STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The U.P. Trappers Association will be hosting its 54th annual convention and outdoor expo in Escanaba, Mich. next weekend.
Various trapping and outdoor experts will be on hand presenting demos that focus on proven methods for capturing animals. The next step is preparing furs for market. Professional fur handler Rich Clark will be show how to properly put up a variety of fur, share tips and techniques, which are sure to get the trapper top dollar for his catch and save him or her considerable time and effort.
“I have personally attended Rich Clark’s demos and have always gained valuable knowledge from listening to him and watching his expertise,” said Jim Fornetti, longtime member of U.P. Trappers. “He is a superb teacher and I am always impressed with the way he answers each and every question from the audience thoroughly, patiently and accurately.”
This year will feature vendors and tailgaters and many dealers of outdoor equipment will be offering convention special prices, with no shipping charges. Swapping and trading items is also a convention tradition as well as the mini raffles.
Pocket Park Fishing will entertain kids. This adult supervised activity is sponsored and supervised by the Normenco Sportsman’s Club and the Great Lakes Sports Club.
This is a family event open to the public. Admission is $5 for both days and kids under 16 are admitted free. On Friday, July 15, the event is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (All times EST). Food and refreshments will be available as well as camping on the grounds. On Friday evening there will be a dinner and dance. Dance and meal proceeds benefit the Escanaba High School Bowling Team.
The event is put on annually by the U.P. Trapper’s organization and is run by volunteers. Anyone interested in helping can call Mike Lewis call at (906) 774-3592. Further information on this event may be obtained by visiting www.uptrappers.com or contacting Roy Dahlgren at (906)-399-1960; firstname.lastname@example.org