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.
For more details, visit www.rmef.org.
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 5.5 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.