The Nebraska Fur Harvesters will celebrate their 44th annual fall convention Sept. 22-23 in Sidney at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds.The fairgrounds are on the west end of town on U.S. Highway 30. Admission is free both days.
A slate of educational and informational seminars is scheduled each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., covering trapping techniques and theories, skinning tips, fur processing and more.
A youth trapping workshop for anyone 18 years old and younger will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.
In addition, more than 20 dealers from 10 states will set up booths offering a wide variety of trapping gear for sale. And, four fur buyers will announce which pickup routes they will travel this winter.
On Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., attendees are invited to participate in the Nebraska Fur Harvesters’ sixth annual potluck/fish fry by taking fish, a favorite covered dish or dessert to share.
On Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Petska Furs of Ord, will host a barbecue meal for a free-will donation. At 7 p.m., a White Elephant Auction will be held to auction items donated to the Nebraska Fur Harvesters treasury.
The NFH was founded in 1973 to promote the education of trapping, to preserve the rights of trappers, and to create a brotherhood of common interest.
The nonprofit NFH is affiliated with the National Trappers Association and Fur Takers of America and works closely with the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America, National Rifle Association and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
For a complete list of seminars and activities visit: http://nebraskafurharvesters.com/convention/