Post Office Box 305
Oregon, WI  53575-0305
Tel (888) 601-TRAP (8727)

Wisconsin Trappers' Association, Inc.

Schmitt Enterprises

WISCONSIN TRAPPERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.
FALL CONVENTION


 WTA 54th ANNUAL CONVENTION

MARSHFIELD, WI - CENTRAL WISCONSIN STATE FAIRGROUNDS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th, 2017

ADMISSION FEE:ADULTS $10 (GOOD BOTH DAYS) KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE

 THURSDAY 9/7 DEALER SET-UP DAY • SUNDAY 9/10 DEALER CLEANUP DAY

INSIDE VENDOR FEE: $50 PER BOOTH • TAILGATERS: $40 PER SPACE

CAMPING FEES: ELECTRIC $20 PER NIGHT • PRIMITIVE $5 PER NIGHT

CONTACT: PAM MATHER, CONVENTION COORDINATORPHONE(608)835-7561 • EMAIL wta.convention@frontier.com


FALL RAFFLE FLYER

2017 Schedule of Events

Volunteers please check in at admission gate

 Thursday September 7th
9AM – 6PM Dealer/Tailgater registration and move in
Camping Area Open - $20 per night hookups, primitive $5.00 per night
Friday September 8th
6AM Breakfast available – American Legion, grandstand area
7AM Admission Gate Opens -  $10.00 adults, kids 12 & under free
8AM Dealer Buildings Open
FOOD COURT OPEN 10AM
ALL Day Demos – see demo schedule - demo tent by Hockey Arena
On-going skinning demos by Fur Harvestors – North End of Expo Bldg. #4
Hatchet Toss on-going - look for signs - Hockey Arena area
5PM – Dealer Buildings close. 
5:00PM - Trapperman.com feed – North Horse Barn
6:30PM - Auction registration begins
7PM - WTA Auction - Hockey Arena
Saturday, September 9th
6AM - Breakfast available - American Legion, grandstand area
8AM - Dealer Buildings Open
FOOD COURT OPEN 10 AM
ALL Day Demos – see demo schedule - demo tent by Hockey Arena
On-going skinning demos by Fur Harvestors – North End of Expo Bldg. #4
1PM Trap Setting Contests - Hockey Arena – far end near the stage
Sign-up is in the Hockey Arena prior to the contest, as well as at the contest. 
Awards are presented immediately after each group competes.
Categories are:
Youngest Trap Setter
Boys under 12      Boys 12 - 16    
Girls under 12       Girls 12 - 16
Women                  Men
Seniors                   Barefoot Bear
Afternoon:  Kid’s Games – sawdust scramble, etc.  - look for signs
Hatchet Toss on-going - look for signs by Hockey Arena area
5PM - WTA Raffle Drawing – Hockey Arena – Tickets available in Hockey Arena
5PM - Dealer Buildings Close
Note: Carry-in adult beverages not allowed in Hockey Arena after 6 PM
5:20PM – WTA Awards Presentations - Hockey Arena
6PM - WTA General Membership Meeting -  Hockey Arena
      8PM or end of general meeting – Trapper Appreciation Party/Fun Night
           Provided by the WTA - Public welcome - $1000 of free prizes, games and snacks.
Sunday, September 10thVolunteers tear down and clean-up   - new Volunteers welcomed! 


WTA 2017 convention demo schedule

Friday
8:00 Larry Boettcher WI – Mink
9:00 Smokey Henderson WI - Canines
10:00 Larry Meyer WI - Muskrat
11:00 Steve and Lori Gappa MN - Coyotes
12:00 Chris Hamerla - WI- Invasive Aquatic Species Affecting Furbearer populations
1:00   Lee Reuwsaat -SD - Bobcats
2:00   Brian Fischer – Coyotes w/3” dirthole
2:00 Jerry Houlter WI - Houlter's Handy Hints 
3:00 Mike Volker – Dry Land Coon
4:00 Mike Widner - Water Trapping in Current
Saturday
8:00 Guy Groenewold -Ill- Fur Market
9:00 Trapper Jack WI –Fisher, otter, bobcat
10:00 Harry Nestell MI - Fox
11:00 Skye Goode WI – Skunk dispatch
12:00 Jeff Dunlap - MI Beaver and Otter  
1:00 Lee Reuwsaat - SD- Coyotes
2:00 Jerry Houlter WI
3:00 Arnie Groehler WI Raccoon
4:00 Trapper Art WI - Leo Hoeft's Bounty set and other trap line memories

Convention