HELENA, MT – Jan. 7, 2019 Safari Club International has recognized longtime MOGA member Russ Smith as its Outstanding North American Professional Hunter of the Year. Smith, who owns and operates Montana Professional Hunters, will be presented with the award Wednesday, Jan. 9, at SCI’s 47th Annual Hunters’ Convention in Reno, Nevada. Although it has been through several name changes, Smith has operated his outfitting business since 1985. During that time, he’s outfitted on State, BLM and private lands across Montana as well as backcountry camps in USFS wilderness areas. In addition to guiding mule deer and elk hunts in Montana, he helps plan and coordinate complex hunts in remote locations across the globe. Smith has demonstrated extensive service to the outfitting industry during his 34-year career. In addition to serving as President of the Montana Outfitter and Guides Association, he served on Governor Marc Racicot’s first Private... Read More