chat seemed to end about as quickly as it began. But at least it gave World Wide Web surfers the chance to look in and taste a little flavor of the RMEF.
If you missed the Google+ Hangout, watch it below.
Story Courtesy of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The performances were, well some of the best that country music has to offer, Stevie Nicks joining Lady Antebellum got me out of my seat and screaming with delight. Country music legend, Garth Brooks, performance took me back in time to my glory days in high school. Everyone at the awards show was thrilled to join him in singing “Happy Birthday” to Merle Haggard for his 77th birthday.
After 30 years in country music and a non-stop top artist his entire career, the man of country music George Straight, took “Entertainer of the Year”. Talent like his has never before been heard by country music fans and possibly never be replicated.
When Florida Georgia line came on stage to announce the fan voted “New Artist of the Year,” I was back on the edge of my seat. Cabela’s ambassador Justin Moore was a nominee, he is our team, having lobbied for him on social media, when he was announced the winner, it really was a win for everyone in the country that loves the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Justin embodies our heritage and is working tirelessly to ensure the continuation of our great legacy.
A HUGE thank you goes out to Shawn Cassidy and RFDTV for the outstanding seats. Thank you so much!
Cabela’s has been the link to family and friends in the great outdoors since 1961 and the ACM Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event hosted by Cabela’s ambassador’s Luke Bryan and Justin Moore on April 5th fueled the excitement for country music lovers from around the world to experience the Cabela’s Regulator bow and invite them to take up the sport of archery.
You get some of the most talented artists in country music all together for an archery competition, it’s bound to be a good time and it’s as true blue American as it gets. Social media was a frenzy over which team you would vote for to win the event. #TeamLuke: Tyler Farr, Austin Webb, Kristy Titus, Brian Kelley, Dallas Davidson, Dustin Lynch, Tyler Hubbard and Lee Bryce. #TeamJustin: Wade Middleton, Chuck Wicks, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Josh Thompson, Chris Janson and Brantley Gilbert.
Everyone was split up into teams to compete in a real deal 3D archery tournament with targets positioned from 10-30 yards. Well known radio personality, Storme Warren was emcee and entertainment for the event keeping the crowd on fire cheering for their favorite team.
Online, fans could vote for their favorite team and at the end of the competition, the team with the most votes received an extra arrow. Fans on Twitter that tweeted #ACMCabelas were entered to win a Cabela’s Regulator bow.
It was a close race but #TeamJustin took the lead with 280 points, beating #TeamLuke with only 226 points.
After the event, fans were invited to stick around and try their own hand at archery where myself and other Cabela’s Outfitters helped them through their first time shooting a bow.
Being part of the Cabela’s family is such an honor and to be invited to promote the sport of archery with some of the best in country music was beyond my wildest dreams.
No matter what team you voted for, we are all on #TeamCabelas and we all loved the Regulator bow.
The second annual ACM Folds of Honor Bowling Tournament sponsored in part by Cabela’s had some of the best in country music teamed up to help raise more than $50,000. Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships and other assistance to the families of military personnel who have been wounded or killed in service to our country.
The evening of fun helped raise much needed funds to families around the country helping dreams to come true, hope and healing. Country music stars Katie Armiger, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Tim Dugger, Kenny Foster, Craig Campbell, Lewis Brice, Joel Crouse, Will Hoge and Ashton Shepherd all bowled alongside Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients.