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AFFTA Names Whitney Tilt to head Fisheries Fund
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AFFTA Names Whitney Tilt to head Fisheries Fund

BOZEMAN, MT. – AFFTA is pleased to announce that it has hired Whitney Tilt as the first-ever Executive Director for the AFFTA Fisheries Fund. Tilt was selected from more than 40 candidates to take the helm of the non-profit conservation organization, spearheading its strategic direction and growth. The Fisheries Fund, as a separate 501(C)3 with...

The IGFA International Auction is Now LIVE!
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The IGFA International Auction is Now LIVE!

  The 37th Annual IGFA International Auction is now open! Place your bids now on incredible trips, tackle, artwork, jewelry and more, until the silent auction closes on February 14, 2021. Make sure you check back frequently as new items will be added daily! And don’t forget tomark your calendars for Saturday, February 13, 2021,...

Bass Fishing HoF Adds Six Board Members
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Bass Fishing HoF Adds Six Board Members

SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame has added six members to its Board of Directors to begin serving a three-year term in January 2021, leading the organization into its next steps of growth on the heels of a highly-successful recent effort to expand and increase the Hall’s outreach and impact. The new...

Sea Tow Foundation Offers Life Jacket Loaner Stations
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Sea Tow Foundation Offers Life Jacket Loaner Stations

The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of safe boating practices – has announced that those passionate about boating and saving lives through life jacket use, can apply to host a loaner station, or restock one in their community. As part of a grant administered through the U.S. Coast...

Study Offers Insights for Retaining Boaters and Anglers
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Study Offers Insights for Retaining Boaters and Anglers

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) released findings of a major national research study in partnership with global market-research firm IPSOS to provide the industry with insights for retaining and engaging new boaters and anglers. The study, titled Casting a Wide Net: Identifying New Anglers and Boaters and Determining Tactics for Retention, projects millions of new and...

Matt Smythe Joins AMFF Team
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Matt Smythe Joins AMFF Team

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is pleased to announce Matt Smythe as the museum’s new Director of Membership and Outreach! Previously serving as the head of Communications and Member Relations for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), Matt will be responsible for raising greater awareness and interest in the museum’s mission, and growing our member...

Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Announces 2021 leadership
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Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Announces 2021 leadership

The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) has elected veteran outdoors communicator Ken Perrotte of King George, Virginia, as its 2021 president. Perrotte will lead one of the nation’s oldest and most established outdoors communications organizations. AGLOW was founded in 1956 for writers to connect, improve their craft and become better stewards of the...

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CSF Releases State Hunting/Fishing/Access Issue Briefs

Further cementing its status as a sportsmen’s community leader in statehouses across the country, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has released the new and revised 2021 State Issue Brief catalog. This year’s edition provides legislators and members of the sportsmen’s community the latest information for use during the 2021 legislative sessions around the country. Compiled...

MMA Extends Deadline for Neptune Award Entries
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MMA Extends Deadline for Neptune Award Entries

Marine Marketers of America (MMA) has extended the deadline for the Neptune Award entries to January 20th at midnight. The annual contest, now in its 13th year, is open to any company or organization producing and publishing marine industry marketing work between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The winners will be announced in February....

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Idaho Governor Joins Sportsmen’s Caucus

Idaho Governor Brad Little has become the twenty-ninth member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC). “As a lifelong sportsman, I am proud to join the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus,” Governor Little said. “Hunting and fishing are built into the culture of Idaho, and we will continue to safeguard the legacy of our shared outdoor sporting heritage.”...