The Montana Trappers Association holds its annual rendezvous each year in Lewistown, Montana, at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.
Throughout the event, demonstrations on fur handling, trap setting, snaring, predator calling and various other trapping related topics are held. Convention goers will meet fellow trappers, eat good food and share experiences with over 300 people in attendance, including Miss Rodeo Montana and Miss Teen Rodeo Montana. There are numerous dealers in attendance at the rendezvous with their latest trapping supplies.
You may participate in several contest events whether you're young or old, trapper or trapperette. From the trap shoot, trap setting contest, skillet throw, beaver toss, or photo contest.
On Friday night, the crew puts on a fantastically delicious fish fry. You can meet up and chat with fellow members while dining on the likes of deep fried perch and walleye, homemade fries, and other offerings. Then you can continue into the evening hours around the camp or head downtown to one of the local establishments.
Saturday evening is the biggest event of the weekend. Starting with the banquet, recognizing members accomplishments, fur fashion show, fur coat raffle, picking the winners of the annual rendezvous raffle, and raising monies for the MTA to help finance the Association for the following year with our auction and fundraiser. The evening culminates with a 50/50 raffle and cash giveaways.
When you attend the MTA rendezvous, you will have fun, learn, buy supplies, and most of all, you will be part of the MTA and Working Today For A Tomorrow In Trapping.