NCTA 2018 State Convention 47 th Annual Trappers Rendezvous Johnston County Livestock Auction Arena
520 County Home Road Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Ever wonder how to trap? Want to improve your trapping skills? Want to learn how to target certain species? Well how would you like to learn from the pro’s?
The NCTA will host their 2017 state convention September 28 th and 29 th from 7:30 am till 5:00 pm both days with a buffet feast Friday night. The NCTA is a family oriented organization so bring your family for fun and a good time.
This year’s dynamic line up will demonstrate different trapping techniques for different species of furbearers. If you want the best of the best to personally teach you, this is as good as it gets and all demos are free
Rusty Johnson - Georgia
Rusty is a full time professional trapper from GA and traps in several states. He specializes in coyotes, bobcats and fox but also hits the beavers and otters hard as well. He has developed his own line of bait and lure. He has trapped many states ranging from the heartland to the southeast regions of America and is especially talented at running mixed species trap lines. Rusty has also partnered with his good friend Mark June as an instructor in Mark June’s Professional Predator Trapping Academy. He has done several research projects with UGA on coyotes and will be sharing his knowledge on how to catch the last coyote.
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.
Lesel is from Creighton, SD. He is a self-taught trapper who racks up phenomenal numbers of predators. He has been a full time professional fur trapper since 2011 His focus while on the trapline includes coyotes, red fox, gray fox, bobcat, skunks and badgers. The focus of his demos will be Coyotes and Bobcats
Lesel has trapped in several different states to include SD, NE, WY, KS, OK, TX, MI, DE while he claims SD as his home state.
Lesel is also one of the Premier Bait and Lure Manufactures in the industry. He also produces his own line of baits, lures, collects his own urine from his own coyotes, bobcats and fox. He has a line of products that speak for themselves. These are the products used to put together his phenomenal catches. He has also produced several educational DVD’s
Claudie has been trapping for over 65 years and his focus is on beaver, otter and mink. Claudie has put a lot of beaver in the fur shed and specialized in beaver damage control prior to his retirement from the USDA. Over 5 decades, he has averaged triple digit catches of otter. Claudie has 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 – North Carolina
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.
Dwayne Robinson – North Carolina
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 NC Trapper’s
Association Board of Directors. He currently resides in Marion, NC with his wife, where they own and operate D’s Wildlife Control, Inc.
Kevin Myers – North Carolina
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 processer. 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.
Joe Miller – Mitchell County, North Carolina
Kevin also believes that grass roots involvement is necessary to expand our fox trapping opportunity in NC. Lessons learned are a key to moving forward. Kevin will introduce two key members of the Legislative Action Team, Dan Hunt and Joe Miller to share their experience in working toward expanded fox trapping opportunity for all NC Trappers. If you are interested in helping or have questions about getting fox trapping established in your county or supporting other counties, make sure you attend the “Do you want a Fox Trapping Season in your county” seminar.
Prune Winspear – North Carolina
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
Terry Marsh - North Carolina
Terry’s passion for trapping started at an early age when he began trapping rats and weasels to protect the chickens in his family’s chicken house. Terry spent time in service as an Army Ranger and he is currently Vice President of the NCTA. He has maintained his passion for trapping and is also dedicated to educating others, especially kids, about trapping and the benefits of regulated trapping. He owns and operates NC Predator Control, resolving wildlife problems in rural and urban environments. His favorite quarry is the coyote but not just any coyote. He wants to catch the coyote that is causing a problem. Terry will share his thoughts on equipment and methods that he uses to eliminate a problem coyote.