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MI: Mark June to give presentation
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The National Trappers Association’s 59th Annual Convention/Outdoor Show will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Michigan on July 26-28, 2018. Hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. all days. Admission is $10 per day or $20 for a 3-day pass. (Youngsters under 12 are free).
One of the many famous trappers attending will be trapper/lure maker Mark June. He will be doing a demonstration sharing his tips, experience and expertise on trapping coyotes. This highly successful lure maker will also share information on lure type, use and proper placement which will surely increase any trappers capture rate.
June grew up on a lake in Michigan. At a young age, he trapped via canoe for mink, muskrats, beaver and raccoon checking his line before school each day. With his high capture rate and expertly finished furs, June quickly became known as a young trapper who really knew the fur game (and who often outperformed the local veterans). From there, his trapping career blossomed. He has trapped in 18 states and his lures are sold through major U.S. and international retailers. Today he concentrates his efforts in his home state of Nebraska and depending on the time of year, he will spend time in Texas and other states. Trapping in Texas, he regularly catches bobcats and coyotes.
For over 40 years, he has been involved with coyote research projects. He continues to do so today when time allows. He started his lure making business in 1984 and continues successfully with it to this day. More recently he has formed a trapping school for real professionals appropriately named the Pro Predator Trapping Academy, which is designed to produce trappers who are among the top one percent in predator control.
The convention features items of interest to all members of the family. From raffles to vendors, to free kids fishing to trapping/hunting seminars there are three solid days of action. The opportunity to see, hear and meet the best outdoor experts of the world is evident at this event.
One very special pre-convention event this year will be the opportunity to have dinner with Marty Meierotto and his family! Only 150 tickets are being sold for this special evening with Marty and there will be door prizes and raffles. For $50 per person you can attend a buffet dinner (catered by one of the better caterers in the Escanaba area) on the Tuesday night (July 24th, before the convention). Doors open at 4:00 for social hour. Soft drinks and beer will be available and the dinner will be served from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. For tickets contact Roy Dahlgren at (906) 399-1960.

Many outdoor equipment vendors will be offering good deals on their wares. Food vendors will provide lots of local food favorites. Camping is available on the grounds; however these spots along with local motels are already filling up fast in anticipation of the event.
For further information, contact Convention Coordinator Vickie Wright at (231) 907-0977, vwright@nationaltrappers.com or Roy Dahlgren (906)339-1960 or visit www.uptrappers.com.