2023 will mark our ” 40th” year of
The Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous
Our 39th Backwoods Annual Rendezvous
was a major success for all involved despite the covid 19 pandemic!!!
The Idaho Free Trappers have been very planning
to make it another Great Annual Primitive Black Powder Mountain Man Rendezvous. Below you will find examples of the things to expect for this year’s 2023 Backwoods Annual Rendezvous. Check back with us to see what has been updated or changed. We have the rest of the winter here in Boise, Idaho to work through all of this and the Idaho Free Trappers membership will be hard at it to make this a success.
Welcome To Our 40th Backwoods Annual Rendezvous
*****SITE TO BE POSTED ASAP**** former site was sold
Idaho Free Trappers LTD’s Club Booshway is: Bill Uhl contact# 208-989-2215
The 40th Backwoods Rendezvous Booshway is: Bill Uhl 208-989-2215
Location: TO BE DETERMINED ASAP as former location has been sold
Please read through the information below of what to expect about The Idaho Free Trappers 40th Annual Rendezvous.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the downloadable registration forms, they contain the same information when they are printed out and you will need to keep them handy as a quick reference as well as the registration form attached.
Of note about our Annual Backwoods Rendezvous, we will have 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, from Thursday thru Sunday. However there will be members who will arrive at the 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 Friday night. Competitor’s Prizing and the Raffle Drawing will be held on Sunday after prizing..
Smoothbores are Welcome
Please “No” In-line weapons
~~~~ Planned Activities & More ~~~~
**Rifle/Pistol Trail Walk & Knife/Hawk Trail Walk (Aggregate Scoring)
**Archery Walk. Traditional or recurve bows only PLEASE Bring your own bow and arrows
silhouette shoot (NEW)
Bottle Cap throw
Knife & Hawk Re-Entry
First Time Ladies Shoot
Pee-wee Activities and Shoot
Potluck Supper Friday night
ALL SHOOT RULES TO BE POSTED ON SITE – PLEASE NOTE: DOGS ALLOWED BUT MUST BE ON LEASH AND UNDER YOUR CONTROL AT ALL TIMES!
– 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 available 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
YOU MIGHT HAVE.
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 ITSELF.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT
THERE ARE “ NO CURFEWS ”!
REMEMBER THIS IS A RENDEZVOUS ENCAMPMENT, SO BE AWARE OF WHOM YOU SET UP NEXT TO
THEY MAY BE LATE NIGHT REVELERS!
Visitors Are Welcome!!!
All visitors are “REQUIRED” to check in
at the Registration Tent for additional Rendezvous information. “No Exceptions Please!!!”
This is to enable the Idaho Free Trappers to explain to our visitors the do’s and don’ts from a safety standpoint. The Idaho Free Trappers Backwoods Rendezvous is open to “All” visitors from 12pm to 5pm Friday and Saturday. Parents / Guardians / Visitors are responsible for the behavior of their children.
~~~ ♠ ♣ ♦ ♥ Registration Fees: ♥ ♦ ♣ ♠ ~~~
Rendezvous Fee $25.00 Per Competitor
Family Fee $50. (Mom, Dad, Kids under 18)
camp fee $5.00 per adult/Junior (no charge for peewees)
Junior Shooter $15.00 Pee-Wee’s age 12 and under NO FEE
~~~ Traders Fees: ~~~
Tent/Lean-to – $25.00
Blanket Trader – $15.00
Seller’s permits required
(Temporary permit applications available at site)
Registration Hours for Participants Are:
Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm
and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 11:00pm
!!! All Competitors Will Need A Blanket Prize to get a 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 LTD.
Total number of Participants __________
Total number of Shooters __________
Print Names of All Individuals Expected In Your Camp
Class of Competition______________________________________
I agree to abide by the rules set forth for this shoot by the IFT, LTD and understand that the failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification and/or removal from the event. Parents/guardians must sign for those under 18 years of age, including PeeWee’s.
Full Name: __________________________________________
Street Address: ___________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: ___________________________________________
Telephone Number: ___________________________________________
E-mail Address: ___________________________________________
Mail Pre-registration to: Debbie Uhl Idaho Free Trappers Idaho Free Trappers, LTD 5921 East Clark Place Nampa, Idaho 83687
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