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RMEF a beacon like no other

Hello, fellow anglers.

I would like to share some information I received from a good friend in Wyoming, Lee Blake, chairperson of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Casper, Wyo., chapter.

Let me tell you about one of the greatest organizations around. I’m talking about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, of course. The RMEF is a nonprofit wildlife habitat conservation organization established in 1984. The mission of the RMEF is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

From a humble Montana beginning this group has grown to its present 150,000 members, protected and enhanced over 4.3 million acres of wildlife habitat throughout North America and is represented in all 50 states, Canada and 26 foreign countries. Yes folks, Nevada included.

With big-game banquets being the primary fund-raiser, a portion of the money earned in each state STAYS THERE! The rest goes into a national fund which can also be drawn on for a major purchase and projects (like the 3-C Ranch and the Howard Ranch, both in Nevada).

You can get full information on the Nevada chapter at http://www.nevadarmef.org and click on RMEF missions in Nevada. You can see what the volunteers are doing in the state of Nevada. These folks are hands on with habitat projects as well as raising money to support our wildlife for all uses.

The big news is that the national convention, called Elk Camp, returns to Reno this year. On Feb. 23-26 at the Silver Legacy and the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the most dedicated volunteers in the nation will converge for a host of seminars, ontests, info, fun and a special performance by Brooks and Dunn. Exhibitors will be on hand with anything your outdoor heart could desire.

The World Elk Bugling Championships will also be part of the festivities. Jake Clark will also present another $30,000 mule to auction. Wayne Carlton is giving away a complete airfare/outfitter/lodging included hunt in Colorado. And so much more!

I say have a great day and go to the Elk Camp and enjoy yourselves. For a compete list of agendas, log onto http://www.rmef.org ]www.rmef.org and click on Elk camp. Hope to see you there.

Now for the Mac The Naw Ice Fishing Get-together that was scheduled for Saturday. The weather has changed for the worse, so it has been moved to today starting at 9 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call the Naw line at (775) 267-9722. Pray we can go soon before the ice is to thick to drill through.

Good fishin’ and tight lines.Good fishin’ and tight lines.

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