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I would like to know why they have to charge $10 bucks to get in. I am not gripping, but I make less than 40 year and several kids who trap, with a large family you cant even afford to go. If I took all over twelve that would be $70 just to ge in!

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NTA's 9th Southeast Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo


$10.00 for 12 and over for the whole show.
$25.00 with electric/water and
$10.00 primitive (no hook-ups) per day.

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We will try to have demonstrations on all manner of trapping subjects from water trapping to land trapping, snaring, fur handling.
As well as a trap setting contest for all ages
Games for the kids
Dealers of trapping supplies and other outdoor equipment
An auction of all manner of things...*3 years ago I won a Foxpro electronic call with remote in a raffle
Really no telling what you might see or who you may meet

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I couldnt find "where" in russellville?
Off I-40 take exit 84 and go South over I - 40 to East Main (Hwy 64)
Go West on East Main 9Hwy 64) then turn South onto South Knoxville Ave. (Hwy 7)
Continue South and cross over the RailRoad Tracks...
The Pope County Fairgrounds are on the Left less than 2 blocks from the RailRoad tracks...
Can't miss "POPE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS" painted on the side of the building

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It's at the fairgrounds. It's pitiful that they didn't have that information on there.
Well in defense of the NTA they aren't from here and just presume people can find it for themselves...BUT they could have gotten the address from the
Pope County Fair Asso. when they met do flesh out the contracts, logistics and such...Yeah, they could do a better job. :smack:

"2 blocks from the RailRoad tracks..." I got a feeling I'm not going to get much sleep. :doh:
Chances are if your going to camp out there you'll be up half the night visiting and trading trapping stories anyway...
I know if I decide to rough it I won't be much sleep the entire week...:rolleyes:

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The National Trapper’s Association (NTA) will be sponsoring the 2012 Southeastern Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo in Russellville, Arkansas April 13-15. This recreational experience will be hosted by the Arkansas Trapper’s Association in conjunction with the Russellville Advertising and Promotion Commission.

The event will be held at the Pope County Fairgrounds, Russellville, Arkansas, located at 517 Knoxville. Take Exit 84 off I-40, go South to Main St. then East on Main St. to Knoxville. Turn South on Knoxville and the Fairgrounds are on the right about a block after crossing the railroad tracks.

Over the duration of the 2 ½ day event a number of speakers who are experienced trappers have agreed to provide demonstrations for the 2012 Southeast Regional Convention on a variety of trapping topics. See Demo Schedule for specific. This is an excellent opportunity to come out and watch the pros!

There will be an ample amount of lures, baits, and supplies available from vendors attending the event. A full list of vendors is posted on the website. In addition to trapping supplies, the vendors will also be selling everything from sporting goods, artwork, and home décor items.

Fur Bearers Unlimited (FBU) will be conducting a silent auction on Friday and until 4PM on Saturday. FBU will also be having a raffle on various items.

The ATA will be selling dinner plates on Friday evening to raise funds for the ATA. The Menu will include grilled chicken and beef brisket, patato salad, baked beans, rolls and possibly desserts. Serving starts at 6:00 and will cease at approximately 7:00. Cost will be $5 for 12 and up and $3 for under 12.

An auction will take place at 7:30 Friday evening featuring well know auctioneer Kevin Whitworth of Missouri. Kevin’s style of auctioneering is very entertaining and will give all who are there a good time.

Family activities will be featured throughout the event. These will include trap setting contests, kids hay scrambles, ball toss, and a frying pan toss contest.

The vendor building will be open 8AM to 6PM on Friday and Saturday. A very limited number of vendors will be available from 8AM to Noon on Sunday. Tailgate/flea market vendors will also be featured in the outdoor areas of the fairgrounds throughout the event.

The cost for the event is $10 for the entire event. Children under 12 are free. This is a family event. We strongly encourage young people to come out and learn about the heritage of trapping and the promotion of responsible trapping.


Friday, April, 13 2012
9:00 Gary Helms AR Trapping with the #160
10:00 Danny Rowland AR Root & Herb Collecting
11:00 Jeff Dunnier TX Beaver Control
1:00 James Lord TN Bobcat
2:00 Danny Redwine MS Coyote live market
3:00 Rick Friedrich MO Coon
4:00 Tony Howard LA Grey Fox
5:00 Mike Fischer AR Otter

Sat. April 14, 2012
9:00 David McCain AR Snaring
10:00 Mike Bailey OK Bobcat
11:00 John Lindsey LA Coyote
1:00 Mario Swayzee AR Beaver Handling
2:00 Marty Harmon MS Bobcat
3:00 Kirk DeKalb GA Beaver Trapping with a twist
4:00 Tony Howard LA Fur handleing
5:00 NAFA Fur Grading

Sun. April 15
8:30 Randy Davis AR Church Service

Inside Dealer set-up days: Thursday, April 12, 8am - 6pm
Dealer Building hours:
Friday, April 13, 8am - 6pm
Saturday, April 14, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, April 15, 8am - 12 noon

Booth Spaces: All booths are $75 for a 10 x 10 foot space
With each regular booth you will get 1 table and 2 chairs.
Corner booths can get two tables.

To make a reservation a deposit of at least one-half the amount due is required. No booth spaces will be held without a deposit being paid. After March 17, 2012, all spaces reserved must be paid in full at the time of reservation. NO DEPOSITS WILL BE REFUNDED, AFTER March 28, 2012. Any balance due must be paid in the Dealer Registration area when you arrive at the convention, and before you set-up.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00 for 12 and over for the whole show.

CAMPING FEES: $25.00 with electric/water and $10.00 primitive (no hook-ups) per day.

$50.00 w/out OR $55 w/hook-ups per 20-foot wide space for the convention, no refunds.
Fee includes 2 Dealer Admssion badges per 20-foot space. Additional badges may be purchased, if needed.

When making reservation you MUST let the hotel know you are there for the National Trappers Association Convention and Sports Show! (Discounts for you and the NTA depend on your mentioning us!)

Best Western - $62.00
2326 North Arkansas Avenue
479 967-1000

Fairfield Inn and Suites - $75
120 East Harrell Drive
479 967-9030

Hampton Inn - $82
2304 North Arkansas Avenue
479 858-7199

The Arkansas Trappers Association has arranged for discounted rooms from Quality Inn.

Quality Inn (AR049) Exit 84, I40
3019 E. Parkway Dr.
Russellville, AR, US, 72802
* Phone: (479) 967-7500
$58.49 + Tax per Night
Call and ask for the Arkansas Trappers Association Rate.
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