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Lake Erie and Maumee State Lodge to Host Outdoor Media in 2025

Posted on: Jun 25, 2024

The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) is excited to announce that it will hold its 2025 Annual Meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, hosted by Destination Toledo. The annual gathering of the nation’s top outdoor journalists and supporting outdoor companies will kick off early Monday morning, June 22 and conclude Wednesday evening, June 24.

“We’re thrilled to help bring outdoor media from all over the U.S. to Northwest Ohio for POMA’s 2025 Annual Meeting,” said Mark Brazeau of Destination Toledo. “With world-class walleye fishing and abundant hunting resources all in close proximity to Toledo, we're excited to show off all the amazing opportunities available to outdoor enthusiasts from around the country!”

Northwest Ohio, home to Port Clinton, the "Walleye Capitol of the World," and one of the nation’s top waterfowl and birding spots at Magee Marsh, offers a unique blend of outdoor experiences. It’s also the location of one of the most historic shooting events each year at nearby Camp Perry. For hunters, anglers and shooters, few places are such a perfect fit for POMA as Northwest Ohio.

The state of Ohio, a key partner in bringing POMA to the Buckeye State, is committed to making this event a success. Among its support, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Wildlife will host an opening night reception at the Magee Marsh Welcome Center that attendees will surely remember.

“It’s wonderful to have a state fish and game agency working with us to showcase to the outdoor media all that the state of Ohio has done to benefit conservation and the hunters, anglers, trappers and recreational shooters that pay the bills for these activities,” said POMA President Kevin Reese.

Lodging will be at Ohio’s premier state park at Maumee State Lodge, Ohio’s most popular state resort. During the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a host of activities, from range day at Camp Perry to walleye fishing on Lake Erie, visit one of the state’s premier fish hatcheries and one of the top national destinations for birding and waterfowl at Magee Marsh. The diverse programming will provide networking, content creation sessions, media skills education, interactions with POMA Corporate Partners and more.

“Over the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing sponsorship opportunities and registrations costs,” said POMA President Kevin Reese. “We’re so grateful for the sponsors that make the POMA Annual Meeting possible each year. Next year’s great location should drive additional interest in the meeting to make it a success for all.”