Category: News

  • District 4 & 5 Combined Outfitter and Guide Meeting


            District 4 & 5 Combined Outfitter and Guide Meeting   You’re invited to the combined District 4 and 5 Guide and Outfitter Meeting! This meeting will be held Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m at the BLM Headquarters in Lewistown, Montana. The following items will be discussed:  Federal permitting issues BLM and USFS FWP licensing update – what MOGA is doing to help you MOGA member services Board of Outfitter updates – what the new rules mean to you Network with outfitters and others What is on your mind? Guides are welcome – bring your guides and sign them up for a free MOGA membership Special guests            Please RSVP to: Director Rich Birdsell (D4) 406-261-7424 or Director Mike Colpo (D5) 406-350-1880 BLM Headquarters 920 Northeast Main Lewistown, MT 59457        View... Read full article

  • 2021 MOGA Winter Convention – Jan. 14-16


      REGISTER NOW (Coming soon)   MOGA Winter Convention    January 14-16, 2021 Delta Hotel Helena Colonial  2301 Colonial Dr. – Helena, MT 2021 MOGA Agenda (Coming soon) 2021 Tradeshow Participants (Coming Soon)          

  • MOGA Banner ADs on Sale Now


    Advertise Your Business with a Banner Ad on the MOGA Website   MOGA Banner Ad Exchange Program allows members to promote their business and start receiving traffic by simply a joining the MOGA Banner Ad program. By placing an advertising banner on the MOGA website, you are encouraging visitors to your website in a very cost-effective way. Our new system designates four areas on the MOGA website for randomly-rotating ad banners. A click on your banner provides our viewers with a direct link to your products and services, or company website, while also providing brand or service name attention. It is cheap, reliable and effective Advertising! THIS IS A TERRIFIC WAY TO ADVERTISE HUNT SPECIALS and COW ELK HUNTS or MONTANA BACK COUNTRY ADVENTURES!!! Frequently Asked Questions What is a Banner Ad? A banner ad is a highly visible advertisement that contains a graphical ad that users can click and leads directly to your business website.   When... Read full article

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bill Passage SB 256 “Transfer of Harvested Game”


    Transfer of Possession of Harvested Game SB 256 Now in Effect Thanks to the hard work of MOGA, Senator Jason Ellsworth and FWP officials, SB 256 was passed with large bipartisan majorities in both chambers and is officially effective as of October 1, 2019. This bill allows the transfer of possession of harvested game animals that are required to be checked by department representatives. Outfitted clients, as well as all other hunters, are no longer subject to the inconvenience and cost of having to track down a department official to comply with check-in standards for certain game animals, such as sheep, lions, black bears and wolves. A few key points on how to handle the transfer of possession of harvested game:  After validating and attaching the license or tag, a transfer of a game animal or wolf to any person at any time is available after leaving the site of the kill, provided a statement... 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

  • Packing Services Reference Manual


    Montana Board of Outfitters:  Packing Services Reference Manual Click Here:  Reference Manual

  • Russ Smith Receives Prestigious Award from SCI


    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 full article

  • 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

  • How to Check Client Draw Success – An Outfitter Guide


    How to Check Client Draw Success

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