IGFTO Welcomes Seven New Observers

36 New IGFTO Observers this calendar year!

The Shack, Virginia Beach, VA

IGFTO Director and Treasurer Reese Bowles, IGFTO Director and President Steve Hargett, and IGFTO Member Steve Reynolds hosted seven new Observers during a half-day interactive IGFTO Observer Training Course July 29th 2023.

Captains and Fisherpeople looking to participate in big game tournaments attended the course from Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia in order to join and become members of the International Game Fish Tournament Observers

“IGFTO's goal as an association of game fish tournament observers is to strongly support the existing international game fish tournaments held around the world which advocate release and conservation of the species.

Our mission, as Tournament Observers, is to dedicate our efforts to the conservation and protection of Game Fish. The organization advocates for release venues in all international game fish tournaments. We support programs that study and protect game fish. We promote education about game fish preservation in the public and private sectors.

Our membership champions other charitable organizations and foundations with similar conservation goals and programs. We are organized to become a conduit for their conservation programs and generate funding sources for their causes.”

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Back Row: Stuart Wade, Matthew Sayers, Ray Sherman, Cole Winchester, and Steve Reynolds.

Front Row: Louann Driver, Steve Hargett, David Sachs, Jason Bloom, and Reese Bowles

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