The management and harvest of Roosevelt Elk on Vancouver Island is a true model of cooperative management of wildlife between First Nations, Government, Guide Outfitters and Resident Hunters. The Kwakiutl District Council Hunt Committee worked tirelessly within their respective first nation communities for years to ensure the governance structures, self-enforcement of rules, and reporting of harvests worked so that Roosevelt Elk populations flourished and harvest numbers continue to rise. All of us play a role in looking after these rare and majestic animals. Our members "walk the talk" of cooperative stewardship and management. Cooperation leads to unexpected ‘bedmates’ and synergies and solutions from the least expected sources.