(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Wyoming State Trappers Convention is set to open Friday and continue through Saturday at the Fremont Center in Riverton with a wide variety of demonstrations planned. The public is welcome to attend, along with tailgaters, at no charge, except for Saturday’s Calling Demo at which a $10 fee will be assessed. Food vendors will be on site for breakfast, lunch and dinner, said spokesman Alan Sinner.
“This year we have something new for the BB gun shooting range – all kids accompanied by an adult will be entered to win either a BB gun or a .22,” he said. “Children ages 9-13 years will have a chance to win a .22; those 8 and under have a chance to win a BB gun, but each child must be accompanied by an adult and arrive at the shooting range to participate in the shoot, score doesn’t matter, he said. “Each child will receive a free raffle ticket for participating to win the BB gun donated by Amp Electric – Jimmy Supino, or the .22 donated by Jim Pearce.
Miscellaneous Fur handling demos will be Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Here is the final listing of the demos scheduled and the details for them.
10-11 Mountain Lion trapping with Dave Fowler
11-noon wolf trapping with Rod Merrill
Noon-1 bobcat with Andy Weiser
1-2 raccoon with Gary Macke
2-3 snaring with Alan Sinner
3-4 fox trapping with Chad Esche
4-5 fur grading with Al Deeds
5-6 long range shooting with John Burns
6:15 – 8:00 annual business meeting
9-10 mink and muskrat with Jim Pearce
10-11 canines and lures with John Graham
11-noon bobcats with Jim Halseth
Noon – 1 fur handling with Gary Macke
1-2 coyotes with Andy Weiser
2-3 beaver with Brad Welch
3-4 marten with Tom Krause
4-5 calling demo by Les Johnson ($10 per family admission)
The Fremont Center is located at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.