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57th Annual NTA Convention

August 18-20, 2016

2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048

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For more information or vendor reservations, contact Tamara Masterson at 248-568-5804 or email masterson@nationaltrappers.com

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2016 Convention Lodging

You MUST let hotels know you're with the Trappers to get listed rates.
CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE FAIRGROUNDS
Host Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton
3600 E. Cork St. Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-385-3922
$109 per night
2.0 miles to Fairgrounds

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-343-3333
$125 per night
2.7 miles to Fairgrounds

Comfort Inn
739 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-384-2800
$109 per night
3.2 miles to Fairgrounds

Country Inn & Suites
1912 E. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-382-2303
$89 per night
4.1 miles to Fairgrounds

AmericInn & Suites
1550 E. Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-344-7774
$89 per night
4.3 miles to Fairgrounds

Hampton Inn Airport
2610 Airview Blvd.
Portage, MI
269-343-0400
$109 per night
4.5 miles to Fairgrounds

Staybridge Suites
2001 Seneca Lane
Kalamazoo, MI
269-929-9112
$109.95 per night
6.4 miles to Fairgrounds

Super 8 Motel
618 Maple Hill Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-345-0146
$59.99 to $69.99
6.5 miles to Fairgrounds

Holiday Inn West
2747 South 11th St.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-375-6000
$95 per night
7.4 miles to Fairgrounds

Microtel Inn & Suites
5597 S. 9th St.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-353-3200
$64 to $74 per night
10.3 miles to Fairgrounds

Hampton Inn & Suites
5059 S. 9th St.
Kalamazoo, MI
269-372-1010
$119 per night
10.7 miles to Fairgrounds
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Directions to the Kalamazoo County Expo Center

From East: I-94 to Exit 81 (BL-94), turn right onto Lake Street.
From West: I-94 to Exit 80 (Sprinkle Rd.), follow roundabout to head north onto Sprinkle, turn left onto BL-94, turn right onto Lake Street.
From North/South: US-131 to I-94 East to Exit 80 (Sprinkle Rd.) follow roundabout to head north onto Sprinkle, turn left onto BL-94, turn right onto Lake Street.
A Sure Set
Alabama Trappers Association
Animalistics Outdoors
Association of Fish & Wildlife
Basswood Furstretchers
Bear Creek Hunt Club
Berkshire Gold
Big Game Forever
Big Game Gut Glove
Birdogforge
Blue Ridge Outdoor Supplies
BMI Traps
Bone Fever
Casey Payne Lures
Clete's Apple Road Predator Bait
Cocolamus Creek Supply
Comstock Custom Cage
Coon Creek Trapping
Cumberlands NW Trappers Supply, Inc.
Dakotaline Snares
DISCOVER Kalamazoo CVB
Dobbins Products
Don Powell Mink Trapping
Duke Traps
Dunn Knives
East Fork Predator Bait
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F&T Fur Harvestors Trading Post
FBU
Florida TrappersAssociation
Frontier Furs
Fur Fish & Game
Fur Harvesters Auction
Fur Hats / Beaver Hoops LLC
Fur Takers of America
Furs By Fritz
Georgia Trappers Association
Groenewold Fur & Wool Co.
Hilltop Outdoor Supply
Hoosier Trapper Supply
Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy
Illinois Trappers Association
J.C. Connor
J.R. & Sons
J3 Outdoorz
Joe Goodman Prints
Kaatz Bros Lures
Kains Lures
Kansas Trapline Products
Kentucky Leather & Hides
Koehler Mink Ranch
Larry Finch Trap Tags
Maine Trappers Association
Mark June Lures
Michigan Trappers & Predator Callers Association
Mill Creek Trapping
Minnesota Trapline Products
Moyle Mink &Tannery
MSU Dept. of Dimensions Fur Harvesting
Murrays Lures & Trapping Supplies
NAFA
National Trappers Association
Night Eyes Lights
Night Owl Lures
No-BS Lures
North Carolina Trappers Assoc.Ohio State Trappers Assoc.
Oneida Victor
PCS Outdoors
PDK Snares
Pennsylvannia Trappers Assoc.
Predator Control Group
QSR
R & M Lures
Renno's Animal Lures
Rodgers Hides & Supplies
Rusty Johnsons Predator Lures
Safari Club International
Schmitt Enterprises
Sterling Fur Co.
Sullivan's Lures
Tennessee Fur Harvesters
Three Tracks Turkey Call
Tomahawk Live Trap
Trapper & Predator Caller Magazine
Trappers Post
Trappers World
Trapping Time TV
US Sportsmans Alliance
Volkers Wire Cubbies
Webster's Predator Control
Weiser's Western Lures
Welch's Lures & Baits
Wild Michigan Outdoors
Wildlife Control Supplies
Winter Wildlife Control
Wisconsin Trappers Association
Wolf Creek Products
Wolfen Bait & Lure
2016 NTA Convention Vendors
Wednesday – August 17, 2016
8:00AM – 7pm Inside dealer registration set up.
Tailgater Registration starts

Thursday - August 18, 2016
6:30 AM Breakfast served Outside Food Vendors
7:30 AM Breakfast served Inside Building Food Vendors
8:00AM Dealer buildings open
Demos all day (Pavillion) - See demo schedule in program.
Demos sponsored by North American Fur Auctions (NAFA)
FBU raffle and silent auction all day
Skinning Demos by North American Fur Auction
Skinning Demos by Fur Harvesters
Sign up for Trap Setting Contest and Skillet Toss Contest—NTA booth (Main)
Ball Toss for kids going on throughout the day (check at NTA booth for location)
      Ball Toss sponsored by Duke Traps
9:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Snare Building (Pre-registration Required /  
      See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
11:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Trapping Basics /dirt hole set instruction
      (Pre-registration required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
3:00 PM Kids Workshop (Ages 8 – 15) – Colony Trap Building (Pre-registration
      Required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
5:00PM NTA Awards Banquet hosted by FurBearers Unlimited
     5:00PM Social hour 7:30PM Dinner
     Host Hotel, Four Points
     Register and pay at the FBU booth (Main Expo) or the banquet
6:00PM Dealer buildings close

Friday – August 19, 2016
6:03AM Breakfast Served – Outside Food Vendors
7:30 AM Breakfast Served – Inside Food Vendors
8:00AM Dealer buildings open
Demos all day (Pavillion). See demo schedule in program. Demos sponsored by 
      North American Fur Auctions (NAFA)
Ball Toss for kids going on throughout the day (check at NTA booth for location)
Ball Toss sponsored by Duke Traps
FBU raffle and silent auction all day
Skinning Demos by North American Fur Auction
Skinning Demos by Fur Harvesters
Sign up for Trap Setting Contest and Skillet Toss Contest—NTA booth (Main Expo)
9:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Snare Building (Pre-registration Required /
      See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
11:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Trapping Basics /dirt hole set instruction
      (Pre-registration required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
3:00 PM Kids Workshop (Ages 8 – 15) – Colony Trap Building (Pre-registration
      Required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
4:00 PM Fur Market Question and Answers with Groenwold (Room B)
6:00 PM Dealer buildings close
6:00 PM – 7:30PM Dinner concessions available in Auction Tent
6:30PM—7:30PM Auction registration (Tent)
7:30PM Auction (Tent)

Saturday - August 20, 2016
6:30AM Breakfast Served – Outside Food Vendors
7:30 AM Breakfast Served – Inside Food Vendors
8:00AM Dealer buildings open
Demos all day (Pavillion). See demos schedule in program. Demos sponsored by
      North American Fur Auctions (NAFA)
Ball Toss for kids going on throughout the day (check at NTA booth for location)
     Ball Toss sponsored by Duke Traps
Tailgaters
FBU raffle and silent auction all day
Sign up for trap setting contest and skillet toss contest—NTA Booth (Main Expo)
Skinning by North American Fur Auction (Across from Demo Bldg)
Skinning by Fur Harvesters (Across from Demo Building)
9:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Snare Building (Pre-registration Required /
     See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
11:00 AM Kids Workshop (Ages 8-15) – Trapping Basics /dirt hole set instruction
      (Pre-registration required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
1:00PM - 3:00PM Trap setting contests (See NTA Booth in Main Expo for Location)
     Trap Setting Plaques sponsored by Moyle Mink & Tannery
     Speed Boys under age 12, Speed Girls under age 12, Speed Junior Boys ages
     12-16, Speed Junior Girls Ages 12-16, Speed Women Ages 17 & Up, Speed
      Men Ages 17 & Up, Conibear—Speed All Ages
3:00 PM Kids Workshop (Ages 8 – 15) – Colony Trap Building (Pre-registration
      Required / See NTA Booth in Main Expo) – Room C
3:00PM—4:00PM Skillet Toss Contest (See NTA booth in Main Expo for location)
4:00PM FBU Silent Auction Closes (Main Expo)
4:15 PM MTPCA Annual Meeting (Expo Center – Room B)
6:00 PM Dealer buildings close
7:00PM – 8PM NTA General Meeting and awards presentation (Tent)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM FBU raffle (Tent)
8:30PM – 9PM Beder Wedding Ceremony (Tent)?
9:00PM-MIDNIGHT Dance - Music by the band Bronk Bros (Tent)

Sunday – August 21, 2016
6:00AM Breakfast served
8:00AM Dealer buildings open. Very limited vendors.
12:00 Noon CONVENTION CLOSES
Convention Schedule of Events
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