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Title: WTA convention 2017
Post by: RGKulas on January 08, 2017, 07:34:00 PM
Who's going? New location.

February 18, 2017 – Stevens Point, WI  
Holiday Inn Hotel – 1001 Amber Ave.  Stevens Point

Keynote Speaker:  Barry Wensel
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: CBergeman on January 08, 2017, 08:43:00 PM
I'll be there.  Looking forward to listening to "Uncle" Barry.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: ChuckC on January 08, 2017, 08:45:00 PM
I'll be there.  The place looks really nice.
ChuckC
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: RGKulas on January 09, 2017, 12:14:00 PM
WBH held its convention there for 3 years in a row. Great Venue.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Greg Szalewski on January 12, 2017, 09:10:00 PM
There are quite a few people coming. We filled our room block and keep having to add more. The donations are rolling in and we will have lots of really nice stuff to offer.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: knobby on January 21, 2017, 12:09:00 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Jackpine Boyz on January 22, 2017, 11:47:00 AM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: RGKulas on January 23, 2017, 08:21:00 AM
My donations are finished and ready for convention.

Broadhead target

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/wta%20target_zpsgaptzmxv.jpg)

Deer skin, fleece lined chopper mitts.

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/wta%20mitts%202_zpsxzpiymrm.jpg)

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/wta%20mitts%201_zpscxke9kok.jpg)

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/wta%20mitts%204_zpsvmd01muj.jpg)

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/wta%20mitts%203_zpsjvm3veog.jpg)

A bunch of my broadhead sharpening guides.

 (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/version%202%20with%20zwickey%20small_zpslwmf9cdi.jpg)
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: mlsthmpsn on February 08, 2017, 12:33:00 PM
I'll be manning the WI Chapter Backcountry Hunters & Anglers booth. Stop by and say hi!

Looking forward to it, first time for me.

Miles
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: silenthunter85 on February 10, 2017, 09:19:00 PM
That's a great organization Miles. Glad to see it represented at WTA.

Brian
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: mlsthmpsn on February 15, 2017, 02:10:00 PM
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Originally posted by RGKulas:


A bunch of my broadhead sharpening guides.

  (http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b452/staysharpguide/version%202%20with%20zwickey%20small_zpslwmf9cdi.jpg)
Will you have any of these for sale at the Banquet? I just saw your youtube video while searching for diy saw blade broadheads.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: ChuckC on February 15, 2017, 11:08:00 PM
I bought one at a previous banquet an i love it.  Works very well for me.  I even use a file for early rough metal removal.   I always pack it in my archery stuff ditty bag on hunts now.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: ChuckC on February 19, 2017, 11:11:00 PM
Well, the banquet is history for another year.  This was the biggest, in terms of diners, that we have ever had.  It was awesome !  Great speakers, getting to meet with friends, browse tons of neat gear and spin that wheel!  

A ton of work and responsibility went into the making of this event and the handful of folks that are directly responsible for putting it together should be commended.  You know who you are, and thank you !  

We have some new directors and officers, headed up by new President Gary VandenLangenberg.

Make 2017 the year you get more involved with the club and its activities.  There is a lot planned for this year.
ChuckC
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: RGKulas on February 21, 2017, 08:48:00 AM
Great event. Had a great time.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: mlsthmpsn on February 21, 2017, 03:35:00 PM
Sorry that I wasn't able to get our BHA booth set up at this year's Banquet....all of our banners, table cloth, merchandise, brochures, etc. were shipped out to me in late Jan and are STILL currently lost somewhere out in deep space shipment-land!!!

I could have just sat at the table, by myself....but we felt it would be a poor showing on behalf of BHA.

We are definitely planning on attending next year, and I'm going to try to get to some shoots around the State this year too.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: ChuckC on February 21, 2017, 08:10:00 PM
Visiting some of the shoots would be worthwhile. I would like to know more about the group.  I'm sure others do too.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Greg Szalewski on February 23, 2017, 06:51:00 AM
It was a good turnout for sure. Barry was an awesome speaker. His seminar was standing room only. The amount of donations was unbelievable. I came home with a couple quality items. Thank you to everyone that played a part in this awesome event.

Miles, you should have came anyway. A simple sign and membership apps would have been plenty. You would have picked up members.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Steve D on March 08, 2017, 04:48:00 PM
Where is the banquet to be held next year? Thanks
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Greg Szalewski on April 02, 2017, 09:06:00 PM
Steve, sorry for the delay answering your question but I just found out that we will be going back to Stevens Point in 2018. I do not have the final date but think that it is safe to say that it will be the same weekend.
Title: Re: WTA convention 2017
Post by: Steve D on April 03, 2017, 06:10:00 PM
Thanks for the info.