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John Grahamís Coyote Days #6563411
06/27/19 12:06 PM
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Just saw the ad in the new Trappers Post it is to be held August 9-10 in Lusk Wyoming. I am planning on going. Anybody else going? He has about 15 trappers from throughout the Rockies to give coyote and bobcat demos. Looks like it will be a good one. More detailed info is also given on Fur Country Lures Facebook.

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I plan on making the trip. Is there any vendors listed on FB?

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My family will be there. We are going up Thursday to help setup at the fairgrounds. I have a buddy from Iowa, and another from Colorado who will be going as well.

I have not seen a vendor list yet.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563473
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Hoping to be able to catch a plane up that way,sets seem pretty cheap for that time of the year


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Wolfdog91] #6563476
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Originally Posted by Wolfdog91
Hoping to be able to catch a plane up that way,sets seem pretty cheap for that time of the year


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563566
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Need some lure from John and snares from Allan. Who else will be there?


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Call the phone # on John's website and chat with his wife. She can answer your questions.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563605
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I've been meaning to post something for awhile, but never got around to it! Sorry. We've had a LOT of response and enthusiasm for Coyote Days, and it's approaching quickly. (August 9-10)

The vendor list is short and sweet. I don't know any other way to put it.

Montgomery from Utah
Gregerson from Montana
Les Johnson- Predator Quest, from Nebraska
Latham Stretchers from Colorado
Halseth Lures from Montana
Fur Country Lures, Montana Traps &, Amberg Snares, from Wyoming
Zerbe Gunworks, from Wyoming

Miss Rodeo Wyoming, Hanna Ostheimer will be there the entire weekend too

'Coyote Days' is dedicated to my close friend and sometimes trapping partner, John Vaia, of Grass Range, Montana, that passed away unexpectedly this past winter. John was on board to do a demo at this event, and he will be missed.

I can post a demo list too, if anyone is interested, and no one objects. Thanks, John

Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563652
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I'll be there. Looking forward to it.

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Should be a good one, john , nicole and family always do a good job. A excellent lineup of demos right there.


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Should be a good one, john , nicole and family always do a good job. A excellent lineup of demos right there.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563691
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Chad - are you going to make it?
If you haven't ever used them - Latham Stretchers from Colorado are really top notch.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563701
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No we can't make it sean, x2 on Otis strechers they are good ones. They don't cost you money ,they make you money.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6563736
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Thanks, Chad.

Here's the demo Line up. I have more details on the Fur Country Lure Facebook too, or John Graham

Otis Latham & Todd Fairchild- CO. Professional Coyote fur put-up and handling
Les Johnson- NE Coyote Calling
Boone Liane- MT. Coyote Trapping
Roc Lee- MT Coyote Snaring
J.D. Arneson- MT Long Range Shooting
Evan Anderson- SD Coyotes Trap & Snare
Terry Thompson- MT. Coyote Snaring
Major Bodicker - CO Coyotes
Jim Arneson- MT. Calling Coyotes & Decoy Dogs
Bill Ilchick & Joel Blakeslee- NV Bobcat Trapping
Jim Halseth- MT Coyote Trapping
Keith Gregerson- MT Snaring

There are a couple more that are pending confirmation.

This is a 'Dream Team' of real professionals, top-notch guys that I KNOW produce

Only at Coyote Days!

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John I miss visiting with John .
A man can not ask for more of friend , good on you for honoring his life.
Thank you John

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Thanks, Red
John and I visited that morning. I'd sold some tanned coyotes for him the night before, to a woman that was making a coat. I was headed to check a line, and told him I'd visit until I ran out of cell service, and then we'd pick up where we left off, later that night. (like we'd done 100 times before) I'm so grateful that we talked that day. We basically came west together, in the early 80's John was as good a coyote snare man that ever lived. We lived in the hills for weeks at a time, and put on some serious miles. He stood beside me in many battles, both physical and mental. A man among men.

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Tailgating areas there? Does it cost to tailgate?


waiting on the buffaloe grass........
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The only tailgater I'll have is Keith Gregerson, and his trailer he calls the Montana Mini-mall.

The list of vendors is final. I'm trying to do what I can to assure those vendors coming a decent chance at good sales for the weekend.

Coyote Days is more geared towards information and a customer appreciation aspect, for me to extend. With that being said, there will be a wide variety of products available. From Post fleshing knives to some of Todd Fairchild's quality fur drums.

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It would be fun to go, I'll have to see how things go til then

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I checked on flights and cheapest is $900. Guess I will have to wait for the dvd to come out.

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Planning on going. That is some serious knowledge in that demo lineup.

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John,
Do you know about the time you are going to start the Friday Demos?

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I hope you continue this long enough for me to get out of school John. Definitely on a bucket list of things I'd like to get to in the near future.


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We'll try to start the demos about 2 PM on Friday. Keith Gregerson has requested an hour and a half for his, so we'll conclude Friday evening's demos with his, which is on coyote snaring. If anyone has watched Keith talk, you know he does it with enthusiasm! He was one of the guys that I've basically brought back out of retirement of giving demos, and am proud to say that he is coming back this year. I've got some other plans for things that evening, and will announce them at a later date.

The Saturday demos will kick off at 8 a.m., and run continuously until 6 P.M.!

Honestly, the response and enthusiasm for this event has been off the charts. I urge anyone interested in coyotes and 'cats to attend.

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I first saw Keith do a snaring demo in about 1981 or 1982 in Bridger MT. He was so far ahead of every one else as far as snaring went at that time, it was unreal. He is worth the trip alone. He is well worth listening too. I may make the trip just to see him again.


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Made my motel reservations. Hope to meet some of you there.
Fred.

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just penciled in the dates at work. looking forward to it


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I'll be there, looks like an awful good lineup. The 2 hour drive is gonna kill me though!!!!


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What kind of weather do you typically get that time of year John ?

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How soon can we pitch a tent on these grounds? High and low's on the weather also?

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The weather is typically warm in August. 80's and maybe low 90's for a high, but 60-70's could happen too. And, since it's Wyoming, we could get a high wind and rain/hail storm for 5 minutes, and then be sunny again. Be prepared for anything. Nights are typically cooler, and much more comfortable. NOT freezing though. Breezy and comfortable for sleeping.

I'll talk to the fairgrounds to see if people can start setting up tents on Thursday. They are in charge of collecting money, but since they aren't open on the weekend, we agreed to collect any money from late comers. Charge is $5/night for tents, and $25/night for campers with hook ups to water and electricity. There is bathrooms and showers right there too. NO fires though!

The response has been great, actually off the charts. This will be a history making event, with top quality people involved, a full agenda, and also a perfect tribute to my friend, John Vaia. See you there, and Thanks.

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This all sounds great ! You mentioned the camping fees but Iíve not seen the fee for attendance, sorry I donít do face book .

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Keep the updates coming. Is there a banquet or something similar? Any shade at the fairgrounds?


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There will be a $5 charge for anyone 18 and over, and that's for admittance over the 2 day event. Included in that $5 is a ticket for a Ruger 22-250 that will be drawn for Saturday after the last demo. (Need not be present to win)

Yes, there is quite a bit of shade along the fence where the camping is.

The Saturday night banquet will have a guest speaker, raffle drawings, and a Fur Fashion Show, including several on loan from our friends at Somper Furs in L.A., Michael & Donna Pappas. There will be a cash bar in the banquet room also. We aren't reserving or pre-selling tickets for the banquet, as they are on a first-come, first served basis.

We will be cutting up loins of Rib Steaks the night before, and have several grills going to feed a lot of people in a hurry!

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Be coming from North Daota, sounds like a good time. Last January at our NDFTA fur sale, John Vaia was one of our registered buyers, was able to visit with him at length, a nice Man. Could hardly believe it when Johnny Hughes told me of his passing, so sad.

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Bruce, Yes, it came as a surprise to me as well, when John passed away so suddenly. I'd just talked to him that morning, and were going to finish the conversation that night, but never got to. A wake up call for sure. And that brings up another thing. I'm encouraging people to visit as much as possible at Coyote Days, and to get a picture or two with some of the guys that they look up to, and have heard about. I can't tell you how much that I regret not getting more pictures of people that I've met in the past. This event will be a chance for getting it done. None of us are going to be around forever.

I also had a great visit with our close friend, Dick Hane, from Fruita, Colorado. I first met Dick at the Rocky Mountain Fur Exchange Auction in Denver, in 1983. We've got to be good friends over the years, and we've had many conversations that I learned a lot. Dick was a real long line trapper in his early years, and ran an ADC business for quite awhile too. He is a treasure chest of knowledge, and I was glad to have him confirm that he will be part of the Friday Evening round table discussion. It was great news!

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Dick Hane is the trapper who got me started on the right track when I was young. I still call him ever so often and visit, it was a pleasure seeing him at the Western last June in Livingston.
Definitely one of the best persons I have had the privilege of knowing.

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Getting better all the time


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Looks as if the wife and I will be making the trip ! Iím looking forward to meeting you guys out there.
So far we have found a two day rodeo thatís not far away, what else is going on in the area that week before Coyote Days.

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The Museum of the Fur Trade is an hour down the road into Nebraska at Chadron, with Ft. Robinson and museum and a buffalo herd in between near Crawford, Neb. Both are always on the agenda for a visit. Lusk has a museum that is well worth spending a couple of hours. Lusk also has a pizza house that is the best you'll find anywhere. There's a loop road you can take that is quite a pretty drive, from Lusk to Manville, north to Lance Creek, east to the N-S highway 85 and back to Lusk. Takes an hour to an hour and a half.

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Thanks billcat !

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Ft. Robinson is about an hour east of Lusk. It has a neat museum and there will be musical plays going on there that time of the year. Something your wife might enjoy.

https://postplayhouse.com/

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Originally Posted by silkyplainscoyot
Ft. Robinson is about an hour east of Lusk. It has a neat museum and there will be musical plays going on there that time of the year. Something your wife might enjoy.

https://postplayhouse.com/


Does the old fort or replica exist there?

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Thanks Silky , but no sheís not into that kind of thing . Thank God, lol !

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Fort Robinson is a great place to visit. I'd only heard about it in books before I moved down here 8 years ago. We stopped by there one time on a drive through, and was so impressed, that we visit it at least once a summer. It has a great museum, and just to drive around the expanse of it, and read the many historical plaques, takes hours. It was a cavalry re-mount station, a K-9 training center, and a bunch of other things, over the years. It is now a Nebraska State Park, and one of the most interesting places you'll ever visit. And, like has already been mentioned, the Museum of the Fur Trade, about 35 miles further east, in Chadron, is a must-see. They just keep adding more. I've been there several times, and keep seeing new things.

As for the 'musicals', yes, I too was skeptical. But, the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson had 5 plays every summer, that rotate over the course of a few months. They have semi-pro actors, from all over the country, and, I have to admit, they are really good! Some real talent is exhibited there. I take my wife over 2-3 times every year, and have supper on the way over, along with a couple of our friends.

All of these things could be done on Sunday, after the Coyote Days. It would be a great addition to a trip, and I know they'd appeal to the majority of you.

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John are the demos listed in order on your flyer?


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Yes, the Demo list is probably going to be run in that order. Otis Latham & Todd Fairchild will start it off at Noon on Friday, with skinning a coyote, and handling it. They'll do another one on Saturday, putting up some green coyote hides, sewing, and then drumming some. Those guys are master coyote handlers, and are also agents for the Colorado fur sale. They know their stuff! Some of Todd's drums will be at Coyote Days.

I'll see if I can get the demo list posted. Thanks.

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I will be there and coming from Minnesota. Really looking forward to this opportunity to learn. Doesn't matter how old you are, there is always room to expand your knowledge. Thanks for all the work Mr. Graham. Very much appreciated.


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I will be there and coming from Minnesota. Really looking forward to this opportunity to learn. Doesn't matter how old you are, there is always room to expand your knowledge. Thanks for all the work Mr. Graham. Very much appreciated.


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Grahams run a tight ship, These demos start on time and run back to back, no down time. The day will go fast so be ready to learn. Otis and I will try to hit on the basics of coyote skinning/fleshing, stretching on Friday. Saturday will be the finer points of making fur presentable. I have had numerous request to show how to skin out feet, that will be done at the Saturday time slot.


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Found this on another site.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6571368
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Saturday nights steak supper is worth the trip alone. I don't know about those two characters from Colorado giving skinning demos but I'd pay special attention when Boone starts his demo.

CoCat had better not forget my peaches is all I have to say.

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I just read thru this thread, Dangit. What a lineup, sure wish it was closer. Take a note book...


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6571439
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49er. One or two boxes? Get 2 then you can make it home with some.


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How much?

Make sure you bring some of the cubscout stretchers, I need to get some more for an auction.

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I don't know yet. They will get cheaper as the season goes on. They are just coming on. 1's will be pricey, 2's about half price.


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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6572149
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We do TRY to run a tight ship, yes! I've got some real opinions on how demos should be run, and they are based on 25 years of giving demos all over the country (which I am grateful for)

Starting on time requires that the previous demo winds up a few minutes early. It always takes a few minutes to get the wireless mic on the next person, and have the announcer introduce the next presenter, along with a brief description on what they will be talking about.

I will help write a few of the introductions, because I know some of the guys are WAY too humble, and won't relay their accomplishments to the announcer ( I have them talk well in advance). There will be 15 demos in 2 days. 5 on Friday, and 10 on Saturday. Like MonsterToms said, they will be run back to back. From 8 a.m., until 6 p.m. on Saturday.

This weekend was designed to give the maximum amount of information and insight to the coyote industry. I picked some of the best to do just that. And, to spice things up even more, the Friday Night Round table, featuring Major Boddicker, Bill Ilchik, Joel Blakeslee, Dick Hane, and Keith Gregerson will be the place to ask questions, and learn.

I think what is so interesting about trapping is that there are a lot of ways to get the job done. Everyone seems to have their own little twists and methods. It is up to YOU to decide which system and method will work best for YOUR situation. Having over 500 years of coyote & 'cat trapping and snaring experience and knowledge in front of you for a weekend is almost unheard of!

Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6572236
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Awesome lineup. Looking forward to the long trip!

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John, what time do you expect the Roundtable to start?

That's going to be a heck of a conversation.

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Iím getting excited.

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Well, since Keith Gregerson is the last demo person on Friday, and he requested an hour and a half (at least) I figured we'd wind down about 6- 6:30. A short break, to grab a bottle of water or whatever, maybe eat a burger, and we'll start the round table. So, lets shoot for 7 to start.

Keith gives a great talk, and is quite the presenter. He definately gets his point across.

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Thanks John, Friday will be a travel day for me, that late time slot will be easier to attend

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John, are there bleacher type seating at the demo area or should we bring chairs? These old bones can get tired after a while.

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Good question! We have several mobile aluminum bleachers that we'll put in a semi-circle. With that being said, I still welcome and encourage you to bring your own chair, IF that is what you prefer.

We'll cut the grass around the demo area, and we'll just make sure that no one is blocking anyone else's view, and we're good to go.

I will probably have a few of the pop-up sun canopies for a few people to sit under as well.

We'll have water at the concession stands, but feel free to bring your own.

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Ok, a couple of questions that seem to keep coming up:

Are dogs allowed? Yes, in the camping part of the fairgrounds, and outside (on a leash) but NOT in the buildings

Is there a charge for entry? Yes, $5 for 18 and over. You'll get a wristband and that's for the 2 days. (Not the banquet) With that you'll get one entry into a drawing for a Ruger 22-250 rifle, that will be drawn for @ 6 PM Saturday evening after the last demo.

Are banquet tickets available now? No, but they can be bought when you get here, along with wristbands for entry. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Is there Showers/Bathrooms in camping area? Yes, there is.

Can I set up camping on Thursday Night? Yes, you can. The camping area is a grassy spot, fairly large, at the North end of the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds will be charging for the camping spots, NOT us. $5/Night for tent camping, $25/night for camper hook ups. Pay at the fairgrounds office during business hours.

Will there be food available? Yes, from Noon until 7 pm on Friday, and then from 7 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Saturday evening. AND, there are 3-4 restaurants within 1/2 mile. Some within a few hundred yards of NE corner of fairgrounds

Will there be an ATM? Yes, there will be an ATM on site also.

Thanks to all!

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John is a leader in this industry and anytime he puts his mind to something he gets it hammered out smooth and straight. Coyote Days should be a winner for sure.
Good luck John and best to you and the family!

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Re: John Grahamís Coyote Days [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #6574590
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thanx for all the updates John. sure makes it easier planning.Hope you got some Wolf Fang drivers


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We're 3 weeks away from getting set up. Our long-time friend, Forrest Lewis called me from South Dakota, and has agreed to be our auctioneer for our one and only item to be auctioned at the Saturday Night banquet! (A custom made Buckle) A lot of you know Forrest from years past, as he was the announcer and auctioneer at a few of the NTA Westerns in Montana in the 'old days' and is a gifted person in so many ways. Forrest will also be bringing some of his high quality items made from fur. We are very happy to have him on board!

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I had a good visit with my long-time friend, Major Boddicker a few days ago. Major will be giving a demo at Coyote Days, and also be part of our Round Table discussion on Friday evening. I asked him to also be a guest speaker at the Saturday evening banquet, and he graciously agreed to do it! Major has been a huge source of information (and humor)for many of us for over 40 years now. I never get tired of his writing, and is a great visitor also. I still use his 'Song Dog' Crit-r-Call, and used it to take 2 coyotes this last week. It's always in my pocket. I sold coyotes to him in 1985, and have had a hundred visits with him, all enjoyable. Having him speak at the first ever 'Coyote Days' banquet is just more icing on the cake. Oh yeah, he says he has n amusing coyote story to share with us at the banquet. I can't wait!

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I cant wait either.I found out one of my friends cant make it. It was 3 of us now just 2 that was a little dissapointing but gonna have a good time


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