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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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 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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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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Now is the time when hunters, outfitters and state Fish and Game officials are flocking to sportsmen’s shows around the United States, and hunters are making decisions about where to hunt in 2013. We want hunters to know about the advantages of hunting in Idaho … Here’s our list of 5 reasons to hunt big…

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Three longtime IOGA members, Leo and Dee Crane of Orofino and Zeke West of Grangeville, were honored as Lifetime Members at the annual IOGA meeting last week in Boise. Grant Simonds, executive director of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, said the honor is the equivalent of a “lifetime achievement” award because of the many…

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Five Idaho authors, including several from the state’s outfitting and guiding industry, will be signing books at a special IOGA event on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Boise Hotel & Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The book-signing event, which runs from 2:30-4 p.m. on Dec. 13, is…

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The calendar has flipped into October, and that means fall steelhead fishing is coming right up on the Clearwater, Snake and Salmon rivers in Idaho. Do you have your trip booked yet? “We had three ladies with us on Sept. 27th on a day trip from Pittsburg Landing to the Salmon River confluence, and they…

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