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Smoke & Thunder

Rendezvous Schedule – 2011




January 7-9             Freezarse Rendezvous hosted by Manteca Sportsmen, Inc.

Manteca, CA Map available           Trail Walk, Trader’s Row,

Primitive Camp, Tin Tipi Area Hot Lunch, Traditional,
            Archery, Trap Shoot.
Bring Yer Drinking Water! 

Contact: Ned & Ava Nelson
          (209) 599-2374 or Joe Krueze (209) 523-7057.


February 19 – 20      Muzzleloading Craft Show at Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Info is sketchy but look for Tony
          Roberts’ site mountain Top Trade Co.


February 24 – 27      Horse Ridge 39th Annual Shoot & Rendezvous, east of Bend, Oregon.

Map Available Camp opens Wed, Trail walks begin Thursday @ noon!

Pre-registration encouraged. 

Contact: Booshway Ratrobber (541) 389-7007 or

Coffee Bean (541) 420-0126.


March 12                Fresno County Sportsmen’s 14th Annual Swap Meet, Fresno CA.

Buy –Sell-Trade Guns, Ammo, Archery, Decoys, Game Calls,

Fishing Tackle, Boats, Motors, antique sporting equipment and

outdoor table rental space available for traders.

Contact: Doug Bowman 559-999-2346 or 559-822-2653. Map available.


March 12 – 13                   Cascade Mountainmen Muzzleloading Arms and

Pioneer Craft Show, Monroe, WA

March 18-20            Stony Creek Muzzleloaders at Lizard Camp , Corning, CA

Contact Doug (530) 824-0648


April 1 – 2              West Coast Horn Fair Vancouver, WA


April 1 – 3              Bear Mountain Men at Trapper’s Creek, Bella Vista, CA

Contact: Dianna (530) 917-5283


April 7 – 10             American River muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous at Maysville, CA

Contact Dirty Hand (916) 973-8809


April  8 – 10           Sonora Smokeploers Annual Spring Rendezvous at Camp Six Bits,

Chinese Camp, CA Rifle Trailwalk & Metal Animal Silhouette, Pistol,

Hawk & Knife. Primitive Camp  Judging! Sunday Services by

The Reverend Hawk. Trader’s welcome ($25 Trader Fee)  and must

present proper state sales tax paperwork. 

Contact Booshway Ray Townsend (209) 847-4019,

Segundo Floyd Pilchard (408) 728-1915 or Steve Bougher (209)
Map Available!


April 8 – 10            Louderback’s Fiddlebackers Rendezvous at Hooker Creek, Red Bluff, CA
                             Contact: Wade (530) 365-5827


April 8 – 10            Tri County Black Powder Club Oregon Championships at Sherwood, Oregon
                             Contact: Clifford (530) 632-7791


April 9 – 17            Breckenridge Buckskinners 27th Annual Hart Canyon Rendezvous .

This is a primitive  Rondy with limited and closed camp gate hours.

Road is rough and not recommended for RVs. Motorcycles not allowed.

Booshway: Jim Jennings (661) 323-5737,

Segundo: Frank Elliott (661) 835-1491,

Prize Chair: Steve and Zee Clark  (661) 393-7901


April 13 – 17           Sonoma Valley Muzzleloaders 30th Annual Rendezvous at

Marie Hill Ranch, CA. on Hwy 128 between Booneville and

Cloverdale, CA.  Map  available. No Dogs allowed

as this is a working sheep ranch!

Contact: Booshway Bill Callister (415) 892-3843

Segundo Michael George (707) 996-1308 or e-mail:  Medicine Man at

April 15 – 17           Northern Free Trappers Spring Rondy at Cottonwood, CA
Contact: Bill (530) 378-7296


April 20 – 24           Fort Umpqua muzzleloaders at Frog Holler, Oakridge, OR
Contact: Melody (541) 689-4281


April 22-24             Mr. Ranch Muzzleloaders 186th Rendezvous & Shoot, Railroad Flat, CA

Tail Walks, Paper Shoots, Hawk & knife, Period Dress encouraged,

Primitive Camp, Tin Tipi area, Trader’s Row (Trader’s Fee $30.00)

camp fee $10.00 per vehicle. Gates open Wed. 8 am but be gone by noon Monday.

Contact Booshway Michael (209) 754-1260 or

Scribe Eileen (209) 473-4324. Map Available.


April 22 – 24           Weneha Muzzleloaders Annual Rendezvous at Troy, Oregon

Contact: Little Bear (541) 523-3479


April 22 – 24           Mt. Mazama Mountain Men Clover Creek RDV at Keno, Oregon

Contact: Kurt (541) 891-5140


April 30 – May 4     California State Muzzleloading Rifle Assoc. Inc. 62nd Annual State

Championship Shoot at *the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center.

Map Available.  NMLRA match & the CSMLRA shoot this year and will

again be part of the match. Match sponsors are needed and all contributions

are greatly appreciated! Contact: George Steger
          (559) 940-2365, or, or Mike Bush (916) 362-1469
          *Location change from Auberry Shooting Range at Fresno to new location!


May 1 – 2               Mile High Long Hunters Cox Creek Rendezvous at Lakeview, Oregon

Contact: Norm (541) 947-3996


May 6 – 8               Brushy Creek 2011 Annual Rendezvous near Beale AFB, Smartville, CA

Map available. Cannon , Trail walk, Saturday nite Potluck
Contact Booshway Ray Lost Balls (530) 272-6953 or

Scribe Mama at


May 13 – 15            Grizzly Mountain Long Rifles Spring Shoot at Prineville, OR

Contact: Lorrie (541) 815-7310


May 20 – 24            Sierra Muzzleloaders Annual Rendezvous at Oroville, CA

Contact: Lovely Linda (530) 824-0243

May 20 – 24            Powell Valley Long Rifles Spring Rendezvous at Maupin, Oregon

Contact: Jim (530) 381-4781


May 27 – 30            Diablo Buckskinners Brushy Creek Rendezvous at Smartville, CA

Contact: Bob Van Dyke (925) 625-9331


May 27 – 30            Pit River Pioneers at Burney, CA Contact: Dennis (530) 335-3353


May 27 – 30            Silvies Mauraders Memorial at Seneca, OR Contact Keith (541) 542-2904


May 27 – 30            Ponderosa Mountain Men Little Deschutes River Rendezvous at Gilchrist, Oregon

Contact: Stump (541) 536-6050


May 27 – 30            Forrest Hills Black Powder Brigade Flying ‘M’ at Yamhill, Oregon

Contact: Mike (503) 864-4061


June 3 – 5               Paiute Creek Renegades Annual Rondy at Susanville, CA

Contact Terry   (530) 257-2607


June 3 – 5               Veronia Muzzleloaders ‘Tall Grass’ at Veronia, OR

Contact: Jeff (530) 359-9141


June 9 – 12             Cascade Brigade Muzzleloading Club Rendezvous, Northeast of Bend OR. 

At La Pine Map Available. Rifle, Pistol, Long Gong, Shotgun, Fort Shoot.

Primitive Camp, Trader’s Row, tin tipi. Bring yer water and firewood.

Hooters provided. Mean kids and dogs must be on leash. No exceptions!
Contact: Booshway Ted Hartman (541) 788-2122 or email


June 10 – 12            Mount Shasta Longrifles 35th Annual Rendezvous at Trout Creek.

Trail Walk, (requires fire start) Pistol, Hawk & Knife, Fort Shoot,

Dutch Oven Cook-off, Stake Shoot, Long Gong. Designated Primitive Camp,

Tin Tipi and Trader’s Row. Restrooms Available, bring yer drinking water!

Contact: Harry Hall (530) 235-4546,

Betty (530) 926-2149 or Dion (530) 926-6942.


June 10 - 12                     Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders 7th Annual Muzzleloaders

southeast of Lewiston, Montana.

Contact: Dean at (406) 428-2286,

Also go to

June 17 – 25            Pacific Primitive Rendezvous at Coffee Pot Creek, Paisley, Oregon

Booshway: Frenchie La Chapell. For more info, please visit ‘

Links we recommend’ on
          this web site. More to follow!


June 17 – 19            Little Butte Mountain Men High Cascade Rendezvous at Keno, OR

Contact: Rick (541) 855-1992


June 28 – July 4                 Jed Smith Mountaineers at Tall Trees on the Smith River, CA

Contact: Trapper John (707) 722-4259


July 8 – 10              Mile High Long Hunters Cox Creek Invitational at Lakeview, OR

Contact: Norm (541) 947-3996


July 14 – 16            Fort Umpqua Muzzleloaders Broken Wagon Rendezvous at Eugene, OR
                             Contact: Allyn (541) 935-8528


July 15 – 17            Modoc Muzzleloaders Beaver Dam Cabin Rondy at Alturas, CA

Contact: Ken (530) 233-5769


July 15 – 17            Siskiyou Mountain Men  Deer Camp Rendezvous at Deer Camp, CA

Contact: Glowing Feather (530) 842-6051


July 15 – 17            Barlow Trail Long Rifles Salmon River at Mt. Hood Nat’l Forrest, OR

Contact: Stinky (503) 668-6275


July 21 – 26            Western States Muzzleloaders Jed Smith Shoot at Grants Pass, OR

 Contact Ken (925) 672-7088


July 22 – 24            Stone Cellars 2011 has been cancelled Meadow Annual Rendezvous

at Loon Lake, CA Contact Dick Murray (209) 367-8722 for details of the 2012


July 22 – 24            Mt. Mazama Mountain Men Shotgun Rondy at Keno, OR

Contact: Andy (541) 891-3414


August 4 – 7            Tioga Mountain Men Summer Shoot at Coos Bay, OR

Contact: Buff (541) 396-6217


August 4 – 7            Vernonia Muzzleloaders Nehalem River Shoot at Vernonia, OR

Contact: Jeff (503-324-4024


August 12 – 14                  Durham Ferry 7th Annual Rendezvous at Manteca, CA

Mountain Man Trail Walk, Cowboy Rifle, Traditional Archery. Traders welcome

– No Trader’s Fee! Primitive Camp, Tin Tipi, Hot Lunch. Dry Camp.
          Contact: Ned & Ava Nelson (209) 599-2374, Joe Krueze (209) 523-7057 or

Rhonda George (209) 526-4876. Flyer and map available upon request.


September 2 – 5                 Grande Ronde Muzzleloaders at La Grande, OR

Contact: Dave (541) 963-2440


September 9 – 11      Pit River Pioneers at Shelly Creek, Fall River CA 

Contact Bob (530) 335-2237


September 9 – 11      Mt Mazama Mountain Men Little Bear Creek at Paisley, OR
                             Contact: Mack the Knife (541) 281-2422


September 16 – 18     Steens Mountain Men Yellowjacket Rondy at Lake Burns, OR
                             Contact Kevin (541) 573-2234


Sept. 30 – Oct 2                 Forrest Hills Black Powder Brigade Trask Mountain Primitive at Yamhill, OR

Contact Jack (503) 324-6700


October 14 – 16                 Diablo Buckskinners/American River Primitive Rendezvous near Forbestown, CA

Contact: Homeless (530) 478-5744


November 4 – 6                  Modesto Muzzleloaders Annual Rendezvous and Shoot at Camp Six Bits

Contact Rhonda George at (209) 526-4876 or

Joe Kroeze (209) 523-7057
Map Available


November 11 – 13     Yolla Bolly Frontiersmen 29th Annual Rendezvous at Red Bluff. 

No Traders Fee. No food vendors without prior permission.

Shooter pre-registration is encouraged and will be limited to the first 400 entries.
Shooter Registration: Frank Hermann 21205 Wilcox Rd. Red Bluff, CA 96080 (530) 527-4895
Trader Registration: Tom & Dee Hamill 19120 Reeds Creek Rd. Red Bluff CA 96080 (530) 527-5778


December 3              Stoney Creek Muzzleloaders Toy Shoot (it’s for the children) at Corning, CA

Contact: Doug Hatley (530) 824-0648


Give me some more stuff to post! I have been reaching out to Colorado, Washington, Idaho,

Montana, Nevada, Arizona and the Dakotas. If you have something, please send it!


Your Humble Servant,


If’n y’all want ta reprint any or all of these here pages please send me a smoke signal ta

let me know wot trails yer be travelin!  Please feel free to reprint any and all of these

pages and mention my name ifn yer git a chance. . 

Send requests and orders to: Many Thanks!


This be all I got at th moment. Will be fillin in th blanks as folks git bak ta me.

If’n yer got sumthin for th Ol Lone Eagle, please sind it via th Mule, singing wire er this here E thing.

I be proud ta post yer stuff free a charge! I be reachin out to all in the 7 western states

and our friends in the Midwest. Please be in touch!

Sind me a smoke signal a wat yer got coming up! I’ll post it right here. The more the merrier!

Might want ta sind me sum links of those that yer believe in for product at Rendezvous.

I gotta a pile a clay pipes, pewter cups Damascus Steel knife blades, Brain tanned and

lots of other goodies for your shoppin delight!


Safe Journey,


Shannon Lone Eagle

Smoke & Thunder

(559) 298-7586


Rendezvous Schedule 2010

Rendezvous Schedule 2009

Rendezvous Schedule 2008

Rendezvous Schedule 2007




 ‘Absolute Truth & a Few Good Storys:

  A few pages from the Journal of the Ol Lone Eagle drawn from the tales of the

trapline, hunting, and friends of Rendezvous.


                                                                                                 @SWK  08/28/2011