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Mid America Buckskinners Info Page
Rendezvous and Groups

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No, it's not skinning bucks............ Developed and maintained by JP Finn


This page lists all the events and Black Powder ClubsI hear about and can find time to post for the 4 state area for living history, reenactments, treks or rendezvous. Most of the local events posted are in the 1800 - 1840 era. If it is another period, I will try to note the time frame in the description. When you call, tell them you saw it here.
If you know of an event, fill out the form and I will post it for all to see.
Event Posting Form!

Or, send the info in a email to the MA Bip

You can also just put me on your mailing list for Notices and Flyers at:
MA Bip
PO Box 812
Harrisonville, MO 64701

Now is the time to put in those postings so vacations can be scheduled, plans made....
Yearly schedules would be nice!





You can scroll or use the jump points to get to the state you are interested in quickly. The NMLRA events are listed seperately.

I have included a few Regional Festivals. They may not be 'skinner events, but may be fun to check out.

NMLRA Events Missouri Events
Iowa Events Nebraska Events
Kansas Events
Events in Other Places

NMLRA Events:

MATCHES
RENDEZVOUS
NATIONAL SHOOTS

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MISSOURI




Fort Osage
Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, April 15 to November 15
Ft Osage offers visitors the unique chance to experience the life-style of the men and women who secured our frontier. This National Historic Landmark, overlooking the Missouri River, is portrayed as it was in 1812 with authentically attired interpreters using living history to provide insite into the daily life of the Fort's military and civilian population.
Built in 1808, under the direction of William Clark, the design of the Fort reflects its dual role as military garrison and trade center. Fort Osage was the largest and most expensive structure in the US factory system.


Bull's Eye Gun and Rod Club
Located south of Desoto,4.7 miles South off Hwy 21
For more Information Call:
Jeff (314) 391-2851
Merrick (800) 423-3204

Crowley's Ridge Blackpowder Club
Bloomfield, MO
contact:
before 8 pm: (573) 624-2741
after 9 pm: (573) 624-6290

Delaware Trace Free Trappers
contact: "Copperhead" Greg Graham (417) 742-0569
Gary Graham (417) 581-7815
"The Devil" Raymond Heying (417) 581-7987


Fort Hill Ramrods
Hillsboro, MO
David Hess, Club Secretary, Email: forthillramrods@yahoo.com

contact": Dan 'Grizz' Gibbar
Fort Hill Ramrods
9401 Goldman Rd.
Hillsboro, MO 63050
phone: 636-337-6316
email: forthillramrods@yahoo.com

Fort Osage Muzzle Loaders
contact: Jerry Jameson (816) 353 - 6336

Ft Pomme Living History Area
2204 HWY AC
Urbana, MO 65767
Phone: (417) 993-0243
E-Mail: ozrkmtct@yahoo.com
About the Living History Area:
We have 80 acres that is being turned into a living history area. There will be various events scheduled that includes Rendezvous, Civil War ennactments, Cowboy Shoots and Pow Wows. We have gun ranges (up to 400 yds) set up that can accommadate any type of shoot.

contact: Deborah Canup
2204 HWY AC
Urbana, MO 65767
phone: 417.993.0243
email: treasures@iwon.com


Gemmer Muzzle Loading Gun Club
St. Louis, Missouri Area
The Gemmer Muzzle Loading Gun Club has been in the St. Louis Area for over 40 years. Members include builders of traditional muzzleloading rifles and slug guns. We are a traditional muzzleloading gun club. Our members participate in all phases of black powder shooting. We welcome all interested muzzleloading shooters to come and visit our club near Pacific, Mo.
contact: Michael Petersmeyer


Crooked River Basin Muzzle Loaders
Excelsior Springs
CRBML is a small club of 30 some members, with a range site on private property waayy out in the sticks!
To get there, head East on Hwy 10 to "Rabbit Farm Road", Left on RFR and go right on through the "Dead End" signed intersection....! Take the field road back to the range.
Covered firing line, mostly watertight clubhouse, 25/50/100 yd ranges available.
We provide targets (paper), a good quiet place to shoot, primitive camp areas, and buckskinners' hospitality. Anything else you think you need - bring it.........cause it ain't available on site !!!

We shoot the 1st Sunday of each month. Start gatherin up about 10 am or so, and mostly get around to smoke and fire near noon.
Informal atmosphere, but NMLRA rules are observed at the firing line.
Front stuffers only please, (insurance you know), and for competition - patched roundball only.
contact: Jim Goodale-Vice President phone: 816-470-6674
or Erma Altis, Sec. phone: 816-628-3600

Missouri Fur Company
Located in Diamond, a little south of Joplin
contact: Pat Payne (501) 273-3270

Indian Creek Muzzleloaders
Canton Missouri near LaPlata MO
Guy McConnell at 660-332-7354, e-mail knifeman@missvalley.com
or Gena Briggs at 660-665-2158, e-mail mo2luv6@yahoo.com

Events!

December 13-14
Kenneth's Camp and Shoot

at Wyaconda Mo.
Contact Kenneth Suter 660-479-5408

Shoot entry is a $10 blanket prize and $2 to the club.
contact: Chuck Webster phone: 573-288-3564


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St Francois River Black Powder Club
Shoots 3d Sunday
contact: Paul Pinkston (573) 756 - 3490

Trappers of the Starved Rock
St Louis area
We meet the second Tuesday of each month at the St. Charles Wine Garden and we shoot the third Sunday of each month a little south of Wright City. Everyone is welcome and we are always interested in new members.
contact: Fern Whitaker - Secretary

Grand River Muzzleloaders
contact: Terry DeBond (816) 393 - 5509

Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders
Waynesville, Mo
Contact: Club President - Janet 573-336-4488
Or Treasurer - Ken 573-774-6311
E-Mail - kalohe@webound.com
Our Web Page - http://www.geocities.com/shunamow

or by e-mail: Kickapoo Trace

Osage Trace Free Trappers
Scribe: Mark "Tracker" Whitacre (417)532-4626

Ozark Mountain Long Rifles
contact: Chris Jennings
8487 Co Road 7110, West Plains, MO 65775

Oak Grove Riflemen
Near Birch Tree, MO

Wood's Fort Sportsmans Club
contact: Ken Aylaworth (314) 528-7305

Strother Freetrappers

Shoots the 1st Sunday every month at Holden (even in the winter!)
2 miles north of Holden, Mo on Hwy 131, 1 mile west on County Road 200, look for the signs
Not a lot of paper punching; mostly novelty shoots
Practice up to impress the Flatlanders!

Contact: Les Whiteside (816) 430-5323
or........Richard Dale (816) 240-8338

Know of another event? Let me know. Hey.JP!

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IOWA


Iowa Black Powder Federation

E-Mail Dorothy McElderry, IPBF Secretary for life (or as she said, "until I retire or get kicked off the board")
2451 Dewberry Avenue
Batavia, Iowa 52533
641-893-9591
Fax: 775-665-3223

The Southeastern Iowa Sportsmanís Society, Inc. of Douds, Iowa will be holding their annual Pre 1840 to Modern Craft Show at the Robertís Memorial Building at Keosauqua, Iowa.
Located at the entry to the Van Buren Fair Grounds at the North edge of town on highway 1.
Saturday March 8 from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday March 9 from 9am to 4pm.
Admission is free.

There will be something for everyone at the Craft Show. Items from the pre1840ís all the way up to modern times. Crafters from far and near will be on hand to display their goods, answer questions, and sell their wares.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors and come spend the day. The concession stand will be open. Maid rites, hot dogs, and fresh homemade pie will be sold both days and soft drinks.

Southeastern Iowa Sportsmanís Society, Inc. sponsors two Hunter Education Classes a year.
They sponsor a Bow Hunter Education Class in July. They also sponsor a Fur Harvester Class in September. All classes are held at the club grounds located 5 miles South of Libertyville, Iowa OR 4 miles North of Douds, Iowa on V64. Then 1 mile East on gravel. Watch for signs. Although the classes are FREE it is mandatory you pre-register. Classes fill fast! To sign up for a class or more information please contact Dorothy McElderry 641-693-9591 or Bill Shipley 319-498-4535.
The club also hosts 3-D Bow Shoots from February through September; Black Powder (Muzzleloaders) Shoots from February through August. They also host two Rendezvous a year. The first one is held on the 3 day Memorial Day weekend, the other one on 3 day Labor Day weekend. The concession stand is always open for all shoots, but not the rendezvous. Those participating in the rendezvous cook their own meals over open fires.
All events are open to the public.

The Southeastern Iowa Sportsmanís Society, Inc. believes in safety first, family and fun second.

Thank you for putting this public information in your fine newspaper, and on your radio. You are invited to attend, take pictures, make reports to the public on any or all of our events.

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Southeastern Iowa Sportsman's Society, Inc
2001 President: Larry Hickenbottom (515) 662-2835
5 miles South of Libertyville or 4 miles North of Douds on V64, then 1 mile East on Gravel - follow signs
NO Camp Fees
NO Trader Fees
Concession Stand is CLOSED during rendezvous
Shooters in the Trail Walks are asked to donate prizes for the Awards Blanket
Our Rendezvous always begin on Friday evening with people setting up. If anyone wants more info. they can contact those people listed or E-Mail Dorothy , and I'll get the info. you need and E-Mail back.
contact: Larry Hickenbottom (515) 662-2835
Bill Shipley (319) 498-4535
Lorene Bailey (515) 693-9141

Smokey Ridge Muzzle Loaders
Range is located west of Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Cross Iowa River Bridge and turn North through park.

Discovery Corps Inc.
Lewis & Clark Expedition, summer of 1804, middle Missouri river region
contact: Doug Kuony (402) 553-1450

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Black Duck Muzzleloaders
Ames, IA
The Black Ducks are group of buckskinners that enjoy the history of the fur trade era. They keep the history alive but are not afaid to have fun while doing it.
contact: No Powder

Cherokee Ridge Runners
Cherokee, Iowa
contact: Judy Grienke (712) 225-2206

Beaver Creek Plainsmen
Collins Iowa
contact: Jack C. Pierce (515) 387-1341

Turkey Foot Longrifles
Waterloo, Iowa
The Turkey Foot Longrifles is a black powder shooting club that dates back to 1969. We are one of, if not the oldest black powder shooting club in Iowa. Our club is located in Waterloo, Iowa.
Contact people are President - Duane Hartwig (319) 352-1719 and Secretary - Jim Penne (319) 235-0402 or by e-mail jp10648@cedarnet.org.
There are monthly shoots beginning in March and ending with a turkey shoot in November. Our club also holds two cowboy western action shoots per year, one in the spring and the other in the fall.

contact: Secretary - Jim Penne

The Sioux River Muzzle Loaders is a group that has been around for over 20 years in the three county area of NE-IA-SD near the Floyd-Big Sioux-Missouri Rivers near Sgt Floyd's final resting place.
contact:
Doug "Knothead" Frahm (402) 698-2186
John "Breechfull" Spillane (402) 494-3798
Nick "Otter" Ott (402) 494-2801

The Shooters Roost Rifle & Pistol Club
of Bloomfield, Iowa are holding Black Powder Rifle matches each month.
Everyone is welcome to come shoot or just watch.
Starting time is at 1 p.m. Must shoot a patched round ball.
$10.00 entry fee.
For more information e-mail Jim Stufflebeam

Know of another event? Let me know. Hey JP!
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NEBRASKA

The Museum of the Fur Trade near Chadron NE.
Snail Mail: HC74 Box 18, Chadron NE 69337
Street Loc: 6321 Hwy 20, Chadron NE 69337.
Telephone: (308) 432-3843
The curator was Charles Hanson, Jr., author of numerous books on the subject, incl. a classic on Hawken Rifles. He was one of the nation's foremost authorities on the fur trade and he has one of the best collections of Northwest Trade Guns anywhere.

You don't think of NW Nebraska being the center of the fur trade, but it was really about as far west as traders went.
The Museum of Fur Trade is constructed on the site of the old Bordeaux Trading Post, along Hwy 20. In addition to the museum, the trading post itself is faithfully recreated.
Mr. Hanson published an outstanding quarterly for the Museum's members. I believe the Museum is continuing the periodical. See Museum of the Fur Trade Quarerly Table of Contents for an idea of what is offered.
Membership dues are $10.00 per calendar year. (A bargain even at twice that price.)

While you are there....
A few miles west of of the Museum is Ft. Robinson, an old cavalry outpost, which the State Parks people have taken over. You can rent a room there cheaply (call ahead) and have lots to see and do. For a couple dollars, they will take you on a dawn wildlife tour and feed you coffee and donuts, and it makes a good base from which to visit Deadwood and the Black Hills.
If you go through Lincoln, the State Historical Society Museum has some remarkable stuff. Flintlocks by Boutet, made for Napoleon, e.g. Picture gold stars inlaid into fire-blued steel.
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United Nebraska Muzzleloading Rifle Association
Promoting the sport of muzzleloading, buckskinning, history of the fur trade, and the safe use of blackpowder in the State of Nebraska

Nebraska Muzzle Loader Association
We are a makeup of twenty-one clubs that would be happy for any new Members or will be happy to give you info on a club nearest you.
contact: Melanie Heather
Rt. 1 Box 460
Palmyra, Ne 68418

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Ft Atkinson Muzzleloaders
Atkinson, NE
Range near Winslow, Nebraska
The Ft. Atkinson Muzzleloaders was founded in the mid-1960's with about 30 members. Like most muzzleloading clubs, the object was the enjoyment of the history and use of muzzleloading firearms.
Our name was chosen in honor of old Ft. Atkinson, 1820-1827, the site of which is now a state park north of Omaha.
The club is NRA and NMLRA affiliated.
In 1979, the club purchased 40 acres along the Elkhorn River near Winslow, Nebraska and has been developing this property for shooting, camping, and other muzzleloading activities. Plenty of wood water are available. NMLRA rules apply.
The club meets on the 3rd weekend of the month and visitors and prospective members are welcome.
Shoots 3d Sunday
contact: President: Dennis Villwok
21209 Honeysuckle Dr. Elkhorn, NE 68022
~or~
John Gibney
225 Columbus St. Fremont, NE 68225 (402) 721-2732

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The Friends of Fort Atkinson
U.S. military base to 6th Infantry and Rifle Reg. 1819-1827, Fort Calhoun, NE. (north of Omaha)
contact: Doug Kuony

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Discovery Corps Inc.
Lewis & Clark Expedition, summer of 1804, middle Missouri river region

contact: Doug Kuony (402) 553-1450

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Eastern Platte Muzzleloaders
Located at Omaha, NE

Our muzzleloading organization was founded by a handful of individuals in 1975. From the start, we have been a family organization, fully interested in shooting black powder guns and associated interests and daily skills of our forefathers of early America.
The word or term "Buckskinner" is a modern term given to people in muzzleloading sports who enjoy dressing, camping, and practicing the ways of the early American Mountainmen and Explorer's prior to 1850. The term comes from the buckskinner clothing many of these people wore and many do today, including other clothing make-up of the period.
You do not have to be a buckskinner to be a member of the EPM Club. This is an interest the many individuals in black powder shooting acquire after awhile. Some do and some people just enjoy shooting muzzle loaders and shooting competition.

Our club facilities are located in a beautiful area about 30 minutes south of Omaha, Nebraska just south of Murray, NE.
Our primitive wilderness facility boasts a 54 position muzzleloading range for both fun and serious competition.
It is set up for standard 25-50-100 yd. shooting distances for both rifle and pistol. We call our shooting range Thunder Valley and when the white smoke and roar of shooting starts, you will soon know why it has been given that title.
The club ground has over 20 plus acres of area geared for primitive outdoor camping and activities associated to this type of pastime. The EPM grounds are a beautiful place to go shooting and camping for the weekend with the family, take a nature hike in the woods, and relax. You might keep your camera close as the area has allot of wildlife including song birds, raccoon, deer, pheasant, quail, squirrels, beaver, coyote, and many other of God's creatures.

At present our organization holds four larger club invitationals as fund raisers annually. These activities help pay the expenses for our club along with member paying an annual membership fee. Our membership dues are family dues, not individual, that is a person's entire family (immediate) and children under the ages of 19 years old are EPM members.
Each membership, when family issued, comes with 2 votes; one for Mom and one for Dad, for all Club business meetings. We have monthly meetings every second Monday and follow with a club shoot the next Sunday.
The shooting range and camp grounds are always open to Club members to use.

We also host a Mountain Man & Early American Trade Fair every Thanksgiving weekend. This function brings in traders from all over the country every year.
Shooting and festivities are held at each event, so come out to shoot or camp or both.

For those interested or wanting more information please contact
Butch Appel (402) 341-5263
Jim Sandstedt (402) 330-4923
Jim Coleman (402)896-3709

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Pawnee Free Trappers Club
McCook, NE
The Pawnee Free Trappers Club is a group of men and women who are interested in muzzle loading firearms and who enjoy the kick of the gun, the smell of black powder and the wonder of the great outdoors.
The Club is NRA affiliated and has 20-25 active members. We host at least two invitational shoots each year.
Our range is located along the scenic Republican River with plenty of shade for both primitive and modern camping. Wood and wash water available. The range features a covered firing line. Paper and novelty targets are shot at 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. Percussion rifle, pistol, flint, hawk, knife, and shotgun matches are available for men, women and children.

Contact Person -- Lana Lashley
1108 West 12th Street
McCook, NE. 69001
(308)345-5256, home
(308)345-4836, work

Pony Express Ramrodders
Club is located in Gothenburg, NE.
Range is located off Interstate 80, at exit 211
Go south to KOA-Stage Stop Station, follow signs
Please contact Jim and Dottie Gaskill: (308) 537-2509
1209 Ave B, Gothenburg, NE 69138
for shoot dates and more information.

Monthly shoots on the 3d Sunday each month
Rendezvous on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends
Club meetings on the 3d Sunday each month
contact:Mike Olivarez (308) 635-0690
Chet Clifton (308)586-1275
Or e-mail Chet

The Sioux River Muzzle Loaders is a group that has been around for over 20 years in the three county area of NE-IA-SD near the Floyd-Big Sioux-Missouri Rivers near Sgt Floyd's final resting place.
contact:
Doug "Knothead" Frahm (402) 698-2186
John "Breechfull" Spillane (402) 494-3798
Nick "Otter" Ott (402) 494-2801

Rock Creek Renegades
1565 south 21st street Lincoln Nebraska 68502
We were established in 1982. Our range/camp is located just northeast of Sprague, Ne.
Our range consists of a 25,50,75,and 100 yard with a shotgun range just to the left of the rifle range. We also have hawk 'n knife station, with a recent addition of a primitive bow range.
We have lots of fire wood but you have to bring your own water.
contact: Dale Baker (402)328-0322
~or~
Tammy Watson (program manger)(402)477-2110

Know of another event? Let me know. Hey, JP!
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KANSAS

Fort Scott National Historic Site, Ft Scott, Ks is looking for living history volunteers. Those with historical expertise are greatly desired, but all volunteers would be greatly appreciated. They need to fill the Fort with everyone that was there at the time.
Ft Scott covers the time span from 1842 to 1873. The forts primary purpose was to keep the peace between the relocated Indians from the east, nomadic tribes and white settlers. As it turned out, the Indians were quiet, and the main duties were to guard caravans on the Santa Fe Trail and patrol the far Indian country.
To apply see Park Ranger Galen Ewing

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Kansas Muzzleloading Association
KMA PRESIDENT 2002
Dave Tasset
Spearville, KS
phone number 620-385-2487
e-mail: datasset@ucom.net

KMA VICE-PRESIDENT 2002
Jim Dvorak
Wichita, KS
phone number 316-943-5366
e-mail: BrimshotJD@aol.com

KMA Convention Trade Table Coordinator
Jim Sylvester
Clay Center, KS
phone number 785-632-3578

The Kansas Muzzleloaders Association Convention is held 1st weekend of February Annually.

The Kansas Muzzleloading Assoc represents the time period of 1654 - 1890. All types of black powder firearms of the period. We have many re-enactors, black powder hunters, and black powder shooters in our group. We have a 12 page bi-monthly newsletter, also.

Kansas Muzzleloading Association Newsletter
601 EAST AVE A
SPEARVILLE, KS 67876
(316) 385-2233
Linda Green Eyes Burk, Co-Editor

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Duck Creek MuzzleLoaders
Independence, KS
We serve lunch at our shoots and the format of some of the matches are dreamed up by the shooters themselves, on the spot
The bacon-shoot type activities start at 10:00, and include events for black powder rifle, sidehammer and revolver pistols, .22 rifles, pistols, and shotguns.
There will be lunch served at these events, even if I have to cook it myself.
In our 'voos, we try to keep a balance between being as primitive as possible while holding the door open for beginners. We usually don't serve lunch, but have a pretty good supper in the evening.
We are trying to have Friday night shoots, as well as holding a Sunday service.
At all events, all shooters and traders are welcome.

The club range is 7.5 miles west of the U.S. 75/160 junction, west of the 395 mile marker, or four miles east of Elk City on U.S. 160.
For information, contact Randy "Grasshopper" Brown, (316-725-5690), John Brown, (316-725-2922), blue@hit.net, Ron Bryant, (316)-336- 2259, mtman@horizon.hit.net, or Lynn Overlin, (316)-325-3668, chiefgreythunder@hotmail.com.

Lynn Overlin (620)325-3668
e-Mail: chiefgreythunder@hotmail.com

Or Write To:
Duck Creek Muzzleloaders
P.O. Box #132
Sedan, Kansas 67361

Eighth Annual
SPRING FEVER SHOOT!
March 13,'04

TRADERS & PUBLIC WELCOME, NO EXTRA FEE
Lunch will be available at "Jed's Eatin' Place". Come and enjoy the vittles.
10:00 am until 3:00 pm Bring your own shootin' iron and ammo.
HAM SHOOTS: Blackpowder Rifle only, $2.00 entry.
BACON/NOVELTY SHOOTS: $1.00 entry fee per five-shot rounds , five shooters per round, winner each round, . (22 rf , shotgun , & blackpowder)
RIFLES&PISTOLS: Open Metallic sights only. MUZZLELOADER: round, patched ball. Bring yer cap 'n ball revolvers, too!
PIE SHOOT: $1 Donation, closest to BB wins.
DCML's rules are posted and apply. Range Master rulings are final.
All pets MUST be on a leash, parents are responsible for their children at all times!
Contacts:
Arlyn Hare (620) 633-5252 lastkanreb@yahoo.com
Tana McCarter (620) 627-2392 mcfarm@totelcsi.net
duckcreekmuzzleloaders@yahoo.com
Spring Rendezvous May 7-9
Sunshine Bacon Shoot July 17
Fall Family Rendezvous September 24-26
6th Annual Turkey Shoot November 13

The new range is located Northwest of Elk City, Kansas. From the Elk City corner on Highway 160 go 2.1 miles North to the 1700 Road (at the Kim-Mac sign), then North on 1700 Road 2.5 miles to Road 6200 (at the Kim-Mac sign), then East .2 miles to the first driveway on the North side of the road. Follow the drive to the range. Or, from the US 400/US 75 overpass West of Neodesha, go 6.8 miles West on 300 Road (old US 96) to the Six-Mile Corner, South 1.6 miles on Harper Road to 200 Road, West to the old Schoolhouse, South through LaFountaine, South 2.5 miles on LaFountaine Road, then West on 6200 Road (at the Kim-Mac sign) 2.8 miles to the driveway. Follow the drive to the range.
DCML's rules are posted and apply. Range Master rulings are final. All pets MUST be on a leash, parents are likewise responsible for their children at all times!
Booshway:
Scott Leatherwood (620)-431-7812 scottl@amacominc.com

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Kaw Valley Muzzleloaders Association

24th Annual Frozen Butt Rendezvous
February 6,7,8 2004
Corndodger Station, Kansas

Kan - Neb (Kansas / Nebraska) Rendezvous
April 23, 24, 25 2004
Corndodger Station, Kansas
Muzzleloading Shooting Sports Camp
Sept. 17,18,19 2004
Corndodger Station, Kansas

Contact: Lee Tebbutt, Sec. at (785) 494-2457

Capital City Gun Club
Topeka, KS
Monthly Shoots on the first Sunday of the month
CCGA allows no Alcohol on club property



Cheyenne Powder Pounders
We are in our 8th year and growing.
Camp fee $10; modern and primitive camps
Traders Welcome!
Camping and shooting under the shade of trees.
No drinkable water , plenty of fire wood.
Rifle, pistol, flint, hawk, knife, bow and shotgun matches.
Saturday Evening Pot Luck Meal for shooters and their familys - bring a covered dish and enjoy the fun.
Hope to see you all there!

Smokey Hill Brigade
Scott City, KS
contact: (316)673-7106

Jedediah Smith Muzzleloaders
Dodge City, KS
contact: (316) 385-2259

Chief Black Dog's Trail Muzzleloading Club
Oswego, Ks
contact: Jane Head (316) 421-2529

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Wight's Station
Garnet,KS
contact: Bryan Everhart

Walnut Valley Muzzleloaders still 'skinnin' in our 21st year.
Augusta, Ks
contact: Don Blake, (316) 775-6845
Dan Small (316) 775-2628
Troy Nordman (316) 775-3852


Saline Valley ML
Wakeeney, Ks
contact: Frank (785) 743-2696
~or~
Gloria (785) 743-6769

High Plains Long Rifles
Hays, KS
Jim Haas
1309 E 19th
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-5093
Leon Dinkel
1761 300th Ave
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-6508
Dave Weaver
313 E 18th
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-5530

Ark River ML
Ellenwood,Ks
contact: Tim & Pam Wornkey (316) 564-2066

St Fransis ML
St. Fransis Ks
contact (316) 274-4476

Beaver Creek ML
Oberlin, Ks
contact: (785) 475-2394

Prairie Powder Packers
Norton, Kansas
contact: Mel Rice, (785) 877-2396
Dave Hare, (785)694-4417

Russell, Kansas Club
Russell, Ks
contact: Sam Schmidt (785) 483-4454

Prairie Long Rifles
Near Salina, KS
8 - 9 Dec
Wild West Trade Show
4-H Building, Salina, Ks
contact: Neal Kindall (913) 488-3930

Club Contact: Al Slater(913) 488-3631


Wolf Creek Frontiersmen
near Beattie, Kansas
contact: Kevin Warders (785)562-5008
~or~ Rich Massieon, (785)336-3505


Know of another event? Let me know. Hey, JP!

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Events in Other Places


Always Under Construction
(Like all the rest of the MA Bip)

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Renegade Freetrappers
Renegade Freetrappers is dedicated to spreading enthusiasm for the historical re-creation of the lifestyle and primitive weapons and skills of our forefathers, in a family setting. All spectators and participants are welcome.
write:
Renegade Freetrappers
P.O. Box 404
South Coffeyville, OK 72072 - 0404
e-mail: renegade_freetrapper@yahoo.com

The Renegade Free Trappers range is located just South of South Coffeyville, Ok. Go South on U.S. Highway 169 to EW road #3 (watch for sign), East 4.6 miles (watch for sign), then south on the gravel road (slow please) to the house, left thru the gate, left at the fork on the dirt road to the camp.

Upcoming Events:
11th Annual Bucks Only Rendezvous March 19-21
Spring Rendezvous April 16-18
Fall Rendezvous October 15-17


March 1, 2003 to Thanksgiving Day, 2004
The Flatboat Project; Flatboat trip to New Orleans

Monongahela River, Ohio River, Mississippi River.
web page: http://communities.msn.com/flatboat

A re-enactment of the typical flatboat trips that brought settlers west to the Ohio Valley and later took their produce to market in the great seaport on the Gulf of Mexico.
Crew wanted for several one week segments. Most crew are expected to take a week-long vacation from their regular jobs, several times during the two-year trip. A few hard-core river adventurers will attempt the entire trip. Re-enactment groups and families encouraged to apply.
The wooden boat, 55' x 18', will be large enough to house 25 crew plus professional riverboat captain. Bull's-eye is 1803; larger target is 1782-1838. For food, bring your own livestock or swap for them when the flatboat stops at farms enroute.
Butchers cherished. Cooks kissed. Dishwashers honored. Musicians applauded. Craft demonstraters made welcome. Historical clothing absolutely imperative!!!

contact": Captain Bela K. Berty
Address: The Flatboat Project
POB 62156
Cincinnati OH 45262-0156
phone: 513 608 5224
email: FlatboatCaptain@Yahoo.com or BBerty@Cinci.RR.com


February 20-22:
Tracking and Woods Lore: Cultural Exchange in the 18th Century.

This workshop in Carter Caves State Park in Carter County Kentucky is open to the general public. An appreciation of the life-ways of the peoples inhabiting eastern Kentucky in the 1700s will be developed over the course of the workshop. The exchange of 18th century cultures and their relationships to the mountain environment that contributed to the development of modern southern Appalachian culture will be explored through woods walks, visual displays, seminars, historical dramas, and foodstuffs.
Contact Coy Ainsley at the park: Coy.Ainsley@mail.state.ky.us

March 19-21:
Tracking and Woods Lore: Cultural Exchange in the 18th Century.

This workshop at Blue Licks State Park in northern Kentucky is open to the general public. An appreciation of the life- ways of the peoples inhabiting northern Kentucky in the 1700s will be developed over the course of the workshop. The exchange of 18th century cultures and their relationships to the mountain environment that contributed to the development of modern Ohio Valley & southern Appalachian cultures will be explored through woods walks, visual displays, seminars, historical dramas, and foodstuffs.
Contact Paul Tierney at the park: bluelicks@mail.state.ky.us
(859) 289-5507
1-800-443-7008


Where Near Gary, SD (Border between SD & MN)
When June 30-July 4, 2004
Starting Time Opening camp meeting 6:00pm Wednesday
Ending Time Closing camp meeting 6:00pm Saturday
Quick Directions 1 mile west and 11 miles south of the SD/MN border and US Hwy 212
What fees $20.00 pre-registration, $25.00 at the gate, trader fee -- prize donation
Who can they call? Thane Wells, Booshway -- 605-874-2940
Website Info www.fourmoons.org
Additional Info -- Showers, shade trees, grocery runs daily. Multiple days of shoots, hawk & knife, cooking, and kids games. Come sit a spell!
Mike
aotiel@comcast.net
www.fourmoons.org


Black Powder Frolic
Big Timber Mazawaukins Frolic held at the Forest City Stockade, Forest City, Minnesota
20-22 August, 2004
contact: President "clear coffee" 320-587-6770
ebaysinger@yahoo.com



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