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Get set for the 55th annual National Trappers Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:51 AM

ESCANABA— The National Trappers Association convention will provide activities and presentations during the convention on July 24-27 at the UP State Fairgrounds.
The event is hosted by National Trappers Convention, Central Violations Bureau and Upper Peninsula Trapping Association. It is open to the public.
The highlight of this convention will be hearing the tips, ideas and techniques from trapping pros. Featured will be Johnny Thorpe, who has contributed heavily to the world of trapping by writing articles in major outdoor publications. Another notable achievement of Thorpe is his placement into the National Trappers Hall of Fame in 1996. His experience is what has attracted many trappers.
Jim Fornetti, a longtime member of U.P Trappers Association, said, “All will enjoy his presence and demonstrations. After hunting for over 50 years, he has a wealth of knowledge he wants to share to the community.”
Thousands of people are expected to attend this event including trappers from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Another feature of this convention will be the activities and vendors that will be present. There will be more than 200 outside tailgate vendors and 10 buildings filled with inside vendors.
The NTA will be hosting the band “Runaway Train” to perform a mix of bluegrass, classical rock, as well as modern and classical country music.
NAFA’s Wild Fur Shipper’s Council will present two fur fashion shows to show garments created from wild fur.
On Thursday through Saturday, the doors will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is $10 per person. Kids under 12 are free.
For further information on this event, contact Tamara Masterson 248-568-5804 or at masterson@nationaltrappers.com. Or visit www.convention.uptrappers.com or www.nationaltrappers.com for more information.