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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


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.
$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
Advanced Traps by Melnick
AirMedCare Network
Alabama TA
Animal Traps & Supplies
Arthur Clark
Association of Fish & Wildlife
Backwater Bait
Badgerland Trapping Supply
Baltzer Bait & Lure
Barnes Hide & Fur
Basswood Fur Stretchers
Bays De Noc CVB
Beaver Hoops & Fur Hats
Berkshire Gold
Bethel's Wildlife Control
Big Bay Knives
Big Game Forever
Big Game Gut Glove
Branlin's Taxidermy
Burton Bait & Lure
Carolyn Winter
Chocolay River Knives
Circle Kro Knives
Clamp Tite
Comstock Custom Cage
Coyote U - Mark Zagger
Creative Hydrographics
CRS Compliance
Cumberlands NW Trappers Supply, Inc.
D G Laser Art
Dakotaline Snares
Delta County Gun Owners Assn.
Disabled American Veterans
Dobbins Products
Duke Traps
East Fork Predator Bait
Eberhardt Originals
F&T Fur Harvesters Trading Post
Fiber Tuff
Florida Trappers Association
Freedom Hot Sauce
Full Stretcher Lures
Fur Fish & Game
Fur Harvesters Auction
Fur Takers of America
Gerald Giese
Great Lakes Sport & Rec
Great Northern Fur
Greg Richards
Groenewold Fur & Wool Co.
Hard Core Scripture Outdoors
Harris Traps
Hoosier Trapper Supply
Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy
Indiana State Trappers Assn.
J & J Furs
J.C. Connor
J3 Outdoorz
Jackyl Gear
Jeff Park
Joe Goodman Prints
Johnny Thorpe Animal Lures
Kains Lures
Kansas Trapline Products
Kirk Dekalb
Lake Mighican Armory
Larry Finch Trap Tags
Linda Dushane
LKL School
Log Cabin Baskets
Lone Wolf Lures
Loren Anderson
Maine Trappers Association
Margaret Dorn
Marie Chartier
Mark June Lures
Michigan Coyote Hunting Outdoors
Michigan DNR - Wildlife Division
Michigan Trappers & Predator Callers
Mill Creek Trapping
Miners River Wood Works
Minnesota Trapline Products
Missouri Trappers Association
Missouri Trappers District 3
Moberg's Marble Knives
Mountain Man Mike
Mountain Men
Moyle Mink &Tannery
Mud River Bait & Lures
Mudd Hog Mud Motors
Murrays Lures
National Trappers Association
National Turkey Federation
Neverlift Chassis Works
Night Eyes Lights
North American Trap Collectors
North Carolina Trappers Assoc.
Northwoods Bear Products
Oneida Victor
PCS Outdoors
Pearls Gone Wild
Penninsula Hotworks
Pennsylvannia Trappers Assoc.
Penny Maddox
Photos by Jill
Povitical Croatian
Predator Control Group
R & M Lures
Rapid River Knifeworks Inc
RBG (Round Body Grips)
Richard Smith Nuisance Control
Robert Clauss
Rugs by Nancy
Rustic Timber
Rusty Johnsons Predator Lures
Sawmill Creek Baits & Lures
Schmitt Enterprises
Segola Township
Skinner's Friend
Small Town Gems Bullet Jewelry
Southern Snares & Supplies
Springfield Missouri CVB
Stall 13
State Wide Real Estate
Sterling Fur Co.
Sullivan's Lures
Superior Furs & Leather
Tennessee Free Trappers
Tennessee Fur Harvesters
Three Tracks Turkey Call
Tomahawk Live Trap
Trap Shack
Trappers Den
Trappers Post
Trappers World Magazine
Trapping Time TV
UP Trappers Assoc.
Virginia Trappers Assn.
Volkers Trapping Supplies
Webster's Predator Control
Welch's Lures & Baits
Winter Wildlife Control
Wisconsin Trappers Association
Wolf Creek Products
Yooper Bound

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

For even more convention information, visit http://convention18.uptrappers.com/

Limited number of indoor vendor spaces still available. Contact Vickie to reserve your spot today!

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

Thursday July 26
9:00 a.m. Karen Linkhart–Canoe Trapping (and how to get your significant other to go with, If you want!)
10:00 a.m.* Nick Beder – Beaver/Otter
11:00 a.m.* Scott Welch - Coon
Noon Harry Nestell - Winter Coyote Trapping
1:00 p.m. Bob Noonan - Mink
2:00 p.m.* Gary Leistico – Cats in Cubbies
3:00 p.m.* Gary Shuman - Muskrats
4:00 p.m. Joe Zaffuto – Nite Calling

Friday July 27
9:00 a.m. Jim Comstock – Cage Trapping
10:00 a.m.* Rusty Johnson - Bobcats
11:00 a.m.* Mark Zagger - Coyotes
1:00 p.m. Trent Masterson – Coyote
2:00 p.m.* Mike Fischer - Otter Trapping
3:00 p.m.* Mike “Red” O’Hearn – Mink Trapping
4:00 p.m. Tom Miranda – “Make Your Own Luck”

Saturday July 28
9:00 a.m. Mark Steck – Snaring
10:00 a.m.* Mark June - Canines
11:00 a.m.* Doug Lansburg - Marten
Noon Fur Harvesters
1:00 p.m. Tom Miranda - "How Trapping made me a better Bowhunter
2:00 p.m.* Ralph Scherder - Raccoon
3:00 p.m.* Kevin Angulsk – Muskrats A to Z

* - NTA Members Only

NTA Convention Demo Schedule

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