2018 Texas Free Trappers Rendezvous
Enjoy the best shootin’ walks around at the 28th Annual Texas Free Trappers Rendezvous on February 15-18, 2018 near Shiner, Texas. In addition to all the typical buckskinner rendezvous fun, competitions will include Traditional Shooting Matches, Knife & Hawk Throw, and Archery All shooting will be out of the pouch, using traditional weapons (no revolvers) with open metal sights and patched round balls. Note that the regular date has been pushed back a week this year due to the flu epidemic.
Period camping – separate modern camping area is available, but no hookups Bring water Firewood is available for gathering Period dress is required for all competitors and campers Prospective and beginner buckskinners are welcome and don’t be bashful if your gear isn’t perfect yet. We can help you!
Texas Free Trappers Rendezvous Schedule
Gate opens at 1:00 PM for early camp and target setup. Your help will be appreciated.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Rifle walk, rifle match, pistol match, pistol walk and smoothbore walk if there’s enough interest. Knife & hawk match, period archery match; Bonus points for all natural materials in archery match. “Get acquainted” campfire and possible candle shoot on Friday night.
Potluck Dinner – Bring a main dish or dessert and take part in the feast & fellowship, council fire, awards, news and announcements, period tales welcome. There can be a “round robin” trading session if enough of you have priceless items you’ll part with to own another’s treasure
How about having a Two Bit entry “challenge” rifle and pistol matches?
Break camp and cleanup site before heading home.
White Smoke Company of Buckskinners Family Dues – $15 for the year; Competition Fee including Camping – $15.
Camping Only Fee – $10 per lodge No additional fee for traders.
Each competitive event will have a re-entry possible with $2 fee. Prizes will be cash. Please donate blanket prizes for alternatives. Each competitive event will have its own winners. Numbers of prizes will be based on the numbers of competitors.
For More Information about the TRT Rendezvous
Joe Wolf (Grey Wolf): 830-935-3121 or [email protected]
Location & Directions
The Texas Free Trappers Rendezvouss will be held on a 200 acre site near Shiner, Texas at GPS coordinates: °29’10.2″N 97°16’12.1″W (29.486167, -97.270028).
NOTE: The map link is to Shiner. Use directions below, and/or GPS coordinates to locate camp.
From Hwy 90A, just east of FM Road 443, Turn North onto CR 364
Turn Left at Tee of CR 355 (there is no road sign there).
Curve to the Right.
Turn Left after about a mile into the gate with “TFT Rendezvous” .
Follow the road to the left of the landowner’;s hunting camp to rendezvous camp area.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Texas Free Trappers Rendezvous near Shiner, Texas on the 2nd weekend of February.
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