Posts by Steve Stuebner

Expect a stellar floating, fishing season in Idaho this summer

By Steve Stuebner Fishing and floating outfitters are hard to catch right now because they’re really busy showing their guests a great time fishing for Chinook salmon on the Clearwater and Salmon rivers, or floating rivers all over the state of Idaho. Following a robust winter that brought bountiful powder snow for skiing and snowmobiling,…

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Americans love to visit Idaho for outdoorsy activities

By Steve Stuebner American travel and tourism trends show that Idaho is growing in popularity as a primo destination for outdoorsy visitors, and contrary to national trends, people are staying longer on overnight trips to enjoy quality outdoor-adventure activities. Visitors are twice as likely to come to Idaho to engage in outdoor activities, compared to…

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Idaho snowpack levels look "stellar" for 2014 whitewater season

Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOISE, Idaho — (March 6, 2014) — Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated streamflows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer…

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Bronco blue turf, Idaho potatoes could help boost Idaho tourism

By Steve Stuebner Jeff Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, had a life-changing experience on a Middle Fork Salmon River trip, and he said that helps him understand the intrinsic value of outfitted trips in a speech to the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association at the annual meeting. The Middle Fork trip was…

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Doug Tims receives IOGA Lifetime Membership Award

For decades, IOGA has been blessed to have Doug Tims as an active member and leader. He was elected to the IOGA board of directors soon after becoming a licensed outfitter on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in the late 1980s. He served as both board vice president and president of the IOGA. Tims…

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National travel and outfitting trends look positive for 2014

By Steve Stuebner People are less concerned about the economy when making decisions about their summer vacations, and overall, there appears to be an increasing trend of people selecting shorter, and more relaxing and easy-going outdoor adventures vs. high octane adrenaline-filled trips, experts say. David Brown, executive director of America Outdoors Association, said he expects…

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"Capture the Spirit of Idaho Guided Adventures" video contest

The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association is stepping it up a notch this year in terms of looking for more fresh, entertaining and informative videos from IOGA members about all of the outstanding guided outdoor adventure activities in Idaho. So, we’re launching a video contest this year, similar to our ever-popular photo contest. We’re calling the…

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Idaho mountain snowpack levels look favorable for 2013 whitewater season

Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated streamflows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are hovering near 90 percent of normal, which should provide for a fun-filled whitewater river season, according to officials with the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association. “The current levels in mid-March are looking excellent,” said Justin Walsh, owner…

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IOGA Lobby Day is a must-do event, especially the food!!!

Hi all, The Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association is once again sponsoring IOGA Lobby Day, a wonderful event in which member-outfitters descend on the Idaho Statehouse to chat with legislators about issues of interest, and it all culminates in the “Taste of Idaho Outfitting, ” a delightful Dutch oven feed. IOGA Lobby Day is set…

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