IOGA Industry Updates – June 16 (nonmembers)

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  •  “Rural Idaho and Outdoor Recreation Testing Symposium”
    • Register for the Part II (happening Thursday)
    • Review/Watch the Recording of Part I
  • A Template and Example for creating a Community Driven,  Consumer Confidence & Business Promotion Video Campaign
  • Idaho In Stage 4 of Reopening
IOGA Symposium on Testing
Rural Idaho & The Outdoor Rec. Industry
Testing Symposium Part I (Review).
Last Thursday, IOGA hosted the “Rural Idaho and Outdoor Recreation Testing Symposium.” If you have questions on testing and/or are considering testing your crew and or clients then you should skip Netflix tonight and spend the hour and 45 minutes it takes to hear from Idaho’s experts on the matter. 
Read the Symposium Part I Key Takeaways & Part II Primer Here
IOGA Testing Symposium Part I Recording
Part II
of the 
“Rural Idaho & Outdoor Recreation Testing Symposium”
THURSDAY, Jun 18, 2020 08:30 AM Mountain Time 
Real direction for those who wish to provide or utilize testing in rural Idaho
REGISTER NOW (below) for Part II of the "Rural Idaho and Outdoor Recreation Testing Symposium," with Dr. Jim Souza (Co-Chair Idaho's Testing Taskforce), Tina Upson with Crush the Curve, and other invited panelists from last week's Symposium. 
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Creating a Community Driven,
 Consumer Confidence & Business Promotion Campaign

Template and Example

A Note from O-19 Committee Leader, Steve Zettel

"To All IOGA Members,

The O-19 work group is made up of Outfitters just like yourself. For the past 6 weeks this group of volunteers has taken on industry-wide issues of CoVid 19. I’m proud to say the task although large, were never larger than the group and we have taken on some pretty large issues and projects.

Its now into operating season for many of us and our available volunteer time has become extremely limited. One of our last large group projects was to produce a short video promoting folks returning to small town Idaho. We used recourses within the group, made requests of Mayors we have met with recently, and produced a “Pilot” video and a “How To” template for you and your region or subset of Outfitting, I.E., Southwest Region, Clearwater River, Back Country Horseback hunter or even a Statewide version. It will give you guidance to produce your own video. Our first Pilot is far from perfect but extremely good for a “first attempt”.

The current Pilot is to be pushed out with the help of the ID Department of Commerce and should get plenty of airtime. You need to be next.

I invite you to go to and check out the Video and associated template so that you can complete another “Small Town Idaho Welcomes You” video for your region/activity.

Be safe out there,
Wash your hands!
Steve Zettel, O-19 Group Leader"


Click Here for the Video Campaign Directions/Template/Script

Adventure Awaits: Come Explore Idaho
Come Explore Idaho


In conjunction with the press release linked below, Governor Little announced earlier this week that Idaho will enter (is in) Stage 4 – the final stage of his plan to reopen the state. 100% of businesses can be open. The Governor stressed that, based upon the public health metrics established earlier, Idaho almost didn’t make it to stage 4 due to a small spike in cases.  The state remains concerned because there is community spread in half of Idaho’s 44 counties.  The governor reiterated the need for people to be considerate, social distance, wear masks, etc. All the guidance documents on specific businesses and gatherings can be found on .
The Governor announced again the decision to leverage federal relief funds to cover local public safety personnel salaries. The intent is that cities and counties will have the opportunity to reduce property taxes as a result.

 View the Stage 4 Press Release.
Read the Stage 4 Stay Healthy Guidelines Here
Nonresident Elk and Deer Tags Are Selling Out Quickly!   
If you, or someone in your hunting party, is planning on hunting big game in Idaho as a nonresident, you may want to consider confirming your plans sooner than later. The quota for nonresident elk tags is expected to be sold out by July 1, and the expected sell out date for nonresident deer tags is August 1.
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