MISSOULA, Mont.—From a smorgasbord of hunting and outdoor-related products and activities to more than $80,000 in raffles and prizes, live country music performances and cooking demonstrations, and the ability to nock an arrow and share $15,000 in prize winnings, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2016 Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo offers a sensory delight for all to experience.
“We are excited to provide a wide range of sights, sounds, tastes and hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing.
The expo runs December 1-10 upstairs in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with Cowboy Christmas during the 10 days of the National Finals Rodeo. Admission is free.
What to hear:
- Acoustic country music performances by Easton Corbin, Daryle Singletary, Josh Thompson, Chuck Wicks, Mark Wills and others on the Realtree Live Stage
What to smell/taste:
- Daily lunchtime cooking demonstrations on the Realtree Live Stage with CanCooker and Paige Duke—host of southern Fried Skinnyfied on RIDE TV
What to do:
- $82,000 in RMEF raffles and prizes including a New Holland tractor, Yamaha Viking Side-by-Side, Kimber and Weatherby firearms, Leupold Optics, Polaris Ranger Side-by-Side and product from Warn, ALPS OutdoorZ, Mathews, Weston and much more
- $15,000 in total prize money at the MTN OPS Shootout–Ultimate Archery Experience
- Three Amigos Super Steer Roping: “Sin City Fast Time Shoot Out” where participants compete for daily fastest time awards and random jackpots
What to see at the Wrangler Rodeo Arena:
- Junior National Finals Rodeo, Bull Fighters Only, Colt Starting Challenge USA, United Bucking Horse Association, NFR Flag Girl Competition, The Exceptional Rodeo, North American Trick Riding Competition, INFR Demonstration
What else to see:
- RMEF Great Elk Tour, Eastmans’ Trophy Deer display, Shoot Like A Girl trailer, meet & greets with NFR cowboys, Daryle Singletary’s tour bus and much more
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 220,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 6.9 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK. Take action: join and/or donate.