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FTA Rendezvous
Fur Takers of America

FTA Rendezvous

FTA Rendezvous 2024

FTA 56th Annual Rendezvous

June 13-15, 2024
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
4808 South Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
FTA Rendezvous 2024 - Virginia Trappers

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Virginia Trappers Association is honored to host the 56th Fur Takers of America National Rendezvous.  This will be the largest trapping convention in Virginia in over three decades with an anticipated attendance of over 6,000.  Please consider one of the sponsorship levels to help us create a memorable event and/or advertise your organization or business.
Sponsorship Levels
Platinum - $1,100, Gold - $700, Silver - $225, Bronze - $175, Music $200, Demo $125, and Program Advertising from $25 to $125.

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To become a Convention Sponsor; contact Art Foltz at or 540-630-1756 with the level/option desired and send payment to Kurt Butler, 1193 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  In order to allow time for t-shirt and banner printing, the cutoff date for reserving and paying for your sponsorship option is May 1, 2024.
Join us for this family-friendly event that will highlight some of the best trapping information to be had.

Attend trapping demos by top names like Ron Leggett, Newt Sterling Gary Jepson, Robert Waddell and more (presenters subject to change).

View and purchase trapping equipment, tools, bait and lures, along with other items from vendors and tailgaters.

Plan your trip today!
Don't miss out on this unique event!
FTA Rendezvous 2024

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$10 per day, $20 for 3 days, $35 for Day Family Pass, $50 for 3 Day Family Pass
12 & Under are free
Veterans are free with ID

Camping Per Night
$40 – RV
$25 - Primitive


Now ready for booking at the discounted rate! Be sure to use the link below to make your reservation:

Hotel Madison
710 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
$109.00 per night +Tax
This discounted rate for the Hotel Madison is only good through May 31st!!

• Trapping Demos
• Predator Hunting
• Skinning Demos
• KIDS Activities
• Outdoor Flea Market
• Tailgating
• Trap Setting Contest
• Turtle Trapping
• Lure Making Seminars
• Antler & Animal Byproduct Marketing
• Buckskinners
• Reenactors

Things to See and Do
• Washington, D.C. (2-hour drive)
• Virginia Skyline Drive
• Historic Williamsburg (2-hour drive)
• Blue Ridge Parkway
• Appalachian Trail
• Virginia Military Institute Museum
• General Stonewall Jackson's House (20-minute drive)
• Multiple Trout Streams Nearby
• Countless Battlefield Sites Nearby

Photo Contest
Be sure to enter your favorite picture in our 2024 photo contest. Entries are due by May 31, 2024, and can either be mailed or brought with you to our annual Rendezvous.
Download your entry form.

FTA Scheduled Events

Watch this space as we plan our 2024 Rendezvous!

2024 Demonstration List

Thursday, June 13
9am Doug McKenzie, Plantation Predator Management
10am Laura & Zak Gidney, Fox
11am Tommy Bryant, Coyotes
12pm Carl McGlothlin, Snaring
1pm Warren Pence, Bobcats
2pm Jerry Pingley, Beaver
3pm Craig Sweet, Raccoon
4pm Charlie Masheck & Justin Jett, Trapping out of State

Friday, June 14
8am Tom Tyree, Raccoon
9am Bryan Nelson, Fox
10am Steve McCue, Bobcats
11am John Houben, Coyotes
12pm Jason Jisniewski, Legislative Issues in Trapping & Talking Points
1pm Beth Hakala, Bobcats
2pm Mike Mazur, Coons for Kids
3pm Paul Antczak, Snaring Beaver
4pm Ron & Becky Peters, ADC Trapping

Saturday,  June 15
8am Newt Sterling, Snaring
9am Robert Waddell, Beaver & Otter
10am Todd Strohecker, Mink & Muskrats
11am Cory Van Driel, Fisher
12pm Gary Jepson, Coyotes
1pm Ron & Denton Leggett, Fox
2pm Rod Zullinger & Ash Bricker, Bobcats
3pm Dave Eckles, Beaver
4pm Cierra Colvin, Coyotes

Rendezvous Dinner

If you haven't RSVP'd to attend the FTA Rendezvous dinner(s) Thursday and/or Saturday evening, please do so by Text 540-539-1409 with your name, quantity of tickets and for which day. The cost of the tickets are $25.00 each, (12 and under are $20.00 each).

Dinner provided by Divine Swine BBQ Co.
Menu includes:
Pulled Pork
Pulled Chicken
Mac’N Cheese
Smokey “PIT” Beans
Collard Greens N Yellow Rice
House Slaw
Buns & Sauces
Sweet Tea, Strawberry or plain Lemonade Aid
No other drinks will be provided

You can pre-purchase your tickets via Venmo (craig kunkel@vtad5) or by Zelle (540-539-1409).
If you just RSVP'd, great, as this will help with the count.
All tickets can be picked up and paid for at the VTA booth in the main building.
We hope to see everybody there.

Antler Drive

Help us fund the battle! If you have some antlers lying around, bring one or more to the FTA Rendezvous as part of an antler drive fundraiser. Both hard brown and white antlers have value.
Drop off your antlers at the FTA booth. We'll have a small collection of 'thank you' gifts for those who donate their antlers.

Don't forget your antlers! This small effort on your part can be a real boost to the FTA's ability to do more proactive work. If you can't make it, please send your antlers with someone who is attending our convention and can bring them. Ask your fellow trappers to help as well!

Each state has different regulations regarding antlers, so please be sure you're in compliance with your local regulations.

2024 Inside Vendor List

3 Tracks Turkey Calls
Barnes Hide & Fur
Bearded Man Beaver Lures
Bob & Sons Insurance Agency
Dave Scifres Wildlife Services
Dobbins Lures
Duke Traps
Dunlap Lures
Epler Fur
Fur Life TV w/ Brian Flowers
Fur Takers of America, Inc.
Hal Sullivan
Herb Senderling
Hoosier Trapper Supply
J3 Outdoors
Larry Finch Trap Tags
Lee Steinmeyer
Leggett’s K-9
LKL Trapping Experience
L&P Trapline Supply
Lone Wolf Lures
Minnesota Trapline Products
Murphy Lures
Murray's Lures and Trapping Supplies
North Carolina Trappers Association
Rockingham Izaak Walton League
She Traps
Snare One
Sterling Fur Co.
TS Trapline
Tennessee Fur Harvesters Assoc.
Texas Trappers & Fur Hunters
Trapline Coffee Co.
Virginia Trappers Association
West Virginia Trappers Association

2024 Vendors
Inside spaces still available!
For information on becoming a Vendor please contact:
Travis Bandy
Phone: 276-210-7105

Rendezvous 2023
Eric Arnold, editor of The Fur Taker Magazine, has made a viewable file about Rendezvous 2023. You can view or download the file with or without the accompanying video.


Business Executive:
Cristina Jones - 908-982-8753

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