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Old 06-10-2021, 01:44 PM
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Default West Central Trappers Weekend 2021!

So who is ready to come to a REAL in person trapping event this year? The West Central Trappers (ATA local) proudly present the July 24th weekend event. All Trappers and interested Outdoorsman are welcome!

Expect: Trapping Demos, Camping, Silent Auction, Small Trade Show, Horseshoe Tourney, Lunch & Dinner Sat (cheap dinner tickets) etc.

Entry fee: One silent auction item

No hookups for Trailers, but suspect you can survive the weekend

Where: Last West Hall

When: Camping starts Friday evening, BIG DAY is Saturday, Sunday morning adios! We will see you next time....

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Old 06-10-2021, 11:22 PM
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Thinking Iíll make the trip to visit with fellow trappers.
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:31 AM
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Been in Alberta for more than 70 years, where the hell is ;'Last West Hall"?
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:36 PM
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Google tells me its west of Rimbey.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:19 AM
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Yes- it is west of Rimbey - beautiful; quiet location we have used a few times for events- I will post directions and a schedule of whatís happening soon. Thanks for interest GG
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:26 AM
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Default Try this

Last West Hall
(403) 843-3434
https://goo.gl/maps/MrMLUuinXGthqcoFA
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:25 PM
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I think we will make the trip havenít seen any one for awhile. Thanks Garry! Great bunch of guys up there
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:00 PM
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No hook ups but you can still camp there?
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Old 06-16-2021, 11:00 AM
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Yes Brian and anyone interested.....

There is a large graveled pad behind the Last West Hall to park your 5th wheel or tow behind trailer. There is also nicely grassed and shaded areas to pitch a tent as well.

This is a very nice quiet (until we get there) location - tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life!

It is just off a high grade gravel road Sec 761 - which is a very short drive (2 min or 1.5 miles) off Highway 53
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:36 AM
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Default Trapping Demos Line Up

JULY 24 WILL BE A BUSY DAY FOR TRAPPER DEMOS

Scheduled in (5 Different Trappers showing their stuff):


1. Wolf Trapping
2. Wolf Snaring
3. Lynx Trapping/Snaring
4. Coyote Trapping
5. Animal Damage Control



In addition (at his booth) Corey Grover, showing off his newest advancements in snaring

Hoping Marty can offer the same..... ? Marty did try phoning you
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Old 06-21-2021, 06:21 PM
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I believe Laurie and I will be attending as well,gonna enjoy the Trapper's get together than jump over to Burnstick Lake and enjoy a week of camping and fishing afterwards.
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:07 PM
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Glad you can make it Peter - drag up some of those South Country hombres with you!


New addition to Saturday- after a little persuading about how popular it is -

Trap Swap - will be held right after dinner in the hall Parking Lot! Sell; Trade or give away to the young trappers - traps ; equipment; and other surplus gear you have been tripping on for the last 12 years or so! CG says it is lots of fun - the jury is on it
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:40 AM
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West Central Poster 2021.pdf
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Old 06-23-2021, 10:48 AM
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Shoot, Iím at work, hopefully next year
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Old 06-30-2021, 03:06 PM
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Default Trade Show Vendors wanted

I have volunteered to put together a respectful trade show at the July 24 West Central Trappers Weekend!

To that end, we have these fine companies with booths:

Lights Out Snaring
Dam Beaver
Canadian Coyote Company
Reubens Furs

We have others thinking about it, but if you know any vendors that may want to join in, please get them to give me a call at 780-514-0494

1st Booth (4 long tables in horseshoe shape) is $100, If you take a 2nd booth we will discount the 2nd one to $75

Appears to be a good turn out shaping up!
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Old 07-01-2021, 10:14 AM
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Sounds like a good time, even sounds like a big event shaping up. I sure hope Shandro and Hinshaw dont send there thugs over. But probly be okay cuz probly they just put Gary in jail!!!

I will be there. Have to figure out how to get both a holiday trailer and a load of goodies up there.

To all reading this, do place your order with your preferred dealer in advance and we'll all have exactly what you want, very helpful.

But we'll still bring more, to see what we can tempt you with!
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Old 07-05-2021, 01:44 PM
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Default ATA Youth Camp Donations planned!

The West Central Trappers (ATA) is committed to Youth trapping related education. The hugely successful ATA Youth Camps are fully booked again with 10-14 year old's learning survival skills, emergency response and basic trapping skills. With this in mind, the West Central directors have unanimously agreed that 15% of the net profits made at the upcoming July 24th weekend event will go to supporting the Youth Camp Fund!

We also recognize that ATA members from far and wide are attending the event.. and this is our way to show gratitude for attending members and the great things the ATA does with our youth.

Cheers GG
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:11 AM
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Wil there be breakfast available saturday? or just lunch and dinner?
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Old 07-07-2021, 07:19 PM
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I think itís BYOB
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:32 PM
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Default Breakfast

No breakfast planned - but save your appetite for lunch and dinner- tickets at the event

Lunch is $10 - hamburgers; hot dogs, coleslaw etc
Dinner is $20 - Steak, Chicken, baked potatoes , salads and fixing ; possibly some smoked brisket

Buy both for $25
Cash or check only

5-12 years old 1/2 price
Under 5 Free
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:38 PM
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Default Additional Trade Show Vendors

Additional vendors added last few days -

1)Sisson Furs
2) Three Boys (outdoor adventure stuff)
3) Gun Dealer
4) Stettler source for Sports (also kicked in a donation and .22 with scope)
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:59 PM
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Default Trapping Demos - Details of Events

This just in from Trapping Demo organizer Stan Forsyth:

Saturday Morning - July 24th

10 AM - Wolf Snaring
10:3 - Coyote Trapping
11:00 - Wolf Trapping
11:30 - ADC work

Names of presenters are withheld online... but they are A Quality Trappers!

On another note: Just ordered up Ribeye and Striploin steaks for Saturday Dinner... plus some Brisket. Will be chicken for those that might not like A grade steak.... ha
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Old 07-13-2021, 10:23 AM
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Default Lynx Demo added

It sounds like one of our favorite Peace River trappers will be doing a Lynx demo in the early afternoon now. Bring it on....

That makes it a full 5 Trapping Demos for the 24th! Thanks in advance to the 5 trappers who are sharing their tips and tricks from the line...

Special thanks to Northern Trapper for the Lynx intel.

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Old 07-16-2021, 01:37 PM
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Default Trade Show update

Another addition to the trappers supply part of our mini trade show just confirmed today. Battle River Management (Wade M) will be joining us. He has asked that Trappers bring their own manufactured snares to his booth. He will do a quick analysis on the design, and offer solutions. In addition he will be showcasing his BRM Wolf/Coyote snare at the tradeshow. There will be a event draw for a couple hundred dollars of the BRM snares for visitors to the booth. He asked me to relay this to you all - as he doesn't own a computer.

We have one more booth left - if you are a vendor interested is selling at the event. Guns, soaps, traps or tents.... ha whatever you think the crowd will be interested in... give me a PM

Booth (4 tables) is only $100

One of the vendors, Stettler Source for Sports has offered up a .22 with scope and a cash donation. Thank you very much!

Another vendor, Lights Out Snaring has offered up a 2nd BBQ to help cook those awesome Rib and Strip Loin steaks for us too. Thanks Cory!

Reuben is giving us an excellent deal on dressed squirrel and ermine pelts for the kids squirrel snaring event. Thanks Reuben! We will have about 25 to give out to the kids that enter.

Some tables (mainly trap supply) will be set up outside the hall, with the remainder inside the hall. Vendors choice.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:48 PM
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Great weekend shaping up. All outdoor enthusiasts welcome. Lots of great venders signed up from guns to tanned fur, traps and snares.

Excited about the trap swap lined up for after supper for those who are looking for deals. Circle the wagons and open the tailgates Bring out your inventory of extras or just those old traps your not using. Someone is always looking for the hiding gems.

Look forward to seeing you at the event.
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:24 PM
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Excitement building fo this yearís picnic. Lots of people interested in the horse shoe tournament and silent auction. Stettlerís Source sporting goods came through in a big way again this year with a Savage 22 and scope for our raffle. This is the gathering that you donít want to miss.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:18 AM
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Default This weekend - Recap of what to expect!

A) Everyone welcome! All outdoorsman and families!

B) Most transactions will be Cash or check... some vendors may have debit machines

C) Camping and way overdue visiting starts Friday Camping available on gravel pad on back of Hall property - room for 30+ trailers. We will try and park diagonal to save room. Have an overflow area if needed

D) 5 High Caliber demos! Wolf Trapping, Wolf Snaring, Coyote Trapping, Lynx sets and ADC work. These start 10 AM sharp on Saturday.

E) You wont go hungry! We have lunch and dinner lined up on Saturday. Lunch will be Burgers, Dogs, Beans, Slaw etc. Dinner will be Steaks (Rib & Strip Loin) plus some Brisket, Chicken, Corn, Bake Potato etc. Dinner tickets available at event. Limit of 200 Dinner tickets. Pricing above in this thread.

F) Trade Show - Support the vendors! We have full tables of Trapping gear, Outdoor paraphernalia, Guns, Tanned Furs .... etc. Very unique trade show!

G) What is the cost of attendance you ask? One silent auction item... any value accepted.

H) Have kids? - Bring them and let them run wild! Lots of events for the family including Tug-A-War, Sack races, Squirrel snaring etc. Kids prizes

I) Ladies Event - Olympic "steel Muskrat" toss! Total distance - distance to center line. Throw that Rat straight and far and win the Ladies basket of prizes.

J) Horseshoe Tournament. Up to 28 teams

K) Beaver weight game + Guess the castor weight (within! )

L) Silent Auction Royale

G) Gun and Chainsaw tickets

H) The Weather Forecast LOOKS AWESOME

LAST WEST HALL - 19 KMS WEST OF RIMBEY ON HWY 53, TURN NORTH - GREEN DIRECTION SIGNS & ATA SIGNS AT CORNER
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:34 PM
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A) Everyone welcome! All outdoorsman and families!

B) Most transactions will be Cash or check... some vendors may have debit machines

C) Camping and way overdue visiting starts Friday Camping available on gravel pad on back of Hall property - room for 30+ trailers. We will try and park diagonal to save room. Have an overflow area if needed

D) 5 High Caliber demos! Wolf Trapping, Wolf Snaring, Coyote Trapping, Lynx sets and ADC work. These start 10 AM sharp on Saturday.

E) You wont go hungry! We have lunch and dinner lined up on Saturday. Lunch will be Burgers, Dogs, Beans, Slaw etc. Dinner will be Steaks (Rib & Strip Loin) plus some Brisket, Chicken, Corn, Bake Potato etc. Dinner tickets available at event. Limit of 200 Dinner tickets. Pricing above in this thread.

F) Trade Show - Support the vendors! We have full tables of Trapping gear, Outdoor paraphernalia, Guns, Tanned Furs .... etc. Very unique trade show!

G) What is the cost of attendance you ask? One silent auction item... any value accepted.

H) Have kids? - Bring them and let them run wild! Lots of events for the family including Tug-A-War, Sack races, Squirrel snaring etc. Kids prizes

I) Ladies Event - Olympic "steel Muskrat" toss! Total distance - distance to center line. Throw that Rat straight and far and win the Ladies basket of prizes.

J) Horseshoe Tournament. Up to 28 teams

K) Beaver weight game + Guess the castor weight (within! )

L) Silent Auction Royale

G) Gun and Chainsaw tickets

H) The Weather Forecast LOOKS AWESOME

LAST WEST HALL - 19 KMS WEST OF RIMBEY ON HWY 53, TURN NORTH - GREEN DIRECTION SIGNS & ATA SIGNS AT CORNER
Looking forward to seeing all my fellow trappers again!

Big thank you for Gary and the team for putting this together!
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Old 07-23-2021, 12:08 PM
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Default Lawn Chairs

We are planning on having some tables outside and inside for visiting, lunch and dinner. We are not allowed to take chairs out of the hall though, so please have lawn chairs if you plan on sitting out in the fresh air.

Trailers starting coming in last night, expect they will roll in all day today (Friday) we will do our best to find a spot for everyone. Please check with an organizer before setting up camp. If you have a truck camper, shorter (under 24' holiday trailer park along east fence (next to crop)

Please stay off grass with campers. There is grassed areas saved for tenters.

See you there! Weather looks to be onside Friday / Saturday
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:34 PM
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Default West central weekend

It was a great weekend. Thanks to all who made it happen and to all who showed up. Richard
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