Get Paid To Go Fishing!

College students, if you’ve ever flipped through the pages of Field and Stream magazine and wondered how in the world someone could get paid to go fishing, or sat in front of the television dreaming of one day seeing your own face on the Sportsman Channel, then the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) has a deal for you.

This summer, from August 11th through the 14th, hundreds of the biggest names in the outdoor industry will be converging on LaPorte, Ind., to attend POMA’s annual conference, and you’re invited.

POMA understands the importance of investing in the next generation of outdoor industry leaders. That’s why the organization is waiving all conference attendance fees, including meals, for the first 25 college students who register. Student attendees are responsible for their own lodging and transportation expenses.

If you’ve ever considered a career in the outdoor industry, you may never get a networking opportunity like this again. Forget sending out blind resumes hoping for a response. Come to POMA and rub elbows with some of the top editors, communication experts, public relations gurus, and business owners in the industry. POMA members, like Michael Waddell, Jim Zumbo, Tom Gresham, Kelly Gotch, Tony Hansen, Brandon Butler, Tom Opre and so many more are willing and excited to help guide your career aspirations.

Students must be:

--enrolled in an accredited college full time

--at least 18 years of age

--studying communications, journalism or program focused on wildlife management or conservation

POMA is a traditional outdoor sports media organization focusing on fishing, shooting, hunting and trapping, whose mission is fostering professionalism in communications at all levels, helping members build businesses and fostering the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators. POMA is supported by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Archery Trade Association, American Sportfishing Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, National Rifle Association and too many industry corporations to list.

Don’t let an opportunity like this pass you by. There are no strings attached. Just come and learn what it takes to make it in the outdoor media industry. For more information, visit POMA’s Web site,

To register, fill out the registration form on the POMA Web site or contact Brandon Butler at (812) 322-9851,