Category: Press Releases

  • Gov. Bullock denies request to issue add’l non-resident licenses


    Governor Bullock Denies MOGA and FWP Request to Issue Additional Non-Resident Licenses Governor Bullock took a pass on a proposal that would have generated over $15 million in rural commerce today when he denied a joint MOGA and FWP proposal to issue additional non-resident licenses to unsuccessful applicants who had previously booked through an outfitter. The proposal, originally authored by MOGA and amended and endorsed by FWP, was forwarded to the Governor and would have provided every non-resident who had booked with an outfitter but who had been unsuccessful in the general big-game draw to receive a big game hunting license this year. The rationale was that non-resident outfitted clients spend an average of $5,000 per person while the non-outfitted non-resident spends about $600 per person. This would have generated a significant amount of commerce and helped rural communities, already hard-hit by soft Ag and cattle prices, to recover... Read full article

  • MOGA Newsletters & Valuable Information


    CLICK LINKS BELOW TO PREVIEW:  May 21, 2020 – Special Communication from Mac May 20, 2020 – 14-day Quarantine Lifted May 13, 2020 – President Message MONTANA CORONAVIRUS RELIEF GRANTS and WARNING ON WAIVERS May 6, 2020 – What a Week April 28, 2020 – Outfitting and Self-Quarantine FWP Announces Suspension of Non-Res Restrictions for Black Bear and Turkey April 21, 2020 – Message from MOGA April 15, 2020 – Webinar Recordings April 8, 2020 – Join Pat Tabor April 1, 2020 – Outfitting Services suspended March 26, 2020 – News you can use March 24, 2020 Weekly Newsletter March 23, 2020 Steps to take now to navigate COVID-19 March 18, 2020 Weekly Member Update (Coronavirus)

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  • 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

  • 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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