Join Big Game Forever at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo


AnchorFebruary 6, 2012

Join Big Game Forever this week in Salt Lake City at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. An estimated 30,000 people attended this great expo last year. Learn more about the Hunting Expo at

Here are some of the things Big Game Forever will be doing at the Expo:

(1) Autograph Signing with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark, his co-host of MacMillan River Adventures.

(2) Tarpon Fishing Giveaway. Everyone who has signed the petition is entered to win. Refer your friends for additional opportunities to win (conditions apply).

(3) Hunt giveaway – 2012 African Safari in Namibia. This is for donors who have contributed $100 or more to Big Game Forever. Thanks for your generous help (conditions apply).

(4) Auction Hunts to keep the fight going.

a. Hunt wild Hogs with Ted Nugent

b. Grizzly Bear Hunt with Legendary Guide Urban Rahoi, at Ptarmigan Lake Lodge

c. Hunt Mule Deer and Antelope with Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark

d. Idaho Black Bear Hunt with wolf included with Rich Armiger

e. Second Tarpon trip to Boca Grande, Florida with Keith, Shawn and Captain Mike Manning

f. Mountain Goat or Canadian Moose, wolf included with Brian Glaicar at Monashee Outfitting

g. Texas Aoudad Sheep Hunt with Joe Jakab owner of Point Blank Hunts

h. South Dakota Pheasant Hunt with Disciple Guide Service

i. Wyoming Antelope Hunt with Hunt Bud Consulting

More details to come on these great hunts donated to help the wolf fight!

(5) Golden Moose Award

Saturday Night we will recognize Keith Mark and Shawn Michaels for their receipt of the coveted Golden Moose Award. This was awarded by Outdoor Channel for MacMillan River Adventure’s episode on wolves with Big Game Forever in the category “Best Conservation Show of the Year”. Thanks to Shawn and Keith for tackling this important issue.

While there is a lot going on in the Wolf Fight, we want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for making wolf delisting a reality. We will be sending out more details this week on each of these items.


A note from Keith and Shawn:

“Join us Feb. 9-12, 2012 at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City. The Expo is an awesome hunting and conservation event for anyone who cares about the future of wildlife in America. These guys are fully invested in fixing the most important issues in Western wild game conservation. We look forward to seeing you at one of the evening banquets. You can also meet us personally for our autograph signing on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 from 10-11am at Big Game Forever’s booth #805.”

Shawn Michaels, WWE Legend and Host of MacMillan River Adventures
Keith Mark, Host of MacMillan River Adventures

A special thank you to two of our partner organizations Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife and Mule Deer Foundation who are the hosts of the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for the 200 tags given away every year at the expo. For more details on registering visit:

Ryan Benson


About Big Game Forever:
Big Game Forever’s founding partner Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife has a 20 year record of direct political action to (1) restore millions of acres of wildlife habitat; (2) reintroduce sensitive big game species with direct investment of millions of dollars; (3) direct political action to counteract anti-sportsmen litigation and special interest agendas. Get more information at
About Mule Deer Foundation:
The Mule Deer Foundation is one of the key conservation groups in North America working to restore, improve and protect mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. With a focus on science and program efficiency, MDF has raised millions of dollars and put countless hours on the ground for mission-critical projects. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved at or call 1-888-375-DEER.

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