The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hand delivered their proposal to obtain the contract for the expo tags yesterday. RMEF is proposing to bring their national convention to Utah. In addition, RMEF has committed to return 100% of the $5.00 application fee for the expo tags back to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. This is a BIG deal! RMEF's convention would dwarf the current SFW/MDF as their national following is substantially larger. This means that there would be far more attendees from out of state and would generate more revenue for the state than the current Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. Currently SFW/MDF only returns 30% of the application fees for the expo tags to the DWR and SFW/MDF have only done this recently after years of the public wanting them to be more transparent. RMEF is proposing to return 100% of the application fee with no strings attached. This great for Utah. Now, with the Wildlife Board having several former SFW officials, we'll see if they truly care about Utah wildlife or if the old crony system of the past decade prevails. If you support the new proposal by RMEF, contact the powers that be to ensure they are awarded the contract.