2019 CTAGA Fall Rendezvous
Join us at the 43rd Annual CTAGA Fall Rendezvous on October 18-19, 2019 at the Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association Shooting Range in Benton, Kansas. The CTAGA Fall Rendezvous has been an institution among muzzleloaders since 1976. A festive, three-day gathering of buckskinners and other muzzle-loading enthusiasts, and their families, this event draws participants from far and near to enter shooting contests, to camp, to trade, and to enjoy the good fellowship that typify the rendezvous. The rendezvous is held at a splendid, forested site along the Arkansas River near Oxford, Kansas.
Each fall since 1976, Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association has hosted the state’s largest rendezvous, a festive, three-day gathering of muzzle-loading enthusiasts to commemorate an 1830’s fur-trade rendezvous. These are family affairs, and it is customary for participants to dress in period clothing. Many also camp in the primitive style of the period.
Modern and Primitive Camping Areas
Adult Entry Fee: $30.00 Blanket Prize
Juniors: $15.00 Blanket Prize
Must be present to win prizes.
Friday Evening Candle Shoot
William Tell 1 Shot (used for tie-breaker)
Woods Walk (rifle smoothbore and pistol)
Novelty Match (rifle)
Tomahawk or Knife Throw
Flint & Steel Fire Starting
Dirty Dog pistol match (Saturday afternoon only)
Range master decisions are final.
All matches go to overall score. Bring your Rifle, Pstol, Trade Gun, Tomahawk or Knife. Women will shoot with the men. Juniors must be able to handle, load and shoot off-hand by themselves. Silhouette steel targets used, all calibers allowed but 50 cal + recommended. Period dres not required.
No alcohol products can be used for blanket prizes. No alcoholic beverages allowed during open range.
Some electric hookups available; first come, first served. Firewood is available – but you must cut. Bring your own water.
CTAGA Fall Rendezvous Schedule (tentative)
1:00 p.m. Registration Opens
8:00 p.m. Mandatory Safety Meeting
8:30 p.m. First Match: Candle Shoot
8:00 a.m. Mandatory Safety Meeting for those missing first
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Range Opens
Buffalo stew feed for all participants and family.
8:30 a.m. – Noon Range Opens
12:00 p.m. Score cards turned in by 12:30 p.m. – no exceptions.
1:30 p.m. Prize giveaways after score calculations
Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association Shooting Range
15090 E 69th St N
Benton, KS 67017
From Wichit, take Highway 254 east to 143rd Stree. One mile north to 4-way stop; east 1/4 mile to gate.
From Eldorado, take Highway 254 west to 143rd Street. One mile north to 4-way stop; east 1/4 mile to gate.
For More Information: David Soupens 785-564-1123
CTAGA Shooting Range
CTAGA maintains a complex of shooting ranges near Benton, KS for the use of club members. Various shooting matches for members are held at the range on most weekends. These feature a variety of competitive events in rifle, pistol, and shotgun, both muzzle-loading and breech-loading. Besides the regular member-only matches, a number of open or invitational matches and other special events are held at the range during the year as well. The Club also hosts young hunter training weekends and special orientation sessions for women. For visitors and campers, the range provides a number of RV pads with hookups.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next CTAGA Fall Rendezvous in October at the Chisholm Trail Antique Gun Association Shooting Range in Benton, Kansas.
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