Muzzleloaders plan ‘Rendezvous’ Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
GUIDON staff
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You can experience life in a pre-1840s fur-trade encampment when the Kickapoo-Trace Muzzleloaders hold their annual Mountain Man/ Black Powder Fun Day,  Rendezvous  and Trade Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the group’s headquarters, located at 16490 Cracklin Drive in Dixon. The event will feature numerous demonstrations and and events, including black-powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, fire starting, storytelling, blacksmithing, a Dutch oven cooking demonstration, children’s games, a trapping demo, fur displays, a mountain man encampment, numerous vendors and more.

Admission is free.

Part shooting club, part historical society, the Kickapoo-Trace Muzzleloaders was founded in the 1970s by a small group of hunters. Today, members try to recreate, as much as possible, the way their ancestors lived during the era of America’s fur trade, which began around 1808 and lasted into the 1840s.

For more information, contact Earl Ellegood, Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders president, at 573.855.0984 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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