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#5946131 - 07/08/17 07:47 PM NTA convention in Pecatonica
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Hey brother and sisters I live very very close to this years NTA convention Id love to meet as many of you as I can this year. If you need to know anything about the area as far as food, hotels, camping whatever at all feel free to ask and ill help you the best I can. Im 20 min from the convention
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#5946166 - 07/08/17 08:43 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1189
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cheapest camping?

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#5946275 - 07/08/17 10:28 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
You can camp at the Pecatonica forest preserve. I believe its about $10-$15 a night dont quote me 100% on price but its cheap.....downside is there is only 15-20 camping sites available.
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#5946279 - 07/08/17 10:29 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I know a farmer that may be willing to let people camp on his land if there are enough people wanting to in order to make it worth his time lol
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#5946301 - 07/08/17 10:47 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Swifty Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 482
Loc: Kansas
I looked up camping at the Pecatonica Forest Preserve, and it said $23 per unit for non-residents, but $13 for residents.

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#5946414 - 07/09/17 07:34 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
TKM Offline
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Registered: 10/05/14
Posts: 78
Loc: Michigan



We have plenty of camping sites on the grounds if you decide to stay there.

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#5946453 - 07/09/17 08:26 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 210
Loc: Little Valley, NY
Can't wait to come out there. I've never been to Illinois

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#5946455 - 07/09/17 08:27 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
I'm also from the area, actually grew up and live in Pec so the same offer seansr offered you goes with me too. I know there is camping right on the fairgrounds and also primitive camping on sumner park that is connected to the fairgrounds, I'm not sure on price at sumner park but could try and find out. If you are going to stay at a hotel don't stay at the ones closest too Pecatonica the nicer hotels are on the east side of Rockford also be careful in Rockford if you go there its not a nice place after dark or anytime of the day in some neighborhoods.

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#5946468 - 07/09/17 08:41 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
yoteguts Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 3858
Loc: central Illinois
How is Freeport? Got a hotel reserved there. Do I need to sleep with one eye open? I have no need to see anything in Rockford. Thanks for the info.
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#5946474 - 07/09/17 08:49 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
Freeport is ok, I think the hotels there are pretty nice the bad one closed down a while ago.

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#5946489 - 07/09/17 09:09 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
TKM Offline
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Loc: Michigan



Trying to get this out to as many as possible so we don't have to turn people away...please pass the word. THANK YOU

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#5946506 - 07/09/17 09:39 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: farmboy4320]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Originally Posted By: farmboy4320
Freeport is ok, I think the hotels there are pretty nice the bad one closed down a while ago.
thats good to hear as I have a room booked in freeport too.

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#5946544 - 07/09/17 10:41 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: farmboy4320]
Swifty Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 482
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: farmboy4320
I'm also from the area, actually grew up and live in Pec so the same offer seansr offered you goes with me too. I know there is camping right on the fairgrounds and also primitive camping on sumner park that is connected to the fairgrounds, I'm not sure on price at sumner park but could try and find out. If you are going to stay at a hotel don't stay at the ones closest too Pecatonica the nicer hotels are on the east side of Rockford also be careful in Rockford if you go there its not a nice place after dark or anytime of the day in some neighborhoods.


farmboy, if you could find out more info such as price, number of campsites available, maybe a website with map, etc., about primative camping at the Sumner Park, that would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully, there would be more shade trees for camping, than on most fairgrounds.

Thanks

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#5946706 - 07/09/17 03:06 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I live in Freeport actually, its not bad at all. There are only 3-4 hotels id actually recommend tho lol.
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#5946715 - 07/09/17 03:23 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I hope to meet all of you guys! Those of you staying in Freeport get ahold of me for sure lol
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#5946718 - 07/09/17 03:27 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
SWesternTrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/19/15
Posts: 159
Loc: New Mexico
We are staying at the Howard Johnson in Rockford, how's that area? Thanks Adrian

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#5946724 - 07/09/17 03:41 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
11th st area isn't the best but its not terrible. Johns pizza just a few miles north right on 11ths st is some real good pizza.

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#5946725 - 07/09/17 03:42 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
I am working on getting info about sumner park camping, it is right along the pec river so there are shade trees but also piles and piles of mosquito's.

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#5946745 - 07/09/17 04:11 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
SWesternTrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/19/15
Posts: 159
Loc: New Mexico
Thanks so farmboy! Is there any good area to fish in the evenings between the convention and Rockford? My youngest son just loves to fish.

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#5946878 - 07/09/17 07:24 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
The pecatonica river has a few spots to bank fish and there are a few public ponds but don't expect great fishing, carp and catfish is going to be about it look at winnebago county forest preserve website for some bank fishing spots.

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#5946884 - 07/09/17 07:29 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Four lakes is close by for fishing, ive never fished there personally but hear good things. Theres also Pierce lake in Rockford. I love that lake.....very good crappie fishing
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#5946913 - 07/09/17 08:07 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
SWesternTrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/19/15
Posts: 159
Loc: New Mexico
Cool thanks so much gentleman this helps a lot!

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#5947094 - 07/09/17 11:38 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

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#5947188 - 07/10/17 07:25 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Mike Volker is an awesome guy, he lives very close to me so I love getting things from his store. His coon and yote bait are amazing.
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#5947376 - 07/10/17 11:19 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
yoteguts Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 3858
Loc: central Illinois
Is there a good steak house in Freeport? Always had a good time dealing with Volkers.
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#5947414 - 07/10/17 11:52 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: yoteguts]
ratbrain Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: yoteguts
Is there a good steak house in Freeport? Always had a good time dealing with Volkers.

Yep Mike and Janine are good people.

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#5947423 - 07/10/17 11:58 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 210
Loc: Little Valley, NY
We're staying at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Freeport. Please tell me it's a decent hotel.

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#5947568 - 07/10/17 02:46 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
MChewk Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4543
Loc: Northern Illinois
Yes, the Voelkers are good folks...and are honest as the day is long.

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#5947569 - 07/10/17 02:51 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: yoteguts]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4984
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Originally Posted By: yoteguts
Is there a good steak house in Freeport? Always had a good time dealing with Volkers.


NO. This is really a godforsaken place to have a convention.
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#5947625 - 07/10/17 04:35 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Sawmill Creek]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Yes the Baymont is a good place to stay and its right outside of town. Unfortunately there is not a good steak house in Freeport. We have a pathetic applebees. Have a couple smaller ma n pa restaurants and pizza joints. Have to go to Rockford for a good steak tho
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#5947629 - 07/10/17 04:36 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Godforsaken place huh.....i grew up around here so not sure how to take that confused
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#5947631 - 07/10/17 04:38 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
There is a really good all you can eat fish fry on Friday nights here. Offer grilled or fried. Its really good fish too!
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#5947635 - 07/10/17 04:48 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Swifty Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 482
Loc: Kansas
Where is the fish fry at?

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#5947641 - 07/10/17 04:58 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
seansr what is that place across from the little cubs field on empire st I belive, I ate there one time and thought it was pretty good?

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#5947651 - 07/10/17 05:16 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Swifty]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 210
Loc: Little Valley, NY
Originally Posted By: Swifty
Where is the fish fry at?


X2. What kind of fish they cooking?

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#5947665 - 07/10/17 05:33 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: MChewk]
Horse Creek Fur Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 315
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: MChewk
Yes, the Voelkers are good folks...and are honest as the day is long.


X2. Mike and Janine are super nice and they love our black raspberry jelly (no seeds). So bring some and they'll cut you a deal.

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#5947740 - 07/10/17 07:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
There are 2 restaurants across from little cubs field. Fieldstone and Canovas. The fish fry is at Logans Bar and grill ...I believe the fish is cod. I live fried fish but I always get grilled there its just that good lol.
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#5947742 - 07/10/17 07:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I guess fieldstone would have a really good steak but your def going to pay for it there lol
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#5947848 - 07/10/17 08:52 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Sawmill Creek]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Originally Posted By: Sawmill Creek
We're staying at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Freeport. Please tell me it's a decent hotel.


Staying at the same place. It had a good rating and reviews on Hotels.com.

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#5947852 - 07/10/17 08:55 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Originally Posted By: Seansr
Yes the Baymont is a good place to stay and its right outside of town.


Good to hear, I am staying there too. It had a good rating and reviews on Hotel.com, but input from a local is always accurate.

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#5947861 - 07/10/17 08:58 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10512
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
I'll be at the Baymont, but its the one in Rockford.
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#5948281 - 07/11/17 11:49 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
yoteskinner Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 568
Loc: Hillsdale, IN
Wife and I will be at the Laredo, in the camping section.
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#5948423 - 07/11/17 04:42 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
I'm sure everyone deals with mosquitos but they are really bad right now so you might want to stock up on supplies to deal with them, especially if you are camping here they might not be too bad where the convention is.

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#5948435 - 07/11/17 05:10 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
QuietButDeadly Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 1328
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
I put this same post in the other NTA post.........

Any baseball fans up there interested in a Cubs game on Monday or Tuesday before the convention. I would be interested with a local guide. Send me a PM.
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#5948467 - 07/11/17 06:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: RiversNorth13]
TKM Offline
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Registered: 10/05/14
Posts: 78
Loc: Michigan
Please note that Ed Lundborg and Chip Davis are flip flopped on that demo schedule that is posted on this thread.

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#5948699 - 07/11/17 09:59 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
Also Sumner park has free camping but they discourage campfires? It don't make sense to me but Sumner park is pretty much connected to the fairgrounds so it might be OK for some of you.

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#5948719 - 07/11/17 10:29 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: QuietButDeadly]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1189
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: QuietButDeadly
I put this same post in the other NTA post.........

Any baseball fans up there interested in a Cubs game on Monday or Tuesday before the convention. I would be interested with a local guide. Send me a PM.


Do yourself a favor and skip a Cubs game and go to Miller Park to watch the 1st place Brewers. Tailgating and traffic will be 1,000 times better.

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#5948792 - 07/12/17 05:47 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 802
Loc: Michigan
I will be staying at host . hotel holiday inn is this a good place

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#5948794 - 07/12/17 05:57 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 2785
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 46years ...
unfourtunatly I won't make it this year.....my granddaughter is due to be born around that time....babies will pop out when they are ready......lol.
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#5948853 - 07/12/17 08:06 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Trapper Dahlgren]
Seansr Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Originally Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren
I will be staying at host . hotel holiday inn is this a good place


What town?
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#5948932 - 07/12/17 10:10 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Larry Baer Offline
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Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 588
Loc: Peoria County Illinois
I guess I'll finally get to see if that dried up old fart is as negative in person as he is on this website.

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#5948938 - 07/12/17 10:14 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Larry Baer]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1189
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Larry Baer
I guess I'll finally get to see if that dried up old fart is as negative in person as he is on this website.




Which one of the dry up old farts?

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#5948943 - 07/12/17 10:38 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Tweed]
on the ice Offline
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Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 46
Loc: sw wi
Monroe WI is about as close as Rockford, little farther than Freeport. several hotels, awesome Swiss heritage area. extremely safe environment. good little Swiss bars with burgers, pizza, and beverage. Stock up on some "Spotted Cow"


Edited by on the ice (07/12/17 10:45 AM)

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#5948947 - 07/12/17 10:49 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
on the ice Offline
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Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 46
Loc: sw wi
AmericInn Monroe WI

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#5949482 - 07/13/17 07:27 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
trapper les Offline
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Posts: 12690
Loc: williams,mn
ttt
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#5949807 - 07/13/17 04:35 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
ratbrain Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Illinois
Our Grandson wants to know if there will be kids there ? LOL He's 9.


Edited by ratbrain (07/13/17 04:35 PM)

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#5949817 - 07/13/17 05:01 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Posts: 10635
Loc: north Idaho
If it is a typical NTA convention - more kids than he will have time to meet .

They have special events for kids. He will have a good time.
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#5949839 - 07/13/17 05:39 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
My son will be there for sure lol
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#5949849 - 07/13/17 06:13 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: ratbrain]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 933
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
Originally Posted By: ratbrain
Our Grandson wants to know if there will be kids there ? LOL He's 9.
My 9 year old great grant son will be with us the whole time. He could use some one to hang out with. Stop by our booth.

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#5949914 - 07/13/17 07:47 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Bringing my 11 year old son with me

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#5949932 - 07/13/17 08:12 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
My boy is going to be 6 this year. Got him his own DPs this year so he can have his own coon line. FB1s.....he loves them cuz he can just step on them lol. Should be a great time with him at the convention
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#5950001 - 07/13/17 10:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Coontailhat12 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 144
Loc: Northern IN
How is the candlewood suites in Rockford ? That's where I'll be staying...unless you tell me it's a bad hotel

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#5950020 - 07/13/17 10:25 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
drfeelgood Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Missouri
How is the area around Hampton Freeport? Anything good to eat around there?

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#5950115 - 07/14/17 06:17 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 254
Loc: northern IL
The candlewood hotel looks nice it's in the area with most of the other good hotels in the area.

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#5950402 - 07/14/17 01:45 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: drfeelgood]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Originally Posted By: drfeelgood
How is the area around Hampton Freeport? Anything good to eat around there?


The Hampton is downtown Freeport. The down town area is dying and not much to do or eat and its definately not much to see but we have a few places to eat that are good. We have Canovas, Fieldstone, Cimminos, and a few ma n pa places. Those are my fav....good food and cheap lol
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#5950850 - 07/14/17 10:48 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
drfeelgood Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Missouri
Thanks for the info. We will be trying to find the more ma and pa places. They are also my favorite. smile

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#5950967 - 07/15/17 07:38 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Ill get a list together for you
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#5950980 - 07/15/17 07:51 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
ratbrain Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Illinois
Anyone ever dined at The Rafters in Lena?

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#5951032 - 07/15/17 08:57 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
Yeah, I personaly think its way over priced for what it is, BUT i havent been there in 10 years. Had a couple bad experiences and never went back
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#5951332 - 07/15/17 05:18 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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What about the alpine inn or quality lodge ,both on e.state st.,Rockford ?

Any decent and safe places to eat around there ? Or between there and the fairgrounds ?
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#5951376 - 07/15/17 06:27 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Seansr
Ill get a list together for you

That would be great. Thank you.

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#5951798 - 07/16/17 11:50 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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This will be our first National, I am coming with my two sons(10 and 13)and my daughter (13)
The reservation have already been made for the hotel, the NTA barbecue and the FBU banquet, we are going to be there all three days.
The kids are planning on registering for the different workshops, they are exited.
Do you have any advice for a newbie?
We will be hanging around the Tennessee Fur Harvester booth, we hope to meet a lot of people, so stop by to say hello.

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#5951807 - 07/16/17 12:00 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Bring a good pair of walking shoes - you can put on a lot of miles at an NTA convention. If you plan on buying supplies - cash talks!!

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#5951819 - 07/16/17 12:20 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: TNFrenchy]
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Originally Posted By: TNFrenchy
This will be our first National, I am coming with my two sons(10 and 13)and my daughter (13)
The reservation have already been made for the hotel, the NTA barbecue and the FBU banquet, we are going to be there all three days.
The kids are planning on registering for the different workshops, they are exited.
Do you have any advice for a newbie?
We will be hanging around the Tennessee Fur Harvester booth, we hope to meet a lot of people, so stop by to say hello.


What table will you be at for the FBU? I'll be at one of the OSTA tables

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#5951884 - 07/16/17 02:08 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: SNIPERBBB]
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Seansr, don't forget to stop by Boss Dobbin's booth. He's nicer than he looks! grin
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#5951903 - 07/16/17 02:36 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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The boss always has some interesting things to drink, provided he don't break or spill them and melt a hole in the concrete floor.

There probably still wondering what disolved the concrete in Hamburg !
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#5951908 - 07/16/17 02:41 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I'll be having skeeter pee to share in the afternoons.
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#5952013 - 07/16/17 05:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Are there any venders that sell fish bait? Someone once had some 5 gallon buckets of frozen small fish heads an I believe maybe smelt an real oily ? From Washington I think?

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#5952035 - 07/16/17 05:48 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: TNFrenchy]
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Originally Posted By: TNFrenchy
This will be our first National, I am coming with my two sons(10 and 13)and my daughter (13)
The reservation have already been made for the hotel, the NTA barbecue and the FBU banquet, we are going to be there all three days.
The kids are planning on registering for the different workshops, they are exited.
Do you have any advice for a newbie?
We will be hanging around the Tennessee Fur Harvester booth, we hope to meet a lot of people, so stop by to say hello.

You and the kids will have a great time.

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#5952048 - 07/16/17 06:07 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I will def stop by dobbins booth, hoping to stop at as many as I can.
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#5952072 - 07/16/17 06:37 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
TNFrenchy Offline
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Thanks to everyone for all the advises.
We will definitely try to stop and check every booth.
I will also make sure I stop by the boss both after lunch to taste the skeeter pee.
I can't wait to meet all of you.
Look like we are going to have a lot of fun.
Thanks again.

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#5952536 - 07/17/17 10:32 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I'm leaning more and more towards driving down there. If I do I would only be able to go Saturday. Will there still be deals to be had by then? Will there be plenty of tailgaters?

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#5952568 - 07/17/17 11:06 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Most NTA conventions have lots of tailgaters. Since tail gating is first come first served, no guarantee how many there will be.

There should be bargains on Saturday - dealers looking to lighten the load for the trip home.

Don't wait too long on Saturday to get there. About mid afternoon things usually start to slow down and dealers start packing up.

This is about as close as a national convention will get to Milwaukee, I would definitely take advantage of the opportunity.

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#5952580 - 07/17/17 11:26 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Tweed]
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
I'm leaning more and more towards driving down there. If I do I would only be able to go Saturday. Will there still be deals to be had by then? Will there be plenty of tailgaters?


I'd get there as soon as the gates open on Saturday, by noon at the FTA lots of folks were starting to pack up and leave. frown
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#5953228 - 07/18/17 06:50 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: TNFrenchy]
lcd Offline
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Loc: TN
Originally Posted By: TNFrenchy
Thanks to everyone for all the advises.
We will definitely try to stop and check every booth.
I will also make sure I stop by the boss both after lunch to taste the skeeter pee.
I can't wait to meet all of you.
Look like we are going to have a lot of fun.
Thanks again.

You will have a great time my friend. Don't forget to sign the kids up for some of the events. Lots of stuff going on every day. Laura said that you could even help out in the booth if you run out of something to do, OR NOT. See you all there and have a safe trip.

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#5953341 - 07/18/17 08:57 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
TNFrenchy Offline
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LCD,

being with you guys, make me say that we will have fun already.
The kids plan to get to Tamara as soon as it open on Thursday, Emma is not decided on witch workshop she want to get, you know her, she want to go to all of them.
I definitely plan to give you guys a break and spend some time at the TFHA booth.
Give Miss Laura a big hug or me and the kids.

Be safe too and see you in Pecatonica.

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#5953546 - 07/18/17 01:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Wish next Wednesday would just hurry up and get here.

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#5953917 - 07/18/17 08:05 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
drfeelgood Offline
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Posts: 6
Loc: Missouri
Hey guys and gals. My daughter decided to extend her time at science camp and won't be coming to the convention. I purchased tickets for My husband, her and myself to the Awards Banquet dinner on Thursday some time ago and now looks like it's just him and I. They don't have seating assignments it appears. Any families out there who have not purchased their tickets yet who could use it? Would like to see a kid use it and wanting to give it away so it doesn't go unused. It's yours for first to PM me with how to get it to you. I am coming in Wed night and will be there throughout. I could drop it at a booth, mail it tomorrow or meet up at the convention somewhere. See ya all next week.

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#5954991 - 07/19/17 10:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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staying at the Baymont in Rockford.
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#5955114 - 07/20/17 07:11 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Don, too bad you're at the Baymont in Rockford and not Freeport. Pretty sure Paul is there too.

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#5955160 - 07/20/17 08:37 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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How many of you will be staying in Freeport?
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#5955285 - 07/20/17 12:16 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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We will be staying in freeport,

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#5955353 - 07/20/17 02:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
QuietButDeadly Offline
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Still interested in going to the Cubs game Tuesday afternoon but prefer to go with someone. Never been to Wrigley or even in Chicago for that matter. Any of you locals interested? Send me a PM.
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#5955558 - 07/20/17 06:55 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Less than a week to go...

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#5955776 - 07/20/17 10:40 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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We will be there selling some rare pieces from our collection.
Hope to see you guys. We will be in building three.

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#5955816 - 07/20/17 11:17 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: cascade]
MinkGuy Offline
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what is your collection?
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#5955835 - 07/20/17 11:46 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Cascade has an amazing collection of traps. Bear traps on down. Some very unique stuff.
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#5955904 - 07/21/17 06:54 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Seansr
How many of you will be staying in Freeport?
That is where we will be staying.

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#5955911 - 07/21/17 07:06 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I'm camping on the grounds. Are there showers available or do I bring a big sponge?
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#5956103 - 07/21/17 12:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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There is showers at the fairgrounds that I would assume would be open but I'm not for sure.

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#5956131 - 07/21/17 12:50 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Loc: northern IL
Just a heads up to folks thinking about camping at Sumner park, the pecatoica river is out of its banks and I belive it will get a little higher this weekend I am not sure when it will go down but this will limit the camping spits at Sumner park so you might want to have a pLan b for the convention.

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#5956144 - 07/21/17 01:08 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: mheb]
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Originally Posted By: mheb
We will be staying in freeport,


I'm in Freeport as well.
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#5956148 - 07/21/17 01:12 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
trapper20 Offline
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Loc: SW WI
my wife don't get off until 9p and we have 2-1/2 hr drive, so prolly wont get down there until midnight Wednesday night. hopefully will be able to find a spot. last year we showed up late and ended up camping on the edge of the venders(which wasn't too bad and no one seemed to mind)

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#5956227 - 07/21/17 03:27 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Hope y'all will share some pics
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#5956284 - 07/21/17 04:28 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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This beats the heck out of what we been having!!!
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#5956417 - 07/21/17 07:39 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Kevin gigatt Offline
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Loc: NW Illinois
Looks like great weather. Everyone bring plenty of skitter spray, they are already out in full force.
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#5957063 - 07/22/17 04:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Will there be a problem with water camping at the NTA site?
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#5957199 - 07/22/17 07:40 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Brett Thomas Offline
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I can't go due to work but 2 great friends of mine are. Will there be Any T-shirts in the 2t size for my lil man? I'm sending cash with them for some traps but really want to get him some trapping apparel.
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#5957221 - 07/22/17 08:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Muskrat,Neal Graves(ITA president)just called me.He spent the day at the fair grounds.He said there were 400 electric spots for big rigs and maybe 30 of those were lost.He said there is all kinds of camping space available.He also said the river should be back in its banks in a day or two.
Tom
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#5957232 - 07/22/17 08:24 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Bogmaster]
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Good to hear. Thanks.
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#5957243 - 07/22/17 08:30 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Bogmaster]
Swifty Offline
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Any chance for shade for primitive camping on the fairgrounds, or is it pretty much all treeless in the camping area?

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#5957253 - 07/22/17 08:38 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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LOL,I didn't get shade details.I hope one of the locals can give you details.
I am going to be set up in building #4 and I am bringing afan,so I wasn;t worried about shade--sorry.
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#5957265 - 07/22/17 09:08 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Loc: northern IL
Shade might be hard to come by, there will be some to to keep you covered from the afternoon sun but that's about it with the river being high, it should be back in its banks by next weekend for the most part but we got another bad downpour last night a few inches at least. It looks like I will have to work tomorrow but when I get a chance I will cruise around a check stuff out while looking for carp to shoot arrows at.

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#5957271 - 07/22/17 09:18 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Kevin gigatt Offline
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Its suppose to be around 80 degrees in Pec this coming week. I can't speak for the camping. But there is a lot of water to go down the pec river from the west. We had around 10 inches in 24 hrs to the west.
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#5957330 - 07/22/17 11:07 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
QuietButDeadly Offline
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Loc: NC, Orange Co.
According to the weather service report, major flood stage is 16' at Freeport and the river is currently 15.8' at the Freeport gauge. And it is not forecast to get below 14' until Friday afternoon/evening. And that assumes no more rain.

Having never been there, I do not know how that translates to how far the river is out of its banks though.
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#5957409 - 07/23/17 07:13 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: northern IL
The high river won't affect the convention itself just a few camping spots like bogmaster said.

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#5957917 - 07/23/17 07:00 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Loc: Illinois, US
Does anyone know what time gates open saturday morning?
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#5957924 - 07/23/17 07:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Loc: northern IL
I took a drive around the fairgrounds, the showers are open already for the people setting up. As far as shade for camping it's probably not going to happen with the river being high and they put a fence up on the line between Sumner park and the fairgrounds, there is a lot that some people camp in during the fair but it hasn't been mowed all summer it looks like, Sumner park is flooded and closed and I don't see it opening up by the convention. The demo area is looking really nice, it's the cattle show arena with lots of bleacher space under cover.

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#5957966 - 07/23/17 08:01 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Minker Offline
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I just talked to someone already there camping, said the biting flies were bad.some flooding on the grounds but not bad .
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#5958164 - 07/24/17 05:15 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
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Loc: Michigan
headed to show in about a hour smile

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#5958310 - 07/24/17 10:38 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
QuietButDeadly Offline
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I am in Ohio, headed to Rockford. Co-pilot in Command.
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#5958314 - 07/24/17 10:43 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
ratbrain Offline
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Travel safe everyone!

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#5958761 - 07/24/17 08:58 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
chasing eyes Offline
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Loc: wisconsin
Found out I have to work Saturday won't be able to get there till at least noon does it still pay to go or will most be packing up soon after that?
Thanks Dave

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#5958768 - 07/24/17 09:03 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
coonman220 Offline
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I won't make it till noon either an should be venders there till late afternoon at national convention

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#5958784 - 07/24/17 09:12 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: chasing eyes]
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Originally Posted By: chasing eyes
Found out I have to work Saturday won't be able to get there till at least noon does it still pay to go or will most be packing up soon after that?
Thanks Dave


If you're lucky you'll have a couple, MAYBE 3 hours before it really starts clearing out... my experience with several conventions.
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#5958838 - 07/24/17 09:43 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I never pack up till after a convention closes.It's my belief that allowing dealers to pack up early --hurts a convention.
And I have done hundreds of conventions and Rendezvous"
8 to noon on sunday is pack up day.
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#5958850 - 07/24/17 09:57 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Bogmaster]
~ADC~ Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bogmaster
I never pack up till after a convention closes.It's my belief that allowing dealers to pack up early --hurts a convention.
And I have done hundreds of conventions and Rendezvous"
8 to noon on sunday is pack up day.
Tom


I agree Tom. I'm one of the last ones to pack up.

Friday is typically the big day at the conventions I've been to.
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#5959065 - 07/25/17 07:21 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: ~ADC~]
Muskrat Offline
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Excellent weather report, especially for those camping on the grounds or nearby. Sunny Thursday through the weekend with highs in the upper 70s and low in the mid to upper 50s. A lucky break for sure this summer.
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#5959090 - 07/25/17 07:40 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Can't wait to get there, get set up and meet some new people and talk to old friends. Save travels to everyone going.

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#5959091 - 07/25/17 07:40 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
2 trap Offline
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Staying at the Days Inn in Rockford it looks like it's right off the interstate. I don't plan on sight seeing in town. Just a place to sleep

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#5959165 - 07/25/17 09:00 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
handitrapper Offline
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That's a good thing. Cuz there's not many good sights to see in Rockford.

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#5959201 - 07/25/17 09:48 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Loc: northern IL
Be prepared for a-hole drivers, and lots of traffic until you get around rockford on the bypass and no there isn't any sights to see in there.

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#5959216 - 07/25/17 10:07 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 210
Loc: Little Valley, NY
We're staying in Freeport. Hoping traffic isn't too bad when we get into town. We wont get to our hotel until about 11-1130pm.

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#5959308 - 07/25/17 12:03 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
2 trap Offline
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Loc: Clifton Illinois
Plan on getting there about 7 is there a place to eat breakfast in Pecatonica

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#5959322 - 07/25/17 12:21 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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During the convention there is usually some place at the convention serving breakfast. In the past they've started as early as 630.
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#5959330 - 07/25/17 12:36 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
ky_coyote_hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Kentucky
Anyone know what time the vendors are open for business in the mornings? ....Do the tailgaters start doing business at the same time as the vendors?

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#5959337 - 07/25/17 12:44 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Buildings open to the public at 8 AM each day.

Tailgaters open when ever they want to. Some tailgaters will be ready to go at 7 AM. They will be people wandering around by then.
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#5959352 - 07/25/17 01:03 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Kevin gigatt Offline
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There is at least one restaurant on the main st downtown. Don't worry you won't get lost.
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#5959375 - 07/25/17 01:34 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: wissmiss]
ky_coyote_hunter Offline
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Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: wissmiss
Buildings open to the public at 8 AM each day.

Tailgaters open when ever they want to. Some tailgaters will be ready to go at 7 AM. They will be people wandering around by then.
Thankyou!

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#5959391 - 07/25/17 02:00 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: ky_coyote_hunter]
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Blue light specials at the tailgaters from 7 am to 8 am.
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#5959395 - 07/25/17 02:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Muskrat]
Sawmill Creek Offline
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Registered: 06/27/16
Posts: 210
Loc: Little Valley, NY
Originally Posted By: Muskrat
Blue light specials at the tailgaters from 7 am to 8 am.



For some reason I took blue light as LABATT BLUE. Guess it's about that time.

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#5959497 - 07/25/17 04:07 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
BadDog Offline
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Posts: 48
Loc: Illinois
Looks like I'll be able to make it on thursday. I was wondering if anyone knows how Andy Weiser is doing and will he be present on Thursday for his canine demo. I would love to see it.

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#5959500 - 07/25/17 04:14 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Kevin gigatt Offline
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I think Andy left this morning heading east
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#5959549 - 07/25/17 05:00 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
farmboy4320 Offline
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Loc: northern IL
Stonewall cafe right downtown on main st and the harvest restaurant on rt 20 east of town, also booties bar has decent breakfast right by stonewall

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#5959664 - 07/25/17 07:14 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
coonman220 Offline
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If I get there at noon sat, an look demos till 2, venders we'll be leaving them already at national ?

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#5959690 - 07/25/17 07:46 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
well coonman ,I will still be there in building #4.hard to tell what some of the other vendors will do.
But even for those that pack up early--2 seems awful early.
Tom
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#5959695 - 07/25/17 07:48 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Loc: Illinois, US
Hey everyone earlierin the post I had mentioned Logans bar and grill in Freeport offered an all you can eat fish fry on friday nights....well unfortunately they are currently under water from the recent flood. Everywhere else should be good to go.
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#5959715 - 07/25/17 08:08 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Unfortunately, by 2 on Saturday afternoon, a lot of the vendors will be starting to pack up. By 4, some of them will be gone. Sad but that is the way it is.

There are some like Bogmaster that stay up the entire time, which is the way it should be. I'm sure there are others as well. It would be nice if every one followed tom's example.

In defense of the vendors that pack up early, consider this - they left home on either Monday or Tuesday to get to the convention by Wednesday, which is set up day. Building is open 8-6 on Thursday and Friday and in theory on Saturday. So a vendor leaves late on Saturday afternoon and heads home. He gets home, restocks and then probably heads out to another convention.

Summer and fall weekends can be busy for a trapping supply dealer. Just to give you a different perspective on the situation.
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#5959718 - 07/25/17 08:11 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Bogmaster]
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Dave, I hate to say it but,,, I think you'll have 2 hours at best before it starts looking like a ghost town... unless its different from most every other convention I've been to, even national conventions. I'd try hard to get there with enough time to look around before the demos you want to see.
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#5959753 - 07/25/17 08:39 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
chasing eyes Offline
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Registered: 01/01/16
Posts: 111
Loc: wisconsin
Thanks for the heads up. Will be putting in over time all week trying to get this job done by Saturday so I can be there early.
Thanks Dave

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#5959821 - 07/25/17 10:15 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Golf ball Offline
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Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 597
Loc: E central Il
I've not seen the price for admission posted anywhere. Any of you folks know ?

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#5959828 - 07/25/17 10:27 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
ky_coyote_hunter Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 237
Loc: Kentucky
$10 general admission for 12 and over for the whole show.

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#5959832 - 07/25/17 10:31 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Golf ball Offline
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Loc: E central Il
Thanks KY !

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#5959874 - 07/26/17 02:25 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
camoman45 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 492
Loc: Indiana
I hope to see everyone there and finally everyone can see the newly invented double body gripper trigger

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#5959875 - 07/26/17 02:30 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
2:30am.--loaded and ready to hit the road.Hope to be there by 10 or so.
Tom
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#5959900 - 07/26/17 05:40 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Cletis Richards Offline
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Loc: 10714 Apple road Carthage,Mo6...
We are about ready to leave 600 miles one way
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#5959906 - 07/26/17 05:49 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
eastwood44mag Offline
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Registered: 11/09/16
Posts: 359
Loc: Illinois
Any idea how far a trek it is from the parking lot to the buildings? Don't have a dolly handy and I think my arms are going to get tired quick.

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#5960024 - 07/26/17 09:09 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
MICOYOTEHUNTER Offline
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Registered: 03/08/08
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Loc: Albion, MI
Getting ready to leave in a few hours. It will be the 2nd I've attended. Can't wait! ! Looking forward to the demos Thursday. Hope to meet some of the great people from trapperman.com as well. Really excited about seeing andy weisner and mark zagger demos.

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#5960074 - 07/26/17 10:54 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Kevin gigatt Offline
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Loc: NW Illinois
Eastwood it will be a little ways from parking lot to buildings. Maybe I should bring a coaster wagon to rent out? laugh
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#5960093 - 07/26/17 11:13 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Muskrat Offline
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Got camp set up along the fence on high ground. Nice breeze so far. Tailgaters are leisurely setting up.
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#5960152 - 07/26/17 12:35 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I'll head out about 2:30 am. Can't wait see you guys there. Be good to get away from work for a few days.
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#5960178 - 07/26/17 12:56 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
drfeelgood Offline
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Missouri
Halfway there! 4 more hrs and excited for my 1st NTA convention. Looking forward to learning a lot and filling a large shopping list. Lol. Do the vendors take cards or cash only?

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#5960188 - 07/26/17 01:10 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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The major vendors will take credit cards. But cash talks.

Not sure about the tail gathers, I think many of them are cash only.
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#5960195 - 07/26/17 01:18 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Beavertrapper24 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 79
Loc: Northern Illinois
Looks like I will be at convention Fri and Sat looking forward to going and seeing everybody I haven't been to a national convention is at least 10 years and got lucky this year not only did I get some time off work but the fair grounds are only a 45min drive from my place!

Update- never mind looks like I will not be going after all the wife emptied the bank account I'll be lucky to have gas money for work next week and not going to be able to afford going this year have fun and see you all some other year I guess


Edited by Beavertrapper24 (07/26/17 02:43 PM)

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#5960297 - 07/26/17 03:15 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: drfeelgood]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Posts: 6512
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Originally Posted By: drfeelgood
Halfway there! 4 more hrs and excited for my 1st NTA convention. Looking forward to learning a lot and filling a large shopping list. Lol. Do the vendors take cards or cash only?


ATMs are outside the main building

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#5960329 - 07/26/17 03:56 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
drfeelgood Offline
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 6
Loc: Missouri
Thanks Wissmiss and Sniperbbb. Will be ready. Finally made it to Freeport. You're not joking Seansr, this place is really kinda empty feeling downtown. Town is much bigger than where I live though, so definitely not complaining. And I loved the hotel clerk's face expression when she asked what brings me to town and I told her the Trappers Convention. Hahaha! "Ummm I'm going to put leisure." laugh

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#5960359 - 07/26/17 04:36 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
trapper20 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/14
Posts: 1516
Loc: SW WI
just got good news, wife's class got canceled so I get to head down in a coupe hours and get there before dark. woohooo

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#5960370 - 07/26/17 04:46 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Ave Offline
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Registered: 10/30/16
Posts: 249
Loc: Ohio, USA
Almost there, 3 more hours to go.
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#5960724 - 07/26/17 09:51 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Be headed that way about 5am friday, so will have the afternoon and saturday to make the rounds.

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#5960726 - 07/26/17 09:53 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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Sleeping in the steer barn
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#5960756 - 07/26/17 10:14 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
eastwood44mag Offline
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Registered: 11/09/16
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Loc: Illinois
Hope to get my sorry butt up there tomorrow.

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#5960757 - 07/26/17 10:15 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: eastwood44mag]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Originally Posted By: eastwood44mag
Hope to get my sorry butt up there tomorrow.


Make sure the rest of your body parts get here as well. laugh
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#5960759 - 07/26/17 10:19 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Paul Dobbins]
eastwood44mag Offline
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Paul Dobbins
Originally Posted By: eastwood44mag
Hope to get my sorry butt up there tomorrow.


Make sure the rest of your body parts get here as well. laugh


I was just going to bring my best feature.

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#5960856 - 07/27/17 06:19 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Muskrat Offline
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Just after 6 am, camp is stirring, several tailgaters are setting out after last night's rain. Smell of coffee and bacon is in the air.
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#5960935 - 07/27/17 08:24 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Alex the dog Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
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Loc: Valders, WI
Looks like the WTA is being represented well!

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#5960936 - 07/27/17 08:26 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1189
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Have a great time guys! Looks like it will be a nice stretch of weather.

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#5960942 - 07/27/17 08:36 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
handitrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: WI
Who's the ugly guy?

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#5961111 - 07/27/17 01:13 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: handitrapper]
Muskrat Offline
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Originally Posted By: handitrapper
Who's the ugly guy?


Word I got it was some bum begging for pizza so they cleaned him up and threw a trapping shirt on him for the pic.
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#5961130 - 07/27/17 01:34 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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I recognize the ugly guy. My question is - who is the good looking dude he is with? smile
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#5961196 - 07/27/17 02:45 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
handitrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1630
Loc: WI
That's the man who I'm going to sell most of my fur to the season.

Mike, You do clean up pretty good though. See you tomorrow sometime.


Edited by handitrapper (07/27/17 02:47 PM)

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#5961398 - 07/27/17 07:28 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
chasing eyes Offline
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Registered: 01/01/16
Posts: 111
Loc: wisconsin
Well we've been putting in over time all week and should be caught up by Friday night,so looks like I'll be able to make it Saturday morning for my first NTA convention.


Edited by chasing eyes (07/27/17 08:25 PM)

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#5961456 - 07/27/17 08:48 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
Heading up at 5am in the morning is about a 5.5 hour drive so hopefully will be there before noon.

So all of ya'll already there dont buy up all the good deals, leave some for me.

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#5961509 - 07/27/17 09:53 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
TRapper Offline
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Loc: Central IA
leaving tomm from central iowa around 2 p.m....should get there around 6 p.m.
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#5961654 - 07/28/17 06:58 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Chuckles84 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 582
Loc: S. Illinois
On the way. One hour down 4 hours to go.

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#5961661 - 07/28/17 07:05 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
arctic cat Offline
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Registered: 01/25/16
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Loc: iowa johnson county
Leaving at 4pm today only 3 hour drive
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#5961691 - 07/28/17 07:32 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
hogwild Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1395
Loc: Waldo, OH
We rolled in kind of unexpectedly late last night. Wasn't planning on driving the whole way but it happened. Hotels are booked for several miles around and we finally found one who was kind enough to give us a room late at night. We stayed at the Howard Johnson in Rockford so a big shout out to them. Everybody else said no. Little League World Series, Johovahs Witness get together, and a couple other things happening in the area are why everything is booked.

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#5961821 - 07/28/17 11:16 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: n.e, iowa
How big a crowd so far? How far off hiway 20 is it? I hear c phone talking an driving a big fine there as well as if red lites on at train tracks an go though it an like $800, someone said

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#5961829 - 07/28/17 11:33 AM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 10512
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Lots of traffic through here today. I haven't looked at the parking lot, but I'd guess it's pretty full.
Its a mile or two off of 20. As you go through Pecatonica, there are NTA signs showing where to turn.
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#5961859 - 07/28/17 12:34 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Minker Offline
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Posts: 3063
Loc: Ohio
I'm givng paul a break, sitting here drinking skeeter pee !
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#5961876 - 07/28/17 01:06 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Registered: 07/17/16
Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I cant remember.....what are they having for the kids?
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#5961878 - 07/28/17 01:06 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Posts: 102
Loc: Illinois, US
I want some skeeter pee lol
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#5961880 - 07/28/17 01:09 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: coonman220]
Seansr Offline
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Loc: Illinois, US
Its a $125 fine
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#5961964 - 07/28/17 04:02 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: n.e, iowa
I just use gps, what big trucks have different gps for there routes? $125 for use a cell phone while driving?

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#5961988 - 07/28/17 04:40 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
handitrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1630
Loc: WI
Decent crowd today. Just got home. Drove straight thru. All 49 miles of it.

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#5962029 - 07/28/17 05:52 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Seansr Offline
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Loc: Illinois, US
Yeah, thats the fine for using a cell while driving. You cant even have it in your hand lol just a way for them to make $
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#5962058 - 07/28/17 06:28 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
wissmiss Offline


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Didn't any body have a camera with them? Usually by now there are at least a few pictures posted.......
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#5962062 - 07/28/17 06:30 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
Green Bay Offline
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Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 429
Loc: Wisconsin
So....

1. How was the mood of the fur industry? Are people positive about fur prices or down in the dumps?

2. Prices - What were the going prices for the basics - Duke 1.5 per DZN etc.

3. Vendors - Were sales up, normal, or down?

Curious.

Brian

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#5962115 - 07/28/17 07:37 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
coonman220 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 1680
Loc: n.e, iowa
So if u pull over an alongside road with cell in hand, u could busted? Someone told me that if u cross rr crossing when flashing an singal on an no train or malfunction of singal that fine if caught is $800? I don't know wi of ill. More stricter laws, I'll is big police state an lots them

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#5962121 - 07/28/17 07:39 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: coonman220]
Seansr Offline
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Originally Posted By: coonman220
So if u pull over an alongside road with cell in hand, u could busted? Someone told me that if u cross rr crossing when flashing an singal on an no train or malfunction of singal that fine if caught is $800? I don't know wi of ill. More stricter laws, I'll is big police state an lots them


Im not sure coonman, never heard of that one lol. If your pulled over I doubt they would even bat an eye because your not driving
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#5962139 - 07/28/17 07:54 PM Re: NTA convention in Pecatonica [Re: Seansr]
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