You just can’t beat a winning combination. And when it’s youth that come out as the big winner, it’s that much better.
The Arthur R. Dubs Foundation, which seeks to empower youth and improve their connection to the outdoors, joined the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at its 2016 Oregon Rendezvous to sponsor youth conservation activities.
The partnership included providing the $50 entry fee so youth could attend for free, providing $20 RMEF youth memberships for all attendees and funding raffle prizes.
Youth age 7-17, whose names were drawn in the raffle, won their choice of either a Mossberg 7 mm-08 rifle with a scope or a Tristar youth 20-gauge shotgun. Those under the age of 7, whose names were drawn in their raffle, received a RMEF Red Ryder BB gun.
In all, 26 boys and girls attended the rendezvous. RMEF co-founders Bob Munson and Charlie Decker drew and announced the winners. In all, four went home with rifles, four with shotguns, two with BB guns and all 26 with a nice, new pocket knife.