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Coyote Days 2020 #6857917
04/28/20 09:44 PM
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We've been getting a lot of calls and other inquiries asking if we are still planning on having Coyote Days this year or not.

The answer is YES, provided that life gets somewhat back to normal by the end of August.
Wyoming hasn't been effected as much as most other places, and it seems like projections and theory's change almost daily.

I DO know this virus is serious, and I'm not trying to diminish or ignore the threat it imposes on so many people. And, I also see what it has done, and will continue to do, to our nation's economy. (Just another reason to produce and export USA fur and get some of OUR money back).

I also know that the coyote market is one of the few bright spots in the fur market, and there will be a lot of people seriously pursuing them again this coming season.

My honest feeling is that most of us will be looking forward to a get together of this type by late summer, and we'll do everything we can to make it an event to remember. It's a great way to kick off another successful season for many people.

We've put together another top notch line up of some of the best in the coyote business for demos and round table discussion, and the information shared will be second to no other event.

I'll post a line up soon, as well as some other info. At the suggestion of our local Chamber of Commerce last summer, we moved the dates back a little to try to avoid competition for local motel rooms caused by over flow from the Sturgis Bike Rally in August. It turns out that it was a good move, as now it looks like 'The later the better'.

For right now, I'll give the dates and location

Coyote Days 2020 August 21-22 Lusk, WY


Thanks, John

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Well said John. Sure hope it works out for everybody to be there. Sounds like a great event!


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Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6857926
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Thanks!

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Can't wait. Hope the world is in a good place by fall!!!






Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6857965
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Thanks for the update John.

Hopefully the world is back to some resemblance of normalcy by then and everyone is healthy. Also I hope there is still access to them top notch rib eyes for the banquet.

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Looking forward to attending again this year. Booked my motel room back in January. We all hope the world returns to normal by August.

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Thanks for the update. I hope to attend for the first time this year


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Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: Steven 49er] #6858193
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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
Thanks for the update John.

Hopefully the world is back to some resemblance of normalcy by then and everyone is healthy. Also I hope there is still access to them top notch rib eyes for the banquet.



Was you one of those that had 2 of those riders? 🤣


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Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6858860
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Nope, only one for me.

Couple years ago I saw Ilcheck knock down two of those steaks like there were McDonalds cheeseburgers.

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With President Trump ordering the processing plants to stay open, I'm confident the supply of good beef loins will be replenished by late August. A buddy of ours bring his Hobart slicer all the way from Illinois to cut the steaks the night before the banquet! This is BEEF country, and that's what's for dinner.

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Good mornin John Iíve read bits and pieces about coyote days and it sounds like a great place to learn. Is there anywhere you have posted more info about it? I got on your website but I didnít see anything.

Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6860822
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I haven't posted anything on our Fur Country Lures website, but I will soon.

I'm not a huge fan of Facebook, but I'll put something on there too.

Coyote Days was an idea that I'd came up with several years ago, when some of the guys I gave trapping/snaring instructions to suggested that I put on a get together for us all to meet and hash over things, and share and compare methods. I've met and dealt with a lot of great coyote minds in the last 37 years that coyotes have been my main focus, and I have a huge base of solid people with knowledge that they are willing to share.

The demo list is second to none, and they'll cover everything from fur trapping to predator control work, fur put-up and also marketing. Some of the biggest payers in the business come to this, and I've watched many friendships made and even rekindled. It's a great group of people, trust me.

I won't let Coyote Days get political, as we have no time for that. This is a place to share and learn knowledge.

I don't overload the building with dealers, as we leave at least 1/3 of the floor space for tables that allow participants to eat meals in comfort, AND visit. In the event of bad weather, I want people to STAY, and not leave.

Lusk, Wyoming is on the eastern side of Wyoming. It is literally a crossroads of Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado to the south.

There are a lot of things to see in every direction, so the trip can be broken up with lots of places of interest.

The Museum of the Fur Trade is in Chadron, Nebraska, an hour and a half east. Fort Robinson is near Crawford, Nebraska, on the same highway. Add in Mt.. Rushmore, the Black Hills, and a pile of interesting places in Wyoming to see, and it's a great low key type trip.

Coyote Days takes place on the Niobrara County Fairgrounds, on the SW edge of Lusk. There is several hookups for power for campers, and unlimited space for primitive camping, or campers that won't need hook ups. Fires aren't allowed, since we are usually fairly dry by the end of August. The fairgrounds collects for the camping space, and I know the price is very reasonable.

There'll be food available for breakfast on both Friday and Saturday, in the building, and also for lunch both days.

Lusk has some good restaurants, including The Pizza Place, that is locally famous, and a lot of the attendees go there on Friday night.

We have a banquet and fur fashion show on Saturday night, as well as a speaker or two, followed by an auction.

Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2020, Rachel Derner will be attending the event the entire time, and she'll be selling tickets for a rifle that are only sold that weekend, so there's a really good chance someone in attendance will win it.

We do charge for attending Coyote Days- $10 for the weekend. That will get you a wristband to show you've paid, and also to enter you in to a free drawing for another gun to be drawn for at the banquet.

I personally pay for over 20 motel rooms for demo presenters and speakers, as well as rent the fairgrounds and buy advertising and 100 other things. The $10 cover charge helps pay for all of that.

Here's a couple of the motels located literally within easy walking distance of the fair grounds

Trail Motel (307) 334-2530
Rawhide Motel (307) 334- 2440

In a couple of days, I'll post a tentative demo list.

Thanks for asking, and thanks for looking everyone.


John








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Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6860842
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Here is a link to last years thread, If you have the ability to be here DO IT.
https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6563411/john-graham-s-coyote-days#Post6563411






Re: Coyote Days 2020 [Re: John Graham] #6860951
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Thanks for posting that John. Sounds like a great time, I donít do Facebook, I get all my info from here. Do very many wives join? If I am able to attend it would probably be a little get away for the wife and I. Good luck and I look forward to seeing more info on it. Monster thanks for posting that link I will check it out.

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I've been to John's shindig the last three years, there are women there and many wives attend the Saturday night banquet, fur fashion show and auction.

It's quite the good time and plenty of sights to see. I'm sure I'll be back again this year.

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I also attended last year and had a great time. Plus, a lot of trapping knowledge all in one place not only including the trappers doing the demos but the attendees. A very friendly atmosphere. I will also vouch for the pizza place. In fact, somebody told me it was voted the best pizza restaurant in the state of Wyoming last year. The town of Lusk is a neat little rural town. The kind I like. Hope to make it again this year if this virus thing clears up.

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John, I hope things come along so that this event can happen.
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Looking forward to it, will be there.


Antelope, the original fast food!!
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Thanks, Guys, I hope everyone that wants to attend, can. I have a tentative demo list. By 'Tentative', I mean that they've agreed to give a demo, but with the virus deal still looming, I know we'd understand if someone can't make it.

Les Johnson- NE Predator Calling
Dan Hartman- MT. Trapping/Snaring Predators
Scott Huber- SD Coyote Politics & Trivia
Justin Lemke- MT. Coyote fur Put Up
Evan Anderson- SD. Trapping/Snaring Coyotes
Mark Zagger- NY Coyote Trapping
Jim Halseth- MT Coyote Trapping
Jim Arneson- MT Coyote calling with dogs
Joel Blakeslee- NV Bobcat Trapping
Bill Ilchick- NV Bobcat Trapping
Major Boddicker- CO Coyotes as a Business
Colton Gillum- WY Coyote Calling
Otis Latham- CO Finer Points of Fur Handling
Todd Fairchild- CO Finer Points of Fur Handling
Keith Gregerson- MT Coyote Snaring
Chris McAllister- SD Coyote ADC Trapping
Dick Hane- CO Coyote Work from A-Z
Mike Wilhite- WI Coyote Trapping & Fur report
Bob Noonan- ME Banquet Speaker

The Fridays Night Round table will be a great one!

I have a few more guys pending, and I guess if there is room, my partner Dale Greenough and I will do our Predator control talk and demo.

On top of this great lineup, I've had so many calls and messages from great coyote trappers all over the country, that plan on attending as well.

Some of the top names in the fur industry will be here. i won't list them, but it will be a surprise to a lot of people.

I know it's still a way's out there, but this will give some people the info needed to make a final decision.

Thanks, John

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Top notch lineup again John.

See you in August.

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