advertisement

PHOTO GALLERY: Fur trappers converge in Columbia

Friday, August 5, 2011 | 5:57 p.m. CDT; updated 10:21 a.m. CDT, Sunday, August 7, 2011
Dozens of fox furs hang in the tent of Eide Fox & Fur at the National Trappers Association's 52nd annual convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning. Fox furs are one of the more popular items bought from Eide Fox & Fur, along with raccoon and mink furs.

The National Trappers Association is holding its 52nd annual convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds, and trappers have come from all over the U.S. to attend. The event features vendors, activities and demonstrations.

The event started Thursday and will end at noon Sunday, and the public is invited to attend. Admission is $10 per person, but children 12 and younger can get in for free.

Shari Rasing searches for one of the 14 winning slips of paper during the adult "needle in a haystack" contest at the 52nd annual National Trappers Association convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Prizes included gift baskets, taxidermy pieces and trapping tools.
Anna Meeks, 17, struggles to set a trap in the speed women ages 17-and-up trap setting competition.
Lacy Hiller hurls a skillet during the skillet toss competition during the National Trappers Association's 52nd annual convention. She finished fourth.
Five-year-old Adelyn Bolich finds one of the prized plastic eggs at the "needle in the haystack" event for children at the National Trappers Association convention at Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon. Children hunted for the plastic eggs that contained a piece of paper with a number on it that dictated the order in which they would choose their prize.
Trapper Mike Butcher examines fur for sale at the National Trappers Association's 52nd annual convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning.
In the skillet toss, competitors get two points for hitting the pole, three points for hitting the hat and five points if the hat falls to the ground.
Kendall Obermier explains how he tweaks his traps for optimal performance at a demonstration at the National Trappers Association's 52nd annual convention at Boone County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning.
Trapper Tom Olson performs a demonstration on open-water beaver trapping at the National Trappers Association's 52nd annual convention at Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon.
Rain drops collect on traps for sale at the National Trappers Association convention at Boone County Fairgrounds on Friday afternoon.

Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements