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WVTA 49th Annual Convention
September 15-16, 2017
Gilmer County Recreation Center
Glenville, WV

Lodging: The host motel is The Glenville Inn, located at 61 Development Dr., Glenville, WV 26351. This is along Route 5 approximately 3 miles east of Glenville. Special convention room rate is $63.60 per night (including tax) which includes two queen-size beds, free wifi, room refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot, free Continental breakfast, and free use of the Fitness Center. Be certain to tell them you’re with the Trappers to receive this discount price. Reservations should be made as soon as possible to insure a room at this location by calling 304-462-5511.
Vendor Spaces: Indoor vendor space is nearly sold out. Plenty of tailgating spaces are available at a cost of $10 for the weekend. To secure vendor space, email hawkmtn@hawkmtn.com

Convention Vendors

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Appalachian Mountain Fur
Big Dan's Animal Control
Bobbi's Bees
Cabin Ridge Outdoors
Double L Hound Supply
East Kentucky Trapping Supplies
Epler Fur Company
Friendly Bass & Buck
Full Stretcher Lures
Furtaker Lures
Joe Goodman Prints
Houben's Lures
Mud River Bait & Lure
Murray's Lures & Trapping Supplies
Night Owl Lures
North Central WV Trappers
Northern Sport Company
Opossum Hollow Baits & Lures
PDK Snares
Perfect Fit Woodworking
Pingley Botanicals & Fur
RT Sporting, Ammo & Reloading
Sawmill Creek Bait & Lures
Sleepy Creek Mfg.
Smokey's Deer Lures
Steve Smith
Sterling Fur Co.
Sullivan's Line
Thompson Dog Supplies (Friday only)
Trapper Paul's Supply House
Trapping Time TV
Webster's Predator Control
Whytsell's Trapping Supply
William's Trapping Supplies
Winter Weather Baits
Joe Yancey, Chainsaw Carving

Convention Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 14th:
3:00pm - Early Vendor Setup
10:00pm - Buildings Close

Friday, Sept. 15th:
7:00am - Early Vendor Setup
9:00am - Grounds open to the public
9:00am - Voting Booth Open
9:00am - Kids Scavenger Hunt Begins
10:00am - Demo: John Epler, Fur Market Forecast
11:00am - Demo: John 'Smokey' McNicholas, K9 Trapping
11:30am - Lunch Served
Noon - Demo: Randy Cantrell, Fox Traping
1:00pm - Demo: John  Houben, Damage Control Coyotes
2:00pm - Demo: Jim Geffert, Lure Usage
2:00pm - WVU Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center's Stop the Bleed (Treatment & Control of Severe Bleeding)
3:00pm - Demo: Mike Hardbarger, Flat Sets
3:00pm - Woods Walk for Kids, Janet Hodge
4:00pm - Demo: John Epler, Root Harvesting & Marketing
4:30pm - Supper Served
5:00pm - Demo: Mike Gray, Beaver Trapping
5:00pm - Voting Booth Closes for Day
6:00pm - Vendor Buildings Closed for Day
7:00pm - Bonfire & Hot Dog Roast
7:00pm - Board of Director's Meeting - Shawnee Hall

Saturday, Sept. 16th
8:00am - Vendor Buildings Open
8:30am - Voting Booth Open
8:30am - Trapper Education Class Registration
8:30am - Demo: Jason Webster, Fox Trapping
9:00am - Trapper Education Class
9:30am - Demo: Hal Sullivan, Otter Trapping
10:30am - Ladies Games
10:30am - Demo: Norris Dyer, Trapline First  Aid
11:00am - Voting Booth Closes
11:30am - Demo: Robby Gilbert, Trapping Coyotes
11:30am - Lunch Served
12:30pm - General  Membership Meeting
12:45pm - Education Class Graduation
1:00pm - Awards Ceremony followed by Benefit Auction
1:15pm - Kids Trap Setting Contest
1:30pm - Kids Hay Scramble
2:00pm - Demo: Nate Brock, Bobcats & Cage Traps
3:00pm - Demo: Kenny Peck, Mink Trapping
4:00pm - Demo: Josh Bates, Muskrat Trapping
5:00pm - Demo: Michael White, Fisher Trapping
6:00pm - Get Together
7:00-11:00pm - Free DJ Music & Dancing

Dates to Remember

September 15-16, 2017:
49th Annual Convention, Glenville, WV