New Members Welcome
The Maine Professional Guides Association is an organization representing a large majority of Maine's working guides - full time and part time. We were organized in 1979 for the purpose of upgrading the status and prestige of the profession, as well as to engage in legislative activities with sufficient vigor so as to have a positive impact in matters concerning Maine outdoor sports in general and Maine Guides specifically.
We are proud to have maintained a fine working relationship with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and other state agencies, and we continually work with them for the benefit of our State's natural resources.
When the cost of liability insurance went sky-high, and in some cases became unavailable at any price, the Association went out and found a way to bring affordable insurance to its members. This insurance continues to be a major benefit of membership, as North Maine Woods and other land owners require commercial operators to show proof of insurance.
The Pro-Plan allows purchases from major manufacturers and retail stores at special discount prices.
A newly licensed guide will find a valuable source of information and experience from the membership and this sharing of information, while a somewhat intangible benefit is never-the-less an important and valuable one.
Our logo is shown above. It is available as a patch and decal to identify you as a proud professional guide. New members will receive a patch and a decal along with their membership credentials.
Voting members must be licensed as guides in the State of Maine. Corporate sponsors and non-licensed individuals are also welcome but are not allowed to vote.
- Regular Annual Member - Licensed Guide, membership runs for 12 months.
- Life Member - Licensed Guide, pays a one time fee.
- Benefactor Member - A Life Member who makes an additional annual dues donation.
- Corporate Member - A supporting business or corporation. Not eligible for member benefits. Has no voting rights.
- Associate Member - A supporting non-voting, non-licensed member. Not eligible for member benefits.
All guides purchasing their memberships and renewals online are agreeing to abide by the code of ethics at the bottom of this page.