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FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin #7878713
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Join the Fur Takers of America & the Wisconsin Trappers Association for the 55th Annual FTA Rendezvous
June 22-24th
Jefferson, WI

3 Days of demos, vendors, trapper talk, FTA Awards Banquet, FTA Auction, Conservation Kids Camp and more.

Special Guest - Trapperman's Own Paul Dobbins!

I'll post the demo schedule below.





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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7878715
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Dates/Time/Demos Subject to Change

DEMO SCHEDULE 2023

9:00 AM Doug McKenzie - Trapping in Dixieland
10:00 AM Bob Hauser - Beaver Under Ice
11:00 AM Mike Mazur – Coons
12:00 PM Bryan Nelson - Fox
1:00 PM Cletis Richards - Coyotes
2:00 PM Mike Sells - Muskrats
3:00 PM Skye Goode - Canines & Skunks
4:00 PM Clay Creech - Otter

8:00 AM Gerald Schmitt - Mink
9:00 AM Rick Hemsath - Coons
10:00 AM Jenna Malinowski - Beaver
11:00 AM Robert Waddell - High Volume Coyotes
12:00 PM Mark Conner – Southern Beaver
1:00 PM Lesel Reuwsaat - Predators
2:00 PM Cory Van Driel - Weasels
3:00 PM Mike Wilhite - Fisher & Marten
4:00 PM Derek Search - Cable Restraints/Live Coyotes

8:00 AM Dan Carroll - Cable Restraints
9:00 AM Nick Beader - Southern Coyotes in the Mud
10:00 AM Beth Coonburger Hakala - Bobcat
11:00 PM Arnie Groehler - Turtles
12:00 PM Gary Jepson - Coyotes
1:00 PM John Vohman - Spring Beaver
2:00 PM Red O’Hearn - Coons
3:00 PM Ed Schneider - Coyotes

PROMOTIONAL AREA
Thursday
10:00 AM Ron Peters & Chris Bezio – ADC
1:00 PM Dale Billingsley – Q & A Logistics of Trapping Out of State
2:00 PM Gary Jepson & Jack Hill - Lure Making
Groenewold Fur & Wool Company - Market Report
3:00 PM Robert Waddell, Dale Billingsley & Skye Goode - Marketing Animal By-products

9:00 AM Clint Locklear - Trapping for Hire
10:00 AM Paul & Will Hsu - Ginseng & Roots
Friday
10:00 AM ADC - Ron Peters & Chris Bezio
12:00 PM Market Report - Groenewold Fur & Wool Company
1:00 PM Trapping Out of State - Dale Billingsley
2:00 PM Lure Making - Gary Jepson & Jack Hill
3:00 PM Marketing Animal By-products - Robert Waddell, Dale Billingsley & Skye Goode
Saturday
9:00 AM Trapping for Hire - Clint Locklear
10:00 AM Ginseng & Roots - Paul & Will Hsu
11:00 AM Making Fur Hats – Furs & Skins by Lynn
12:00 PM Fur Market Report – Trevor Barnes
1:00 PM Trap Setting Contest


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7878737
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great lineup!

Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: MChewk] #7878789
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Do the buildings have air conditioning? I am hoping to make it this year since I missed the last two conventions. With my health problems I cannot take the hot weather. Thanks.


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: trappergabby] #7878793
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Originally Posted by trappergabby
Do the buildings have air conditioning? I am hoping to make it this year since I missed the last two conventions. With my health problems I cannot take the hot weather. Thanks.

Some of them do, but not all of them. Hopefully the weather will be cool.


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7878833
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Is camping available on site? If so, what are costs, number of available sites, is a map of area for camping available, etc.?

Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: Swifty] #7879003
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Originally Posted by Swifty
Is camping available on site? If so, what are costs, number of available sites, is a map of area for camping available, etc.?


Camping is available on site.

Camping: NO Advance Reservations

First come, first served basis

Full hookup: $40.00 per night

Electric/Water available for $30.00

Primitive camping $20.00 per night



For more information contact:

Julie Gabris

WTA Convention Coordinator

920.382.2012

Email: convention@wistrap.org


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7879008
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Thanks for all the info Cristina. Im gonna miss a good show for sure!

Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7879056
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I will be there come by the vta booth and we will set and chew the fat.


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: E.J. Kelley] #7880122
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Originally Posted by E.J. Kelley
Thanks for all the info Cristina. Im gonna miss a good show for sure!

EJ, are you staying out of that volcano’s way up there? I keep hearing more bad news about that everyday. Keep your ears down, bud!


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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7888356
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I'd sure like to make this convention....

But too far and too many nuisance beaver calls... frown

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Re: FTA 55th Convention - 6/22-24 - Wisconsin [Re: CJonesFTA] #7888615
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Well I will be heading out for Wisconsin in just a bit gonna drive a little over half today then be there tomorrow.i pray everyone has a safe trip and a great time.


No matter where you go there you are.
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It sure was a fun convention, even with the embarrassment of being the "Special Guest". Crowd was light, but I got to visit with a lot of friends.
Thanks to those Wisconsin folks who worked their tails off to pull this off. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. I don't think most folks realize the amount of work it takes to put on one of these conventions. Thanks to the FTA also for your efforts. Looking forward to it being in Harrisonburg, VA next year. That's a whole lot closer to home.



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We had a good time.and got to meet.alot of nice folks...as well.as visit with old friends.


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Well on my way back home made it to Southern Indiana and gonna go the rest of the way home tomorrow. I had a great time and got to see a bunch of old friends and pick up some old traps. The T man feed was as good as it gets and I got to enjoy it with the boss man. Now next year is in Virginia so everyone that stayed home this year you can start putting money back for next year and come out to Virginia.


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We had a great time at the FTA Convention. I got to visit with Paul and also bought a couple of books from him too. He was also kind enough to "deface them" as he said by signing them for me.

Also had a great visit with another one of the good guys....Lee Steinmeyer. It was neat the hear how his fleshing knives came to be. Thanks Lee.

We also got to meet Jerry Pingley and CATHRYN. To say that Jerry is a patient man would be a huge understatement. grin If anyone deserves a medal, it is Jerry!


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Originally Posted by CTRAPS
We had a great time at the FTA Convention. I got to visit with Paul and also bought a couple of books from him too. He was also kind enough to "deface them" as he said by signing them for me.

Also had a great visit with another one of the good guys....Lee Steinmeyer. It was neat the hear how his fleshing knives came to be. Thanks Lee.

We also got to meet Jerry Pingley and CATHRYN. To say that Jerry is a patient man would be a huge understatement. grin If anyone deserves a medal, it is Jerry!



Hahaha.. craig...I need to talk to Sandy..lol

He has plenty of METALS.. and I don't say a word to him about galavantin all over creation to put em in the ground whenever and where ever he wants...october through march....SO...if he has to "put up with me" when trapping season ain't in..I figure he's still coming out ahead of the game.lol

I mean..im.the package deal.... Right??? LMAO

smart..supportive...appreciative...shrewd when it comes to marketting fur.....
I can set a trap..clean a squirrel...catch a fish...and he says I got " pretty blue eyes..a voluptuous figure(LOL) and a quick wit and a sharp tongue.
I like.my dogs and I ain't afraid to mend a fence or brushhog a field or catch and doctor a dang sheep...and get muddy as all get out in yhe proces...

Overall...I'd say...the good beats the bad in his favor I'd reckon..


Doncha think..lol


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Originally Posted by Paul Dobbins
It sure was a fun convention, even with the embarrassment of being the "Special Guest". Crowd was light, but I got to visit with a lot of friends.
Thanks to those Wisconsin folks who worked their tails off to pull this off. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. I don't think most folks realize the amount of work it takes to put on one of these conventions. Thanks to the FTA also for your efforts. Looking forward to it being in Harrisonburg, VA next year. That's a whole lot closer to home.

THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It looked like the demos were being filmed at the convention. Was that being recorded or just projected onto the tv monitors behind the presenter? If it was being recorded, am I able to watch those somewhere? Thanks everyone and I also had a good time!

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Thanks to Wisconsin and the FTA you put on a great show.

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