June 15, 2011
New TV Series ‘RMEF Team Elk’ Premieres July 3
MISSOULA, Mont.—A new television series premiering July 3 at 3:00 (ET) on Outdoor Channel, “RMEF Team Elk” features the hunting and conservation adventures of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation members.
A host of members appear in the show’s first season, including celebrities such as baseball Hall-of-Famer Goose Gossage, outdoor personalities Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, football legend Walt Garrison, racing champion Johnny Unser, pro bull riders Dustin Elliott and Austin Meier, along with other RMEF members, volunteers, supporters and series hosts Brandon Bates and Cameron Hanes.
The premiere episode features Montana logger, cowboy and RMEF co-founder Charlie Decker pursuing a monster five-by-five management bull on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Decker also reflects on RMEF’s historic success. From humble beginnings, the organization has become a major force for conservation with 178,000 members—salt-of-the-earth folks as well as celebrities—working together as Team Elk.
RMEF soon will pass the 6 million acre mark in habitat conserved or enhanced for elk and other wildlife.
After the premiere, new episodes of “RMEF Team Elk” will air Sundays at 3:00 (ET) with additional airings Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. (ET) and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
The show is the first television series fully owned and produced by RMEF.
“‘RMEF Team Elk’ is more than a TV show. It’s part of a growing movement that’s making a difference for conservation and the future of hunting,” said Steve Decker, vice president of marketing for RMEF. “The show uses a new website and social media to further engage viewers in our mission. I hope everyone who likes what they see on TV will become another proud member of Team Elk.”
Watch for “RMEF Team Elk” promotions and news at:
Web site: http://www.teamelk.org/
Presented by MidwayUSA, “RMEF Team Elk” enjoys additional sponsorship from Weaver, Browning, Brunton, Danner, Hunter’s Specialties, Buck Knives, Eberlestock, Cooper Tires, Sitka, Nosler, NAP, Budweiser, Under Armour, Archer Xtreme and Buckstop Truckware.