RMEF Team Elk Expands to Year-Round TV Schedule


Elk hunting isn’t just a great adventure; for many it’s an insatiable lifestyle. That’s why the decision by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to double its TV presentations will help keep those iconic elk campfires burning in countless imaginations. In most of North America elk season has closed, yet the planning, preparation, and hunt selection for next year is in full swing. Those in the know are keenly aware that planning a productive elk hunt requires as much skill as stalking wapiti in the high country. Now you can make those preparations in the comfort of your living room. Here’s the plan from the RMEF:

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s award-winning television show is going bigger and better than ever. Season Four of RMEF Team Elk, presented by Cabela’s, will now be broadcast all year long on the Outdoor Channel.

CO Rifle Elk 2011 225“This is a bold endeavor for us,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “Expanding production from 26 weeks to 52 weeks a year gives RMEF a greater opportunity for outreach and education by featuring more elk hunting, elk country and telling the story that Hunting is Conservation.”

Season Four premieres the week of December 30. It features RMEF President/CEO David Allen and Life Member Bill McBeath as they hunt Nevada and focus on land protection for the state’s wildlife populations.  Episodes of RMEF Team Elk will air every Tuesday at 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Thursday at 10:30 p.m., and Friday at 11 p.m. (all times ET) on Outdoor Channel.

Highlights of Season Four include memorable hunts chasing big CO Rifle Elk 2011 102 - Copybulls in Utah, Montana, Idaho, Kentucky, New Mexico and on other beautiful landscapes across elk country. Among featured Team Elk members are country music artists Easton Corbin and Josh Thompson, Chris Sprangers of Cabela’s, former Indy race car driver Johnny Unser, Eberlestock founder Glen Eberle, PSE founder Pete Shepley, Kristy Titus, host Brandon Bates, and four teenage girls on their first deer hunt.

RMEF Team Elk represents a nationwide RMEF membership of nearly 200,000. The series delivers RMEF’s mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage with a theme of Hunting is Conservation to 34 million households per week on the Outdoor Channel. “Our goal is to help viewers gain a better appreciation and understanding of the link between elk, hunters, the land and conservation,” added Decker.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.