Fisherman I am really glad you made this post. One of the things that attracted me to trapping in my youth was the nostalgia, folk lore and story telling associated with our great outdoor endeavor Trapping. Rondevous or "Conventions" have been a gathering place since the days of the moutain men to todays modern trapper. It is the one time of the year that we all get together from all different places, states, etc. in search of another tidbit of information, old friends, another story, another trap, etc. We are blessed here in the state of NY with trapping having a great heritage and a cast of some of the finest trappers in the nation.
My first state convention my Dad took me to in Cobleskill, NY. Don't quite remember the year late 80's early 90's. I have since been everywhere from Maine to Missouri enjoying trapper's company at these gatherings.
Am glad that you have enjoyed it. A lot of nostalgia and memories here. I consider myself very fotunate to know or have met a lot of folks in the trapping world. A lot of the younger folks don't even know what I'm talking about. Just last fall along with several other NYSTA officers we took a trip for nostalgia reasons to the O.L. Butcher camp at Blue Ridge. We also visited his home at Shushan and checked out the building next door where so many years ago I sold furs. There have many other trappers along the way, some not so famous. The Combs brothers from Warrensburgh were some of the best mink trappers around. Augie Becker from Saranac was another, and Glen Rowe the fur buyer was one heck of a mink trapper. Some darn good Beaver trappers too! Ernie Lantigne was one, and others that would prefer I don't use their names. I am most fortunate to be able to visit Johnny Thorpe in his home and Ray Duntley and his wife Alice Butcher while they were still alive living at North Hudson. Not a native Adirondacker I feel very fortunate to have lived, hunted, and trapped here for the past 46 years. It truly great to know trappers all across the state, some of whom I only see once or twice a year. I cherish those frienships, and Tom Fisher is absolutely correct....... It is a great time to be a trapper!
Adirondack Red Neck
barney: I was probably 8 years old when the first convention took place at the airport then just a dirt strip. Piseco or bust painted on the clunker cars that arrived I remember a couple missing fenders LOL!
Apr 15, 2018 18:52:58 GMT -5
biggamhunter: Anybody know who where I can sell fur near Saranac Lake NY
Oct 18, 2018 6:59:54 GMT -5
ameliam88: Hey guys, i am searching for dressed raccoon skins- anyone knows a dealer/seller. thanks
Nov 3, 2018 0:00:23 GMT -5
Hayzer912: Anybody selling any skulls? Looking for Red/Gray Fox, Coon, Coyote Thanks!
Feb 3, 2019 8:23:42 GMT -5
cheitzman: I have a blog called howtotrapraccoon.wordpress.com If you have time check it out and if you like it please follow me on my blog. Thanks.
Feb 25, 2019 11:55:08 GMT -5
trapperjack: Anybody having problems logging into NYS Trappers website? All I get is tech difficulties displayed for last 2 weeks.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33:27 GMT -5
greenedream222: Had an awesome (first) time at the NYS Trappers Convention. So much to see, *touch* and take in. Met a lot of cool people - big THANK YOU to everyone who makes it as awesome as it is!! Very cool. Wish I could go back over tomorrow! Excited for next year!!!
Aug 30, 2019 21:37:21 GMT -5
fastmari: DOES IT HAV TO HAV BOTTOM JAW ATTACHED? I hav a local Grey skull; young, possibly female. Totally clean,& a lot of th Skeleton/legs, et But I always extract teeth4 myself. OK, so can u tell me what you require in Fox skull when you ask4 "skull" thnx
Nov 3, 2019 3:19:14 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Hi there, does anybody know where to upload from such printable template to stretch and dry a beaver fur ?
Nov 20, 2019 18:42:01 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Still looking for somebody ( mentor ?) residing and trapping 2 -2.5 hours driving distance from Brooklyn for acquaintance and a master class on a field. Brand new trapper and the pattern of success is completely unpredictable. 16 traps set and no one beave
Jan 14, 2020 18:45:57 GMT -5
kizi100: Anybody like listening to the Goose Couple?
Apr 13, 2020 2:56:32 GMT -5
herm: As long as Cuomo keeps getting on tv every day at noon and the tv stations are willing to broadcast his daily briefinthis state will never get unlocked
Apr 20, 2020 19:56:28 GMT -5
piterparker: Hello world. How are you ?
May 21, 2020 13:47:05 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Paw holding beaver trap modification. Have to talk and listen those experienced trappers if I did it right. My last season experience pushed me to make such modification.
Jun 8, 2020 11:24:53 GMT -5
Olde Trapper: no response available...
Aug 21, 2020 9:58:25 GMT -5
erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5