From Ann Specht, Mountain Man Rendezvous Committee:
We are planning a Council event next February 2017 with a Mountain Man Rendezvous theme. We are looking for some folks that are “experienced” mountain men that would be interested in coming to our event and show the Scouts what life was like for mountain men. We are anticipating 750+ in attendance.
We will have an area that is designated as the traditional Mountain Man camp where you would be welcome to set up tents, etc.
We will also have a traditional Indian Village.
We will also have several events based on traditional Mountain Man things – candle making, rope making, fire starting, archery making/shooting, various gun events, bullet casting, blacksmithing, and much more.
The Institute of Texan Cultures will be there also.
We have at least one Chuckwagon that will be joining us.
If you know of anyone that would be interested in helping us out, please let me know.
If you are interested in helping out by setting up a camp or demonstration, please do let Ann know!
She can be reached via email at email@example.com
The Alamo Area council is located in San Antonio, TX, so it would be in that area.
Joe Wolf’s White Smoke Brigade is hosting a shoot this weekend at their regular location near Canyon Lake, TX.
Details and a map are attached. Match 137 flyer
Update from the Booshway about the Fritztown Freetrappers Spring rendezvous:
The Fritztown Free Trappers Rendezvous has been CANCELED due to the rain again. We are not rescheduling because of all the other activities this month and into April.
New events have been posted for Texas Association of Buckskinners, Texas Free Trappers, and a brand new location for Comanche Peak Muzzleloaders.
Check out the Events page for more details!
From Grey Wolf –
Pilgrims Rendezvous scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to the dire prediction of thunderstorms in the area. Keep Texas Free Trappers Rendezvous XXIII in mind for November 13-15 at the same site near Shiner, Texas
From Big John Donahoo:
I have spoken to the Leon County Judge’s Office today in reference to the burn ban variance I requested for the Club on Tuesday. The Leon County Judge has denied our request for a variance on the burn ban. There will be NO FIRES at TAB Fall Rendezvous next weekend. This includes metal fire pits & braziers. Please come prepared with either propane or alternative fuel stoves/cookers.
The 10-day forecast does call for rain next Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, but the County Judge’s Office says it is highly unlikely the Judge will issue any burn ban variances unless a majority of Leon County receives substantial rainfall. I will monitor the area weather and request the variance again if that rain does occur, but at this point it will have to be a “cold camp”.
For the Board of Directors,
TAB President 2014-2016
Come one, come all for Shinin’ Times at the TAB Fall 2015 Rendezvous!!
The booshway will be Bill “Bobcat” Brewer and events will include Rifle, Archery, Knife & Hawk, Fire Starting and the 1st Annual William Tell/Ernest T. Bass Rock Chunkin’.
Tea time will commence after the conclusion of events.
Mickey Dave Johnston has most graciously donated a 9’x9’x7’ wedge tent to be raffled off during Council Fire Saturday night. Tickets are available for purchase at Rendezvous. All proceeds benefit the Texas Association of Buckskinners.
More details, including directions are posted on the Events page.
I received the below notice about a left-handed Hawken gun for sale. If you are interested, you’re welcome to contact Patrick.
Hello my name is Patrick and I live in San Angelo. The rifle is Italian made and was purchased at Cabelas a few years ago. I’m selling the rifle due the fact that I don’t have the time nor the place to fire the rifle on a regular basis. The rifle was fired approximately 30 times. Many Items come with the rifle. . .
The items included with the rifle is as follows, Pyrodex Powder, Measuring Powder Horn, Wad Patches, Shot, Primer Caps, Extra Ramrod, Cleaning Kit & Manuals. Also with the rifle, I’m giving away the 2 half-full antique boxes of 410 shotgun shells shown in the picture… I’m sending what pictures I have, pick out what you need, Thanks Patrick
He is asking $500 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Many Rifles