Elk Camp 2011 Generates $2.5 Million for Conservation

RENO, Nev.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on Sunday wrapped up its largest annual conservation fundraiser with gross revenues topping $2.5 million.

Those dollars will help support many RMEF initiatives to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. RMEF is a major supporter of new elk restoration efforts in Missouri and Virginia. And, by the end of 2011, officials expect to top 6 million acres conserved or enhanced since the organization was founded in 1984.

RMEF’s 27th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo was held March 3-6 in Reno, Nev. Auctions, raffles, donations, exhibitors and attendees, new memberships and merchandise sales contributed to the total raised for conservation.

“Elk Camp always sets the tone for the coming year, and this year’s event had great energy and spirit. I believe we’re off and running toward a year of major milestones for our organization,” said RMEF President and CEO David Allen. [Read more…]