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2014 Fur Takers of America & Pennsylvania Trappers Association
Joint Convention

June 19-21, 2014
Hosted by PTA District 3

Convention Contact: David Eckels, phone 724-348-6721
e-mail dleckels@verizon.net

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Washington County Fairgrounds.
2151 North Main Street
Washington, PA 15301

Host Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton
340 Race Track Rd.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $129
When booking, use group code PTZ to get this price.

Comfort Inn
Race Track Rd. Exit 41 on I-79
237 Meadowlands Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $135

Courtyard by Mariott
1800 Tanger Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $129 (must state you're with the trappers for this rate)

Country Inn & Suites
Exit 15 on I-70
245 Meadowlands Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $141

1170 W. Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $95 (must state you're with FTA or PTA for this rate)

Days Inn
1370 W. Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $90

America's Best Value Inn
1385 W. Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $74

Comfort Inn & Suites
2110 N. Franklin Dr.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $115

Red Roof Inn
1399 W. Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301
Rate - $80

Primitive Camping & RV Hookups available on the fairgrounds.

We, here in District 3 of the PA Trapper’s Association, want to invite you to the FTA/PTA convention in Washington, Pennsylvania, June 19-22. We are looking forward to the Fur Takers of America joining us here in Pennsylvania and with both organizations, it should be a very busy convention. Looks like there will be something going on almost round the clock during the event.

Ed Hutzel of the Hutzel Trap Co. is making a commemorative bear trap for the convention. We plan on having it at the district table, and selling raffle tickets on it throughout the convention.
We are currently working with NAFA and the WFSC on the chance of having the fashion show at the convention.
A pig roast is planned for Saturday evening, right before the auction. The PTA convention usually dies down on Saturday afternoon; even a lot of vendors pack up and leave. We're hoping that the draw of free food will keep more people there for the auction. NAFA has expressed interest in sharing the cost of the meal with the district. We do have a member in our district who is a professional auctioneer and is volunteering for the auction Saturday.
We do have some kids and women's ideas for the convention. I believe the PA Game Commission is going to sponsor a bluebird box making class for kids. We will also have a few kid's ideas spread out through the convention.
The motto we chose for this convention is "Sharing a Tradition."

Washington is located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and is easily accessed from Interstates 70 or 79. The fairgrounds are located close to the intersection of the two highways and can be accessed easiest from exits 40 or 41 of I-79. For anyone looking to fly into the area, the Greater Pittsburgh Airport would be the closest major airport and is approximately a forty-five minute ride from Washington.


PA District 3 and NAFA/Wild Fur Shippers Council will co-sponsor a FREE pig roast on Saturday night. It will be immediately before the auction.
Buildings close at 6:00, we'll have the meal in the same arena as auction will be held, then start the auction maybe 7:15 or 7:30.
We have a commemorative bear trap being made by the Hutzel Trap Co. We plan to sell raffle tickets for it, and to draw the winner Saturday evening at the dinner/auction.

The PTA also has it's Mountain Man Race on Saturday, in addition to the typical FTA's trap setting, barefoot bear trap, and skillet toss. It'll be a busy Saturday morning/ early afternoon.
Fur hat making on Friday, and the Dutch oven cooking on Saturday.
Planned Events
Travel Tips
American Coon Cap
Blue Ridge Outdoors
Broad Mountain Lures
Chubb’s Trapping Supply
Al Crilley
Coon Creek Trappers Supply
Dakota Line Snares
Dennis Doaty Leather
Paul Dobbins
Duke Traps
Dunlap Lures
Durow Enterprises
John Epler
F & T Trading Post
Febinger Archery & Trapping Supply
Larry Finch
Florin’s Trapping Supply
Darin Freeborough
Fur Harvesters Auctions
Fur Taker Lures
Jacks Mountain Basswood Stretchers
Joe Goodman
Joe Mast
Herron Skinner
Hoosier Trapper Supply
J & J Lures
Jameson’s Ultrablend
Mark June
Bill Kasten Trapping Supplies
Laurel’s Leathercrafting
Clint Locklear
Luther Valley Lures
Mace’s Fur & Trapping Supply
Mel’s Creative Wood Crafts
Minnesota Trapline Products
Murray’s Lures
Night Owl Lures
No BS Lures
Northern Sport Co.
Oneida Victor
PDK Snares
Peterson Furs
Don Powell
Rodger’s Hides & Supplies
Carrie Shelgren
Soup Can Coonin’
Stanford’s Fur Post
Sterling Fur
Sudden Valley Supply
Trapper Paul’s Supply House
Volker’s Wire Cubbies and Supplies
Wildlife Control Supplies
Winter Weather Baits
FTA PTA Commemorative Trap
The trap is engraved with Pennsylvania Trappers Assoc. on one jaw and Fur Takers of America on the other.
The pan is gold enlay with the Rendezvous info and United We Stand engraved in the center. The trap comes with its own decorative wood box.