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#6342275 - 10/07/18 07:18 AM Bland rendezvous VTA D1
bandy Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
20 October 2018
At The Bland County Fair Grounds In Bland , Va.
Free Admission and Camping

Big Walker Motel
Bland, VA.
About a mile away
276-688-3331

Directions

77 North exit 52 turn right on Hwy. 52 go 1 mile at stop sign turn right go 100 yards Turn left on Fair Ground

77 South exit 52 turn left follow above directions


Demos Friday 19th.

08:00 AM Vendors Open

09:00 AM Trevor Rector Coons

10:00 Am Matthew Lewis Canines

11:00 Am Steve Cox Blind Sets

12:00 Lunch

01:00 Pm Travis Bandy Bobcats

02:00 Pm Norman Pierce Skunks

03:00 Pm John Gullion PVC Sets

04:00 Pm James Shabastian Snares

05:00 Pm Tony Hall Muskrats

06:00 Pm Trappers Dinner

07:00 Pm Live Music







Demos Saturday 20Th.



08:00 AM Vendors Open

09:00 Am Wynston Holbrook Fox

10:00 Am Kevin Wimmer Mink

11:00 Am Hal Sullivan Otter & Beaver

12:00 Lunch

01.00 Pm Auction & Raffle Drawing

02:00 Pm John Huben Coyotes

03:00 Pm Warren Pence Bobcats

04:00 Pm John Epler Fur Market

05:00 Pm Vendors Close


Vendors



Epler Fur

Seven Oaks

Murray’s

Paul Dobbins

Sullivan Line

Virginia Trappers Association

National Rifle Association

Corner Stone

Midway Telmetry

Fur Life


Trappers Dinner Friday
Bring a Covered Dish if you like District 1 Will Provide Main Course

Live Music Friday Night

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#6342280 - 10/07/18 07:22 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
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Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
If you have never been to this rendezvous come on down is a beautiful time in the mountains for Virginia. Just ask anyone that has been it a free event with no table fees no gate fees and great food and good mountain music and a lot of new friends to be made.

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#6342479 - 10/07/18 12:39 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
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trapper

Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 1897
Loc: Morgantown, WV
Looks like a good convention. I see my buddies Kevin Wimmer and John Houben on the demo list.

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#6342514 - 10/07/18 01:45 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
cotton Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5236
Loc: Piney va. soon be 19
going to be a good one for sure

hope no parts of my body blow up this year to keep me from being there shocked
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#6342532 - 10/07/18 02:15 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: cotton]
Bob Newberry Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 158
Loc: Southwest, Va.
Hay Cotton, Just get you a bottle of (THRU) OC And apply generously, works wonders!!!

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#6342545 - 10/07/18 02:40 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
jackrock Offline
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Registered: 07/26/14
Posts: 75
Loc: VA
I would like to buy a bit of #2 American made machine chain and also some cable and stake making supply’s. If a vendor could bring some.

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#6342572 - 10/07/18 03:22 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Hal Offline
"old windy fartbag"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5649
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Looking forward to it!!
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#6342602 - 10/07/18 04:09 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
traprjohn Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7631
Loc: Central NC
Our favorite show, since its cooler and leaves are turning and beautiful mountains!
PM your way jackrock, I need a lil more info

Hal, is Miz coming?....need to know if xtra hot chocolate is needed!
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#6342629 - 10/07/18 05:00 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Bob Newberry]
cotton Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5236
Loc: Piney va. soon be 19
Originally Posted By: Bob Newberry
Hay Cotton, Just get you a bottle of (THRU) OC And apply generously, works wonders!!!


can ya get it in gallon jugs Bob??
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ifin your gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough
Proud testosterone charged redneck
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#6342680 - 10/07/18 05:58 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
John Houben Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/13
Posts: 19
Loc: West Virginia
Hey, Bandy. How is the traffic situation on I-77 between Blue Field and Bland. Earlier in the summer we had a long go of it getting through the tunnel. Coming from West Virginia would I be better off taking an alternate route? . . . Thanks, Houben.

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#6342725 - 10/07/18 06:50 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: John Houben]
cotton Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5236
Loc: Piney va. soon be 19
Originally Posted By: John Houben
Hey, Bandy. How is the traffic situation on I-77 between Blue Field and Bland. Earlier in the summer we had a long go of it getting through the tunnel. Coming from West Virginia would I be better off taking an alternate route? . . . Thanks, Houben.


pretty sure it's still a mess there, might try to go around it if ya can.
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ifin your gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough
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#6342774 - 10/07/18 07:35 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
It is all clear now they have finished up.

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#6342863 - 10/07/18 09:18 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
QuietButDeadly Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2273
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
I plan to be there representing the NCTA. Might just raffle off a Dunn Knife.
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#6343263 - 10/08/18 12:22 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: traprjohn]
Hal Offline
"old windy fartbag"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5649
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Originally Posted By: traprjohn
Hal, is Miz coming?....need to know if xtra hot chocolate is needed!


Well, yes I think she is, but right now she owes Mr. Dobbins money, so she might be trying to avoid him.
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#6343268 - 10/08/18 12:30 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
QuietButDeadly Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2273
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
She likes ice cream too!
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#6343273 - 10/08/18 12:36 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Hal Offline
"old windy fartbag"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5649
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Yes but you brought her chocolate, and she wanted strawberry.

She went ahead and ate it anyway.
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#6343301 - 10/08/18 01:30 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Hal Offline
"old windy fartbag"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5649
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Just a heads up. I don't know how the Bland meet is scheduled but it looks like the third week in October. I have heard that the 2019 SENTA will be Oct. 18-19 which is also the third week in October. I hope you can avoid a scheduling conflict.
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#6343303 - 10/08/18 01:33 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 11464
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
They are on the same weekend. Those are the only dates both can have theirs because of the venues being booked solid before and after. I will be at the Bland convention in 2019.
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#6343331 - 10/08/18 02:21 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
QuietButDeadly Online   content
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2273
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
The 2017 NTA SE was the same weekend as Bland also. I went to Bland in '17 and will do the same in '19.

I personally would like to see the NTA SE held in the spring to eliminate the conflicts with established state and local rondys. Bland and Crossville are only 4 hours apart so they are competing for some of the same vendors and attendees.
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#6344962 - 10/10/18 06:42 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Norm Mullins Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 63
Loc: Wardell, VA
I drove through the Princeton area on I77 last Saturday. The north bound lanes are open. One lane of the south bound side was closed from mile marker 9 to the tunnel at mile marker 1. Slow going but it was moving.

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#6344998 - 10/10/18 07:32 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Norm Mullins]
John Houben Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/13
Posts: 19
Loc: West Virginia
Thanks Norm. For coming over (to the south would I gain any advantage by going 460 to 100 to 42 into Bland?

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#6345015 - 10/10/18 07:50 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Norm Mullins Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 63
Loc: Wardell, VA
That would add a lot of miles John...probably better to suffer the slow traffic on I77.

There is another alternate route that would add only about 15 miles or so, but it's a mountain road and will be somewhat slow going too: At Exit 9, take 460 west to route 598 (Bland Road). Rt 598 will bring you out on the south side of East River Mt tunnel back onto I77 at mile marker 68.



Edited by Norm Mullins (10/10/18 07:51 PM)

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#6345206 - 10/11/18 05:47 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Norm Mullins]
John Houben Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/13
Posts: 19
Loc: West Virginia
Originally Posted By: Norm Mullins
I drove through the Princeton area on I77 last Saturday. The north bound lanes are open. One lane of the south bound side was closed from mile marker 9 to the tunnel at mile marker 1. Slow going but it was moving.
Thanks, Norm

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#6345734 - 10/11/18 11:16 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
gray dog Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 1352
Loc: AK

I'd like to make another Bland convention while I'm still young. Maybe in the next few years. Have a great time guys.
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#6345736 - 10/11/18 11:19 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 11464
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
I'd like to see ya there Bill.
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#6345837 - 10/12/18 07:19 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Can't wait to see everyone this weekend.

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#6345838 - 10/12/18 07:20 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Can't wait to see everyone this weekend.

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#6346182 - 10/12/18 06:29 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Norm Mullins Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 63
Loc: Wardell, VA
Got a second hand report today concerning traffic on I77 South: Still one lane closed from Exit 9 to Exit 1 at the tunnel. Traffic was slow but moving along. Sounded like you would be just as well to stay on I77 coming to Bland...


Come on down Bill. It's been too long...

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#6346217 - 10/12/18 07:36 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: jackrock]
larry king Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 685
Loc: Bland Va
you can call one of the trapping venders and they will bring you how ever much you need.
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#6349414 - 10/16/18 08:55 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
If anyone is camping you can set up Thursday I will be there by noon.

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#6349671 - 10/17/18 08:41 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Bob Newberry Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 158
Loc: Southwest, Va.
I got the keys for all the grounds yesterday, Just say when and I’ll be there 🔐🔐🔐

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#6350046 - 10/17/18 07:13 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Half ton Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 306
Loc: Fairfield County, Ohio
First time coming to Bland. Been wanting to come down there for a few years. Finally got some vacation so really looking forward to it. I plan on getting there tomorrow evening. Who do I need to see Friday to drop off an apple pie for the cook out?

Russ
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#6350059 - 10/17/18 07:30 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Half ton]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 11464
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Half ton
Who do I need to see Friday to drop off an apple pie for the cook out?

Russ


I'll be there and I'll be glad to show you where to drop off the pie.
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#6350349 - 10/18/18 05:53 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Half ton Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 306
Loc: Fairfield County, Ohio
Thanks, you're such a helpful guy. smile

Russ
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#6350363 - 10/18/18 06:32 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
Which type of apple pie are you referring to I know there was some served at the battle of apple hill in Ohio that almost took out whole bunch of Va troops. It wasn't the kind you eat though?

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#6350372 - 10/18/18 06:49 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Half ton]
Pasadena Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 2326
Loc: Ohio, 49yrs old
Originally Posted By: Half ton
Who do I need to see Friday to drop off an apple pie for the cook out?

Russ

Me wink
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#6350519 - 10/18/18 09:51 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Half ton Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 306
Loc: Fairfield County, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Pasadena
Originally Posted By: Half ton
Who do I need to see Friday to drop off an apple pie for the cook out?

Russ

Me wink


I will get two made if you go next year JD.

Bandy, It would be just a normal apple pie. I still take a few sips of the liquid kind. But have pretty well given the liquid up after the OSTA convention at Caldwell a few years back crazy crazy.

Heading that way as soon as I get off here. Looking for a couple of days of just relaxing.

Russ
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#6350664 - 10/18/18 01:17 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 11464
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Got here and set up. Temp is about 52 degrees, just Purrrfect for a convention.
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#6350682 - 10/18/18 01:41 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Hal Offline
"old windy fartbag"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5649
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio
Stuck in a traffic jam on I 77 south.
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#6352046 - Today at 05:57 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
bandy Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 472
Loc: Tazewell/VA
We had a great day yesterday the weather was a Paul says Perfect and what a feed we had last night. I'm heading back over this morning got a little rain and the air has cooled down some just your normal trapping day.

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#6352156 - Today at 08:43 AM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Bob Newberry Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 158
Loc: Southwest, Va.
Thanks to all that came out for our Dinner last evening, You Guys and Ladies are the Best, Can hardly wait to get there today⛏⏰⛱🎸🎸

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#6352519 - Today at 07:35 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
Paul Dobbins Offline
"Trapperman custodian"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 11464
Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Got home a little while ago. It sure was nice visiting old friends and catching up. Thank y'all for another great time. I'm already looking forward to going back next year.
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#6352534 - Today at 07:48 PM Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: Bob Newberry]
ESW Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 60
Loc: Bland Virginia
Thanks bandy and the rest of the vta the BEK Wimmer crew had a great time great food great people. I always look forward to this gathering gets the trapping blood to flowing for the upcoming season. It was kinda short on attendance but that was expected one thing abt this crew that is left they all love to trap very little did you hear anyone talk of who low the fur market is just goes to show how many are in it just trying to preserve our trapping heritage. THANKS d1 vta for another great rondy for the books. BEK
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#6352591 - 21 minutes 38 seconds ago Re: Bland rendezvous VTA D1 [Re: bandy]
QuietButDeadly Online   content
trapper

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2273
Loc: NC, Orange Co.
Back home myself! Always a good time at the Bland Rondy. Hard to have a bad time with good folks talking trapping.
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