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Celebrating Elk Camp & MTN Festival

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The 2019 RMEF Elk Camp & MTN Festival marked a change for RMEF. For 34 years, we’ve gathered in a hotel ballroom or exhibit hall to celebrate our mission and accomplishments. This year was different. We took it outside and made it a fun experience for all. Combining with Total Archery Challenge, we set out to refresh Elk Camp and make the MTN Festival a time for all to remember. RMEF Films are brought to …

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RMEF Grants Beef Up New Mexico Wildlife Habitat

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $114,008 in grants to fund 17 conservation and hunting heritage projects in New Mexico. That funding leveraged an additional $343,760 in partner funding put on the ground to benefit elk and other wildlife. “New Mexico is an extremely arid region where water often comes at a premium. That’s why three of our projects focus on improving wildlife water sources,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Our grants …

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Inaugural Smoky Mountain Elk Fest This Weekend

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The small community of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is gearing up for a big celebration. The inaugural Smoky Mountain Elk Fest will celebrate elk, conservation and the outdoors on Friday, September 13-14 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The gathering will include an array of family-friendly activities including demonstrations, seminars, food, an elk calling contest, live music and much more. The focus will be on elk and helping to ensure the future of the herd …

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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE SIDE-BY-SIDE.

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Looking for your next adventure? The Yamaha Wolverine X2 was engineered to get out and explore tight, technical terrain with ease and comfort thanks to its ultra-quiet and smooth 847cc twin-cylinder engine and all-new, compact and nimble chassis. With the Wolverine X2, you can also experience a new level of versatility thanks to its 600-pound-rated dump bed, and 2,000 pound towing capacity. Assembled in the USA with Yamaha’s Real World Tech core technologies, the Wolverine …

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Tug of War | BEX Sunglasses

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Ten years ago BEX Sunglasses set out to create the perfect pair of shades. Since then, BEX has become one of the leading product design and eye-wear brands in the world. Chosen by customers for its superior comfort, durability, and affordability BEX sets the professional standard in lightweight eye-wear design. Watch as Jason puts his money where his mouth is and puts out signature Jaxyn Sunglass to the test. Can your sunglasses do this?

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RMEF Unveils Updated Brand

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MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation unveiled a sleeker, modernized brand, its first such adjustment in more than 10 years. Slight changes include a tweaked version of the organization’s historic bull elk profile by placing bolder emphasis on its head and antlers, removing RMEF from within the icon and updating the font style, thus better reflecting the corporate brand. The colors are also adjusted from red to a RMEF blue. “The RMEF brand is an …

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RMEF Grant Provides 46,500 Acres of Hunting, Fishing Public Access in Wyoming

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $15,000 donation from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to support access for hunters and anglers through the Access Yes program. “The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an ongoing donor to the Access Yes program. Their generous donation of $15,000 will provide nearly 46,500 acres of access, which has tremendous positive impacts for hunters and anglers in Wyoming,” said Brian Nesvik, director of Game and Fish. “This …

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Jalapeno Stuffed Bison Burgers

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A bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper stuffed inside a bison burger. You read that right. This is the definition of next level Traegering. For the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, jalapeños, bacon and minced onion. Divide the ground bison into 8 portions and form each into a patty. Put a generous spoonful of the cream cheese filling on 4 of the patties. Top with the remaining patties. Dip your hands in cold water, …

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Southwest Wild Turkey Egg Rolls

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You’ll go wild for this Southwestern take on egg rolls. Wild turkey meets a corn, black bean, and pepper mix, then gets wrapped in a thin and crispy shell for the perfect unexpected appetizer. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat on the stove over medium heat. Add onions and peppers and sauté 2-3 minutes until soft. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds, then Rotel and black beans. Reduce heat and simmer. Pour taco …

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Braised backstrap shredded tacos by John Dudley

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These tacos by John Dudley are straight up buck wild. Braise wild game neck, shoulder, or arm meat, then add Traeger’s Sriracha Sugar Lips Sauce and serve in warm tortillas with spicy, smoked jalapeños. When ready to cook, set the temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Add the grass fed butter and garlic to a large Dutch oven and place on the stovetop. Add the game meat to the Dutch oven …