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Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame

Nominations for 2018 Banquet Are Now Open

We have inducted 26 amazing individuals into the Hall of Fame. Now we are ready to work on a third round and are looking for your help in nominating qualified people. Please download a Nomination Form from the Downloads section. You can also download the programs from the 2014 inaugural Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame induction or the 2016 induction.

The Hall of Fame was created to honor individuals, both living and posthumous, who made significant and lasting contributions to the restoration and conservation of Montana’s wildlife and wild places.

The focus of the awards is not only to recognize Montana’s historical and contemporary conservation leaders, but also to capture the stories of these individuals in an effort to contribute to public awareness and education.

Jim Posewitz has been the force behind the creation of the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. Jim had the idea after attending the 7th annual Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet as a guest speaker. When he returned to Montana he approached various non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, The Montana Historical Society and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to create an Outdoor Hall of Fame for Montana. He was met with a good response which resulted in organizing members and securing funding. Now chaired by Tom Baumeister, the committee is still active in recognizing people that have paved the way for quality conservation in Montana and helping future stewards through seeing how others have individually made a difference.

The nomination for the third round of inductees to be honored in 2018 is underway. Applications will be available on October 1, 2017, and will be accepted through December 31, 2017. A selection committee will review each application and finalize a list of those chosen to be inducted. The names of honorees will be announced in the fall of 2018.

Besides Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation, our primary sponsors are the Cinnabar Foundation and NorthWestern Energy. Other partners involved in the Hall of Fame include Montana Historical Society, Montana Wildlife Federation, Montana Wilderness Association, Montana Trout Unlimited and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Additional sponsorships are available. To learn more, contact Ariel Rademaker at

The Outdoor Hall of Fame was featured in the Montana Outdoors Magazine. Hall of Fame inductees will be archived at the Montana Historical Society. The induction and awards ceremony will be held December 1 of 2018.


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2016 Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

2014 Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

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