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59th Annual NTA Convention

July 26-28, 2018

Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds
2401 12th Ave. North
Escanaba, Michigan 49829

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2018 Convention Lodging

You MUST let hotels know you're with the Trappers to get listed rates. All reservations must be placed by phone for discount, except Terrace Bay. See clickable hotel information below for complete details.

Directions to the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds

Host Motel: Terrace Bay Hotel
7146 P. Road
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: 906-786-7554

America's Best Value Inn
2301 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-789-1000

Magnuson Grand Pioneer Inn & Suites
2635 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-786-0602

Lincoln Host Motor Inn
620 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-789-6000

Sunset Lodge Motel
6386 North 11th St.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-786-2804

Quality Inn Suites
2603 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-789-1200

Super 8
2415 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-786-1000

Hiawatha Motel
2400 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: 906-786-1341


For more information or vendor reservations, contact Vickie Wright at 231-907-0977 or email vwright@nationaltrappers.com

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Friday Night BBQ Social
July 27, 2018

Join us Friday night after the dealer buildings close and just before the auction, for a BBQ Social. Sit, eat, chat and relax with friends you've made over the years of attending conventions!
Chicken Sandwich, BBQ Pulled Pork, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Dessert.
Reserve Your Ticket Now!
$10 per person, meal ticket required.
Please purchase your ticket in advance, as we need a head count prior to the event.
A Trap Life
Adirondac Trapper Company
Adirondack Dick Enterprises
Adrian Romero's Fine Art
AirMedCare Network
Alabama TA
Arthur Clark
Association of Fish & Wildlife
Backwater Bait
Badgerland Trapping Supply
Bark River Knives
Barnes Hide & Fur
Basswood Fur stretchers
Bays De Noc CVB
Berkshire Gold
Bethel's Wildlife Control
Big Bay Knives
Big Game Forever
Big Game Gut Glove
Blue Ridge Outdoor Supplies
Branlin's Taxidermy
Burton Bait & Lure
Chocolay River Knives
Comstock Custom Cage
Coyote U - Mark Zagger
CRS Compliance
Cumberlands NW Trappers Supply, Inc.
Dakotaline Snares
Delta County Gun Owners Assn.
Dobbins Products
Duke Traps
Dunn Knives
East Fork Predator Bait
F&T Fur Harvesters Trading Post
Florida TrappersAssociation
Full Stretcher Lures
Fur Fish & Game
Fur Harvesters Auction
Fur Hats
Fur Takers of America
Gerald Giese
Great Northern Fur
Greg Richards
Groenewold Fur & Wool Co.
Hoosier Trapper Supply
Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy
J & J Furs
J.C. Connor
J3 Outdoorz
Jackyl Gear
Joe Goodman Prints
Johnny Thorpe Animal Lures
Kains Lures
Kansas Trapline Products
Linda Dushane
LKL School
Log Cabin Baskets
Lone Wolf Lures
Maine Trappers Association
Mark June Lures
Michigan Coyote Hunting Outdoors
Michigan DNR - Wildlife Division
Michigan Trappers & Predator Callers Association
Mill Creek Trapping
Minnesota Trapline Products
Missouri Trappers Association
Mountain Man Mike
Mountain Men
Moyle Mink &Tannery
Mud River Bait & Lures
Mudd Hog Mud Motors
Murrays Lures
National Trappers Association
Neverlift Chassis Works
Night Eyes Lights
North Carolina Trappers Assoc.
Oneida Victor
PCS Outdoors
PDK Snares
Pennsylvannia Trappers Assoc.
Penny Maddox
Povitical Croatian
Predator Control Group
R & M Lures
Rapid River Knifeworks Inc
Richard Smith Nuisance Control
Rugs by Nancy
Rusty Johnsons Predator Lures
Sawmill Creek Baits & Lures
Schmitt Enterprises
Southern Snares & Supplies
Sprinfield Missouri CVB
Sterling Fur Co.
Sullivan's Lures
Tennessee Free Trappers
Tennessee Fur Harvesters
Three Tracks Turkey Call
Tomahawk Live Trap
Trap Shack
Trappers Post
Trapping Time TV
UP Trappers Assoc.
Virginia Trappers Assn.
Volkers Wire Cubbies
Webster's Predator Control
Welch's Lures & Baits
Winter Wildlife Control
Wisconsin Trappers Association
Wolf Creek Products
Wolfen Bait & Lure

Convention Vendors

This is your chance to meet Alaska's toughest trapper and his family! Marty will be with the Upper Peninsula Trappers in the beef barn each morning. Don't miss this opportunity to visit with the star of the History Channel's Mountain Men.
Meet Marty Meierotto & Family
Born in Wisconsin, Marty began his trapping career at age 8. He now lives with his wife and daughter in Two Rivers, Alaska. Marty is an expert at building with logs, so of course up in the wilderness he has a log cabin and at home he and his family live in a nice log home – both built with his own hands.
Along with his role on Mountain Men, Marty works as a smoke jumper for the Alaska Fire Service in the summer and in the winter he traps in some of the most remote areas in the state. He is an expert trapper who can successfully harvest any furbearer his state has to offer. He spends extended periods of time out on his trapline in the frozen Alaskan mountains at least 200 miles from the nearest civilization!
Meet World Famous Tom Miranda
From humble beginnings as a school boy trapper, Tom Miranda has taken his love of the outdoors and turned it into the career of a lifetime.
Running trap lines near his home town of suburban Columbus, Ohio Tom Learned the ways of the wilds. Catching muskrats, mink and raccoon. Tom learned to love nature in these early years, to respect and cherish it.
Several years later, Tom found himself in South Dakota, working as a government trapper and hunter, mastering the art of trapping and honing his skills. These bold steps have since led to authoring 7 books, over 60 how to trapping and hunting videos. In the mid 1980’s Miranda gained notoriety as a professional trapper who offered trapping lessons on VHS video.

Convention Admission
1-Day Pass - $10
3-Day Pass - $20
12 & Under - Free Admission