WYOGA Events & Activities

Events for WYOGA

Annual Convention

  • April 4–6, 2024, Ramkota Hotel, Casper

Tentative Agenda

  • Thursday, April 4th
    3:00pm-5:30pm: First Aid/CPR Course (Teton Room)
    Provided by: American Heart Association ($75 per person)
    5:00pm-8:00pm: Vendor Setup (Terrace)
  • Friday, April 5th
    8:30am-5:00pm: Registration
    8:30am-5:00pm: Trade Show Opens
    9:00am-5:00pm: General Membership Meeting (Wyoming Theatre)
    5:30pm-9:00pm: Welcome Party!!
    Music, Food, Fun & Pack Horse Race ($50 per team of 2)
    Sponsored by: Seven J Outfitters
    Outdoor Dream Foundation Awards Presentation (Grand Ballrooms)
  • Saturday, April 6th
    8:30am-12:00pm: Registration; Trade Show Opens
    9:00am-12:00pm: General Membership Meeting, Guest Speakers T/B/D
    12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch
    1:30pm-3:30pm: Continue with General Membership Meeting, Guest Speakers T/B/D
    5:00pm-??: Big Game Awards Banquet: Doors Open @ 5:00pm
    Tables of 8: $800; Tickets: $80 per person pre-registration; $100 per person day of the banquet

Sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Ramkota Hotel: $84 plus tax per night
Please reference WYOGA for the discount; 307-266-6000

Pics from our 2023 Convention:

For more great pics visit our Instagram page!

Important files:

Tracey L. Knutson Powerpoint presentation: Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Economic Value of Outfitted Trips to Conservation Organizations: Summary Charts

Economic Value of Outfitted Trips to Conservation Organizations: Full Report

Reports on the economic impact of big game hunting on Wyoming

Reports commissioned by the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association and its partners, and produced by Southwick Associates:

Our partners in producing the economic impact studies:

Hunting Story Contest Winners

Hunter of the Year Awards

Agency Personnel Awards

• Agency Personnel Award for 2023:
Peter Dube
Wyoming Game & Fish Commission
Past WYOGA President

• Agency Personnel Award for 2022:
Jennifer Doering
Wyoming Game & Fish License Section Manager

• Agency Personnel Award for 2021:
David Rael
Wyoming Game & Fish Department Commissioner

• Agency Personnel Award for 2020:
John Boretsky
SCI, Guide Liaison

• Agency Personnel Award for 2019:
Matt Mead
former Governor of Wyoming

• Agency Personnel Award for 2018:
Biff Burton
Saratoga Game Warden
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2017:
Scott Talbott
Director
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2016:
Jean Cole
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2015:
Cindy Stein
Bridger-Teton National Forest

• Agency Personnel Award for 2014:
Bill Long
Wyoming Wetland Society

• Agency Personnel Award for 2013:
Scott Edberg

Assistant Chief, Wildlife Division
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2012:
Tim Fuchs
Jackson Region Wildlife Supervisor
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Jacque Buchanan
Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor

• Agency Personnel Award for 2011:
Amanda McKee, Administrator
Wyoming State Board of Outfitters & Professional Guides

Kevin Hurley
Statewide Bighorn Sheep Program Coordinator
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2010:
Mark Bruscino
Bear Management Program Supervisor
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Daryl Lutz
Casper Region Biologist Supervisor
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2009:
Gary Fralick

Wildlife Biologist and Survey Coordinator
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

• Agency Personnel Award for 2008:
Brian Nesvik
South Pinedale Game Warden
Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Patti Schwind
Outfitter and Guide Permit Administrator
US Forest Service

Doug Brimeyer
Wildlife Biologist, Jackson Region
Wyoming Game & Fish Department