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June 28-30, 2018

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PHOTO CONTEST

Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds,
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield WI 54449

Plenty of tailgating spaces available!

FTA 50th Anniversary Rendezvous
Contact: Pam Mather
648 S. Main Street, Oregon WI 53575
Phone: (608)835-7561
Email: wta.convention@frontier.com
Check back often as we add more details!
Host Motel

Hotel Marshfield
2700 S. Central Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
For reservations phone 715-387-2700.
FTA Trapper's rate: $99.00

Camping

Airport

Closest Airport for Marshfield is CWA (Central Wisconsin Airport), located about 35 miles northeast of Marshfield. Appleton/Minneapolis Airports are 1.5-2.5 hours away.
Holiday Inn Conference Center
750 South Central Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
For reservations: (715) 486-1500
FTA Rate: $99.00
WiFi, restaurant, lounge, Fitness Center
Pet friendly, Pool
Convention Demo Schedule
Adirondack Dick Ent.
American Coon Cap
Apple Road Lures
Badgerland Trapping Supply
Baltzers Baits & Lures
Barnes Hide & Fur
Bethell's Lures
Berkshire Gold
Big Game Forever
Big Game Gut Glove
Clark’s Willowtree Fur
Cumberland's NW Trapper Supply
Dakotaline
Debbie Allen's T's & Keys
Duke Traps
Dunlap Lures
East Fork Predator Baits
Everything Antlers
Expand-A-Pan
F&T Fur Harvesters
FTA
Larry Finch
Funke
Fur Harvesters
Fur Hats/Beaver Hoops LLC
Joe Goodman Prints
Great Northern Fur LLC
Greater Midwest Fur
Hachtel-Barret
Harris Traps
Hoosier Trap Supply
J3 Outdoors
Jerry's Trapping Supply
Kansas Trapline Products
Keg Creek
Ken Kirn Compliance Reg. Svc.
Kester Food Plots
Koonce Cage Traps
Douglas Landsburg
Little Wolf Trapping Supply

Indoor Vendors
Spaces available - must register & pay in advance

Lone Wolf Lures
Ned Malone
MJ Enterprises
Maple Acres
Marak's High Quality Lures
Michigan Trappers & Predator Callers
Mill Creek Trap Supply
Mudd Hog Mud Motors
NAFA
NO BS Lures
North American Trap Collectors
Northern Industries
Oneida Victor
R&M Lures
RBG
Reuwsaat Bait & Lure
Rusty Johnson's Predator Lures
Romero Fine Art
Schmitt Enterprises Inc.
Schroeder Wood Products
Shootergirl Ammunition Jewelry
Southern Snares Supply
Sportsmans Alliance
Sterling Fur
Sudden Valley Supply
Texas Trappers & Fur Hunters
Tomahawk Live Trap
Top Lot Stretcher CO.
Trapper Art's Supply
Trappers Den
Trapper’s Post
USA Foxx & Fur
Virginia Trappers Association
Volker's Trapping Supplies
Weiser Western Lure
Wisconsin DNR
Wisconsin DNR Wardens
Woodland Gallery
Backwater Inc.
Barnes Hide & Fur
Bartels Chain Saw Carving
Beaver Creek Trap & Fur
Christianson
Eckert's
Everson
Furs & Skins by Lynn
Golden Hawk Canoes
Hackett
Harmon
Helmuth
J&K Fur Exchange
Kickapoo Creek
Mattson
Mike McGriff
Up North Military
Kurt Oesterreich
Old Traps
Ripple
Dennis Schreindl
Sillars
Mr. Socko
Thorgeson
White

Tailgaters

Spaces available - Need not register in advance
Fur Takers of American Rendezvous
Meet and greet FTA special guests Tom and Nancy Oar from "Mountain
Men" series as seen on the History Channel.

50th Anniversary Auctions  June 30th

Adventure Auctions
• New Brunswick Bear Hunting
• Oklahoma Catfishing
• Mississippi Hog Hunting
• Tennessee River Catfishing


Absentee bids can be accepted!

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 FTA Adventure
 Auction Details

Special Edition Rifle

Henry Golden Boy .22 Lever Action Model H004
Only 50 numbered guns will be made! Purchase your rifle today, or try your luck at the FTA Auction! Read More
• Handmade Knife & Sheath
• Handmade Bear Trap
• Commemorative Wood Stretcher
• Traps of Top Trappers
• Slot at Trapper's College
• Plus More!
All money generated by these auctions will be carefully spent to enhance the future of trapping in America.
Click image for order info & complete rifle details
Schedule of Events
Thirty five years ago rodeo champion Tom Oar and his wife Nancy decided to move to a remote area of Northwest Montana from Illinois. At the time Tom was 35-years-old and Nancy was 30 years-old. In the heart of Montana's secluded Yaak River Valley, far removed from the hustle of modern life, the Oars spent five years building their first log home, cutting all the logs themselves, and splitting shakes for the roof. The couple lived their first 17 years in the west without any electricity or running water. Tom and Nancy survived by building their own cabin, trapping, harvesting their own meat, and tanning hides. They also create traditional buckskin moccasins, shirts, pants, and jackets. Now 70 and 65 years old, the pair lives only fifty miles from the nearest grocery store.
 Meet and greet the Oars at the Hockey Arena near the FTA Booth on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Also see them on 'Mountain Men' on the History Channel each Sunday night. 

Special Guests

Tom & Nancy Oar

Local Attractions

NO VACANCY
HOTEL BOOKED
FULL

•No advance reservations taken
•Campsites with Hook-ups - $20 per night
•Primitive camping - $5 per night
•Restrooms with Showers available.
•Small camp fires are permitted in raised fire pits only.
•Per City Ordinance, all pets must be on a leash at all times. •Clean up after your pet please.
•RV Dump Station located between by Round Barn ($5 fee per use).
•WI FI access codes can be purchased from Fair Office.
Thursday June 28
8 AM Larry Boettcher WI - Beaver
9 AM Dan Carroll WI - Cable restraints
10 AM Gerald Schmidt MN - Mink
11 AM Todd Sullivan WI - Predator Calling
12 PM Jeff Dunlap MI - Otter
1 PM Dave Plueger IA - Raccoon
2 PM David Ruid WI USDA/APHIS - Wolf trapping
3 PM Mike Sells IA - Muskrats
4 PM Nick Beder WI - Coyotes North and South
Friday June 29
8 AM Jeff Dunnier TX - Beaver
9 AM Harry Nestell MI - Coyotes
10 AM Mike Wilhite WI -Fisher
11 AM Mark Zagger NY - Coyotes in the mud
12 PM Tom and Nancy Oar MT - Mountain Man Series
1 PM Lesel Reuswaat SD - Predators cats & coyotes
2 PM Kendall Obermeir IA - Raccoons
3 PM Glen Sterling WY - Trap physics
4 PM Andy Weiser MT - Coyotes
Saturday June 30
8 AM Arnie Groehler WI - Muskrats
9 AM Leon Windschitl MN - putting up top lot coon
10 AM Robert Waddell MO - Coyotes
11 AM Marty Smith IA - Coyotes & Cats
12 PM Tom and Nancy Oar MT - Mountain Man Series
1 PM Gary Jepson ND - Coyotes
2 PM Rally Hess MN - Under Ice beaver snaring
3 PM Gerald Houtler WI - multiple species gadgets and tips
4 PM Trapper Art WI - fox, coyote, wolf what are the differences?
Wednesday, June 27th
11AM – 6PM - Dealer/Tailgater registration and move in
Camping Area Open - $20 per night hookups, primitive $5.00 per night
9 AM - FTA Governing Board Meeting – Hotel Marshfield

Thursday, June 28th
6AM Breakfast available – American Legion, grandstand area
7AM Admission Gate Opens - $10.00 adults, kids 12 & under free
7:45AM Opening Ceremony Jer Lang Pavillion (Demo Area)
8AM Dealer Buildings Open
11AM LADIES BUS TOUR – TBD - Sign UP FTA Booth area
ALL Day Demos – see demo schedule - Jer Lang Pavillion across 17th Street
ON GOING:
Skinning demos by Greg Schroeder, Fur Harvesters – North End of Expo Bldg. #4
Chain Saw Carving – spaces 36-41 in tailgate area
Afternoon: Kids Games TBD – sawdust scramble, weasel boxes, t-shirt print etc.
Hatchet Toss - Hockey Arena area
Meet and Greet Tom and Nancy Oar from MT – Hockey Arena by FTA Booth
See them in “Mountain Men” on the History Channel on Sundays at 9/8 Central Time and on YouTube
6PM – Dealer Buildings close
6:30PM – Special Calling Seminar - Jer Lang Pavillion

Friday June 29th
6AM - Breakfast available – American Legion, grandstand area
7AM - Admission Gate Opens - $10.00 adults, kids 12 & under free
8AM - Dealer Buildings Open
10AM - lunch available food court area
10AM – Greeting card making class with Barb Hayes - $5.00
Register in advance - Ice Hockey Arena
1PM - Fur Hat making -with Mahoney’s - Hockey Arena –You need 1 tanned beaver, or 2 large racoons or 1 coyote. Bring your own fur or buy from vendor on grounds
ALL Day Demos – see demo schedule – Jer Lang Pavillion across 17th Street
ON GOING:
Meet and Greet Tom and Nancy Oar from MT – Hockey Arena by FTA Both
See them in “Mountain Men” on the History Channel on Sundays at 9/8 Central Time and on YouTube.
Skinning demos by Greg Schroeder, Fur Harvesters – North End of Expo Bldg. #4
Chain Saw Carving – spaces 36-45 in tailgate area
Afternoon: Kids Games TBD – sawdust scramble, etc. -
Hatchet Toss - look for signs - Hockey Arena area
5PM – Dealer Buildings close
6PM National Council Banquet and Meeting - American Legion Hall
$20 tickets at FTA Booth, must purchase before Friday
DUSK - Free community drive-in movie, parking lot, courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, June 30th
6AM - Breakfast available - American Legion, grandstand area
8AM - Dealer Buildings Open
FOOD COURT OPEN 10 AM
9-11 AM – Dutch Oven Cooking with the Mahoney’s - by Horse barn in camping area
ALL Day Demos – see demo schedule - Jer Lang Pavillion across 17th Street
ON GOING:
Skinning demos by Greg Schroeder, Fur Harvesters – North End of Expo Bldg. #4
Chain Saw Carving – spaces 36-45 in tailgate area
Kids Games TBD – sawdust scramble, etc.-
Hatchet Toss - look for signs - Hockey Arena area
Meet and Greet Tom and Nancy Oar from MT – Hockey Arena by FTA Both
See them in “Mountain Men” on the History Channel on Sundays at 9/8 Central Time.
1:30PM Trap Setting Contests - Hockey Arena – far end near the stage
Sign-up in the Hockey Arena prior to the contest
Awards are presented immediately after each group competes.
Categories are:
Youngest Trap Setter
Boys Multi 16 and under - Girls Multi 16 and under
Women’s Multi 17 and older - Men’s Multi 17 and older
Men’s Conibear 17 and older - Conibear 330
Expert Class 60 and older
110 Conibear - Men’s Barefoot Bear
Fox Proficiency 16 & under - Fox Proficiency 17 &older
Women’s Skillet Toss – immediately after trap setting contests
5PM - Dealer Buildings Close
4:45PM Trapperman Feed – Horse Barn area, donations accepted
6:00PM - Auction registration
6:15PM WTA Volunteer Prize drawing
6:30PM – FTA Auction begins
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