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OWAA Names Youngest President in its 94-Year History
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OWAA Names Youngest President in its 94-Year History

Missoula, Mont. — The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) announces First Vice President Christine Peterson will be the organization’s new President. Peterson has written about wildlife, the environment and outdoor recreation as a journalist in Wyoming and across the West for well over a decade, first at the Casper Star-Tribune then as a full-time...

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Welcomes New Members
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Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Welcomes New Members

Alton Jones Jr. is hard-wired for his career as a professional bass angler. Growing up, Alton traveled the country with his dad, Alton Jones Sr., as his father competed in professional fishing tournaments. But home base was always Waco, Texas. When his father wasn’t fishing in tournaments across the country, he would take his son...

Conference Update for POMA Members
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Conference Update for POMA Members

The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is the host hotel for #POMA2021. They’re looking forward to welcoming you to their property and making you feel right at home for the duration of your stay during the conference. They’ve offered a special rate for POMA conference attendees, at $139 per night. You must book your room by clicking...

Union Members Construct Cleaning Station at Missouri Trout Hotspot
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Union Members Construct Cleaning Station at Missouri Trout Hotspot

Cassville, Mo. —Thousands of trout fishermen in Missouri will have a new, modern facility for cleaning their catch thanks to a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation project completed by a volunteer force of skilled union members.   When the Missouri Department of Conservation contacted the USA about a project to benefit...

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Welcomes Three New Board Members
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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Welcomes Three New Board Members

Miami, FL – Business leaders Evan Carruthers and Ambrose Monell have joined the Board of Directors of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), along with renowned Florida Keys fishing guide Captain Rick Ruoff.   “We are honored to welcome Evan, Ambrose, and Rick to the Board of Directors,” said Jim McDuffie, BTT President and CEO. “We will benefit greatly...

B&TT, CSF Establish Formal Partnership
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B&TT, CSF Establish Formal Partnership

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the leading organization for sportsmen and women in the political arena, and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), the leading bonefish and tarpon conservation organization in the United States, announced a formal partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a recent meeting of the BTT Board of...

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Awarded $35,000 Grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund
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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Awarded $35,000 Grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Spring Hill, Tenn. —The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) recently received a $35,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. As part of its Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) program, the USA will combine the grant with the skills of union volunteers to complete projects that improve public access to the outdoors in...

MN-FISH Donates Boat to Camp Fire Minnesota
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MN-FISH Donates Boat to Camp Fire Minnesota

MN-FISH Donates Boat to Camp Fire Minnesota to Inspire a Next Generation of Minnesota Anglers Minneapolis, Minnesota – Creating a new generation of Minnesota anglers who love fishing and respect Minnesota’s beloved fishing resources is the goal behind a donation by two Minnesota-based organizations to Camp Fire Minnesota. The Minnesota Sportfishing Foundation and Coalition (MN-FISH),...

IGFA Announces Annual Awards
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IGFA Announces Annual Awards

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the recipients of its 2021 Annual Awards, which includes the Barry M. Fitzpatrick Conservation Award, Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Award, Bob Herder Light Tackle Award, and the Chester H. Wolfe Sportsmanship Award.   This year’s award winners include the powerful international nonprofit Wild Salmon Center (Barry...

OWAA Reschedules In-Person Conference to Oct. 3-6
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OWAA Reschedules In-Person Conference to Oct. 3-6

Missoula, Mont. — The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) announces a change of dates for its 2021 in-person conference, moving the event from July to October 3-6, 2021 at Jay Peak, Vermont. The organization also selected host destinations for its 2022 and 2023 conferences, naming Casper, Wyoming, and Gulf Shores, Alabama, as event hosts,...