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Newberg joins Elk Foundation board despite outfitters' plea

Randy Newberg, host of the television show
Randy Newberg, host of the television show "On Your Own Adventures," has been appointed to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's board of directors. (Courtesy)

HUNTING — Despite an effort and even a hint of extortion by some Montana outfitters to have him barred, television host Randy Newberg’s appointment to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s board was announced on Wednesday.

“Our position is pretty simple,” David Allen, RMEF’s CEO, told the Billings Gazette. “We feel we have room for all types of hunters and nonhunters.
 
Some outfitters don't like Newberg because his Sportsman Channel show features do-it-yourself hunting at the expense of guided hunts.  See details and links in this previous post.
 
“We are not going to get into hunter versus hunter debates because that’s nonproductive for all of us,” Allen added. “One person on a 24-member board does not have an undue influence on strategy.”
 
Click here for the story by Brett French of the Billing Gazette.



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