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Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame – OLD

Third inductee nomination process now open through December 31, 2017


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!  See the Nomination form 2017 (PDF File – word file is above)

Nominations for the third round of honorees to be inducted in 2018 opened October 1, 2017. Nominations will be accepted through December 31, 2017. A selection committee will review each application and finalize the honorees who will be announced in early fall of 2018. The induction awards and banquet will be held in Helena, Montana, in December of 2018.

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 to encourage future stewards through seeing how others have individually made a difference.

Besides the 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. For more information, contact Ariel Rademaker at

The Outdoor Hall of Fame was featured in the Montana Outdoors Magazine.

The programs from the 2014 inaugural Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame induction and the 2016 induction are available to download. Hall of Fame inductees will be archived at the Montana Historical Society.