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January 10, 2017AOA Member Benefits Summary - Member Only
  • Every member benefits from AOA's work on Government Affairs, from the fight to remove a requirement for CDL's for drivers of 9 to 15 passenger vans in the Highway bill to stopping legislation to authorize new taxes on services on navigable waterways, not to mention Forest Service, BLM and NPS regulatory issues.
  • Fund Your Dream Merchant Services. Colorado-based Fund Your Dream (FYD) is as a "Preferred Merchant Services Provider" of electronic payment services for AOA members.
  • Invaluable Risk Management Resources including a free Emergency Response and Communications Plan, Plus you get discounted pricing on the DVD Essential Risk Management Practices for Your Recreation Business. Underwriting credits on liability insurance with many America Outdoors Association Insurance Providers. To order the Risk Management DVD, call 800-524-4814.
  • Group Transportation Services (GTS) is now an Ascent Global Logistics Company! 
    What does this mean for AOA members?
    In addition to the domestic freight management solutions you have come to expect from GTS, you can now utilize Ascent Global Logistics for comprehensive international freight forwarding and retail consolidation solutions.
    This change goes well beyond a new name for GTS and will provide AOA members with additional logistical resources to help you manage your inbound and outbound supply chains. To discuss additional detail on our services within our expanded portfolio of professional logistics solutions please contact your GTS, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, sales representative Mike Pope at 1-800-689-6255 ext 218.
  • Savings of up to 29%* on select FedEx® small package services  Savings of at least 70% on LTL freight shipments with UPS Freight, YRC Freight, and others Savings of 20-40% with discounted rates on shipments to and from trade shows and events.
  • YRC Freight. Lower costs and increase margins when you ship with YRC Freight, the original LTL (less-than-truckload) experts. AOA has negotiated special rates for members on qualifying LTL shipments. YRC Freight delivers flexibility and reliability to your supply chain through a comprehensive North American network and a broad portfolio of standard, guaranteed, expedited, specialized, and Canada and Mexico cross-border LTL services. YRC Freight invented LTL, bringing you more than 85 years of innovation - that's Confidence Delivered. 
  • America Outdoors Association's Service and Supplier Members offer the best in outdoor products for your outfitting or retail business. Check out the AOA members under the Member Resources tab on, click on Suppliers.
  • NEW!! - Pro Deals with Columbia and Orvis. Ordering information for AOA members is available on the Member Resources Pro Deals page in the password protected area.
  • The America Outdoors Association® Member Resources Page contains more than $10,000 worth of legal briefs on compliance with federal regulations, AOA Marketing Plan template, and much more.
  • Rental car discounts with Avis and Budget. For personal and/or business rentals when making a reservation, it is very important that you always ask for the best rate available by providing Budget Discount number (BCD) Z946600. The Avis worldwide discount number is T464000.
  • Quarterly newsletters and Monthly Electronic Bulletins, timely bulletins, analysis and alerts that keeps you informed on changing permitting policies, lawsuits, fees, and other regulatory issues before they impact your profitability. Bulletins are posted in the password protected area of the Member Resources page of
  • AOA members are invited to join, where hundreds of top brands reward your expertise. Thanks to your knowledge and influence in outdoor industry and your affiliation with America Outdoors Association, you can join for free. You can receive up to 70% off retail and new brands and products are added daily. AOA Code: D86B-F9C0-ADEA-C4D5
  • A listing of your services on with a click-through to your site.
  • Discounts on registration for America Outdoors Association's Marketing and Management Conference, the 2017 meeting will be held in Reno, NV at the Grand Sierra Resort. Dec. 4-7, 2017.
  • Discounts on Background Checks with Intellicorp. Call David Brown at 800-524-4814 for more information.
  • Discounts with Budget and Avis Rental Cars.

QUESTIONS? Call the AOA office for details or check the password protected section under the Member Resources area of

May 11, 2016Paddlesports Safety Orientation DVD Now Available from America Outdoors Association - Member Only

Order Your Free Flatwater Paddlesports Orientation DVD Today / Release of the Canyonlands National Park Prospectus Puts Pressure on Outfitters

December 05, 2012Industry Benchmarking Study Report for 2011 - Member Only

Handout from Michael Becher's presentation at AOA 2012.

October 31, 2012Bylaws Change and Election of AOA Officers & Board - Member Only

The Annual Meeting of America Outdoors Association is scheduled for 12:35 PM on December 4, 2012 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118. At that time the membership will vote on a new set of bylaws and elect a slate of officers and directors proposed by the nominating committee.

May 24, 2012Pro Deals for AOA Members - Member Only

Pro Deals The items available from these pro deals are for personal use for America Outdoors Association members and your staff. They are not for resale and the codes should not be transferred to non members or the general public. Transfer of these codes to non members and abuse of this program will result in loss of privileges and loss of access to other member benefits.

October 28, 2008 Strategic Planning Summary - Member Only

The America Outdoors board approved a new strategic plan for the organization that focus the organization's mission, goals, and annual objectives on benefits to the members. The objectives are prioritized and the organization�s annual programs will be implemented to provide measurable outcomes for each objective.


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AOA Conference Dec 4 - 7 Daytona Beach, FL

AOA is the national association of outfitters and guides and their suppliers. Check out our list of members.

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Trip Date: September 17 - 21, 2018
Moab, UT

Join us for the 2018 George Wendt Memorial Raft Trip. Call AOA office to register. Click below to view the flyer.


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Member Benefits

Save Money on Exclusive Benefits

  • Free Business Kit with membership
  • Savings on credit card processing rates
  • The AOA Shipping Discount Program
  • 5% to 15% savings on liability insurance
  • Payroll Management Services
  • Pro Plans


Legislation & Regulation

Legislation & Regulation:

  • Minimum Wage for Federal Permits
  • Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act reauthorization
  • Expansion of Overtime
  • Latest on Paddlesports Skill Standards
  • Log-in to Outfitter Member Resources for Complete Access to Need-to-Know Documents

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Risk Management

Risk Management:

  • Save 5% to 15% on Liability Insurance
  • White Paper:  Liability in Paddlesports Rental
  • Essential Risk Management Practices DVD
  • Brief on Use of Background Checks

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