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Following last year's successful relaunch, I'm pleased to announce the date for the Second Annual RMEF South Louisiana Chapter Banquet. There will be door prizes, raffles, games, silent auctions, and a live auction with proceeds benefiting conservation efforts related to the Rocky Mountain elk, including elk reintroduction, habitat stewardship, and land protection. Ticket packages can be purchased at the following link:

Look for the South Louisiana Event and click the 'Buy Online' link to purchase ticket packages. The event will be held at the Jefferson Orleans North off of Edenborn Avenue in Metairie. Doors will open at 5:30. Ticket sales may be limited at the door, so if you are planning on attending please sign up ahead of time!

Highlights of this year's prizes and auction items include this year's banquet rifle, a Browning X-Bolt Medallion .300 in beautiful Maple, topped with a Zeiss Terra 3-9x42mm #20 Plex Scope. The rifle features a special RMEF serial number and special edition numbering. This firearm boasts high-gloss, AAA maple stock and RMEF logo on grip cap and script engraving on bolt.

Sign-up for a Sponsor or Life Membership and you will be put into a drawing for the Sponsor's rifle, a Browing AB3 7MM. For every five Life or Sponsor members that sign-up, another rifle will be added to the drawing!

Please reach out with any questions or if you feel like getting involved via a donation for the raffle or auction or to volunteer your time.

Please spread the word! Thanks and hope to see you there!

Jason Sheridan

July 01, 2015 at 10:29am

Please join us for the relaunch of the South Louisiana Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This will be the first banquet held since Katrina. There will be door prizes, raffles, games, silent auctions, and a live auction with proceeds benefitting conservation efforts related to the Rocky Mountain elk, including elk reintroduction, habitat stewardship, and land protection. Ticket packages can be purchased at the following link:

Look for the South Louisiana Event.

For any questions or if you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact me at:
Jason Sheridan

April 25, 2014 at 12:17pm

Below you will find a list of the items that will be raffled or auctioned off. Hope to see you there! Bonus Raffle Savage 16/116 Trophy Hunter Stainless Scoped Combo, 6.5x284 Norma Card Raffle Thompson Center Venture Camo, 7mm-08 Remington Progressive Raffle Remington M700 SPS Camo, 300 WSM RMEF Banquet Rifle Marlin Model 1895SBL, 45-70 Govt. 2014 Sponsor Rifle Browning X-Bolt Synthetic Gray Hunter, .300 Win Mag LA-1 RMEF 30th Anniversary Red Ryder BB Gun There’s no better way to introduce a young person to shooting safety and to the fun of shooting sports than with a Daisy BB gun. The solid wood stock is handsomely stained and features the RMEF 30th Anniversary logo. Proudly made in the USA. LA-2 Corrugated American Flag Sign Proudly display your American Pride with the American Flag front and center of this sign. Features the RMEF logo and mission statement. Proudly made in the USA. LA-3 2014 Banquet Edition Buckle This buckle is hand-crafted utilizing the finest in precious metals and craftsmanship. Minted in bronze with silver and gold electroplating. Features a protective “Sierra Shield” coating to protect tarnishing with antique-wash background. Features the RMEF 30th Anniversary logo. Proudly made in the USA. LA-4 RMEF Limited Edition 48” Toboggan This gorgeous limited edition toboggan is handcrafted with steam bent wood planks. Enjoy coasting down the mountain in comfort with built in seating pad classic parallel wood slat design. LA-5 Team Elk Pack by Eberlestock Exclusive Team Elk licensed merchandise. Be one of the first to have this truly exquisite hunting pack. Red piping creates a sleek and modern design but does not interfere with the pack’s functionality and camouflage. Show your support and enthusiasm for RMEF! LA-6 RMEF 30th Anniversary Banquet Edition Knife by Buck Knives This beautiful knife is proudly made in the USA. The blade is delicately etched to display the RMEF 30th Anniversary logo against a high-mirror polished shine held securely with a genuine elk antler handle. This limited edition knife commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Buck 110 knife. Generously underwritten by Bass Pro Shops. LA-7 Through the Aspens by 2014 Featured Artist Jim Hautman Through the Aspens captures a beautiful scene of a majestic bull elk and his harem sifting through sage all witnessed with mellow light peeking through the aspen trees. Printed on high-quality giclee (pronounced zhee-klay) canvas. Generously underwritten by Cabela’s. Image size: 28” L x 18” H LA-8 Workin’ Slow and Steady Sculpture This sculpture was created exclusively for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation by legendary sculptor, Stephen Herrero. The sculpture depicts the man with the pack train’s long and tedious battle over the rugged and rocky mountain terrain. With a steadfast lead horse, the man is able to carefully guide his hunted prize down the mountainside. LA-9 Original LODGEBOX Blanket Chest A pine frame and top feature a three-sided giclee (pronounced zhee-klay) canvas panel depicting Meadow Music artwork by Rosemary Millette. A great way to store all of your keepsakes and heirlooms. LA-10 Sterling Silver Elk Ivory & Garnet Necklace Masterfully crafted, this stunning necklace features a genuine elk ivory set in a solid sterling bezel accompanied by a stunning genuine Mozambique garnet with a 14kt gold bead accent. LA-11 H-Series Long Gun Case This rifle case was purposely made for firearm use with injection molding and powerful draw latches to ensure a secure and snug fit. This case can withstand the most rugged terrain and unfavorable conditions while keeping your rifle safe and easily accessible. Also features the RMEF and Boyt logos. LA-12 Ladies First by 2014 Featured Artist Cynthie Fisher Ladies First depicts a majestic trophy bull safeguarding his prized harem by following close behind. The herd cautiously and quickly weaves through fallen timber and sage brush while a breathtaking mountain backdrop rounds out this amazing piece. Printed on high-quality giclee (pronounced zhee-klay) canvas. Image size: 20” L x 25” H LA-13 Team Elk Bar Light A unique way to display your conservation pride. Powder coated in a brushed red finish that is highlighted by a backlit light to proudly display the sleek and modern Team Elk logo. LA-14 3 Pc Team Elk Duffle Set The ultimate hunter’s travel bag. Each bag features an upper and lower compartment as well as two side compartments to keep organized. Features the Team Elk logo on the front of each bag. LA-15 Pre-Wreck by 2014 Featured Artist Craig Tennant Pre-Wreck takes us on the journey of two hunters proceeding to cross a river led by their pack train. All is peaceful before they are to fully encounter the deeps waters that lay ahead. Printed on high-quality giclee (pronounced zhee-klay) canvas. Image size: 16” L x 24” H LA-16 RMEF 2014 Banquet Edition Rifle Marlin Model 1895SBL, 45-70 Govt. The 2014 Banquet Edition Rifle is beautifully etched engraved and selectively plated with 24kt gold. Each receiver features a cameo image of a bull elk with a historic scroll pattern and the 30th Anniversary logo with antique finish. LA-17 Drew Brees Framed and Autographed Jersey A beautifully framed Drew Brees autographed jersey with the Certificate of Authenticity matted into the picture frame with the Jersey. LA-18 Drew’s Record Breaking Passing Yards News Article Framed news article of Drew Brees record breaking passing yards. LA-19 2011 SEC Championship Football and Bring the Wood Bat 2011 SEC Championship Football and “Bring the Wood” baseball bat autographed by the LSU Tiger coach Les Miles. Silent Auction Program SA-1 Wyoming Throw A plush and warm way to get cozy or add a decorative touch to your home. This blanket is made from 100% polyester, luxurious microfiber suede. SA-2 Straight Shot Coffee Mug, Set of 4 Hand-thrown pottery made in Wisconsin. All pieces are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. The glaze is 100% lead and cadmium free making it ideal for everyday use. Proudly features the RMEF logo cast directly into the stoneware. SA-3 Base Camp Radio A durable GMRS emergency crank radio with a wealth of power-up options to keep you informed charged up, and in contact no matter the situation around you. Features include AM/FM radio, NOAA Weather Alert, LED flashlight, alarm clock and alert override. Water-resistant. SA-4 Gift Package Sponsored by Whitetail and Bird Dog Whiskey Features the best assortment of Whitetail and Bird Dog Whiskey merchandise. SA-5 Steak Knife Block with Four Knives This kitchen set will add instant western décor and functionality to any kitchen. It includes four steak knives all housed in a solid wood that is accented with a carved barbed-wire pattern atop a row of branch hands for convenient storage and a stylish countertop display. Each utensil is made from corrosion resistant, stainless-steel with solid wood handles. SA-6 Back Country Sculpture by Danny Edwards Each sculpture is bronze-tone casted using a combination of composite materials made of finely ground cement and gypsum. This special process results in the casting looking and feeling like a classic bronze sculpture. SA-7 Fly Fishing Combo This package includes 9-foot #5 fly rod, reel and molded foam fly box. Crafted of top quality graphite, the fly rod exhibits impressive sensitivity and remarkable strength. Alignment dots make for easy assembly and quick measurement guides. SA-8 Large Glass Bowl This square bowl is delicately hand etched antler onto the fine crystal. SA-9 Titanium Xtreme 5-Pin Bow Sight by Archer Xtreme Features a huge 2-inch sight housing for maximum field of view in low light conditions. Official RMEF licensed product. SA-10 5x7 Barn Wood Braid Photo Frame Distressed barn wood with rust colored leather braid accent around the entire frame. Perfect accessory to house your hunting memories. SA-11 Realtree® AP™ Slumberbag with Elk Plush Pillow Little ones will love bringing this very special sleeping bag to overnight slumber parties. The plush elk is removable and can be used as a playmate or a pillow! Slumber bag rolls up and includes a zipper-lock carrying case. SA-12 RMEF 9 1/3 Qt Seasoned Dutch Oven This is the larger version of the traditional cast iron pot with a 9 1/3 qt. capacity. The lid is reversible becoming a full sized skillet. Includes a lift tool and a starter booklet with seasoning tips. SA-13 Stainless Steel Can Holder with RMEF Logo, Set of 4 Keep your beverage cold without sacrificing your hands. Thoroughly insulated inside a stainless steel construction…this is not your ordinary can “coozie”! SA-14 Bob Allen Deluxe Range Bag for Her Pretty in pink! Perfect for the ladies who are ready for a day at the range. Features three outer compartments for easy access to all your gear. SA-15 Pinecone Branch Large Frosted Glass Oval Tray Great for finger food and sampling during a party or for a casual meal…almost too pretty to use! SA-16 Game Bag Package by Caribou Gear The ultimate bag system that utilizes each sized bag you will need to organize your freshly hunted kill. Package includes 7 games bags of varying size, 7 ID tags, 7 zip ties, field tips and a storage bag with the RMEF logo. SA-17 Elk Call Package Package includes the following Abe & Sons calls: Dominator™ Call Girl™, Enticer™, Bootie Call™, Baby Mama™, Yo’ Baby™ and Baby Daddy™. Everything you need to call in that bull of a lifetime! SA-18 Nitro Headlamp The lightweight new Nitro is Browning's most powerful headlamp, sure to find a way through the darkest night. The efficient Luxeon Rebel LEDs feature a full 2.5 hours of runtime. Includes four colored LEDs for better night vision and reduced visibility to game animals. Lock-out switch prevents the Nitro from being accidentally turned on. SA-19 Adobe Cross Pillow A plush way to get cozy or add a decorative touch to your home. This pillow is made from 100% polyester, luxurious microfiber suede complete with fringe detailing along the edges. SA-20 Elk Welcome Sign What better way to welcome your guest to your home than with this elk silhouette welcome sign. Cast in aluminum, this welcome sign is hand-painted creating a unique wall ornament with rustic allure. SA-21 Set of three Fleur de Lis Stretch Necklaces Designed and donated by Katie’s Jewelry and Gifts SA-22 Set of Yard & Garden Fleur de Lis Decorated by Rudy Ruffino and Donated by Liz and Rudy Ruffino SA-23 Center Piece of Oyster Shells Decorated by Michelle Savoy & Donated by Ellen O’Reilly General Raffle Items R-1 High Noon Spotlight R-2 Slate Elk Welcome Sign R-3 Red and Black Linen Combo Throw R-4 September Serenade Framed Photograph by Fred McClanahan, Jr. R-5 Set of 4 Elk Mugs with Spoons R-6 Hunting Gaiters, Realtree AP (LG) R-7 Clearwater 6” Fillet Knife R-8 12”x16” Cutting Board with RMEF Logo R-9 Browning Tracker + XT Seat/Pack R-10 Bob Allen Rifle Case for Her, 48” R-11 Big Shot Package R-12 Wide Top Rifle Sling, Realtree AP HD R-13 1 Gal Mini Keg with Team Elk Logo R-14 Hunting Sock Package R-15 Wild Pak Game Processing Kit R-16 Team Elk Curved Metal Shield R-17 Bowls with Elk, set of 4 R-18 Stirrup Picture Frame, 4x6 R-19 Browning Yukon Backpack 18L R-20 Browning Fireside Chair R-21 Christmas Wreath Designed by Liz Ruffino Donated by H & L Construction & Renovation R-22 Ashley Belle Collection “Hamia” Donated by Janet Scaruffi of “Blue Star Moms”

June 05, 2014 at 10:21am
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