Once again at the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Convention, Mike Lance will be doing the youth trap toss. This is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Mike has been doing this for a lot of years and kids look forward to it every year.
But we need your help.
We need used traps for the giveaway. Each kid comes away with a trap to take home. If you are coming to the convention, please bring a 1 1/2 coil spring, dog proof, or 110 for donation to the youth trapping program. If you are not coming, send one with someone who is.
If you are at the convention and see Mike, tell him thanks for all he does for Nebraska’s trapping future.
Here are some early details on the 2017 Fall Convention to be held in Sidney. Nathan Morgan is putting this together and it is starting to shape up really nice. If you have ideas or would like to do a demo or have a booth contact Nathan at (308) 249-1295
Convention Date: September 22 – 23, 2017
Preliminary vendor list
Schneider Wild Fur
Grizzly Rose Trap line &Fur
Kansas Trap line Products
Sandy’s Fur Buying& ADC Trapping
Dusty Creative Cords
Macke’s Hide & Fur
Top Lot Stretcher Co
Dakota Fur& Baits
Papio Creek Trapping Supply
All Terrain Live Traps
Hill Top Outdoor Supply
No BS Lures
Jones Fur Buying
Lee Steinmeier FHA
Wild Sage Creations
Food Vendor: Jimmy L’s BBQ & Catering Co.
Cheyenne Co Fair Grounds Address: 10955 US Highway 30
Sidney NE 69162
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Down Town by the Fair Grounds(308) 254-2081
Best Western Plus Sidney Lodge-(308) 254-0100
Motel 6-(308) 254-5463
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Sidney-(308) 254-9000
Comfort Inn & Suites Sidney-(308) 254-4423
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson-(308) 254-2000
Hampton Inn Sidney-(308) 254-2111
Cabela’s Camp Ground 115 Cabela Drive, Sidney, NE 69162-(308) 254-7889
Fair Grounds are located at the far west end of town the convention will be held in the exhibit building
We are excited to have our Vendor Showcase page created and ready to show. These vendors have put in a lot of hard work, time, and miles to come and support our annual convention and help make it a success. When shopping for supplies or a place to sell your fur, make sure you remember to consider them with your support.
The Convention Raffle Tickets have been mailed out. The tickets are $1 each or 10 for $8. Two great prizes are being raffled off this year. They are a Savage B-Mag .17 WSM rifle with Simmons scope and a $500 Cabela’s gift card.
Make sure you fill out the top part of the card, and if you have a preference between these two great prizes, please write your choice on the part you turn in.
Bring your tickets to the convention or send them with someone who is going. Drawing will be September 24th, and you need not be present to win.
If you have any questions or need additional tickets, please use the Contact Us link.
In case you are not familiar with me, my name is Mike Lance and I have been a NFH member since before 1984. When the Midwest Trapper (Precursor to the Trapper and Predator Caller) was first published by Mr. Chuck Spearman in the mid 70’s I had an article in the 3rd issue (pre dates me a little doesn’t it!). I’m the fellow who runs the Kids Trap Toss on Saturdays during the general meeting of the NFH annual Fall Convention. I try to keep the “natives” from getting too restless while you tend to the “business”. Which is why I am writing. If we continue to do this we need donated traps from members like you to award as prizes to the kids. I can’t begin to thank the folks who have donated all types of traps through years, but Dave Hastings, Jim Cronin, Joe Jack, Kris McAllister, Don Miller and several others went way above what I asked. Many times reaching into their own pockets and time slots to provide me with enough prizes and time to make the Trap Toss a success. I’m now asking you newer members to take their place by donating a trap or two so the NFH Fall Convention Trap Toss can continue….. #0’s, 1’s, 1.5’s, 2’s, LS or Coils, small body grip traps, gopher& mole traps, etc. are prizes given in the Toss and are currently needed. Typically we need from 50-60 individual traps/yr. in order that every boy and girl gets 1. Bring anything you have to the convention – new or “pre-owned” in useable condition and I’ll keep this portion of the Convention active as long as the members want. If you need to visit on this or about any other topic let me know with a call @ cell # 402-841-0380 or Pilger NE @396-3718. Thanks.