2019 Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous
The 37th Annual Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous on June 13-16, 2019 at The Kennedy Ranch in Cascade, Idaho offers both primitive camps as well as a separate area for those who use campers and other modern conveniences. The modern area will be placed in such a manor as to not detract from the primitive encampment’s ambiance. This is an event that is scheduled to run 4 days, over the Fathers Day Weekend, from Thursday thru Sunday. However, there will be members who will arrive at the Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous site the weekend prior, to begin setting up in advance of the actual event. There will be a clean-up the day after the conclusion of the Rendezvous and would appreciate any help with this as well. Council fire activities will be held Friday and Saturday evening of the Rendezvous, with a potluck on Saturday night. Competitor’s Prizing and the Raffle Drawing will be held on Sunday after prizing.
Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous
Visitors Welcome – 12 Noon – 7PM Thursday – Saturday
All vistors must sign in at the Registration Tent
This is to enable the Idaho Free Trappers to explain to our visitors the do’s and don’ts from a safety standpoint. Parents & Guardians are responsible for the behavior of their children. A junior competitor must have an adult to accompany him/her on ALL weapon activities.
Visitor Hours Thursday – Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Participant Registration Hours
Friday 9AM – Noon & 2 PM – 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM – Noon
Rendezvous Fee $25.00 Per Competitor
Family Fee $50.00 (Mom, Dad, Kids under 18)
Camp Fee $5 per family member, Pee-Wee Non-Competitor
Junior Shooter $15.00
Pee-Wee’s 12 and under NO FEE
Archery Trail Walk: $5
Non-Participant Bow & Arrow Re-entry $5, then $1 thereafter
Non-Participant Hawk & Knife Re-entry $5, then $1 thereafter
Registration Hours for Participants Are:
Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
All Competitors Will Need A Blanket Prize – Minimum $15.00 value
* Pre-1840 dress after Registration and through to the end of prizing or dress points will be deducted !
*** This includes the entire Rendezvous site which is the second green gate coming into site. ***
All Junior Competitors Must Have An Adult to accompany him / her on ALL Trail Walks.
Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous Mini-Gallery
Tent/Lean-to – $25.00
Blanket Trader and Pop Up – $15.00
Seller’s permits required (temporary permit applications available at site)
Location: The Kennedy Ranch in Cascade, Idaho
From Idaho Highway 55, turn East onto Corral Creek Road. Between mile markers 109 & 110.
Signs will be Posted on Hwy 55.
For More Information:
Club & Rendezvous Booshway: Bill Uhl 208-989-2215
Registration Chairperson: Debbie Uhl 208-703-2639
Please read through the information below of what to expect about The Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous.
Smoothbores are Welcome. Please No “In-line” weapons
Planned Activities & More
- Rifle/Pistol Trail Walk ( Aggregate Scoring )
- Knife/Hawk Trail Walk ( Aggregate Scoring )
- Pee-wee Activities and Shoot
- Primitive Bow & Arrow Walk (Non-Aggregate)
- Visitors may enter the Hawk & Knife and the Bow & Arrow re-entry for $5 fee each, then $1 to re-enter (bring your own bow & arrows recurve or long bow are required if you have them)
- 3 Events for non-participant & visitors. 3 throws tomahawk; 3 shot bow & arrow; 1 shot rifle $5 adults and juniors
- Coulter’s Run
- Knife & Hawk Re-Entry
- Bow & Arrow Re-Entry
- Rifle/Pistol Trail Walk (Aggregate Scoring)
- Cut the Bottle cap – $5 to enter and a quarter every time you do not stick the tomahawk prized by club.
- Potluck Supper Friday Night
ALL SHOOT RULES TO BE POSTED ON SITE – PLEASE NOTE THAT – NO DRINKING WATER OR FIREWOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE! YOU MUST SUPPLY YOUR OWN WATER AND FIREWOOD FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY AT THE RENDEZVOUS.
Water is availabe in Cascade.
Due to possible fire restrictions, please bring an alternate cooking source (i.e. enclosed above-ground fire-pit / charcoal container, or gas cooking source). HAUL IT IN, HAUL IT OUT!!! ALL FIRE PITS TO BE COMPLETELY FILLED IN WHEN YOU LEAVE. BE CONSIDERATE OF EVERYONE’S EFFORTS TO RE-CREATE A PRE-1840’s ERA RENDEZVOUS ATMOSPHERE. RENDEZVOUS DOG SOLDIER’S WEARING THE RED ARM-BANDS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES
THE RENDEZVOUS BOOSHWAY HAS FINAL SAY REGARDING ANY DISPUTES OR DISAGREEMENTS WITHIN THE RENDEZVOUS ENCAMPMENT.
DOGS ALLOWED ON LEASHES ONLY AND UNDER CONTROL OF OWNER. RULES CONCERNING PETS WILL BE POSTED ON SITE.
There will be two separate modern and primitive campsites available for use. All of the modern campsites will be out of view of the main primitive encampment to help foster the re-creation of the rendezvous itelf. Please remember that there are “no curfews”! REmember this is a rendezvous encampment, so be aware of who you set up next to as they may be late night revelers!
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous at The Kennedy Ranch in Cascade, Idaho.
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