If you have ever thought you would like to come to Clam Lake, Wisconsin to try and glimpse some of your Wisconsin elk herd, but didn’t know where to start, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation invites you to the perfect introductory event: WI RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous on September 7, 8, 9 in Clam Lake, WI.
The weekend will be totally “elk-centric” starting Friday evening (September 7th) at our Rendezvous headquarters, the Day Lake Picnic area just north of Clam Lake (follow the signs!). There you will see a real elk camp set up and enjoy an evening reception with RMEF members and volunteers. The opportunity to see elk in this area is very high. In 2011, we had several spike bulls wandering the area into the picnic grounds. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, while limited to a number of registered participants, there is an opportunity to go on DNR guided field trips to get a closer glimpse of elk and hear some real elk bugles!
Saturday afternoon, just like in our western states, RMEF volunteers and those interested will help out in a full “boots on the ground” project to remove barbed wire fence from critical elk habitat. Saturday evening, treat yourself, family and friends to a chicken dinner (donations appreciated, registration required), catered by the Elk Horn Restaurant. DNR Elk Biologist Laine Stowell will present information and answer questions about Wisconsin elk, and the leadership from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will discuss the RMEF mission and hunting heritage.
Registration is required for this event, go to www.rmefwisconsin.org and click on the Bugle Days poster for more details and to register.
Contact WI RMEF Volunteer Chair Jennifer Nieland at 920-434-1229 or Jennifer.Nieland@yahoo.com for more information.
[Image: Courtesy of www.rmefwisconsin.org]