End of the Trail

Legacy. Heritage. Tradition.

Outfitting has contributed immensely to the land and wildlife of the American West. Pioneers in this industry were some of the original leaders in wilderness and conservation movements. Many individual MOGA Outfitters and Guides who are no longer with us continue to influence us in rich remembrance of their words and deeds. Their spirit touched the lives of their communities, their clients, their families, and their friends.

We dedicate these pages to recognize and celebrate the amazing lives of Montana Outfitters and Guides who will never be forgotten.

In Our Heart

We feel you on the mountaintops, the wind that moves the pines
In the rushing of the river, we see the subtle signs
The falling star above us, the painted sunrise art
Your soul is in Montana, and we hold you in our heart.

-Sandy Seaton Sallee


How to Submit a Nomination

If you know a MOGA member who has passed away who was instrumental to the organization or exemplified the spirit of an outfitter and guide, we would like to add them to End of the Trail.

Tell us a little bit about them and send us a couple of pictures and we will connect with you to get the memorial up on the website.

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Marvin “Lee” Carlbom

December 23, 1951 – February 7, 2007

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Richard “Dick” Klick

February 7, 1934 – September 20, 2014

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Clarence and Helen Rich

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Joseph B. Murphy

August 23, 1890 – February 24, 1972

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Gene and Martha Youderain

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Thomas Albin Edwards


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Jack Atcheson, Sr.

May 9, 1932 – Dec. 27, 2017

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Glen Childers

February 7, 1912 – September 1983

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Leo Faber

October 11, 1929– November 17, 2018

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Archie “Duane” Neal

January 21, 1936 – September 20, 2016

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Art Yadon

March 23, 1926 – March 3, 2009

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Steve Hawkins

March 24, 1953 – March 20, 2013

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Robert “Bob” Bovee

October 27, 1935- February 5, 2022

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Gwen Petersen

February 21, 1928 – February 16, 2022 Gwen Petersen was well known around Montana and the West.  She was an accomplished poet, author and editor of dozens of books and articles, creator of the first Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 1986, playwright, perpetrator of the Toot, Hoot and Snoot show, illustrator, regular contributor to Range […]

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Michael Knott

December 16, 1953 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 70)

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Robert “Rob” Stermitz

June 11, 1972 — December 31, 2023 Robert James Stermitz of Gardiner, Montana, died peacefully in his home in Cinnabar Basin, surrounded by family, on December 31, 2023, after a twelve year battle with brain cancer. He was 51 years old. As a child, he enjoyed hiking on the family ranch, gardening, looking for arrowheads, […]

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Edward “Jack” E. Hooker

November 19, 1930 – May 14, 2024 Edward E. “Jack” Hooker, at age 93 of Ovando Montana, passed away at home on Montana Mountain View Ranch. A celebration of life will be held on August 24, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Bill & Dena Hooker’s residence in Ovando Montana. Jack was born in Hermiston, Oregon […]

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