A Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Book The prospect of an elk hunt conjures dreams of trophy bulls. While the pursuit of that majestic animal is the reason for going, many outdoors people also look forward just as much to the camaraderie and relaxation of a backwoods hunting camp. The comfort, utility, and durability of your elk camp can sometimes make or break the quality of your hunt. Without a dry, warm place to sleep and eat, and a secure, organized place to embark from each morning, you'll be hard pressed to make the most of the day, especially given the often daunting nature of the terrain, weather, and quarry. Creating a Traditional Elk Camp is the complete guide to setting up the perfect wall-tent camp. Wall tents are in a class by themselves as shelters, and are essential to the elk-camp tradition. Author Jack Ballard offers detailed instructions on: - Tent measurement and selection - Tent-frame construction and the best ways to pitch tents - Selecting stoves and how to use them safely inside - Setting up the camp kitchen - Creating and maintaining a water supply - Illuminating the camp - Corralling and securing horses and mules - Dealing with bad weather - Camping safely in bear country Experienced elk hunters looking for easy modifications to their camp will find a lot of useful instruction in this book. It can also serve as a total guide for those who are in the planning stages of their first extended hunt. This title has earned the endorsement of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and restoring habitat to ensure the futureof elk and other wildlife; fostering cooperation between federal, state, and private entities to properly manage wild, free-ranging elk; and educating the public about conservation, wildlife management, and the value of hunting. You can reach the Elk Foundation by dialing 1-800-CALL-ELK, or at its Web site, www.elkfoundation.org.Ballard, Jack is the author of 'Creating a Traditional Elk Camp Where The Heart Of The Hunt Is Found', published 2006 under ISBN 9781592288212 and ISBN 1592288219.