FTA ADVENTURE AUCTIONS
More Adventures to follow in the spring, as well as great opportunities for Adventures on next year’s FTA Auction, to be held at the 50th Anniversary Rendezvous in Marshfield, WI! Stay tuned (and show this ad to your “Significant Other!”)


Bidding Guidelines: All bids must be submitted to Robert Waddell by e-mail 65rwaddell@gmail.com or texted to him at (660) 216-1780 by midnight on October 31, 2017. Please include your physical mailing address. Winning bidders will be notified by mail. Payment must be made to the Fur Takers of America, PO Box 98, Oregon, WI 53575. All payments must be received by November 15th.

Hog Hunt/Hog Control Adventure: Robert Waddell is offering three nights of hog control instructions in Mississippi. This includes trapping using satellite trap checkers and wireless trail cameras, shooting at night with night vision, thermal imagery scopes and electronic monitoring, and locating of hogs with satellite telemetry units.
These instructions are being offered during March of 2018 while Robert is defending the seed corn from the hogs when the corn is planted. Robert killed 401 hogs during March of 2017.
The purchaser is encouraged to bring a chest-type freezer and butcher as many hogs as they desire to take home. If the purchaser wishes to “shoot” hogs they will need to purchase an “All Game” permit. The first week of March is always a heavy kill week and would be an ideal to schedule this adventure. All lodging and meals are furnished with this hunt / instructions.
Valued at $1,800, minimum bid that will be honored is $1,000.
If anyone would like to talk to people who have previously purchased this donation, they are encouraged to contact John Boror (620) 332-7879 or Michael O’Brian (218)330-5632. Please contact Robert at (660) 216-1780 if you have any questions. Texting is welcome.

Trapping Ride-Along in Georgia with Earl Thompson! Ride with Earl for three days in South Central Georgia or West Georgia, trapping coyotes, cats, and egg-eaters. (December – March) Earl Thompson has trapped for 41 years for every furbearer in Georgia, with great success. He runs a year-round nuisance and predator control business. Greg Waters, Georgia Furbearer Biologist, said, “He is a great guy and excellent trapper. He worked on several BMP projects for us in Georgia. I would recommend him to anyone for a great trapping experience.”
Earl will help plan so that you get the best experience to fit your needs—if you are looking at a specific species, or are just getting started, or want some advance control work; whatever suits you. (Or if you just want to trap down south when it is 30-below-zero at home!) The photo is some of the fur from six weeks of trapping in 2014 with a partner, Donnie Kiplinger (Donnie has passed on and is no longer with us). “We caught over 100 coyotes but skinned only 35.” Earl is easy to like and he knows his business on the trapline! (Go to furtakersofamerica.com to see Earl’s autobiographical account of his trapping experiences.)

BellyUp Guide Service Duck Hunt, Arkansas We are located nine miles north of Stuttgart, Arkansas, on Hwy 63, only eight miles from Mack’s Prairie Wings. We have a newly remodeled 3,800 square foot house with a large TV area and a second TV room with a pool table. We can accommodate up to twelve guests comfortably in our six-bedroom, four-bath camp.
Our inclusive hunts include dinner (steak and pork chops) the night of arrival, a morning hunt until 10 a.m., or our daily limit is reached, and breakfast after the hunt. We have an open bar and fully stocked fridge for our guests. We do offer afternoon hunts, whether it be duck or white-fronted goose for additional charge.
BellyUp has secured close to 3,000 field acres of prime duck and goose hunting around the Stuttgart area. We surround areas like Peckerwood Lake, and the north end of Bayou Meto. Our hunting styles range from underground pit blinds, above ground sled blinds, occasionally a layout blind, and we have stood amongst the trees when the timing is right.
Our staff includes two owner/operators and four highly-trained and experienced guides. We provide transportation to and from the blind. Our guides handle all decoy duties. We try to provide anything the hunter may need. We ask all of our guests to relax and enjoy the experience. Belly Up’s goal is to make a memorable, safe and enjoyable hunt for all ages.
This hunting package includes a two-night stay and two morning hunts for one guest, or a one-night stay and one morning hunt for two people. Additional guests/hunts can be booked with this package. This package is worth $900. $450 per head, per day.
The winning bidder must contact BellyUp Guide Service to book the date of hunt, as some dates have already been filled.
The dates will include Nov. 18-26, 2017; Dec. 7-23, 2017; Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018 Purchaser will be responsible for their license and stamps. Contact Josh Lisko Owner/Operator Bellyup Guide Service (870) 776-6664 Facebook/bellyupducks.
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