Hunting in North America is both rewarding and exciting. It can be even more rewarding for hunters who learn to take advantage of everything the continent has to offer. Following is information that can help enhance any North American hunt.

For information about hunting for virtually all game species in about any place imaginable, check the websites of outfitters and outfitter organizations. They pull information together for their members and clients – information that is available online, as well as contact information for further details.

Hunting Associations 

Hunting Associations are membership organizations for professional hunters, guides and hunting operators. These organizations support the hunting industry in their regions of focus and usually represent their members when dealing with local conservation departments and government. They are often a good place to start researching a hunt and an operator. Hunting associations typically have a code of professional ethics by which their members must conduct themselves, so verifying an operator’s membership is one way to vet whether an operator is a legal and recognized outfitter.  

SCI works with hunting associations around the world to represent the interests of hunters and the hunting industry. We also work together on important conservation management initiatives. Below is a list of associations SCI works with. We will be adding more associations from other parts of the world where we are working for hunters and sustainable use conservation.  

United States

Alaskan Professional Hunters Association
Phone: 907-929-0619
E-mail: Office@alaskaprohunter.org
Website: www.alaskaprohunter.org
Facebook: @alaskaprohunter
 
Colorado Outfitters Association
Phone: 970-824-2468
E-mail: Office@ColoradoOutfitters.org
Website: www.coloradooutfitters.org
 
Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association
Phone: 208-342-1438
E-mail: idoutfitt@cableone.net
Website: www.ioga.org
Facebook: @IDOutfittersandGuides 
 
Maine Professional Guides Association
E-mail:  info@maineguides.org
Website: www.maineguides.org
Facebook: @IDOutfittersandGuides
 
Montana Outfitters and Guides Association
Phone: 406-449-3578
E-mail: moga@mt.net
Website: www.montanaoutfitters.org
Facebook: @MontanaOutfitterandGuides 
 
Nevada Outfitter and Guides Association
E-mail: nvnoga08@yahoo.com
Website: www.nevadaoutfitters.org
Facebook: Nevada Outfitters and Guides Association 
 
New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides
Phone: 505-440-5258
E-mail: info@nmoutfitters.com
Website: www.nmoutfitters.com
Facebook: @NMCOG 
 
Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association
Phone: 307-265-2376
E-mail: wyoga@wyoga.org 
Website: www.wyoga.org
Facebook: @wyoga1959

Canada

Alberta Professional Outfitters Society 
Phone: 780-414-0249 
E-mail: info@apos.ab.ca 
Website: www.apos.ab.ca 
 
Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia 
Phone: 604-541-6332 
E-mail: info@goabc.org  
Website: www.goabc.org 
Facebook: @GOABC1966


Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association 
Phone: 204-772-1912 
E-mail: mloa@mloa.com 
Website: www.mloa.com 
 
New Brunswick Professional Outfitters and Guides Association 
Email: info@Poga-nb.ca 
Website: www.poga-nb.ca 
Facebook: @Poganb 
 
Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association 
Phone: 709-639-5926 
E-mail:  info@nloa.ca 
Website: www.nloa.ca 
Facebook: @newfoundlandoutfitters  
 
Nature and Outdoor Tourism, Ontario (NOTO) 
Phone: 705-472-5552 
E-mail: info@noto.net 
Website: www.noto.ca 
Facebook: @natureoutdoortourismontario 
 
Quebec Outfitters Federation 
Phone: 418-877-5191 
E-mail: info@pourvoiries.com; info@quebecoutfitters.com 
Website: www.pourvoiries.com/en/; www.quebecoutfitters.com 
Facebook: @QuebecOutfitters
 
Saskatchewan Commission of Professional Outfitters 
Phone: 306-668-1388 
E-mail: info@scpo.ca 
Website: www.scpo.ca 
 
Tahltan Guide & Outfitters Association 
E-mail: info@tgoa.ca 
Website: www.tgoa.ca 
 
Wildlife Stewardship Council 
E-mail: wildlifestewardship@gmail.com 
Website: www.wildlifestewardshipcouncil.com 
 
Yukon Outfitters Association 
Phone: 867-668-4118 
E-mail: info@yukonoutfitters.net 
Website: www.yukonoutfitters.net 
Facebook: @yukonOutfittersAssociation 

Conservation Departments 

Whether its licensing information, season dates or area specific news and wildlife reports, you can access the information directly from the conservation departments listed below. Just click on the links to visit each site. 

US Conservation Departments

Alaska Department of Fish and Game: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.main 

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: https://www.outdooralabama.com/ 

Arizona Game and Fish: https://www.azgfd.com/ 

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission: https://www.agfc.com/en/ 

California Department of Fish and Wildlife: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Mammals/Bighorn-Sheep/Sierra-Nevada 

Colorado Parks & Wildlife: http://cpw.state.co.us/ 

Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources: https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2690&q=322440&deepNav_GID=1641 

Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife: https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/ 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: http://myfwc.com/ 

Georgia Wildlife Resources Division: https://georgiawildlife.com/ 

Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/ 

Idaho Fish & Game: https://idfg.idaho.gov/ 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Indiana Department of Natural Resources: https://www.in.gov/dnr/ 

Iowa Department of Natural Resources: http://www.iowadnr.gov/ 

Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism: https://ksoutdoors.com/ 

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources: https://fw.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ 

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/ 

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: http://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-fish-and-game 

Michigan Department of Natural Resources: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/ 

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishwildlife/index.html 

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks: https://www.mdwfp.com/ 

Missouri Department of Conservation: https://mdc.mo.gov/ 

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks: http://fwp.mt.gov/ 

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: http://outdoornebraska.gov/ 

Nevada Department of Wildlife: http://www.ndow.org/ 

New Hampshire Fish and Game: https://wildlife.state.nh.us/ 

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ 

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/ 

New York Division of Fish and Wildlife: https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/634.html 

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: https://www.ncwildlife.org/ 

North Dakota Game and Fish Department: https://gf.nd.gov/ 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/ 

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/ 

Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/ 

Pennsylvania Game Commission: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Rhode Island Fish & Wildlife: http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife/ 

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/ 

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks:  https://gfp.sd.gov/ 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: https://www.tn.gov/twra.html 

Texas Parks & Wildlife: https://tpwd.texas.gov/ 

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: https://wildlife.utah.gov/ 

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department: http://vtfishandwildlife.com/ 

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/ 

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: https://wdfw.wa.gov/ 

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: http://www.wvdnr.gov/ 

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: https://dnr.wi.gov/ 

Wyoming Game & Fish Department: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/ 

Canadian Conservation Departments

Alberta Environment and Parks: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/default.aspx 

British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/fishing-hunting/huntinghttp://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/traf/index-eng.htm 

Labrador – See Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Land Resources 

Manitoba Wildlife Branch: http://www.manitoba.ca/sd/wildlife/index.html 

New Brunswick Natural Resources: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/natural_resources/content/wildlife.html 

Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Land Resources: https://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/wildlife/index.html 

Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources: https://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en 

Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry: https://novascotia.ca/natr/ 

Nunavut Department of Environment: https://www.gov.nu.ca/environment 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry 

Prince Edward Island Fish and Wildlife: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/fish-and-wildlife 

Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks:  https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/the-wildlife/?lang=en 

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/parks-recreation-heritage-and-arts/hunting-trapping-and-angling/hunting 

Yukon Department of Environment: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/ 

Airline Firearms Carriage Policies

Every airline has a different policy regarding the carriage of firearms in checked baggage. Some allow multiple firearms in a gun case and others do not. Some require advance notice, including specific information about your firearm, others simply will accept the firearm upon check-in. Some charge a handling fee for firearms, others include it in your free baggage allowance.

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