Criteria & Guidelines

Nomination Criteria: Individual

  • Living or deceased
  • At least 50 years of age
  • MN resident for 25 years
  • Must have made meritorious contributions to the sport of fishing

Nomination Criteria: Organization or Corporation

  • Must be registered in Minnesota as a business entity
  • Must have made meritorious contributions to the sport of fishing

Guidelines for Induction

  • Incomplete packages will not be considered.
  • Nominees are submitted by public at large.
  • For consideration in upcoming nomination class, submissions must be received by August 1st. Submissions received after July 31st will be reviewed for the next induction class.
  • There shall be up to 3 Individual Legends & 2 Corporate/Organization inductions each year
  • Unelected Nominations will be considered for induction three years, consecutively.
  • Game and/or fishing law violation conviction(s) may result in disqualification. All nominations should consider their nominee to live according to the six pillars of character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship

Submission Checklist

  • Nominations will not be considered if package is not fully submitted.
  • Submit a digital color (preferred) photo of candidate – portrait or action shot
  • Submit a brief biography of candidate.
  • Submit an essay/resume of candidate of outstanding accomplishments
  • References of up to three individuals who have supporting information or testimonials.
  • Photocopies of any additional supporting information (paperwork will not be returned)

Nomination Form