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FTA Convention??? #7608773
06/20/22 05:43 AM
06/20/22 05:43 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Roger Ringgold Offline OP
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How did it go? Attendance? Weather?

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608818
06/20/22 07:23 AM
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Excelent rondy, but extremly short of people! 800 through the gate! Weather was hot, but were several buildings with air where you could cool off. Everything about the convention was top notch, but low fur prices and high gas prices put the kabash on it! All the loyal Fur Taker members were there, but only a few new folks. By the end of it, I knew about everyone that attended! lol

This was the third rondy of the year this year, and they have all been the same, people are not traveling because of the gas prices. Prolly not what any of us wanted to hear!


YOU CAN IGNORE REALITY, BUT YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING REALITY.

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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608840
06/20/22 08:06 AM
06/20/22 08:06 AM
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I had hoped to attend but the weather had finally cooperated here so I was in the hay field all weekend

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608846
06/20/22 08:19 AM
06/20/22 08:19 AM
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Sumner, Mo.
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Tailgated there for the entire show.
Smallest crowd that Iíve ever seen at a FTA by far.
The grounds were great and John and crew did a tremendous job running the convention, but the masses didnít show. Nothing you can do about that.
That being said, we sold enough and bought enough to make the trip a success.

Hats off to the Kansas Furharvesters. Great job!!

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608854
06/20/22 08:35 AM
06/20/22 08:35 AM
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Iowa
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One of the best demos where I learned a lot was the one Lee put on about sharpening knives, even if we did have to move from and air-conditioned building to another location. After seeing and feeling how sharp his fleshing knife was, I can tell my own Steinmeyer knife can use some work on it. After he taught me how to bring the edge back the right way, I'm back in business now with a sharp knife.

My wife and I both went. We had a great time and got to meet lots of people. Numbers of people were down, but from what we saw and heard, it sure looked like everyone had a great time.

Them Kansas folks put on a top-notch rondy and worked long and hard to make sure things went smoothly. They should all be congratulated for a job well done!


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: claycreech] #7608856
06/20/22 08:35 AM
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Thanks Clay, we gave it our best shot! John put his everything into this convention, and I really feel bad for him, but it was anything but his fault. It sounds like we lost a good bit of money on this one. The one six years ago, we made good money on. Who could have guessed, when we bid on the convention, that we would get hit with years of covid nonsense, then no fur market at all, and last but not least, crippling inflation! Can we have a redo.....prolly not!

Thanks also for the kind words, C-traps! Was nice to meet you!


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608887
06/20/22 09:09 AM
06/20/22 09:09 AM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Lee, how did that wine event do?



Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608890
06/20/22 09:12 AM
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I got to meet some great folks and really enjoyed that. Had a great lunch from the fish fry truck and some very good conversations.


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7608897
06/20/22 09:30 AM
06/20/22 09:30 AM
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If attendance was low this year, I hate to see what it will be next year if gas goes up to $10/gal. as some are predicting.

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7609077
06/20/22 03:00 PM
06/20/22 03:00 PM
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I think the attendance at the Pennsylvania Trappers Association Rendezvous was more than that.


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Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7609083
06/20/22 03:10 PM
06/20/22 03:10 PM
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did I miss the auction for the F TA ADVENTURE HUNTS? Or was that not held this year?

http://www.furtakersofamerica.com/adventure2020.pdf

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: ILcooner] #7609087
06/20/22 03:17 PM
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The info on Minktoberfest is old on the link provided. I believe the auction is in September.


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: ILcooner] #7609098
06/20/22 03:44 PM
06/20/22 03:44 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by ILcooner
did I miss the auction for the F TA ADVENTURE HUNTS? Or was that not held this year?

http://www.furtakersofamerica.com/adventure2020.pdf


In the May edition of the Fur Taker Magazine they're looking for donations yet.



Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7609101
06/20/22 03:53 PM
06/20/22 03:53 PM
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KFHA and the volunteers did an outstanding job, but yup, attendance was low. I'm seeing this across the board at a lot of events (NWTF, Delta Waterfowl and even non-conservation minded things). Gas prices, and inflation are really hurting folks.

I didn't get the visit with all the vendors and folks there, as I was otherwise occupied most of the show at the FTA booth.

The Saturday night round table was EXCELLENT. A lot of folks really missed out by not attending. I didn't get the attend the wine tasting, but I heard a lot of positive feed back, and did get to sneak a taste of some of Lees wine at the fish fry, and it was delicious.

It was so great to catch up with folks, meet new, and experience Kansas in June!


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: ILcooner] #7609104
06/20/22 03:55 PM
06/20/22 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ILcooner
did I miss the auction for the F TA ADVENTURE HUNTS? Or was that not held this year?

http://www.furtakersofamerica.com/adventure2020.pdf



Adventure Auctions will be coming up in September. We (the FTA) wanted to focus on a few one of a kind items that we had up for auction and release the 1st of a limited run of Cowboy Gary canvas prints by Adrian Romero.


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Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: CJonesFTA] #7609107
06/20/22 04:03 PM
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Been working on the spread sheet for the convention, still not fully complete, but far enough along to see we did finish in the Black. So, we did not lose any money.
Want to thank all my help this week and all of you who attended. John

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: CJonesFTA] #7609127
06/20/22 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CJonesFTA
Originally Posted by ILcooner
did I miss the auction for the F TA ADVENTURE HUNTS? Or was that not held this year?

http://www.furtakersofamerica.com/adventure2020.pdf



Adventure Auctions will be coming up in September. We (the FTA) wanted to focus on a few one of a kind items that we had up for auction and release the 1st of a limited run of Cowboy Gary canvas prints by Adrian Romero.


great thank you!!

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7609128
06/20/22 04:54 PM
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Slower convention, but how could it not be with lack of a fur market, high fuel, and extremely hot weather. Kansas folks did a great job, volunteers jumped right in to help unload and make sure that dealers had everything they needed. Everyone was in good spirits despite the current market conditions. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this convention together.

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Roger Ringgold] #7609151
06/20/22 05:38 PM
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I just got home. What an amazing job the Kansas guys and gals did! My hat goes off to all of you! Thanks for a great convention. I met some new folks and got to see some old friends that I hadnt seen in many years.

Re: FTA Convention??? [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7609339
06/20/22 11:38 PM
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Paul, my wife sure loved the wine tasting, thought we might have to cattery her out for a bit..

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