From: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Enjoying an entertaining evening while raising money to benefit elk, other wildlife and their habitat. That’s the promise of a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraiser banquet and auction slated for March, 9th at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
The evening begins with a cocktail social at 3:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by a live auction for world-class wildlife art, firearms, unique collectibles and more.
“We promise a good time for a great cause,” said Tony Pettis of Siletz, who volunteers with a local committee of conservationists to host the annual event. “This is the 25th annual banquet that we’ve hosted here in Newport, and we’re proud of our continuing support for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s conservation work across the country.”
Since 1984, the organization has enhanced or conserved over 5.8 million acres of habitat—nearly all on public lands—for elk and other wildlife. More than 600,000 acres have been opened for public access including hunting, fishing and other recreation. Additionally, wild elk populations have been restored in parts of their former range such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arkansas.
Tickets are $65 per person, $95 per couple and $20 for youths 12 and under. Each single and couple ticket includes a yearly membership and magazine subscription from the conservation organization.
For ticket information and reservations, contact Karen at (541)270-3802 or visit www.rmef.org.
Auctions, raffles and other games are always a popular highlight at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation events. Featured prizes at the upcoming event include more than 20 firearms as well as an assortment of archery equipment, fine art, jewelry, and much more. There is truly something for everybody!
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 5.8 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.