MGTU's 45th Annual TroutFest Banquet
Saturday, Feburary 25th 2017
Best-Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The TroutFest Banquet is MGTU's one and only annual fundraiser. One-hundred percent of all proceeds from the banquet goes towards MGTU's mission statement to conserve, protect, and restore SW Montana's cold water fisheries and their watersheds.
Similar to last year, the banquet will use the online ticket and mobile-bidding host GiveSmart. Through GiveSmart mobile-bidding on our silent auction items will be an option for both attendees and non-attendees. Additionally, LIVE auction items will be available to bid on with an onsite Proxy Bidder the evening of the banquet on a first come, first serve basis. As always, we will work to ensure the mobile bidding option is easy for everybody to navigate. For now, gather up your pals and get ready for the best trout party of the year!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 BANQUET. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE 46th ANNUAL TROUTFEST BANQUET in 2018!
MGTU Monthly General Meetings
Held the Second Wednesdays of the Month
Holiday Inn Bozeman (map) 7:00pm - 9:00pm *Doors open at 6:30
Each month, MGTU hosts a general meeting that is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. These meetings provide MGTU leaders with an opprortunity to update chapter and community members on happenings, and upcoming events and projects. These meetings are also a great opportunity to catch up with old and new friends. Typically, we host a guest speaker to present on topics related to fishing and/or conservation. Most of the meetings include a MGTU raffle and our local fly shops generously donate the monthly prizes. Occasionally we will mix up the meeting format and hold a social or fly tying evening. For more information on upcoming general meetings, please check our calendar.
Note: we do not hold general meetings the month of the annual banquet (February). We do not meet during the busy summer months of June, July, August and September.
Lower Madison Clean Up
Typically held on a Saturday in August or September *2017 Date TBD
Each summer, MGTU hosts our Annual Lower Madison River Clean Up. This is a collaborative effort with MT FWP and BLM officials to spruce up one of our beloved home water stretches. The clean up typically begins at 9:00 A.M. with a coffee/donuts, safety talk, directions and or float details. If you do not have a boat, you can still help! We usually wrap up around 1:00 P.M. and meet at Trapper Springs Pavillion for lunch, drinks and prizes. This is a great way connect with fellow anglers, chapter members, and give back to your local trout waters. If you would like more information or to help out with the next Lower Madison River Clean Up, please contact us.
Gallatin River Clean Up and Weed Pull
Typically held on a Saturday in June *2017 Date TBD
Each spring, MGTU parters with Gallatin-Big Sky Weed Committee to help clean up your favorite fishing and recreation sites along the Gallatin River. This clean up typically starts at 9:00 A.M. at Murdocks in Four Corners with coffee and pastries and ends around Noon. Volunteers are eligible to win donated items from various partners. Gloves, sun protection and long sleeves are recommended for all volunteers. If you would like more information or to help out with the next Gallatin River Clean Up and Weed Pull, please contact us.
MONTANA'S TU CONSERVATION & FLY FISHING CAMP
Typically held on a Saturday in July *Date: July 16-20, 2017
Each summer, twenty boys and girls (between ages 11 to 14) from around the state of Montana and beyond spend 5 fun-filled days learning about fly fishing, fly tying, watershed management and coldwater fisheries at Camp Watanopa on the banks of Georgetown Lake. Campers and counselors will take field trips to local streams, visit a fish hatchery and check out a completed habitat restoration project. Montana TU provides all the fishing equipment and classroom supplies during the 5-day, 4-night camp.
MGTU is proud to sponsor two scholarships for campers from the Madison-Gallatin area that are motivated indivduals who are excited about learning from experts on water quality, stream restoration, aquatic insects and coldwater fisheries. Students do not need to know how to fly fish, but must be willing to learn. The $300 fee to attend will be paid by MGTU and includes all meals and lodging, but does not include transportation to and from the camp.
MGTU IS NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE JULY 2017 CAMP. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS MAY 1st, 2017.
If you have questions about Montana TU's 2017, contact:
- MGTU Board Member Rolly Rounds at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Montana TU at 406-543-0054 or email@example.com