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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6907697
06/22/20 09:45 PM
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Right now, we're planning on kicking off the demos at 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

We'll open the doors at 7 a.m. for breakfast and selling the wristbands for weekend and tickest for banquet, raffles, etc.

Will probably do a brief opening ceremony, and a buddy of mine from Michigan will sing the National Anthem at 7;45 a.m. in the demo area.

First demo will be Dale Greenough (WY) & Richard Edwards (NE) Both coyote hands their whole lives.

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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6908756
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Castormound, you are welcome. We're glad to hear you are coming back!

I got the story on the camping on the Fairgrounds

$5/Night for tent camping

$20/Night for the camper hookups

Like I mentioned before, there is showers and bathrooms in the camping area.

About 11-12 electric hookups (No water)
No reservations, and just pay inside, on the Honor System

Limitless tent camping. NO fires

The camping area is a few hundred yards from the main building and Demo area

There is also a campground a few blocks away: BJ's Campground (307) 334-2314
Maybe a little quieter, but a few minutes from the fairgrounds.

I hate to repeat myself, but these are always the questions that we get asked, right up until the day!

And, again, the Covered Wagon Motel is giving Coyote Days rates, if you ask (307) 334-2836

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I finally got to talk (text) to my final person to commit to giving a demo a Coyote Days, so the roster is full. Our good friend of many years, Roc Lee, from Livingston, MT., finally slowed down long enough for me to confirm that he would return and give his no nonsense, straight forward trapping/snaring demo. Roc has one of the top coyote fur catches in Montana year after year, and is a go getter for sure. We've been friends a long time, and I was very happy he agreed to come again!

That makes 19 demos and a round table discussion in 2 days

20 opportunities to watch and listen, and learn from some of the very best.

20 for 2020.

I'll be posting the demo roster this weekend.

Thanks, John

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Alright I got the vacation time approved and I'm on the board for Coyote Days 2020. Thanks for putting this on, John. I will be a first time attendee.


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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6928420
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Hey, You are welcome. Thanks for planning to attend!

We've had people from at least 25 states confirm that they are coming.

I've been in contact with some of the demo presenters over the weekend, and the topics and information that they are going to share will be some that I assure you will be found NO where else.

And, like I've said before, just the general caliber and cross section of ALL kinds of coyote producers and industry leaders that will be at Coyote Days will be unprecedented.

Fur harvesting, Predator Control (by guys that actually do it), fur handling, and marketing.

And, the Friday Night Round table panel will be a chance to bounce ideas, questions and theories off of a wide range of people.

I've got a few vendors that I'm working with on details, that I'll announce later in the week.

I guess if I have anything to consider at this moment is that the Demos will start a little earlier on Friday than previous.

9 a.m. On Friday.... I just think with the distance traveled and other factors, I figured we'd pack in as much as possible.

If you can, consider coming the night before,to be here to not miss anything.
I think the motels will have rooms available for Thursday night too.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I try to check daily.

We're in the heat of summer right now, so I leave literally in the middle of the night to hunt coyotes most days. It might be a day or two before I respond, but I will.

Thanks, John

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When is the Wyoming State Trappers Association convention?


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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: Coyote Clayton] #6928620
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Originally Posted by Coyote Clayton
When is the Wyoming State Trappers Association convention?


Same days, in Riverton.

Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6929345
07/14/20 07:46 AM
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Yeah, There is big competition on the east side of the state for motel rooms, from the Sturgis Bike Rally.
Last year, before I turned the keys for the fairgrounds in after Coyote Days, I consulted with our local Chamber of Commerce and discussed
how to avoid that conflict this year.

Sturgis was planned for a week later this year, some sort of anniversary, and there is always a steady flow of bikes for a week after the event, so we decided to push Coyote Days back a week.

3 of the 5 motels in Lusk have been booked for a month or more, and I know the other 2 have been booking rooms too.
To hold an event of this size, we have to have the motel rooms available.

That was all pre-Corona, so who knows how bike the Sturgis rally will be, but I do hope its well attended, as the tourism is a huge factor doe businesses on this side of the state.

I do know Coyote Days will be very well attended, and that extends the tourist season a week. That only leaves a month until the general hunting season. It was all taken into consideration .

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A few updates/Thoughts

With the Social Distancing gig on everyone's mind, I guess bringing your own folding chair wouldn't be a bad idea for watching demos.
We'll have as many bleachers as we can fit, but I know chairs would come in handy too. The demo area is a large grassy spot, so plenty of room. We have our own sound system, so hearing the speaker won't be a problem.

And, Once again, Miss Rodeo Wyoming will at Coyote Days the entire weekend. MRW 2020 is Rachel Derner
Rachel is a ranch girl, and we've visited about trapping. She is PRO fur and PRO predator control, so she'll fit right in.

We sponsored her with an Arctic Fox coat this year and she'll be wearing it in the Fur Fashion Show on Saturday night.

And, We have a Henry Golden Boy .22 that she'll be selling raffle tickets for, which the winner will be drawn on Saturday Night too. She is only selling the tickets at Coyote Days, so someone that attends will win it. I donate the gun, so any and all money she makes is hers for traveling and other expenses throughout the year. Rachel's a great spokesperson and represents the fur industry well.

We're a little over a month away!

Thanks, John

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John, do you have a list of vendors? Maybe I've missed it.

Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: Monster Toms] #6932389
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Originally Posted by Monster Toms
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!

Here it is!


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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6932391
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Looks more like a list of demos rather than vendors. Just saying........ ,)


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Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6932410
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yes is there a vendor's list

Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6932445
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In the past this has been a limited vendor event. John sets up and handles most all your trapping needs, sometimes one other trapping supply outfit. Les Johnson will have your predator hunting needs, Otis and I will be there with fur handling supplies (stretchers, pullers, etc.) Keith Gregerson with his Mini Mall in the parking lot. Plus a gun dealer and tanned fur/coat pillow booth. Thats been the past vendor set up.






Re: COYOTE DAYS [Re: John Graham] #6932671
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Todd, is right, it's going to be basically the vendors as in the past:

Gregerson MFG
Latham Stretchers (and some beautiful crafted wood items)
Todd Fairchild (Monster Toms) Fur handling items
Halseth Lures
Fur Country Lures/Amberg Snares/ Montana Traps
Les Johnson- Predator Quest
Zerbe Gunworks
Forrest Lewis- Fur products/blankets, etc.

This year, Mel Belding is driving over from Nevada with Bill & joel, and he has several products like drags, etc.

Trappers Post Magazine will be represented by Mike Wilhite, who is also giving a talk or two

And, I'm waiting on final word from a company that makes Gun Silencers

That's about it, unless something changes.

We leave half the building's floor space open for tables and chairs for people to eat, and in event of rain.

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Thanks, John

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OK, Here's the TENTATIVE demo list for Coyote Days
And by that I mean that things might change by an hour here and there, because of factors that I can't control. But, this will be pretty accurate. If there is a major change, I'll try to get the word out.

We're opening the doors at 7 a.m. both days now. A lot of people are coming Thursday Night, to be here Friday morning.

Demos start at 9 a.m. on Friday, and then on Saturday. they'll start at 8 a.m.

FRIDAY AUGUST 21
7 a.m. Doors open--
8:45 a.m. National Anthem by Pete Mallette and Opening Talk in Demo Area by John Graham

DEMOS
9 a.m. Dale Greenough WY & Richard Edwards NE Old School predator control by 2 lifelong Coyote hands
10 a.m. Colten Gillum WY Coyote Calling
11 a.m. Jim Arneson MT Coyote calling with dogs, and calling techniques
12 a.m. Dick Hane CO Coyote control as a business and trapping tips
1 p.m. Jim Halseth MT Coyote fur harvesting (Jim is one of Montana's top fur producers every year)
2 p.m. Vern Howey WY Coyote ADC work, calling
3 p.m. Otis Latham & Todd Fairchild CO Coyote fur handling & marketing tips
4 p.m. Chris McAllister SD Coyote trapping for fur and ADC (Chris is past president of the NTA)
5 p.m. Keith Gregerson MT Snaring from A-Z

7:30 p.m.? Round Table discussion - Any Demo person can sit on this! ( this went until way past dark last year, and no doubt will again)


Saturday AUGUST 22

7 a.m. Doors open--
7:45 Opening talk in Demo Area by John Graham

DEMOS
8 a.m. Roc Lee MT Coyote Snaring (Roc is a top fur producer in Montana year after year)
9a.m. Mark Zagger NY Pipe Dream set (Mark is coming all the way from NY to show his famous set!)
10 a.m. Les Johnson NE Predator Calling from world class caller and Predator Quest TV show host
11 a.m. Justin Lemke MT Coyote fur handling and fur tips
12 a.m. Boone Liane SD Coyote Trapping and Coyote talk in general
1 p.m. Dan Hartman MT Coyote Trapping for fur and predator control (Dan is rancher & trapper)
2 p.m. Major Boddicker CO Coyote work and Coyote knowledge based on a lifetime
3 p.m. Evan Anderson SD Coyote Trapping & Snaring (Evan produces huge amounts of fur in 2 states)
4 p.m. Scott Huber SD Coyote facts, trivia and some things to make you think
5 p.m. Joel Blakeslee & Bill Ilchick NV Bobcats by two of the west top producers (will no doubt go past 6 pm)

As you can see, it will be back to back DEMOS all day Friday & Saturday

6:30 pm. Happy Hour at Banquet
7:30 BANQUET (Grilled Steaks) Raffle Drawings- Auction-- Fur Fashion Show--
Special Guest Speaker- Mike Wilhite of Trapper Post Magazine

Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2020 Rachel Derner will draw for Henry Golden Boy .22 Rifle

There will be a few more SURPRISE SPEAKERS at the banquet!

Like I mentioned before, There will be many, many top fur and predator control people, and fur industry influence in attendance. The opportunity to visit, learn, and SHARE is what Coyote Days is all about.

$10 ENTRY for weekend

There will be concessions for food all day Friday and until 6 p.m. on Saturday

Camping on the fairgrounds is $5/ night for tents (pay at fairgrounds office)
Limited spaces for hookups, first come basis (pay at fairgrounds office)
There is a bathroom/shower building in camping area

2 Campgrounds with hookups close by:

BJ's Campground (307) 334-2314
Prairie View (307) 334-3174

Motels (within easy walking) Covered Wagon Motel (307) 334-2836
Pioneer Best Western (307) 334-2640

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Everything is coming together very well, and time is flying by!

Our local gun dealer just picked us up 2 Ruger rifles ( One 25/06 & One 22-250) for raffle drawings,and along with Miss Rodeo Wyoming's .22 Henry Golden Boy, that makes 3 guns to be drawn for that the winners WILL be attendees of Coyote Days, because the tickets will ONLY be sold there.

And, a reminder/request for folks to bring along a folding chair or whatever to sit on, while watching demos, to be in the spirit of social distancing. We'll have 12 sets of bleachers too, but if spacing is a concern for you, bring something comfortable!

I'm hearing from more and more people that are planning on getting to Lusk on Thursday night, and some are wondering about checking in to the camping area on the fairgrounds. It will NOT be a problem. You can pay at any time. There is NO registration to camp. So if you get here in the middle of the night, find a grassy spot and set up. Pay later. The fairgrounds is handling the camping, and they are VERY easy to get along with.

We have NO plans for Thursday! It's set up day for us and a few dealers.

The event starts bright and early on Friday

Thanks, John

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Great to hear things are happening count down is on!






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