March 11, 2009
First Elk Camp in Texas Generates $1.5 Million
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has generated $1.5 million from its first-ever convention in Texas.
Proceeds from the organization’s 25th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo, which ended March 8 in Fort Worth, will help support initiatives to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. The Elk Foundation recently topped 5.7 million acres conserved or enhanced.
“Elk Camp is a showcase for our mission, accomplishments and the amazing spirit of our volunteers—and it’s also our largest annual fundraiser. This year our auctions grossed $1.1 million while new memberships, raffles, merchandise sales and public admission fees added another $400,000. We’re pleased considering the new site and economy,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.
Highlights also included:
the Professional Division.
News releases on these and other headlines, plus links to video coverage on YouTube, are posted in a new Elk Camp newsroom section at www.rmef.org.
Event sponsors included Roper, Leupold, Cabela’s, Hunter’s Specialties, Mossy Oak, North American Hunter Magazine, Brunton, Browning, Boyt Harness, United Country and Budweiser.
Allen said, “We can’t say thank you enough to our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for their continuing support. Together, we’re helping to shape the future of elk country.”
The 26th Annual Elk Camp and Expo will be in Reno, Nev., March 4-7, 2010.