West Virginia
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West Virginia Trappers
West Virginia Trappers

WVTA Events

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September 14-15, 2018
WVTA 50th Anniversary Convention
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 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.
Camping: Available on the grounds. $10 per night for primitive camping, $18 per night for electric hook-up. Bunkhouse available (bring your own linens) $20 per night. Full shower facilities available for all campers.

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Dates to Remember

September 14-15, 2018:
WVTA 50th Anniversary Convention, Glenville, WV

Thursday, September 13:
Noon - 10pm - Early Vendor Setup

Friday, September 14:
7-9am - Early Vendor Setup
9am - Grounds & Buildings Open to Public
9am - WVTA Voting Booth Opens
9am - Kids Scavenger Hunt Begins
10am - DEMO: Fur Market Forecast with John Epler
11am - DEMO: K9 Trapping with John Houben
11:30am - Lunch in Dining Hall
12pm - DEMO: Deer Lures & Calling with John 'Smokey' McNicholas
1pm - DEMO: Land Trapping with Rick Schoonover
2pm - DEMO: Water Trapping with Mike Gray
3pm - DEMO: Late Season K9 Trapping with John Thomas
4pm - DEMO: Lessons from Fur Takers College with Blake Barker
4:30pm - Supper in Dining Hall
5pm - Demo: Surprise Demo
5:30pm - Vendor Buildings Close
7pm - Bonfire & Hot Dog Roast
7pm - WVTA Board of Director's Meeting

Saturday, September 15:
8:30am - Grounds & Buildings Open to Public
8:30am - Trapper Education Class Registration
8:30am - DEMO: Raccoon Trapping with Jason Webster
9am - Trapper Education Class
9-11am - WVTA Voting Booth Open
9:30am - DEMO: Water Trapping with Hal Sullivan
10:30am - DEMO: Coyote Trapping with Robby Gilbert
10:30am - Women's Rolling Pin Throw
10:45am - Women's Skillet Toss
11:30am - DEMO: Fisher Trapping with Mike White
11:30am - Lunch in Dining Hall
12:30pm - DEMO: Root Harvesting with Harold & Danny Stutler
1pm - Youth Hay Scramble
1pm - Kids Scavenger Hunt Ends
1:15pm - Youth Trap Setting Contest
1:30pm - Education Class Graduation
1:45pm - Awards Ceremony
2:15pm - Benefit Auction
3pm - General Membership Meeting
3:30pm - DEMO: Out-of-state Trapping on a Budget with Doug Landsburg
4:30pm - Supper in Dining Hall
4:30pm - DEMO: Trapping with Kids with Josh Bates
5:30pm - Vendor Buildings Close to Public
5:30pm - DEMO: Coyote Trapping with Nick Biggs
6pm - Meet, Eat & Greet
7-11pm - Music & Dancing
Convention Schedule
Chainsaw Carving with Joe Yancey

Blacksmithing with Terry Carl

Two Full Buildings of Vendors

Numerous Tailgaters

Confirmed Convention Vendors
as of 8/7/18

Adrian Romero Prints
Appalachain Fur Products
Bobbi's Bees
Bubbles Face Painting
Dan Kowalo
Epler Fur
Grady's Ivory
Houben's Lures & Books
Joe Goodman Prints
Murray's Lures
Northern Sport
Perfect Fit Woodworking
Pingley Baits & Lures
Paul Dobbins
Sawmill Creek Lures
Sleepy Creek Mfg.
Smokey's Deer Lure
Stering Fur
Sullivan's Supplies
Terry Carl Blacksmithing
Trapping TV (Robby Gilbert)
Webster's Predator Control
Williams' Dog Supply
Williams' Tanned Fur
Williams' Trapping Supplies
Winter Weather Baits
WV Wild Outdoors
Yancey Chainsaw Carving