Live Coverage of World Elk Calling Championships, March 5-6

RENO, Nev.—Elk hunters, listen up: ESPN Outdoors.com will carry live coverage of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships, March 5-6, from Reno. Nev.

Live streaming video will begin with preliminary rounds of competition at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, March 5. Finals begin at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, March 6.

“If you like to hunt, call or listen to elk—and if you can go online—this event will be a real treat,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “These competitors are the best elk callers on the planet and viewers will learn a lot about elk.”

Cash, prizes and world-champion honors will be awarded in six divisions: Pee Wee (age 10 and under), Youth (age 11-17), Natural Voice (no calling devices allowed), Women’s, Men’s and Professional (sponsored competitors).

Judges include naturalists, hunters and former elk calling champions.

The event is being held as part of the annual RMEF Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center, March 4-7.

To watch the RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships, and to see daily coverage of the entire event, go to www.espnoutdoors.com.

Elk Camp Seminars, Registration

All media attending the upcoming Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Reno, Nev., March 4-7, are welcome to cover the extensive lineup of Cabela’s-sponsored seminars. Topics include bowhunting and other hunting skills, horse packing, marksmanship, wild game cooking, game calling strategies and much more. See list below. Media pre-registration is encouraged to ensure smooth entry into the seminars, RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships and expo hall upon arrival at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.

Media can pre-register by contacting Steve Wagner, Blue Heron Communications, at steve@blueheroncomm.com or 800-654-3766.

Seminars include:

Thursday, March 4
Making the Most of Your Season
Wayne Carlton, CamoWest

Hunting in a Sacred Manner
Ron Dube, Ron Dube’s Wilderness Adventures

Bullet Selection and Handloading for Elk
Richard Mann, reloading editor for LoadData.com

Hunting and Calling Big Bulls Solo
Al Morris, world elk calling champion, Hunter’s Specialties

Three-Step Success to Calling Rutting Bulls
Steve Chappell, Cabela’s pro staff

How to Get an Easy Elk
Jim Zumbo, host, Jim Zumbo Outdoors

Successful Archery Elk Strategies
Rich Birdsell, Northern Rockies Outfitters

Friday, March 5
RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships
Preliminary Rounds

Horse-Packing Clinic
Blain Jackson, Cottonwood Ranch

Optical Illusions, What Matters in Hunting Optics
Wayne van Zwoll, author, Hunter’s Guide to Long-Range Shooting

Making the Most of Your Season
Wayne Carlton, CamoWest

Carnivore’s Kitchen, Eating Wild
Chef John McGannon, Wildeats

Bullet Selection and Handloading for Elk
Richard Mann, reloading editor for LoadData.com

How to Draw a Trophy Big Game Tag in the West
Garth Carter, founder, The Huntin’ Fool magazine

Gutless Gutting, from Field to Freezer
Ron Dube, Ron Dube’s Wilderness Adventures

Dutch Oven Cooking
Phyllis Speer, host, Arkansas Outdoors

How to Get an Easy Elk
Jim Zumbo, host, Jim Zumbo Outdoors

How to Draw a Trophy Big Game Tag in the West
Garth Carter, founder, The Huntin’ Fool magazine Ralph Ramos, PSE pro staff

All the Right Moves, Modern Elk Calling Techniques and Strategies

Saturday, March 6
RMEF/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships
Championship Rounds

Horse-Packing Clinic
Blain Jackson, Cottonwood Ranch

All the Right Moves, Modern Elk Calling Techniques and Strategies
Ralph Ramos, PSE pro staff

Making the Most of Your Season
Wayne Carlton, CamoWest

Carnivore’s Kitchen, Eating Wild
Chef John McGannon, Wildeats

Tame the Mountain, Successful Backcountry Hunting
Cameron Hanes, Editor Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal

Predator Hunting and Predator Control Tips
Al Morris, world elk calling champion, Hunter’s Specialties

How to Get an Easy Elk
Jim Zumbo, host, Jim Zumbo Outdoors

Successful Archery Elk Strategies
Rich Birdsell, Northern Rockies Outfitters

Optical Illusions, What Matters in Hunting Optics
Wayne van Zwoll, author of Hunter’s Guide to Long-Range Shooting

Bullet Selection and Handloading for Elk
Richard Mann, Reloading Editor for LoadData.com

Wild Game Cuisine
Phyllis Speer, host, Arkansas Outdoors

How to Draw a Trophy Big Game Tag in the West
Garth Carter, founder, The Huntin’ Fool magazine
Sunday, March 7
Three-Step Success to Calling Rutting Bulls
Steve Chappell, Cabela’s pro staff

Successful Archery Elk Strategies
Rich Birdsell, Northern Rockies Outfitters

Bullet Selection and Handloading for Elk
Richard Mann, Reloading Editor for LoadData.com

Gutless Gutting, from Field to Freezer
Ron Dube, Ron Dube’s Wilderness Adventures

Hunting and Calling Big Bulls Solo
Al Morris, world elk calling champion, Hunter’s Specialties

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.7 million acres—a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.