2018 RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous
September 7, 8 & 9, 2018
NEW LOCATION FOR 2018!!
Connors Lake Picnic Area – Flambeau River State Forest (Winter, WI)
What is RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous?
The Wisconsin RMEF State Leadership team invites you to experience “elk camp” at the RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous, headquartered in the Flambeau River State – Connors Lake Picnic Area. We are excited to bring you an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of elk camp among your RMEF friends, a taste of the great outdoors and the sights and sounds of bugling Wisconsin bull elk! Highlights include:
Guided tours of the Wisconsin elk range by DNR biologists
DNR/RMEF project to enhance elk management
Friday & Saturday evening social hour, raffles, dinner and DNR, USFS and RMEF
Sunday morning pancake breakfast
There is no cost for the RMEF activities this weekend. We offer an opportunity for RMEF donations and games/raffles.
The Connors Lake campground offers 29 sites with 2 ADA designated sites. All but four sites are non-electric, sites: 7, 9, 10, & 11 have electric service. Cost per day is $16 per site and $26 per electrical hookup sites. Campsites can be reserved through the DNR website.
Picnic Area Parking fees: state park sticker/$5 per vehicle/day.
Campsite information: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/flambeauRiver/camping.html
Other Area Lodging:
Big Bear Recreational Rentals: http://bigbearrecreationalrentals.com/cabins.html
Flambeau Forest Inn: http://www.flambeauforestinn.net/
Flambeau Forest Resort: https://www.flambeauforestresort.com/
Winter Northern Lights Motel: https://www.wintermotel.com/
What will we experience at the RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous?
Friday Evening RMEF Campfire Potluck social (6 PM): Enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire on the shores of Day Lake, listening to elk bugle! Bring your favorite dish to pass and snacks to share with fellow RMEF members and friends.
Returning for 2018! RMEF Green Bay & Northeastern Wisconsin Volunteers Paul & Sue Gubbels will be cooking the burgers & brats for our Friday night pot luck and smoking beef & pork for our Saturday night dinner!
RMEF Elk Viewing Field Trips for Volunteers (5:30 – 10:00 AM): Saturday, and Sunday early morning field trips will provide RMEF volunteers an opportunity to tour the Wisconsin elk range with DNR biologists who have successfully guided many RMEF members and elk enthusiasts within sight and sound of our Wisconsin elk. Tours start at 5:30 AM and run until about 10 AM. Space is limited to 30 each morning.
DNR/RMEF Elk Habitat Enhancement Project (11AM – 2PM): After the elk tours on Saturday, we have the opportunity to show our RMEF volunteer colors by joining the DNR for a field work project. Bring your work gloves! Lunch will be provided by the DNR.
Saturday Evening RMEF Social, Raffles, Dinner and Wisconsin Elk Update: Join RMEF volunteers, members, the Clam Lake community – and all those who are “elk minded” for dinner, followed by a Wisconsin Elk Update by WI DNR, USFS and RMEF! Learn more about the mission and accomplishments of RMEF in support of Wisconsin elk and overall elk conservation in the United States…and join in some RMEF fun!
Sunday Pancake Breakfast – close out the weekend with a pancake breakfast after Sunday field trips.
It helps us organize the work event, elk range tours and meals. Email or call Jennifer (WI State RMEF Chair) Jennifer.Nieland@yahoo.com at 920-434-1229 with any questions or to register.
**Registration by September 1 is appreciated. In order to plan for the best elk field experience possible, DNR hosted elk tours recommend 30 people per tour, per day.**
What do I bring to RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous?
If you’re camping, bring your tent and camping supplies, sleeping bag, towels, and lawn chairs. Food/drink for breakfasts, snacks and meals that are not with the group.
Early morning field trips may mean walking in cool, wet brush, so bring comfortable hiking or work boots (waterproof can be nice!), jeans, extra socks, work gloves, insect repellent and a warm jacket. Wear muted colors or camouflage. A rain suit is always good to have on hand. Binoculars and camera – you’ll want to show all your buddies the Wisconsin elk!
We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at the RMEF Bugle Days Rendezvous! Thank you for your continued support and leadership. Have a safe trip up to Wisconsin’s elk camp!