Smoke & Thunder

Rendezvous Schedule – 2015

Freezarse Rendezvous hosted by the Long Rifles of the San Joaquin in memory of John 'Wolf Chief' Wolfe, Manteca, CA, Map available. Trader's Row, Trail Walk, Primitive Camp, Tin Tipi, Hot Lunch! Traditional, Archery, Trap Shoot, Cowboy Rifle Dry Camp! Booshway: Rhonda George, 209.614.4006 or Segundo: Joe Kroeze (209) 523-7057


A gathering of Muzzleloaders for fun shoots and and a good chance to sight in. Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club near Auberry. No awards but a chance to join with fellow shooters that we have Rendevoued with for many years. Swap some ideas on load, patch, sights and such. Smoke & Thunder will be on site with supplies and trade goods. Contact Jim (559) 292-0452 or Shannon Lone Eagle (559) 298-7586.

February 19-22

Horse Ridge 42ndAnnual Grizzly Moutain Long Rifles Winter Shoot & Rendezvous at Alf Alfa east of Bend, Oregon. New site that is gorgeous! Map available on facebook/grizzlymtlongrifles. Primitive Traders and Modern Traders will have separate areas. Gates opens on Wed. 18th. Contact Booshway Ted Hartman (541) 788-2122 or Segundo Lorrie (541) 815 7310.
March 1

Muzzleloading shoot at the Fresno Rifle & Pistol range. A gathering of fine shooters and welcome to any and all that want to begin. A ton of good knowlegdge to share. Rifles, pisols, shotguns are available and all shooting supplies will be on site. Be there at 8 AM . Contact Shannon Lone Eagle at 559.298.7586 or Jim at 559.292-0452


Fresno County Sportsmen's 17 th Annual Swap Meet, Fresno CA. Gates open at 8:00 AM
Buy –Sell, Trade Guns, Ammo, Archery, Decoys, Came Calls, Fishing Tackle, Boats, Motors, antique sporting equipment and more. Fresno County Sportsmen's Club 10645 North Lanes Road, Fresno
Contact: Doug Bowman 559.999.2346. Inside space and outside space reservations are required, $10 per space.


Cascade Mountainmen present the Muzzle Loading Arms and Pioneer Craft Show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe WA. Over 300 traders, blacksmithing, wool spinning, wood carving, Muzzle loading parts, supplies, leather & fur. Trader info at: (425) 890-7208 ask for John and please visit .


Stony Creek Muzzleloaders presents the 29th Annuual Rendezvous at Lizard Camp. Traders welcome and may set up ThursdayAM. Food Vendor will be on the Row. Cannon Shoot Sunday at 10 AM. Preregistration must be in by March 2. No Exceptions.Contact: Shoots the Moon Carol Jean (530) 824-6521, Walt Thunder Pants (530 824-6521 or Blunder Doug (530) 824-0648. Be advised that big tin teepees will have trouble getting through the gate!


Kalamazoo Living History Show, Kalamzoo County Expo Center. Pre 1890 original or repro living history supplies, accoutrements and related crafts. Buy, Sell and Trade! Contact Leslie Martin Conwell at 765.563.6792 or visit or  


California Rifle and Pistol Association Annual Conference and Meetings, San Diego, CA. Panel discussions and informative workshops with DOJ and FFL speakers. Go to


Bear Mountain Men 21th Annual Rendezvous at Trappers Creek near Bella Vista, CA . Map available.
Traders welcome and preregistration encouraged. Dry Camp so bring yer water! Registration call Dianna 530.917.5283. Camp and Trader info call Ernie: 530.549.5170 . Pre entry must be received by 3/15/15.


American River Muzzleloaders Spring Primitive Rendezvous at Marysville, CA Map avaiilable. Early set up for all on th 9th and be out by Sunday! no exceptions! Traders welcome! Contact Debbie Martin (916) 944-0479 or Dirty Hand (916) 973-8809

10 - 12

Sonora Smokepolers Annual Spring Rendezvous at Camp Six Bits, Chinese Camp, CA. Map available.
Trail Walk, hawk & knife, privitive camp, ($50 for best primitive camp) Traders welcome at no charge but must have tax paperwork. OH BOO ! Bring yer water. Sunday Service by Reverend Hawk. Day visitors are welcome! Booshway Floyd: (209) 559-6381 or Segundo J.C. (209) 984-3523
Louderback's 37th Annual RDV at Hooker Creek near Redding CA. Map Available.
Primitive camp, teepee and traders. Bring yer water and wood. Outhouses on site. Booshway: Gerald Bear (530) 347-6040, Segundo Wade Papa Bear (530) 365-5827 or Scribe Jacqueline at (530) 223-4935 .

Sonoma Valley Muzzleloaders 34thAnnual at Marie Hill Ranch near Yorktown, CA. Map available. This is a working sheep ranch. NO DOGS ALLOWED! Traders welcome on Wednesday for set up.
Booshway : Jeff Rush- 707.795.7761, Segundo: Michael George 707.996.1308 or Medicine Man at

Bakersfield Muzzleloaders presents the 45th Peter Lebec Rendezvous. Welcome all Traders, Primitives, Tin Tipis, Pilgrims, Flatlanders & Pork Eaters No Trader's fee, but donations are always welcome. Period dress highly recommended.
Contact: Booshway Goerge Bowen 760.378.3079 or Prez Robin 760.812.9209
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19th Annual 18th Century Market Fair, Fort Frederick, Big Pool Maryland about 15 minutes west of Hagerstown. Contact the Visitor's Center at 301.842.2155
Mt. Ranch Muzzleloaders Rendezvous at Railroad Flat,CA. Map available. Traders Welcome, Gates open Wednesday at 8:00A.M. Camping fee $15.00, Traders fee is $30, blanket trade $15. Contact: Booshway Michael, 209. 754.1260 Scribe: Eileen 209.473.4324

West Coast Horn Fair 3rd Annual at Little Rock,WA. Capital City Rifle and Pistol Club a bit south of Olympia. Powder horns, scrimshaw, workshops and more! Map availabvle. This is your best opportunity to join with the Masters of the craft in a hands on. For more info, Contact:


32nd Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous at Blackhawk Memorial Park, Woodford, WI sponsored by Yellowstone Flint and Cap, Inc. Buckskinners only Tuesday - Friday Pre-1840 period dress and Accoutrements required. Horse camps, wood & water is furnished. Ice available. Traders: $35/business. Tin tipi area available away from primitive camp. Booshway Joe at 608.523.4189, Co-Booshway Jason at 608.527.6115 Visit  
May Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Spring Fling at Wolverton's Cabin, Orofino Idaho. Potluck, Raffle and Medals for top Mountain Man, Mountain Woman and Junior Trappers. Contact Smoke Pole 208.827.0018, Two Dogs 208.476.3371 or Ridge Walker 208.435.4814  

May 1-3

This event is cancelled

Brushy Creek Rangers 2015 Annual Rendezvous near Smartsville , CA. is Cancelled. The Fish and Game guys have shut us down. Next year is tentative. Oh Boo! Seems to be one more step in the decimation of our sport. More later. For more info please contact Ellie Robins w/ the Brushy Creek Rangers.


Flathead Valley Muzzleloaders Merical Mountain Rendezvous near Marlon, Montana. Early set up Thursday May 15. Dry camp, primitive and tin tipi, Traders welcome. Post 1840 cell phones must be silent and loose dogs not allowed under any circumstance! Booshway Adam Tressel 406.885.4405, Segundos Don Webber 406.752.5190 or Eldon Nielsen 406.755.9788.  


Sierra Muzzloaders Annual Spring Rendezvous at Brownsville, CA. Traders welcome, Primitive Camp and Tin Tipi. Map and Flyer available. Contact: Booshway Big Medicine (530) 823-9165 or Segundo Rusty Fiddle (530) 675-9022 Take a look see at .

9th Annual 1825 Living History Rendezvous at the Bettencourt Ranch in Winton, CA. Free addmittance, free parking and good food on site. Map Available. Contact Ron at (209) 723-3733,, Curt & Judy at or Lon at (209) 769-4510 Directions go to
Sapphire Mountain Men 32nd Annual Wildhorse Rendezvous in Cyr, Montana 35 miles west of Missoula. Trail Walks, Smoothbore, Archery, Cannon Shoot, Chile Cooking contest, Sat. Pot Luck. Traders welcome, camp fee $30 and competitors Fee $5. Booshway Mike Tomell 406.626.4702, Segundo Robin Denison 406.240.9286.  

38th Annual Port-Neuf Rendezvous sponsored by the Port-Neuf Muzzleloaders of Pocatello. Map available, Trader's Circle, Shotgun, knife & Hawk, BP Cartridge and primitive archery. Booshway: Richard Heritage (208) 220-8302 Segundo: Norman Davis.  
May Pit River Pioneers 34th Annual and Shelly Creek 13th Annual Combined Rendezvous at Fall River Mills, CA. Early camp welcome on Thursday May 22. Primitive camp and tin teepee. Dry Camp! Cannon Shoot on Sunday morning. Pre-registration encouraged. Map & Flyer available. Contact: Ron 530.336.5046 or Dean 530.518.3660  

June 11 - 14

MSLR Trout Creek 38th Annual Rendezvous. Map available. Traders welcome, Early entry on June 8. This is a U.S.F.S. Campground, Private land North of the Cattle Guard. We must respect our land. Restrooms available, bring yer water! Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact: Scribe Betty: or 530.926.2149, Harry 530.235.4546. Call Dion at 530.926.6942.  



38th Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous near Prairie du Cheien, WI. Primitive and Modern, Traders welcome and food vendors must pre-register. Contact Martha at 608.326.6379 or Randy 608.326.4197. Go to  

Coeur d'Alene Muzzleloaders 36th Annual Rendezvous at Gold Mountain (east of Sagle, ID). Map available. Primitive and Tin Tipi are separate, water on site. Traders welcome. Trail walk, Hawk and knife. President: Howard Wright 208.687.1149,, Booshway: Bob Kelley (208) 659-3784,, Segundo: Pat Silbernagle 208.255.8813
June Hog Heaven Muzzleloaders 2014 Rendezvous at Troy, Idaho. Primitive and Tin Tipi are separated by a stream and a bridge. Traders and Visitors welcome. Trail Walk, Pistol Shoot, Fort Shoot, Sat. nite potluck, Sunday breakfast. Contact Tom Wilson 208.892.0885, or Vern Illi 208.835.5872,  


Pacific Primitive Rendezvous at New York Flat, Forbestown CA. Total primitive rules apply to camp, dress, weaponry & Traders. Cell phones and cameras should be carefully concealed (cells turned off). Contact Booshway Baconeater at 925.634.1716 or Segundo 3 Jacks at 530.742.2736. Take a look

High Plains Regional Rendezvous Assn. (not affiliated with the NMLRA) presents the annual RDV and is welcomed back to Kansas in the Beautiful Flint Hills this year. Rotating through the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota, each location is home for a fine primitive RDV! Water, wood and hooters. Primitive camp is home for 200 - 250 camps and is 'closed' with the public only invited 1 day. Booshway: Neal Taylor 785.565.1612, Segundo Jim Grable 785.799.7375, Clerk Al Slater 785.488.3631.  
33rd Annual Midwest Primitive Rendezvous sponsored by the Highlands Sportsmen's Club, Cascade, WI (about 1 hr. north of Milwaukee). Map available. Early set up June . NO pets in primitive camp! All clothing, tentage and accoutrements period 1640-1840 in North America. Traders fee $30 in addition to participation fees. Booshway: Jennifer Beaty 414.659.5294 Segundo: Jay Hando 260.668.0764 Scribe: Eric Davis 262.339.2523
June 29 - July 4

37th Annual Jed Smith Mountain Men Tall Trees Rendezvous near Smith River, CA. Map available. Gates open June 29. March with us in your finest finery in the parade Saturday July 4! Traders fee $20.00 and welcome with period plunder. Primitive camp and tin tipi. Pre-registration encouraged, campsites for registered shooters only. Dry camp so bring yer water and firewood. For more info call: Wet Dog 707.464.5119 or Trapper John 707.722.4259

Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous near McFadden, Wyoming. Map available. Elevation 7400 feet, water and firewood plentiful. Wagon team & Ice. Early set-up July Registration deadline June 9, 2013. Booshway: Calvin Hall in Cheyenne, Segundo Zeb at 307.258.2997 in Casper or Purser Sue Page in Worland at 307.347.2762 Got Gate keepers, Horse Camp Chief, Trade Chief, Dog Soldiers and a Chief Medic!
Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park 31st Annual Historic Skills Fair and Encampment. Live music all weekend. Experience historic skills, demonstrations and a Mountain Man Encampment. Blacksmithing, Weaving, Spinning, Tatting & Lace, Food and Fun! Call 208.682.3814. All park admission fees apply.  
Upper Peninsula Muzzle Loaders Association 37th Annual Rendezvous at Ottawa Sportmen's Club M-38, Baraga, MI. Primitive and Tin Tipi, Rifle, Pistol, Archery and Sat nite pot luck! Call Prez Jerry 906.338.2822, Vice Prez James 906.458.6046 or Scribe Sandy 906.362.4801  

4th Annual Oregon Trail Days in Oregon, Illinois. Celebrating Native American and Western American Heritage. Map available. I have chatted with Amy and this looks to be a very fine time. Please go to or

Lobo Trail Muzzleloader Club 37th Annual Rendezvous Shoot, Orofino, ID. Gates open July. Primitive and Tin Tipi, Traders welcome. Map available. Contact: Smoke Pole Larry 208.827.0018, Two Dogs Bill 208.476.3371 or Guy Ridge Walker 208.435.4814  
August 7 - 9

Durham Ferry Annual Rendezvous hosted by the Long Rifles of the Manteca Sportsmen, Inc. Map Available. Trail Walk, Traditional Trader's Row, Primitive Camp, Tin Teepee area, Archery Trail, Cowboy Rifle & Pistol welcome. Early set up aand Food will be available. Bring yer water and open fires as conditions permit. Contact Rhonda at 209.614.4006 or Joe Kroeze 209.523.7057. Come see us at

August - September La Grande 41st Annual Rondevous in eastern Oregon. Map Available. Rifle Trail, Silhouettes, Hawk & Knife, Primitive Archery, Pistol Trail and Peewee Trail. Shotgun Saturday, Long Gong on Monday. Website: or contact Booshway: Dyin Goose 541.963.2440 or Mountain Man 541.910.4132  
Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts & Music Assoc in cooperation with Sagebrush Freetrappers and The Horse Heaven Historical Re-enactors bring Heritage Days 2014 at Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, WA. Blanket trading in primitive camps only. Traditional Traders $45. Registration $15/camp and Food Vendors must contact the event coordinator: Reade Obern 509.492.1555,  
September A new beginning at the Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club for muzzleloading rifle and pistol! Shoots will be on the 4th Sunday of every month and all shooters are welcome. 30 - 50 shots and grudge matches are encouraged! This is NOT a club, but a gathering of fellow shooters! Please contact Jim Minyard for pre-registration as targets and space is limited. Call Jim at (559) 978-0864. Let the rangemaster know that you want to go to range #8 and bring water. Range fees are $10. Smoke & Thunder will be on sight with product, parts & pieces, flint, caps and lots of goodies. Please call ahead if'n yer want'n to order and yer stuff will be there delivered. Call Shannon Lone Eagle at (559) 298-7586 for orders of caps, flint, jags, powder (by special order) etc.  
Oct 30 - Nov 1 Spring Mountain Free Trappers Rendezvous at the Spring Mountain State Park, Las Vegas, Nevada. Go to SMFTLV.COM Call Buffalo Rump @ 702.645.2658
October 10 - 12

Mt. Ranch Muzzleloaders Trail Walk at Railroad Flat, CA. Map Available. Gates open at 9:00 Am Wednesday. Shotgun and Tradegun Fri & Sat, Trail walk, hawk & Knife. Traders welcome ($30.00), Blanket Traders ($15.00), Primitive camp, no ground fires. Booshway Michael (209) 754-1260, Segundo Rusty Gun (209) 754-3713,Scribe Eileen (209) 473-4324

October Laguna Mountain 27th Annual Rendezvous at Mataguay Scout Reservation, Santa Ysabel, CA. Finest mountain man encampment in the western US! Primitive and modern camping available on the site. Primitive Traders welcome, must be in pre 1840 attire to sell. No plastic and know yer stuff. Early set up for Traders-call for details. Daily camp meetings and gate hours are enforced. Preregistration highly encouraged. Visit us at or for questions get  
October Fresno Rifle and Pistol Club Muzzleloading Rifle Shoot. Metal targets at 25 and 50 yards, 30 - 40 shots. Pre-registration is encouraged as space and targets are limited. Call Jim at (559) 978-0864. Smoke and Thunder will be on site with product, parts& pieces, caps and stuff. Please call Shannon Lone Eagle at (559) 298-7586 for orders to be delivered to the shoot.  

6 - 8

Modesto Muzzleloaders Rendezvous at Camp Six Bits Camp CA. Map available.
Contact: Rhonda George 209.614.4006. Primitive encouraged and pre-regisitation gladly accepted. Traders welcome.

12 - 15

Yolla Bolly Frontiersmen 33rd Annual Rendezvous at Red Bluff. Traders by invitation only - No Fee. No food vendors without prior permission. Early campers welcome on the 11th! Bring yer water and wood. Shooter Registration: Frank Hermann, (530) 527-4895,, or Jerry (530) 527-6635 . Shooting info call Mike at (530) 527-6913. NO CALLS AFTER 8:00 PM!


December 13


19th Annual Toy Shoot sponsored by the Stony Creek Muzzle Loaders. 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Entry fee is one new unwrapped toy (valued at $10 or more) per shooter . All toys donated to the Corning Fire Dept. Black powder rifle ROUND BALL & PATCH ONLY, In Lines OK Map available. Call Doug(530) 824-0648, Walt (530) 824-6521 or Carol Jean (530) 824-6521.



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 Rendezvous Schedule 2011
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 ‘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.


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