MISSOULA, Mont.—Athlete, archer, communicator, backcountry fanatic and self-described “average guy living an elk hunter’s dream,” Cameron Hanes has been selected to host Elk Chronicles, the new television show of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Elk Chronicles premieres July 3 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Outdoor Channel. The show will air Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., all times Eastern.
Hanes, editor of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal, co-host of Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal TV, author of Bowhunting Trophy Blacktail and Backcountry Bowhunting, brings a loyal following of extreme hunters and devoted conservationists.
“For those who haven’t followed his adventures, buckle up and hold on because this guy takes elk hunting to a whole new level. When you find someone who trains for bow season by running 50-mile ultra marathons through the mountains, you know they take their hunting seriously,” said Elk Foundation President and CEO David Allen.
Allen added, “Setting higher standards and inspiring people are what defines Cameron Hanes. He’s a longtime Elk Foundation member and we’re thrilled to have him out front carrying the flag for the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.”
“Being tabbed as host of Elk Chronicles means everything to me. I still can’t believe it. It’s such an honor, like a dream come true, and considering where I came from, it’s probably as unlikely a dream as anyone’s ever had,” said Hanes.
With fitness and practice as his guidelines, Hanes began bowhunting 20 years ago. He quickly developed a passion for “hunting deep” on public lands, earning a number of trophy-class bulls while building a strong conservation ethic. Today he’s one of the most respected voices in all things elk.
Hanes also holds down a fulltime job as a buyer for the Springfield Utility Board in Springfield, Ore., and spends time with his wife and three children. Learn more at www.cameronhanes.com .
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Missoula, Mont., the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. The Elk Foundation and its partners have permanently protected or enhanced over 5.2 million acres, a land area larger than Connecticut, Delaware and District of Columbia combined. More than 500,000 acres previously closed to public access are now open for hunting, fishing and other recreation. To help protect wild elk country or learn more about the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, visit www.elkfoundation.org or call 800-CALL-ELK.