Category: News

  • Help Prevent the Spread of CWD with These Simple Steps


    Samantha Gibbs, a wildlife veterinarian with the Fish and Wildlife Service and a leading expert on chronic wasting disease, has shared the latest research on CWD, a neurological condition affecting ungulates that was detected in a number of deer in Montana last year.  Gibbs outlines what to do when field dressing and processing an animal, the best equipment to use, and how to disinfect clothing and gear you suspect of contamination.  Download the PowerPoint slides below to learn more about how you can prevent the spread of CWD and keep Montana’s wildlife healthy. CWD Safety Recommendations for MOGA members

  • Big Hearts under the Big Sky receive a $1,000 donation from Capital High School students


    Click on the link to watch the TV news feed.   4/30/2018 $1,000 donation from CHS  – KTVH News feed

  • Sportsmen-Conservation Organizations Support GO Act


    HELENA, MT – April 12, 2018 The Professional Outfitters and Guides of America, of which MOGA is a member, joined nine other National sportsmen-conservation organizations that have announced their support of the GO Act (Senate Bill 2335) introduced by U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota and co-sponsored by Sens. James E. Risch (ID), John Thune (SD), and Steve Daines (MT). These 10 organizations represent tens of thousands of hunting and conservation organizations. The outfitting and guiding industry is a highly regulated partner to federal land managers. The use of licensed and permitted outfitters provides many Americans the opportunity to experience firsthand their vast public lands and national treasures. Providing for these experiences keeps these national treasures and the agencies that manage them relevant today. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and the outfitter and guide permitting authority it contains will expire... Read full article

  • A MOGA Member Benefit – Waiver & Release


    Are you one of the MOGA Member Outfitters who has NOT taken advantage of the help MOGA can provide to protect you, your business, and your family from unnecessary risk?  If so, please take a few minutes and take the steps necessary to get the protection MOGA fought hard to attain for you and your business. Read full article

  • How to Check Client Draw Success – An Outfitter Guide


    How to Check Client Draw Success

  • Big Hearts Under the Big Sky Honors Veteran and His Wife


    Staff Sergeant Nathaniel Shurter was honored last week for his military service and sacrifices for our country. Big Hearts Under the Big Sky and the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association gathered together to honor the veteran. Around a dinner table at the Montana City Grill and Saloon Tuesday night, Shurter, his wife Olivia and outfitters and guides that are part of the Big Hearts Under the Big Sky program shared stories from their Montana adventures. Read Full Article

  • Outfitters to Present at National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses – Legislator Summit


    CONTACT ?Mac Minard (406) 449-3578   (Helena, Mont.)—Mac Minard, Executive Director of Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA), and chairman of Professional Outfitters and Guides of America (POGA), have been invited to present a paper entitled Economic Value of Outfitter Donated Trips at the 14th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses – Legislators Summit being held in Traverse City, Michigan.  The theme of this year’s summit is Celebrating the American System of Conservation Funding: 80 Years of Success.  “This is a terrific honor and a unique opportunity to share the role Outfitters play in funding wildlife and fisheries conservation in the United States.  I doubt most people know just how much popular conservation organizations like Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Safari Club International depend on outfitter donations to underwrite their important activities.  This forum, because of the theme,... Read full article

  • MOGA to Support Relief Efforts of Fire Victims in Garfield County


    (Helena, Mont.)— Montana Outfitters and Guides Association Members have joined the relief efforts directed to the victims of wildfire in Garfield County by making cash donations to a special foundation for that purpose. As of this writing, Disaster Emergency Services (DES) reports that the Lodgepole Fire Complex, located 52 miles W/NW of Jordan and 15 miles east of Winnett, has burned more than 200,000 acres and is still not contained.  It was started as a lightning strike. According to on the ground reports as many as five ranches have suffered complete losses.  Help is needed now and will continue to be needed in the future. MOGA members have expressed an interest in helping their fellow Montanans during this time of crisis. According to Wagner Harmon, MOGA President-Elect, “This is one of the driest years on record and outfitters and landowners are in desperate need of help now and in the future”. “Many MOGA members... Read full article

  • Several SW Montana Rivers To See Restrictions


    High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to implement “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana starting Wednesday. The following sections of rivers will be closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions improve effective Wednesday: – Big Hole River from Saginaw Bridge on Skinner Meadows Road to the Mouth of the North Fork Big Hole River; – Big Hole River from Notch Bottom Fishing Access Site to the confluence with the Beaverhead River; – Lower Beaverhead River from Anderson Lane to confluence with Big Hole River; – Lower Madison River from Ennis Dam to the mouth; – Lower Gallatin River from the confluence with the Madison River at Three Forks to Sheds Bridge (Hwy 84) near Four Corners; – East Gallatin River from Spring Hill Road Bridge (Hwy 411) to the confluence with the Gallatin River; – The... Read full article

  • MOGA supports Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Delisting


    Contact:   Mac Minard Executive Director moga@mt.net 406.449.3578 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOGA applauds the News of Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Delisting HELENA – (June 22, 2017) – Montana Outfitters and Guides Association released the following statement in response to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear is being delisted under the Endangered Species Act (ESA): “The Montana Outfitters and Guides Association stands in full support of the action taken by Secretary Zinke and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear,” noted Mac Minard Executive Director of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association. “Delisting of the Grizzly Bear has been a priority of the association for years and we are delighted that the ESA delisting process worked.” Like many we believe the science of management is fully consistent with the delisting action and that... Read full article

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