Through sponsorship and licensing programs, RMEF partner companies deliver significant value on several fronts. We are excited to announce some new and exciting programs for 2017 that will bolster chapter fundraising and RMEF’s mission.
Licensed product programs are a true win-win for RMEF and our manufacturing partners. A great example of licensing is the Eberlestock Team Elk Pack. The Team Elk Pack has been a staple in the Elk Country Legacy package for a few years, raising tens of thousands of dollars through local chapter fundraising efforts. In addition, the Team Elk Pack is available through outdoor retailers across the country. For each pack sold, Eberlestock pays RMEF a royalty for use of the Team Elk logo on the pack. The royalties in just three years received by RMEF on that pack now exceed $135,000.
New for 2017 licensed products debuting in the RMEF chapter event merchandise program include:
Camp Guard 10, 10mm—Purpose-built to be the perfect backcountry bear gun, 10mm is widely recognized as the best semi-auto bear cartridge. The Camp Guard 10 features a match-grade 5-inch barrel and premium trigger along with a stainless steel frame. The stainless steel slide is finished in Kimber’s KimPro II for added durability. The round heel frame allows for easy carry, and the 30 line per inch front strap checkering gives a solid grip. Includes custom wood engraved grips with the RMEF logo.
RMEF Edition Extreme Gear includes three rifle cases—Huntsman, Defender and Sportsman; a premium bino harness, the Ridge Stalker X; the Switchback X, a fanny pack that easily expands into a day pack; and a top-of-the-line rolling bag to suit your travel needs, the Journey X. All items bear the RMEF logo.
Team Elk Signature Series Carryall Duffel Set—Includes 12-inch, 18 ½-inch and 26 ½-inch sized utility carryall duffels. Each bag features Paracord wrapped side handle; front, back and side pockets; padded, no-slip shoulder strap; and modular MOLLE webbing loops. Crafted of heavy-duty 600D poly exterior and 210D poly lining. Includes Team Elk embroidered and screen-printed logo and custom zipper pulls.
Team Elk Open Season Combo—This must-have combo includes a skinning knife and a separate gut hook. The knife has the kind of sweeping belly designed to penetrate heavy layers easily and a point angled to reduce the likelihood of unintentionally slicing through the hide. The thermoplastic handle is contoured and grooved to provide a sure grip. The blade is 4 ½-inches, and overall the knife is 8 ¼-inches. A separate gut hook makes unzipping big game faster, safer and more efficient. Both blade and gut hook boast Buck’s standard 420HC steel hardened to Rockwell Rc 58 for the optimal combination of corrosion resistance, easy sharpening, durability and edge retention. Both knife and gut hook fit in a heavy-duty black nylon sheath and sport the RMEF logo.
RMEF Cow Elk Decoy—Montana Decoy manufactures the most realistic decoys possible by featuring high-resolution photographs printed on durable polyester fabric. A steel band inside works with the fiberglass poles to support the decoy in hard soil and windy conditions. The new RMEF Cow Elk Decoy weights all of two pounds (poles included), and it folds down to the size of a dinner plate. Unfolded, it’s a full 48-inches x 50-inches and is virtually weather-proof. A product every elk hunter can use.
These serve as just a few examples of new RMEF licensed gear that will be featured in the 2017 event fundraising merchandise lineup.
On the sponsorship front, we are extremely excited to announce Mathews
as the new primary bow partner of RMEF. Mathews is sponsoring RMEF’s TV show Team Elk
, as well as RMEF’s new media platform launching later this year and advertising in Bugle
magazine. In addition, Mathews has agreed to offer their flagship Halon bow to RMEF chapters through the Archery Progressive Raffle. The Halon will be offered to chapters at a price point that will drive unprecedented success in the archery progressive category for participating chapters. This is yet another extraordinary partnership between RMEF and the industry leading manufacturer in their category resulting in more mission support and a brighter future for elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.
HALON™ 6 Compound Bow—Inspired by NO CAM™ technology, the Crosscentric™ Cam employs a partially concentric string payout and AVS® Technology to produce a stealthy draw and consistent accuracy while delivering speeds up to 353 feet per second. Wider, more torsionally rigid limbs, and a new dual-bridged riser designed to support the powerful cam system and endure the toughest hunting conditions. A true-center nocking point ensures straight and level nock travel, further enhancing shot-to-shot consistency. Outfitted with the new Flatback Grip™ and industry-leading Harmonic Damper® and Harmonic Stabilizer®, the HALON™ is rock solid and deadly quiet.
Here are more great examples of the industry’s leading manufacturers partnering with RMEF at the national program level as well as providing quality product to chapters at incredible price points for fundraising purposes:
Tundra®45, 50 and 65—The original Yeti®, the Tundra features Fatwall™ design; extra–thick walls hold up to two inches of insulation for unmatched ice retention. The roto-molded, one-piece, seamless construction makes it armored to the core and virtually indestructible. RMEF logo is permanently bonded onto the surface of the cooler and will not peel off, fade or crack.
X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed, 7mm Rem Mag Rifle—The X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed Rifle is built to exceed accuracy expectations straight out of the box. The action and stiff, fluted barrel are bedded and free floated to ensure straight shooting. Muzzle brake reduces felt recoil and is easily removed and replaced with included thread protectors. The lightweight composite stock features A-TACS AU camo finish with textured gripping surfaces and Dura-Touch Armor coating. Both the receiver and barrel sport a Cerakote® Burnt Bronze finish. Grip cap features RMEF logo.
Optifade® Open Country Big Game Hunting System—An ideal set of gear for any Western hunting endeavor. Designed for the active hunter, this layering system will keep you concealed and comfortable while pursuing the bull you have always dreamed of hanging on the wall. System includes 90 percent jacket, 90 percent pants, Core Heavyweight Zip-T and Sitka Cap.
Terra and Conquest quality optics—Terra rifle scopes pack a powerful, uncompromising optical performance into a lightweight, yet extremely rugged, compact 1-inch design. The Terra binoculars guarantee high optical quality and astounding detail. The large exit pupil ensures optimal visibility, even in difficult light. The Conquest HD5 is designed for today’s demanding hunters featuring a 5x variable magnification range, new ballistic lockable turrets and ballistic reticles all built into the most compact SuperZoom™ 1-inch riflescope in the industry. And finally, the Conquest HD binocular gives you an optimum panorama, event at long distances. The new design allows for comfortable observation and precise focusing in any situation.
High Ground Realtree Xtra® Green Boot, 8”—Features GORE-TEX® waterproof, breathable lining along with an oiled nubuck leather upper with lightweight, foam-backed 900D nylon for added comfort. The Danner Talon™ outsole provides extremely lightweight athletic performance in rugged conditions.
Flextone Game Calls—Quality call packages from Flextone Game Calls including an elk call package, predator call package and turkey call package.
Elk Shape Combo—This supplement package offers everything you need to lose weight and get in shape for elk hunting. Combo includes Yeti Monster Pre-Workout, Enduro Cardio Enhancement, Phenix Performance Recovery, Ammo Whey Protein Meal Replacement, Blaze Increased Focus and Energy and Renu 30 Day Body Cleanse.
Viking EPS—A progressive grand prize through the 2017 Archery Progressive Raffle, the ultra-tough Yamaha Viking EPS features class-leading off-road capability and durability along with a quiet, smooth cabin. Fully equipped with a powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC power plant. The engine produces strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power for getting the job done or hitting the trails.
Wac’Em 4-Blade Fixed Blade Broadhead, 4 Pack—Wac’Em’s mission is to engineer the world’s sharpest, toughest, most accurate broadheads. The 4-pack offered through RMEF’s Archery Progressive Raffle feature 125 grain, 4-blade cut-on contact head, true field tip accuracy, 100% hardened stainless steel with a 1 1/16-inch cut diameter.