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    January 12, 13 and 14

    Radisson Colonial Inn

    Helena, Montana

    We expect 100 or more Montana Outfitters to arrive in Helena for the Annual MOGA Winter Convention starting Thursday evening and continuing through Saturday evening. We have a PACKED AGENDA and hope you will join us!


    Highlights for the Upcoming MOGA Winter Convention

     Thursday January 12th

     Montana Board of Outfitters Presentation on NEW Operations Plan format

    This will be a “Must Attend” session for any Outfitter or office staff who are working on the new system.  Come learn what the NEW reporting rules are, how to utilize the NEW Operations plan tools, and get questions answered by the experts about entering Land Use information.


    Outfitter Social

    Always an important part of Convention to greet old friends and make some new ones.  There is a lot of experience at Winter Convention and there is a lot to be said for the networking opportunity it presents.


    Friday January 13th

    Tradeshow ALL day with 35 Vendors from around the State

    This is always a highlight and terrific networking opportunity. View List of Vendors


    Montana Board of Outfitters hosting individual consultations

    These are half-hour consultation sessions designed for Outfitters and Office managers to help get your paperwork in order from Operations Plans to Land Use to Client Logs.  Once you have registered for the Convention you will have the opportunity to sign up in advance for a session with Board Staff.   These spaces are limited so register early.


    MOGA Website Consultations

    We will have staff available in the Tradeshow area all day Friday to help members make the most of the MOGA Website profiles, pictures, posts.  CLICK HERE to make a FREE appointment with Monica Cederberg, owner of Copper City Creative, while you are at the Convention.


    General Membership Meeting

    MOGA Member update from the MOGA President and Executive Director, year in review and look ahead.


     Successful Outfitter Strategies

    Hear about strategies that your fellow outfitters are employing related to Landowner Relations, Donated Hunt Strategy, Increasing on the Ground Operations


    National Issues affecting Outfitter Businesses

    David Brown with America Outdoors Association is always a wealth of knowledge on the issues most important on a National scale.  What will the NEW Administration mean for Outfitters and Agencies regulating them?


    Making the most of your MOGA Website Advantage

    As a MOGA member you have a HUGE marketing advantage over non-MOGA members.  In just a few minutes you will see what it takes to make the most of this amazing service and be sure to SIGN UP for a free consultation with Monica Cederberg owner of Copper City Creative while you are at the Convention.


    Outfitter Business Excellence

    What are the Pricing strategies your fellow outfitters use and why?


    MOGA Awards Dinner

    Honoring John and Sherry Cargill for 25 years of service to MOGA as well as Guide and Wrangler of the Year and other important awards.


    Saturday January 14th

    Prayer Breakfast

    Start the morning off with a great breakfast and some fellowship. 


    Conservation/Education Session

    Symposium on Hunter Access This will be a big one and one all Outfitters, Legislators, PLPW Members Sportsmen and Landowners will want to attend.   We will feature panel discussions including Agency staff, Landowners, Sportsman and Outfitters.  An open, honest and respectful discussion designed to help us understand the various perspectives that make this a challenging issue.

    Be sure to REGISTER  for lunch, and listen to George Bettas provide a summary of the session, seating is limited.


    Membership Meeting and Breakout Sessions

    2017 Legislative Session
    Members Forum


    Big Hearts under the Big Sky Meet and Greet Banquet and Auction

    MOGA’s Flagship program and Gala Event.  Come celebrate your past nine years as we rededicated ourselves to a decade of service to families of Veterans and children facing a Life-Threatening Illness.  MOGA Member Outfitters who would like to purchase an Outfitter Sponsor Table for $500 should enter the promo code Outfitter15 in the registration template. REGISTER today as tickets will surely sell out.






5 Microwave Hill Road Suite I
Montana City, MT 59634
Ph: (406) 449-3578 / Fax: (406) 449-9769