NTA Convention Set For Aug. 2 to 5

Get your shopping list ready, because the year’s largest gathering of trappers and trapping-related equipment is right around the corner.

The 48th annual National Trappers Association convention is set for Aug. 2 to 5 at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind.

As usual, NTA convention coordinators have scheduled a slate of demonstrations by top trappers from throughout North America.

THURSDAY
9:00 Tom Larson – Coyote
**10:00 Clint Locklear – Cats
11:00 Jeff Squires – Modifications, Tips & Tricks/K-9s & Cats
12:00 Tim Kressel – Water Trapping
1:00 Matt Jones – Coon
**2:00 Pete Askins – Mink
3:00 Neil Bock – Snaring
4:00 Mark June – Coyotes
5:00 Rally Hess – Building Snares & Snaring Beaver

FRIDAY
9:00 Paul Dobbins – Open Water Beaver
**10:00 Bob Jameson – Cats
11:00 “Red” O’Hearn – Coon
12:00 FHA
1:00 Steve Wood – Cats
**2:00 Hal Sullivan – Beaver & Otter
3:00 Ryan Ruhl – Trap Modifications & Adjustments
4:00 Carroll Black – Lure Making & Setting up Canoe for River Line
5:00 Spencer & Schmitt – Mink Discussion & Methods

SATURDAY
9:00 Gary Armstrong – Coon
**10:00 Johnny Thorpe – Trap-Shy Fox & Coyote
11:00 Tom Olson – Open-Water Beaver
12:00 NAFA – Auction Grading Raw & Dressed Furs
1:00 Newt Sterling – Snaring
**2:00 Ron Leggett – Canines
3:00 Scott Parks – Visual Attractors, Scents & Gland Collecting
4:00 Jim Halseth – Cats
5:00 Claudie Taylor – Otter
**NTA Members ONLY

A large benefit auction, dinner, dance, trap-setting contests and numerous other activities are planned. Camping and tailgating space is still available.

Remember to stop at The Trapper & Predator Caller booth to sign up for special prize drawings.

An inside dealer list follows:
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Back Country Decals

Barker’s Trapline Tools

Bethell Wildlife

Big Country Lures

Blose Hollow Trading Post

Blue Valley Trap Supply

CDR Trap Company

Coon Creek Trapping Supply

Crit’r Call

Critter Skinner

Cumberland Northwest Trappers

Dan’s Collectibles

Dobbins Products

Double R Traps

Dream Catchers

Duffer’s

Duke Trap Company

Dunn Knives

Epler Fur

FBU

F & T FurHarvesters Trading Post

Frank’s Korner

FTA Ch. 7B

Fur-Fish-Game

Fur Harvesters Auction, Inc

FurTakers of America

Hoosier Trapper Supply

Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy

Illinois Trappers Association

Indiana DNR

Iowa CVB

Iowa Trappers Association

J & T Enterprises

Jameson’s Ultra Blend

JC Conner

JDW Modifications

Joe Goodman Prints

JR & Sons

Kaatz Brothers Lures

Ken’s Furs

King’s Custom Knives

Larry A Finch Trap Tags

Lord’s Diversified Inc

Louisiana Trappers & Alligator Hunters

M & M Furs

Mark June’s Lures Inc

Minnesota Trapline Products

Mississippi Trappers Association

Missouri Trappers Association

Montgomery Fur Co.

Moyle Mink & Tannery

NAFA

Night Owl Lures

North American Trapper

Northern Sport

NTA

NWCOA

Oneida Victor

Otter Creek Lures

Ozark Mountain Taxidermy

PDK Snares

PM Furs

R & G Enterprises

R & M Lures

Rally Snares

Richard Musto

Rodgers Hide

Schmitt Enterprises Inc

Smokey Red’s Snare Supply

Snare One

Snare Shop

Sterling Fur

Sullivan’s Scents & Lures

Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association

Tennessee Free Trappers Association

TNT Trapping Supply

Top Dog

The Trapper & Predator Caller

Traders of the Bighorn

Trap & Trail Magazine

Traps 4 Kids

Trapper Arts

USA Foxx & Furs

Wacha’s Wildlife Art

Wisconsin Trappers Association

Zumbro River Brand

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