NCTA 2019 State Convention 48 th Annual Trappers Rendezvous Johnston County Livestock Auction Arena
520 County Home Road Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Dwayne Robinson - NC
Friday - 8am - "Raccoon, Mink, Muskrat & Skunk"
Charles Robinson, known among his friends as Dwayne, was born and raised in McDowell County, NC. He began hunting at a young age and continued into his teens. During his teen years, he began his early education in trapping and discovered his lifelong passion. After many years of study and on-the-line experiences, he began trapping full-time. He has been a trapper for over 20+ years. After many years of working for others, he eventually started his own wildlife control business. He is a certified NC Hunter’s Education Instructor, NC Trapper’s Education Instructor, and currently sits on the NCTA Board of Directors as a District 8 Director. He currently resides in Marion, NC. and owns and operates D’s Wildlife Control, Inc.
David Allen - NC
Friday - 8am - "Raccoon, Mink, Muskrat & Skunk"
David has been trapping a variety of critters for 56 years. He has been serving on the board of Directors for The NCTA for many years as District 8 Director. He is a Certified Wildlife Damage Control Agent here in North Carolina and he is the owner operator of Allen Wildlife Services. David is a Certified Trapper Ed, Hunter Ed and Bowhunter Ed Instructor and gladly shares his passion for the outdoors and outdoor living skills.
Scott Painter - VA
Friday - 9am - "Bobcat Trapping"
Scott is the owner of Blue Ridge Outdoor Supplies has a full line of trapping supplies and firearms. Scott has Videos on fox, coyotes, and bobcats. Scott shares his knowledge and skills on trapping in a way that’s just easy to learn how to do it right. Scott is a regular at the NCTA Convention and shares his knowledge of methods and techniques that have made him a very successful trapper. His demo this year will be on Fox Trapping. Scott’s web site is: https://blueridgeoutdoorsupplies.com
Clint Locklear - TN
Friday - 10am - "Predator Trapping"
Clint got his start trapping while in the military stationed in Alaska. After returning home to Tennessee, he made a commitment to pursue trapping full time. His journey has led him to long line trapping and predator control work throughout most of the southeastern and midwestern states. As he gained experience, he started making bait and lures. He has also produced a number of trapping DVDs and has written several books. He has been a leader in promoting trapping through several other forms of media including Trapping Radio, Trapping TV, You Tube and Podcasts. In addition, he has offered instruction through multiple Trapping Schools. He is the co-founder of Predator Control Group which he operates. Clint is a true professional with years of experience in catching fur and will share some of that experience in a Predator Control demo. https://www.wolfernation.com/pcgstore2/
Eric & Nick Williams - WV
Friday - 11am - "Fur - From Field to Family Heirloom"
Eric started trapping water animals at the age of seven and branched out to include fox around age 12. During high school, Eric worked with his father, James, who was a country fur buyer and a fur broker in New York City. During the summer months, Eric traveled to New York where he learned about the garment trade. He continued to work with his father and some of the top names in the garment industry until his father passed away in 1986. Raising his family and other interests took him in different directions for several years. But when his son, Nick, graduated high school and wanted to follow in his fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers footsteps, they got back in the fur business. They currently run the family business, Williams Fur and Trapping Supply Shop in Glenville, WV. They will have a wide variety of fur items for sale at the convention.
Their knowledge of and connections in the fur garment industry put them in a unique position to provide advice and service in creating family heirlooms from pelts. They will discuss the process and tips for pelt handling to create a variety of fur garments and other fur creations. If you are interested in getting things made from your pelts, this is a demo you do not want to miss. https://www.facebook.com/williamsfurandtrappingsupplyshop/
Armon Waters - NC
Friday - 3:30pm - "Predator - Flat & Post Sets"
Armon is a local trapper who traps multiple counties in the south central area of NC. Armon is known locally as “the” canine trapper. Armon is a triple digit canine trapper and only makes a dozen or less dirt hole sets every year. Armon’s go to sets are flat sets and post sets made with lures and urine. His demo will focus on the efficient use of flat and post sets. His methods just flat out work.
Claudie Taylor - NC
Friday 4:30pm - "Beaver & Otter"
Claudie has been trapping for over 65 years and his focus is on beaver, otter and mink. Over 5 decades, he has averaged triple digit catches of otter. Claudie also produced a video, "Killer Otter Trapping Techniques" that has been very well received. His passion for water trapping is very evident. Since his retirement, he has continued to pursue beaver damage control work and piles up big numbers during the trapping season. Watch the master trapper share his knowledge, skills, and techniques for trapping beaver and otter using Body Grip Traps. David Allen, David has been trapping a variety of critters for 56 years. He has been serving on the board of Directors of the NCTA as District 8 Director, for many years. He is a Certified Wildlife Damage Control Agent here in North Carolina and he is the owner operator of Allen Wildlife Services. David is a Certified Trapper Ed, Hunter Ed and Bowhunter Ed Instructor and gladly shares his passion for the outdoors and outdoor living skills.
Prune Winspear - NC
Throughout the day Friday & Saturday - "Fur Processing Demos"
Prune is a trapper education instructor and is excellent at teaching the proper way to put your fur up. From how to care for your fur when caught, to the first and last cut, to the beam and stretcher and on to the market. Prunes fur demos are worth the drive alone and well worth the money, they are free also. With tens of thousands of fur put up by Prune and over 40 years of professional fur processing even experienced trappers will learn new and better ways to care for and display their fur.
Fur processing demos will be both days covering just about all of the furbearers in NC. Ask all the questions you want Prune knows all the answers
Kevin Myers – NC
Saturday - 8am - "Youth Trapping"
Kevin is a “Master Water Trapper”. Kevin catches several hundred muskrats and raccoons annually, usually trapping multiple states. In addition, he is a licensed NC Fur Buyer and fur processor. Kevin is also a Wildlife Damage Control Specialist. Kevin has a passion for getting youngsters involved at an early age. It is natural for him to do a water trapping demo that is targeted primarily towards kids.
Don Shumaker - VA
Saturday - 9am - "Coyote Talk"
Don has been calling and trapping coyotes for over 60 years. He has also called and trapped other species of wildlife all over North American as a professional wildlife damage control agent for many of those years. He spent time as an editor on the staff of Trapper and Predator Caller magazine and was responsible for expanding it to include predator calling. He has a published books on the subject and continues write articles for several trapping and predator call magazines. He remains active in the predator control business and when he speaks, the coyotes listen!
Join Don as he discusses and demonstrates the methods he has employed to trap and call problem coyotes over the years.
Kenneth Holland - NC
Saturday - 11am - "Cooking with Muddawg"
Kenneth, aka Muddawg, from Dudley, NC not only traps and catches problem animals for a living but also hunts and traps a variety of animals for the fur and the meat. Kenneth utilizes the meat from several of the species that he catches and has shared some recipes on the NCTA Talk Forum and in the monthly newsletter. He is going to share some of his methods and tips for preparing a variety of wild game for the table and will have samples available at his demo – Cooking with Muddawg
Jimmy Pierce - NC
Saturday 2:30pm - "Coyotes: Food For Thought"
Jimmy is a lifelong hunter, fisherman and trapper. He served in the Raleigh Police Department, retiring as a Captain in 1997. He runs extended coyote lines in several counties each year. Jimmy is also a past President of the NCTA and both he and his wife are trappers education instructors and help with several classes each year. He also volunteers as an instructor in the WRC Becoming an Outdoor Woman program.
In addition, Jimmy also has done Coyote Trapping seminars for several years at the Dixie Deer Classic and has been an instructor in the NCTA Advanced Coyote Trapping Classes.
Coyotes are his passion and his demo this year will more of a discussion of the coyotes behavior and reasoning behind the methods he uses to catch a few of the dumb ones. The why behind the how if you will.