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Come and join the fun.

In 1976, three men with an interest in the

History of the Fur Trade came together to

recreate how the Free Trappers lived and

played using the same type of equipment

and gear that was used in the fur trapping


At the annual Rendezvous they played the games in friendly competition, throwing the tomahawk, knife, and lance and shooting Indian Bows as well as muzzle-loading rifle and pistol against other trappers.

They also displayed their knowledge of making their own clothing and equipment. This was the beginning of the Spring Mountain Free Trappers.

Meet monthly for fun and games

Please see our schedule page.

The games are played in the Spring Mountains in Lovell Canyon under Forest Service permits. At times we will have Pot Luck dinners where the members can show off their Dutch Oven cooking skills, trying recipes and having a good time with fellow members.

It is not required to dress or camp primitive at the monthly shoots. Many come in their “Tin Teepees” and spend the weekend. Some even just drive up for the day. We are a family oriented, incorporated, non-profit shooting company.

Our insurance is supported by yearly dues and events fees. Prizes are awarded at each meet for each event and every division–men women and junior. By the way, juniors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.

Once a year we organize a Rendezvous complete with traders and a Primitive Village where primitive dress is required. Some participants stay in a separate section in their “Tin Teepees”. The events are set up to be a challenge to any “Buck Skinner” who wishes to test his or her skill against any other “Free Trappers”. Public spectators are always welcome.

Our dues are $25 a year, which includes your family and all children under 17 living at home. Our event fees are $5 for each adult member.


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