Category: Press Releases

  • 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 NEW 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Big Hearts Under the Big Sky Hosts Trap Shoot Fundraiser with Helena Trap Club


    (Helena, Mont.) –Big Hearts Under the Big Sky partnered with the Helena Trap Club to host a trap shoot fundraiser on Sunday, August 13. Every skill level was welcomed to join and participants were invited to attend a barbecue luncheon afterwards. “The proceeds from this event support the Big Hearts Under the Big Sky program so we can continue to provide one of a kind outdoor experiences at no cost to those who have provided extraordinary military service or who are battling a life threatening illness,” said Mac Minard, the Executive Director of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association. “The Big Hearts program is about making a difference one family at a time, and the trap shoot reflected that mission by bringing together families and community members to support this great program.” Big Hearts under the Big Sky is the ‘giving-back’ arm of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA). The Big Hearts program works... Read full article

  • Big Hearts Program makes $10,000 Endowment Gift to Montana Community Foundation


    (Helena, Mont.)—The Big Hearts Under the Big Sky program—the “giving back” extension of the Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (“MOGA”)—presented the Montana Community Foundation with a $10,000 gift for the Big Hearts endowment fund. The contribution, which is the result of money earned during the Greater Helena Gives Campaign, is the first installment to the Big Hearts Endowment. Big Hearts under the Big Sky is a charitable partnership program that provides military service men and women who have provided extraordinary service to our nation, children who face the challenge of a life-threatening illness, and women who are battling breast cancer the opportunity to enjoy a Montana outdoor adventure at no cost. Big Hearts primary objective is to coordinate fully outfitted and guided trips to meet the dreams and needs of carefully screened, qualified participants for the purpose of recognizing and honoring their service... Read full article

  • Sandy Sallee receives Academy of Western Artists Award


    The Academy of Western Artists is proud to announce this year’s Buck Ramsey Cowgirl Poet of the Year. Sandy Seaton Sallee, Emigrant, MT, grew up in Yellowstone National Park, where she rode horseback among the elk and drove four-up stagecoaches. After cowboying in New Mexico, she returned to her native Montana where she met her future husband, Scott Sallee, in a wilderness hunting camp. Sandy and Scott now own and operate Black Mountain Outfitters, a wilderness and ranch outfitting business. Sandy’s original western writing has been featured in magazines, gatherings, and shows across America and Canada. Sandy has been inducted into the Montana Poet Hall of Fame, and has been an invited performer at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering a number of times since her first appearance there in 1990. Presentations for the 21st Annual Will Rogers Awards were March 16, 2017 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom at Texas Christian University in Fort... Read full article

  • Recreation Act signed by governor


    Helena, Mont- House Bill 204 passed out of the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed by Governor Bullock on Tuesday May 5th and it is now law. This is a tremendous benefit to your industry and is the result of months of work and negotiation. Known as the Montana Recreation Providers Act (MTRPPA), HB 204 aligns Montana with 47 other states that recognize and allow the use of liability waivers by recreation service providers. Prior to the passage of HB 204 liability waivers were not recognized in Montana and, perhaps more importantly, they were deemed illegal for use via Judiciary opinion Participants and clients are still assured protections as well since gross negligence or the failure to provide reasonable care based on standards of the industry on the part of the service provider are still grounds for setting aside a signed waiver. However, now a liability waiver may be used to share responsibility where an... Read full article

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