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Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo in Escanaba June 30 and July 1

Famous fur takers Les Johnson and Lesel Reuwsaat are again appearing at the trappers convention beginning June 30th in Escanaba, Mi. These gentlemen will join an all-star line up of outdoor experts who will be giving presentations on the trapping/hunting of furbearers.

Les Johnson hails from Nebraska. He is regarded as the "best coyote caller" in the world. Les produces his own TV show Predator Quest on the Sportsman's Channel. His action packed videos are well-known. His awards in calling are remarkable. They include: Coyote Calling Triple Crown, many first places in calling competitions and he has been named Sportsman of the Year numerous times. "Les is always a big hit at our convention" said Jeremy Lundin (Secretary/Treasurer of UP Trappers District 3). Along with the sharing of his skills, he is very personable and friendly toward those who attend his demos. It is really cool to hear every once in a while a realistic coyote howl echoing through the Ruth Butler Building"that would be Les practicing up for his demos."

Lesel Reuwsaat is from South Dakota. He is a professional trapper and lure maker. He annually captures over 400 coyotes, 300 coons along with big numbers of fox and badger. He has been on the F&T Freedom Outdoors TV Show numerous times. His reputation is well known and he is not only famous but well respected in the trapping arena. "Lesel has been here before and does a great job! We welcome him again and hope he continues to return to our convention" stated Duane Halvas (longtime member of UP trappers).

Along with Johnson and Reuwsaat, the other presenters will be: John Chagnon, Rusty Johnson, Harry Nestell, Rich Clark, Jeff Dunlap and Greg Schroeder.

Trapping/hunting and fur handling will be the topics. (Complete biographies of the presenters along with more information about the event are available at www.uptrappers.com).

The convention attendees (of which over three thousand are expected) will have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of items from the hundreds of vendors and tailgaters. Not only trapping supplies are sold here but a wide variety of other items as well. Many activities for the youngsters are planned including a fishing pond, mini raffles and games. Food and refreshments will be available.

"The list of vendors and tailgaters just keeps on growing. The wide variety of items for sale or swap available is sure to offer things of interest to everyone" stated Roy Dahlgren president of UP Trappers District 3). "Great prices, no shipping charges and availability of needed items are sure to please attendees. This show is a great preview of what's to come with the National Trappers Convention coming here next year" he added.

The event will take place at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, MI on June 30 (8 am-5pm) and July 1 (8 am-4pm). Admission is $5.00 for both days with kids 12 and under admitted free. Camping on the grounds is available.

For further information contact Roy Dahlgren at (906) 399-1960, or trapperroy@outlook.com


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