Bucking Bulls Named for Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont.–Two bucking bulls named for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are debuting at Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events nationwide in 2010.

The bulls, RMEF Bugle and RMEF Elk Country, are owned by Jeff Robinson Bucking Bulls, one of PBR’s top stock contractors and owner of the 2007 PBR world champion bull, Chicken on a Chain.

An avid elk hunter, conservationist and supporter of RMEF, Jeff Robinson said, “I am extremely excited about our partnership with RMEF. My family loves to hunt and RMEF is making sure everyone has that opportunity well into the future.”

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2009 Muzzleloader Elk Challenge



Campbell Outdoor Challenge presents the
2009 Muzzleloader Elk Challenge

Sponsored by Outdoor Edge Knives

If you have the desire to hunt monster bull elk in some of the most scenic country around, this is your opportunity!

The Campbell Outdoor Challenge is hosting a Muzzleloader Video Elk Challenge, Oct 9 – 14 in North Central New Mexico near Abiquiu sponsored by Outdoor Edge Knives. This will be a team (hunter/cameraman) competition with the winning team determined by the best scoring video in combination with the score of the bull elk harvested. This challenge event will air nationally on Versus and will have cash and prizes of up to $6,000 provided by Outdoor Edge Knives and The Campbell Outdoor Challenge.

Entry is limited to 10 teams only. The cost is $6,500 per team and includes meals, lodging, hunt fees and one guaranteed bull elk tag per team. After we receive your deposit we will send instructions and a voucher number for you to use to get your elk tags and license (approx. $530.00). Teams will be hunting area 6C in New Mexico, which borders the Valles Caldera National Preserve and is a great area for big bulls.

You can get the Entry Form here!

If you have any questions or need any additional information feel free to call or email.

Call to reserve your spot today!!

Jeremy Leu
Co-Host & Marketing Director
Campbell Outdoor Challenge
Phone: 1-877-384-3337

‘Cowboys for Conservation’ Welcomes Silverton Casino Lodge



MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) have added a new partner—the Silverton Casino Lodge in Las Vegas—to their Cowboys for Conservation program.

The Silverton is now the official headquarters hotel for Cowboys for Conservation as well as the first presenting sponsor of the program’s “Trophy Bulls” competition.

“Silverton’s Livin Lodge is the perfect Las Vegas home to host activities surrounding our partnership with RMEF,” said Sean Gleason, PBR chief operating officer. “Their incredible outdoor themed facility, along with the attached Bass Pro Shops location, are a natural fit with conservation minded RMEF attendees from across the country.”

The Silverton Casino Lodge will provide lodging and host special events for buyers of PBR’s 2009 Built Ford Tough Series World Finals packages being sold now at RMEF fundraisers nationwide. The packages are for two people and include tickets to all three PBR performances during the first weekend of the PBR World Finals as well as VIP pre-party passes before each performance. Also included are VIP tickets to a meet-and-greet luncheon with top PBR riders, official PBR first-weekend wrap party, Trophy Bulls Award ceremony, and three nights lodging—all of which will be held at the Silverton.

“Silverton Casino Lodge is proud to partner with PBR and the Elk Foundation,” said Craig Cavileer, president of Silverton Casino Lodge. “The supporters of PBR and RMEF are part of our core audience, and we hope that our affiliation can help generate public support towards their conservation message.”

RMEF and PBR launched Cowboys for Conservation in April 2008.

“Cowboys for Conservation has generated over $120,000 for the Elk Foundation’s mission—ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat,” said Steve Decker, director of field programs for RMEF. “Just as importantly, the program’s new Trophy Bulls competition has generated a ton of excitement and exposure for us.”

As the presenting sponsor of Trophy Bulls, Silverton Casino Lodge is providing major support for a competition pitting riders against stock contractors.

At each Built Ford Tough Series long-round event in the 2009 season, three bulls are designated by PBR as Trophy Bulls. If the rider successfully rides the bull, he gets a Trophy Bull point. If the bull bucks off the rider, the stock contractor gets the Trophy Bull point. At the end of the season, the top three point earners will receive an outdoor adventure of their choice courtesy of RMEF.

“Over 100 million PBR fans across the country are learning more and more about the Elk Foundation through this unique and exciting competition,” said Decker.

PBR is the premier bull riding organization in the world, boasting contestants from the United States, Mexico, Australia, Brazil and Canada. Events air weekly on VERSUS and on NBC and FOX throughout the year. Check local listings for show times.