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Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19

Posted By: Paul Dobbins

Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 12:22 AM

I'm really looking forward to this one. Its right down in the mountains and most years the trees are in full glory. The temperatures feel like fall, and sometimes my little heater comes in handy. You can't beat the folks, the feed and the whole event. Y'all come on to the convention and visit a spell. I know you'll like it!

I'll be handing out my new test lure there for anyone who buys a canine lure. It's something that has really worked well here last fall and winter in test sets, and I'll be wanting to see how it does elsewhere. It's labeled as Triple Gland Plus. It has coyote, red fox and bobcat glands in a blend with other goodies. It has brain material in it to help keep it weather resistant.

I'll also have one of dad's fox traps for the auction, This is one of the traps he used when trapping for the state of Virginia working for the dept of health trapping foxes for rabies control in the 60s. It has his name tag on it with the address of when we lived in Southwest VA. It's a Ceres, VA address, which is a short distance from the Bland Convention. It's the only trap in the totes of dad's traps that I found with that name tag on.
Posted By: VAwolfer

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 01:31 AM

Demos Friday 18th.

08:00 AM Vendors Open
09:00 AM Tony Jonas Muskrats
10:00 Am Tony Hall Targets of Opportunity
11:00 Am Questions and Answers With Experience
12:00 Lunch
01:00 Pm Steve Cox Otters
02:00 Pm John Gullion Wildlife Control
03:00 Pm Norman Mullins Beavers
04:00 Pm Travis Bandy Bobcats
05:00 Pm James Sebastian Snaring
06:00 Pm Trappers Dinner
VTA BOD Meeting After Dinner
07:00 Pm Live Music



Demos Saturday 19Th.

08:00 AM Vendors Open
09:00 Am Kevin Wimmer Mink
10:00 Am Mathew Lewis Canines
11:00 Am John Shuke ADC Cage Traps & Bats
12:00 VTA General Membership Meeting
01.00 Pm Auction & Raffle Drawing
02:00 Pm Warren Pence VA. Bobcats
03:00 Pm John Houben Coyotes
04:00 Pm
05:00 Pm Vendors Close

Vendors

Epler Fur
Seven Oaks
Murray’s
Paul Dobbins
Virginia Trappers Association
National Rifle Association
Midway Telemetry
NC. Trappers Association
Wynston Marshall
Posted By: bandy

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 10:47 AM

Thanks guys for getting this posted can't wait to see everyone again this year.
Posted By: cotton

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 12:01 PM

looking like we will be able to camp this year and both of us make it blush
Posted By: QuietButDeadly

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 12:23 PM

Looking forward to it myself. Might have a Dunn Knife to raffle off this time. Might bring my flat top and sizzle up some shrooms for the feed Friday night too.
Posted By: Tom cat

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/07/19 04:28 PM

I wish I could make it y’all. Hoping to be there next year.
Posted By: QuietButDeadly

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/15/19 12:55 PM

Looks like there might be some frost on the punkin up there Friday and Saturday morning with forecast lows around 36 degrees. That is gonna be a shock to my system for sho. Gonna have to dig out some warmer clothes. We have not been lower than upper 40s yet.
Posted By: ABeardedTrapper

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/15/19 02:38 PM

My wife and i will be there Friday. Really looking forward to it.
Posted By: Bob Newberry

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/16/19 12:10 AM

We had frost this am, 32 Degrees
Posted By: Paul Dobbins

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/20/19 11:51 AM

What a great time! Good folks, good food, great location and beautiful weather made for a super good convention. All vendors I talked with were happy with sales.

Thanks to the folks from District 1 for the work they did to put on another spectacular event. Those who haven't attended this show should make plans to come next year to see what I'm talking about.
Posted By: QuietButDeadly

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/20/19 02:58 PM

Always a good time! Always enjoy visiting with Mr. Bob Newberry and the rest of the gang from D-1. NC is pretty well represented up there too with vendors and attendees!
Posted By: bandy

Re: Bland, VA convention Oct 18/19 - 10/20/19 02:59 PM

Thanks Paul it was great getting to see everyone again this year and I think everyone had a great time and learned a lot from each other.
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