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2017 Fur Takers of America  Convention

June 22-24, 2017

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Delaware County Fairgrounds
200 East Acers Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Plenty of tailgating spaces available!

General Information
Owen Hall
Phone 319-389-2222

Vendor Contact
Ronda Holub
Phone 319-329-8865
Email rondaholub@gmail.com
Convention Committee Contacts:
Jim Mahoney 812-374-7709
Patty Lowe 812-603-3204
Fairground Rules

• Dogs must be on a leash
• Open fires only in raised containers or provided areas.

About Manchester, Iowa

The Maquoketa River passes through downtown Manchester, and provides many fishing and boating opportunities.
Some things to see and do include the Trout Hatchery, Cricket Hollow Zoo, Franklin Street Brewing Company, Family Aquataic Center, Whitewater Adventures, National River Museum, Casinos, Traver Toys & Farm Machinery Museum, Field of Dreams Baseball Field and more.
Delaware County is also home to the Amish, with many tours and sites to be seen.

Dyersville is 20 minutes east of Manchester, and Dubuque is 45 minutes east.

Manchester Chamber of Commerce:
Phone: 563-927-4141 macc@manchesteria.org

Dyersville Chamber of Commerce:
Phone: 563-875-2311

Dubuque Chamber of Commerce:
Phone: 563-557-9200 office@dubuquechamber.com

To receive a free Delaware County Visitor's Guide, CLICK HERE for their website.

Check out the FTA Adventure Auctions to be held during the FTA Rendezvous
• Bear Snaring in Maine
• Catfishing in Oklahoma
• Hog Hunting in Missippi
• Lots More!
Absentee bids also available!
Click Here for full Adventure Auction details!

Click to read the Adventure from last year's big winner!

Host Motel
Days Inn
1220 W. Main St.
Manchester, IA 52057
Phone 563-927-1011
Be sure to ask for the Fur Taker's rooms!

Area Motels:
American Best Value Inn & Suites
1020 W. Main St.
Manchester, IA 52057
Be sure to ask for the Fur Taker's rooms!

Colonial Inn
1110 9th St.
Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone 563-875-7194

Comfort Inn
527 16th Ave. SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone 563-875-7194

Super 8
925 15th Ave. SE
Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone 563-875-8885


To celebrate the Golden anniversary of the FTA, we will be creating the Christmas Fur Blanket with fur from all around the country. It would be great if all chapters and affiliates are included. We ask that each send in one TANNED fur of their choice to be included in the Christmas Blanket. A weasel, Lynx, Muskrat or Beaver, any fur will be great to include. Identify the fur by making on hide side with your chapter or affiliate and send it in. Ship to Jeff Dunnier, Ron Peters, Dan Gates or Tim Julien (addresses and contact information are included in the Fur Taker). You may also bring with you to the national convention in June in Iowa. We will be shipping for final production immediately after the convention so please don’t wait. We really would like to have everyone included in this project.

ADC Skinning Machines
American Coon Cap
Apple Road Lures
Backwater Baits
Berkshire Gold
Big Game Forever
Big Game Gut Glove
Cumberland's NW Supply
Dakota Line
Derrick’s Lures
Duke Traps
East Fork Predator Bait
EZ Trap
F & T Fur Harvesters Trading Post
Fiber Tuff Pack Basket
Finch Trap Tags
Joe Goodman Prints
Great Northern Fur
Hannibal Enterprises
Hilltop Outdoor Supply
Hoosier Trap Supply
J3 Outdoorz
Rusty Johnson’s Predator Lures
Kaatz Bros.
Keg Creek
Lone Wolf Lures
M & J Enterprises
Marak of Iowa
Mill Creek
Minnesota FTA
No BS Lures
No Freeze Dirt
NTA Jeff Landuyt
Red O’Hearn
Oneida Victor
Papio Creek
Casey Payne’s Lures
Predator Control Group
R & M Lures
Real Time Pain Relief
Reuwsaat’s Baits and Lures
Road Runner Snares
Adrian Romero Fine Art
Sterling Fur
Southern Snare Supply
Texas Trappers & Fur Hunters
Top Lot Stretchers
Trap -n- Trail Magazine
Ron Trump Jerky
Volkers Wire Cubbies Etc.
Warren Wilson
Weiser Western Lures
Winter Wildlife Control
X Brand Outdoors
FTA Rendezvous Demo Schedule
(Subject to Change)

9:00 am Steve Grukley - Mink and Muskrats - IA
10:00 am Jamie & Ben Johannes - D P Coon - IA
11:00 am Rally Hess - Snares - MN
12:00 pm Andy Weiser - Predators - MT
1:00 pm Marty Smith - Beaver - IA
2:00 pm Clint Locklear - Questions & Answers - TN
3:00 pm Mike Sell - Coon Calling - IA
4:00 pm Rusty Johnson - Predators - GA

9:00 am Jeff Dunlap - Cats - MI
10:00 am Dave Pluger - Coon - IA
11:00 am Casey Payne - Predator - NM
12:00 pm Jerry Schilling - Turtle Trapping - IN
1:00 pm Lesel Reuwsaat - Coyotes - SD
2:00 pm J. D. Roge - Snares - IA
3:00 pm Wayne Derrick - Predator - NM
4:00 pm Leon Windschitl - Top Lot Fur Handling - MN

9:00 am Travis Chilsom - Predator - TX
10:00 am Kendall Obermier - Coon - Mink - IA
11:00 am Glen Sterling - Trap Talk - WY
12:00 pm Jeff Dunnier - Beaver - TX
1:00 pm Shane Claeys - Predator - NE
2:00 pm Mike Sells - Muskrats - IA
3:00 pm Gary Jepson - Lure Usage - ND
4:00 pm Dick Atkins -- Mink - PA
National Council Dinner Tickets
These may be purchased in advance. Send $15 to ECI, Ch. 16, in care of Owen Hall, PO Box 178, Central City, IA 52214