March 14, 2011
Chance-of-a-Lifetime Hunts Awarded to Lucky Hunters
MISSOULA, Mont.—Elk hunters from Montana and New York have won chance-of-a-lifetime elk hunting experiences through special drawings offered nationally by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its sponsors.
Winners were drawn during the RMEF annual convention, which concluded March 6 in Reno, Nev.
Prizes and winners include:
Win a Hunt with Cameron Hanes (2012 hunt)—Sponsored by Danner, RMEF, Cabela’s and Colby Gines Wilderness Adventures. Winner: Sidney Richardson, Colstrip, Mont. Richardson will bowhunt with Hanes, host of RMEF television shows and columnist for Bugle magazine. Hunt includes horseback travel into a remote camp in Wyoming plus five days of elk hunting. Hunt will be filmed for the new “RMEF Team Elk” to air on Outdoor Channel.
Remington Progressive Drawing (2011 hunt)—Sponsored by Remington, RMEF and David Todd of West Elk Wilderness Outfitters. Winner: Misty Lavigne, North Bangor, N.Y. Lavigne and one partner will spend a week hunting the heart of Colorado’s West Elk Wilderness. The hunt includes horseback travel into a remote base camp at an elevation of 10,200 feet. The area, rugged and beautiful, has produced many 300-class bulls in the past few years, including one scoring 342 B&C.
Archery Progressive Drawing (2011 hunt)—Sponsored by RMEF and J. B. Klyapp of Dome Mountain Outfitters. Winner: Corky Logan, Anaconda, Mont. This premium archery elk hunt for Logan and one partner includes two elk permits and five full days of two-on-one guided hunting. Dome Mountain Ranch features over 5,000 private acres in an area that has historically been the highest harvest area in the state of Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park.
The winner of the hunt with Cameron Hanes entered the drawing by signing up at Cabela’s stores or at http://www.cabelas.com/. In the progressive drawings, each winner was entered for the hunt by winning previous drawings for a Remington rifle or BowTech bow at RMEF banquets or other fundraising events.
Watch for more special drawings from RMEF in 2011.
Funds generated by these programs support RMEF initiatives to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.