January 28, 2009
Fort Worth: Elk Hunting, Conservation Capital of the World
MISSOULA, Mont.— For four days, March 5-8, Fort Worth, Texas, will be the elk hunting and conservation capital of the world.
Approximately 25,000 elk enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to attend the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 25th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The annual event, being held for the first time in Texas, features the RMEF/Leupold 2009 World Elk Calling Championships, hundreds of exhibits, seminars, displays, activities, auctions, raffles and more. It’s all a public-welcome showcase and fundraiser for one of the nation’s premier conservation organizations. Since launching in 1984, the Elk Foundation has enhanced or protected habitat on over 5.5 million acres.
Daily admission is $12 per person or $25 per family, and free for kids 5 and under.
Show hours: Thurs., March 5, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Fri., March 6, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sat., March 7, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sun., March 8, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.