Fritztown Freetrappers Rendezvous – March 9-11, 2012

Here are the details on the upcoming Fritztown Freetrappers Rendezvous near Huntsville, TX

DATE: Friday, March 9th to Sunday, March 11th. Early set-up on Thursday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 322 Walker Loop, Huntsville, TX.

From Austin, San Antonio, or any place west, your best bet is to get to Navasota, go east on Hwy 90 to Anderson. Make a RIGHT onto FM 149 and stay on this. After you go through Richards, you will see a large sign saying you are “entering Sam Houston National Forest” (you are still on 149). Go 2.3 miles from this sign and you will come to a crossroad. To the left takes you to Huntsville (FM 1791). To the right takes you to our house. Make a LEFT onto FM 1791. You will go about 9.5 miles and make a RIGHT onto Walker Loop.  Remember this mileage because you want to pass up the first Walker Loop road. There will be a FFT sign where you turn. Once you are on Walker Loop, go about 2 miles and the road will be on your right. It is across from a cemetery and there will be another sign.

From Houston or Dallas – take I-45 to Huntsville, go west on State Highway 30, LEFT onto FM 1791. Sorry, I don’t have mileage from SH 30, but it’s about the same as from FM 149. Look for the FFT sign and make a LEFT onto Walker Loop. See directions above.

COMPETITION: Events Friday as available and Saturday until 3:00 p.m.
Rifle Shoot – Archery Walk – Primitive Archery – Hawk & Knife.
Prize donation is requested.
Anyone may compete, but you must be a member to qualify for prizes.

FEES: Membership fee: $10.00 per year
Competition fee: $15.00 per competitor (includes camping fee).
Non-competitor camping fee is $10.00 per lodge.
Modern camping in parking area.

COUNCIL FIRE: We told Char Cloth and Herb (our cooks) that they would not have to cook, if they would just attend so that means the rest of us have to come up with food for our Council Fire dinner. Please bring a covered dish that can be shared by all. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night, followed by competition awards, tall-tales, singing, drinking, and the usual rendezvous rowdiness!

See ya in a few weeks!

Kathy “Hummingbird” Boyd, Booshway Bitch (cell: 512-809-8854)
Steve “Justeve” Boyd, Booshway (cell: 936-537-5625)
Home phone: 936-597-7574
club email:

Mountain Man Scout Program – Volunteers Needed – February 17, 2012

Fellow buckskinners,

A call for volunteers………….

A Boy Scout leader has contacted me asking for some of us to help him put on a weekend campout for disadvantaged boys on February 17th.

The theme of the campout is the Mountain Man era.

There will be instructions in the skills needed to survive in the Shinin’ Mountains.

We will demonstrate the skills and teach the boys how to perform them.

Shooting, knife and hawk throwing and archery are included, along with fire starting, crafts, etc.

NRA qualified range and shooting officers will be present.

Those of us who would like to do so may set up period camps on Friday or Saturday and camp either or both nights.

There will be around 70 Scouts there that will be in Troops of about eight boys each.

The Troops will rotate through the activities.

The boys will arrive Friday afternoon and set up their camps, take part in the activities on Saturday. They will break camp and do some brush clearing for the State Park officer on Sunday, before heading home.

If you would provide your time and talents please let me know as soon as possible so I can help the leader plan the Saturday activities.

Some of them might be the buckskinners of tomorrow.

For more details, or to volunteer, contact Joe “Grey Wolf” Wolf at 830-935-3121 or 830-832-5399, or email wolfbear “at”