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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Young Campers Have Fun, Learn about Conservation

More than 60 boys and girls age 11 to 14 recently gathered at a remote ranch in north-central Nevada to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities including hunter education, outdoor safety, conservation, shooting, archery, map reading, plant identification, fishing, basic survival, first aid, laser safe shoot and fly tying.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided a $5,000 grant and was proud to co-sponsor the 6th annual Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp alongside a sizeable group of other conservation groups and businesses. The primary focus of the two-and-a-half-day event near Pyramid Lake is to provide opportunities for those who may not have much if any experience in Nevada’s outdoors. 

In addition to the attendees, nine youth mentors age 13-17 who attended previous camps invited a friend with little to no experience hunting, fishing or taking part in other outdoor activities. RMEF volunteers joined the crew of nearly 100 adults who offered their time and talents. RMEF also assisted with the 2015 event.

See more photos from the 2016 Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp here.

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