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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Elk Camp 2013 Begins in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Convention Center
And they’re off…

The Las Vegas Convention Center doors swung open on Thursday morning, the last day of February, and the people started to pour in for the largest Elk Camp exposition yet. Yes indeed after months of waiting, the fun is finally underway at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's 29th annual national convention.

In reality, it got off to a jump-start on Wednesday night at the Elk Camp Reception. Hundreds of cowboys, cowgirls, men and women, young adults and others—all elk lovers from all across the country—gathered to renew friendships, share hunting tales and just plain enjoy life. Country music recording artist Daryle Singletary and his rich, deep tones entertained the RMEF family by playing an acoustic set of favorites leading to plenty of toe-tapping from those lucky enough to have a table up front to the standing room only crowd in the back. (And here’s a “heads up” for you. Daryle is also part of a new Elk Camp tradition. He and his musically talented friends recently spent time in the studio to record a special version of America the Beautiful. And he did it just for RMEF! Look for it at a big game banquet near you.)

Daryle Singletary (right) entertains at the Mirage
More than 12,000 people are expected to walk the expo floor over the next four days. And that’s just to check out the more than 600 booths—a daunting task especially when there is so much to soak in. Remember, there are also auctions, loads of RMEF garb, the 25th anniversary of the World Elk Calling Championships, and so many others sights and events to enjoy.

Yes, it’s going to be a great run!

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