Frank Golata Outstanding Outfitter Award
Established in 1996, the Frank Golata Award recognizes a North American outfitter, who outfits primarily for mountain game, whose entire career has exemplified the honor and dignity of the proud profession of outfitting.
The Following factors will be considered:
1. Long time outfitter in good standing that is actively outfitting clients
2. Financial contribution to National WSF (Donations, sponsorship, etc.)
3. Volunteer efforts to WSF (convention, committees, etc.)
4. Personal contribution to WSF and industry (Financial and time)
5. Long time and consistent WSF exhibitor
6. Dedication and commitment to WSF and its mission and purpose
A committee appointed by the Board of Directors made up of two (2) prior Golata
Award winners and three (3) members at large shall evaluate candidate nominations.
PAST WINNERS2017 - Dan Montgomery - Alaska Trophy Adventures
2016 - Arthur & Crystal Thompson - Gundahoo River Outfitters
2015 - Darwin & Wendy Cary - Scoop Lake Outfitters
2014 - Dale & Sandra Drinkall - Terminus Mountain Outfitters
2013 - Rowdy McBride - Hunting Services, LLC.
2012 - Harold Grinde - Gana River Outfitters
2011 - Sergio Jimenez - Mexico Hunts
2010 - Alan Young - Midnight Sun Outfitters
2009 - Toby A.C. Coleman - Toby’s Trophy Treks
2008 - Pete Cimellaro - Yellowhorn Outfitters
2007 - Reg & Ray Collingwood - Collingwood Bros.
2006 - Kelly Hougen - Arctic Red River Outfitters
2005 - Richard Rohrer - Rohrer Bear Camp
2004 - Bill McKenzie - Gana River Outfitters
2003 - Stan Stevens - Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters
2002 - B.Joe Coy - Coy’s Yellowcreek Outfitting
2001 - Stan Simpson - Ram Head Outfitters
2000 - Joe Klutsch - Katmai Guide Serviceâ?¨
1999 - Dick Gunlogson - Dick Gunlogson Master Guide & Outfitter
1998 - Garry Vince - Muskwa Safari Limited
1997 - Urban Rahoi - Ptarmigan Lake Lodge
1996 - Myles & Sherri Bradford - Bradford & Company