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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Celebrating Elk in the Bayou State

Louisiana may be best known for its traditional Mardi Gras parties and Cajun food but that did not stop Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation members from starting their own Bayou State tradition. Nearly two dozen men, women and children recently came together at the Indian Creek Recreation Area in Woodworth for the first-ever Louisiana State Rendezvous.

Food, fun and friendship highlighted the one-day gathering. Attendees learned about their 2015 accomplishments that included significant fundraising efforts among the four chapters in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Ruston. RMEF also provided funds through a state grant to purchase bows, arrows and archery targets to the 4-H Shooting Sports Program in Claiborne and Lincoln Parishes.

The open grill menu included burgers, brats, deer and elk sausage, with all the trimmings. After the meal, volunteers enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of pitching horseshoes, cornhole bag toss and relaxing by the lake. Volunteers also built new relationships and shared ideas from their chapter activities.

Louisiana may not be home to wild, free-ranging elk but RMEF members living there are proud to do their part to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

Go here to see more scheduled RMEF volunteer and Rendezvous activities from around the country.

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