If you went by the Lolo Community Center this past weekend, then you most likely saw the full parking lot at the Montana Trappers Association’s Heritage Celebration!
One of the interesting seminars that I checked out at the event was a muskrat trapping seminar. It was really neat to learn the benefits of trapping them and how to go about it, even if you have never done it before. Lloyd Priest of Lolo, who was decked out in his buckskins, demonstrating how bullets were casted and described how primitive things were back in the day. He even shot his musket, using a cork as ammo, for safety reasons.
Miss Rodeo and Miss Teen Rodeo were on-site selling raffle tickets and signing autographs. They were especially blinged out this past weekend wearing their awesome fur vests donated by the Montana Trappers Association.
The winners of the trap-setting contests posed for a picture with Miss Rodeo and Miss Teen Rodeo
One of my favorite events was the trap-setting contests. There were youth and adult categories, and let me tell ya that it is impressive to watch these! The District 2 Director of the Montana Trappers Association, Toby Walrath, decided to test his trap-setting skills in the video below and ended up placing 1st in one adult contest category and 2nd in another. Way to go!
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After bidding on silent auction items, purchasing raffle tickets and checking out the various vendor booths, it was time to head out–but, not before taking a walk through a historical trapper’s cabin. There was even way more going on than what we experienced, so I look forward to trying to catch everything next year.
It was a very fun and educational weekend, and I will definitely be back–I hope to see you there, too!