Category: News

  • Packing Services Reference Manual


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

  • 2019 Winter Convention Wrap-Up


    2019 MOGA Convention - 23 of 33 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 36 jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('aedc69867ba96a358a89375f7d802d59', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Dear MOGA members: Did you find something at the Winter Convention that you’d like to keep handy for future reference?  Or maybe you couldn’t make this year’s Convention in Bozeman, but you’d like to take a look at some of the presentations and workshops that were offered. We’re including links to the PowerPoints that were presented at Convention below. Maximizing Client Draw Success – Karla Smith 2019 Lion Management Input Strategy... Read full article

  • 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

  • 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

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