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Listening Session for Business Associates
December 20th, 10am MST
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Meeting ID: 424 746 0425

The Idaho State legislative season is fast approaching! This meeting is an informal discussion on your concerns, let's collaborate and see if we can take action.

Thank You!

The 2021 IOGA Annual Meeting is in the books! 
Thank you to Governor Little and Congressman Simpson for addressing the membership, and thank you to all our speakers who made our sessions valuable. 

Thank you to all our members who tuned in, if you missed a session, you can find session recordings on our Membership Portal (called the Info Hub). Call or send an email if you need help accessing the Info Hub. 

Take this short survey and let us know what you thought of the Annual Meeting. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our registered Exhibitors!
CBI Insurance (801)745-1221
Leavitt Recreation Insurance (605)423-4362
The Thaw fundraiser is coming up, help spread the word!
Thank you to all our members who have already donated trips, and thank you to our members who gave additional cash donations this year to support the organization! 
If you would like to donate a trip or merchandise to this year's virtual auction, fill out the form below and email to  
Donation Form
Lobby Day: Feb. 23rd. Volunteers Needed! This unique event leaves a strong impression on our state legislators. Help out by donating wild game for the event!

Zeke West: Zeke passed away last Saturday, there will be a memorial and potluck in his honor Dec. 17th in Kooskia. Read More

IOGA Board Meeting: Dec. 16th, 9am MST, open to members. At the Dec. 3rd Meeting, the Board motioned to move forward with outfitter liability legislation. 

Hunt Sector / Allocation: IOGA now has an Allocation Committee. Thank you to members who are volunteering their time to help with this complex issue. 
Outfitters, Record your non-allocated tags with Fish & Game using the Idaho Outfitters Use Verification Form. Due by end of day Dec. 20th
Congressman Simpson co-sponsors Chronic Wasting Disease Research

Safari Club: IOGA will be attending the Safari Club International Conference in Las Vegas, and the Dallas Safari Club Conference. Will you be there? Let us know!

America Outdoors: The AO Conference was last week in Las Vegas. Aaron and Lauren represented IOGA, it was great to see some many Idaho outfitters in attendance. There were some standout Keynote speakers, informational sessions, and industry collaboration. Thank you to AO for hosting the event, and for all the work to support outfitting!

Ride Idaho: The website is up and running! If you are a member who offers Mountain Biking, Trail Rides, Pack Trips, ATV/4x4, Sleigh & Wagon Rides, Snowmobiling, or Cross Country Skiing get listed on the website as part of your membership! Fill out the form to get listed:
Ride Idaho Form

Read & Watch

ID-55: Construction paused for winter, 2 lanes are open, construction resumes mid-March 2022. 

Fish & Game Sets 2022-2024 Fishing Seasons
Changes to Steelhead Season
Impact of Covid-19 on Outdoor Industry
BLM Solicits Public Comment on Hunting Permit Application
Lewiston Tribune: Salmon, Elwha River vs. Snake River
Idaho faces Legal Action over Wolf Laws
Salt Lake Tribune: Federal Minimum Wage, Outfitting/ Guiding
Simpson details Snake River dam removal concept
Montana: Grizzly Bear plans that could allow hunting
Changes to River Otter Trapping

Outfitting Businesses for Sale:

Heart X selling Horse Creek Operating Business Read More
Spring Cove Outfitters offers due by Jan. 10th, 2022 Read More
Click HERE to read more

The makeup of the 2023 legislature will look completely different. There are expected to be mass retirements and some of these new districts will require incumbents to run against each other.
Challenges to Redistricting
An eastern Idaho man filed a challenge against Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan last week with the Idaho Supreme Court, bringing the total number of redistricting challenges to three. Idaho was the second-fastest-growing state in the country over the previous 10 years, according to the 2020 census. But that growth was lopsided and divided, which is why the political districts needed to be thrown out and redrawn.

ID Revenue Report
October begins the second quarter in Idaho’s fiscal year, and the state’s general fund revenues continue to exceed the forecast. Income and sales tax collections are ahead by $64.1 million. Total general fund collections were $415.1 million, $64.3 million, 18.3% beyond forecast.
Fiscal year to date, total general fund collections are 14.4% ahead of forecast. Individual filing brought in $154.5 million. Of the $45.0 million excess, a full $25.4 is due to this past month alone. 
This was the largest collections for the month of October in state history with $65.2 million in collections. The next largest October collections was in 2019 and was $40.5 million. 
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