The atmosphere was casual and the mood convivial as area guides gathered at the MTU headquarters for the 2019 MTU guide briefing. Montana Trout Unlimited and Trout Unlimited’s Clark Fork Program staff provided policy, legislative and project updates with a focus on information relevant to the guiding community.  Mike Bias, executive director of Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana (FOAM), provided updates on FOAM’s legislative work and the launch of their advanced guide training program, Guiding for the Future. Alec Underwood, Montana Wildlife Federation, gave presentation on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project.

Questions were as plentiful as the beer and pizza.  It was a treat to host such a large group of guides who support conservation work. Thanks so much to Paul Moseley and Ruby Springs Lodge for funding this years guide briefing.  We can’t wait until next year.

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