RMEF and ISE Bringing ‘Elk Camp’ to Vegas in 2012

RMEF and ISE Bringing ‘Elk Camp’ to Vegas in 2012

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

MISSOULA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual convention, known throughout its 27 years as “Elk Camp,” is set for Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and host hotel, the Riviera.

It’s the first time Las Vegas has hosted the event.

America’s premier hunting, fishing and travel shows, International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE), is co-locating with Elk Camp, managing all exhibit-hall sales and expo advertising to the public. RMEF will manage auctions, fundraisers, banquets, ceremonies and all RMEF-member activities.

Steve Decker, vice president of marketing for RMEF, said, “For 35 years, no company has produced better consumer sportsman shows than ISE. Their annual shows in Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento and Salt Lake City draw hundreds of thousands of people. This new partnership and convention city is a huge growth opportunity for Elk Camp. The expertise of ISE will help us build visibility and engage a new and larger audience in our mission–and we couldn’t be more excited about the potential.”

ISE President and CEO Brian Layng said, “We look forward to co-locating with RMEF and providing its members, exhibitors, corporate sponsors and the public with the best wildlife and outdoor exposition in North America.”

RMEF and ISE began a partnership in 2010, introducing the Ultimate Elk Hunter’s Raffle and several joint marketing efforts to promote RMEF at existing ISE shows. These efforts in 2011 produced single-year growth rates of 15 percent in raffle proceeds and 69 percent in new RMEF memberships. With this early success, plus a multi-year agreement with ISE beginning at Elk Camp 2012, Decker sees unlimited potential for the partnership to generate major support for RMEF conservation initiatives into the future.

For more info on Elk Camp 2012, visit www.rmef.org or call 800-CALL ELK.

For exposition exhibit sales, visit www.SportsExpos.com or call 800-545-6100.

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 5.9 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.

About International Sportsmen’s Expositions
For 37 years ISE has produced America’s premier hunting, fishing and travel shows. Featuring as many as 600 exhibiting companies including leading manufacturers and retailers, guides and outfitters, resorts and lodges, and nonprofit outdoor organizations, each ISE also offers hundreds of seminars, contests, hands-on special features, plus a huge Youth Sports Fair that’s dedicated to creating the next generation of responsible outdoor enthusiasts.