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2021 Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous

JULY 9-16, 2021

The site is near Musselshell, Montana in the Musselshell River Valley.
It is situated in a valley at 3,500 feet, below ponderosa pine-covered sandstone bluffs.

46 degrees 31' 26"N    108 degrees 02' 09"W

Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous 2021 would like to welcome buckskinners across the world to a primitive rendezvous in the Rocky Mountains.  Come enjoy yourselves, play, laugh, compete, trade and re-enact the history of the Fur Trade.  We look forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting new ones. – From your Co-Booshways Jackie Kuhlman and Mike Tomell, and Staff.


Jackie Kuhlman 406-252-3934
rmnr2021@gmail.com

Mike Tomell 406-626-4702
mdtomx2@msn.com

Seminars & Workshops • Kids Games • Family Games • Highland Games • Horse Games • Cannon Shoot • Fort Shoot • Trail Walks for: Rifle • Pistol • Smoothbore • Knife and Tomahawk • Primitive & Pilgrim Archery

Pre-Registration Deadline: June 8, 2021 Pre-Registration Form - click here

Check Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous Facebook page for latest updates.Get

TRADER EARLY SET-UP: This year we would like to invite traders who wish to be on traders row to set up July 5-6.  No early set up fees for these two days only, however no camp services will be available.

EARLY SET-UP: July 7- 8 General Camp, $5 PER-PERSON PER-DAY.  Gate hours: 8 AM – 6 PM.
General Camp Gate Hours: Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, July 11, 8 AM – 5 PM
July 9–17: PERIOD ATTIRE REQUIRED TILL END OF RENDEZVOUS
LONG TERM CAMP CLOSES TO VEHICLES AT 5PM SUNDAY, JULY 11th TILL SATURDAY, JULY 17th at 7 AM.
SHORT-TERM camps have a two hour loading/unloading time period from July 12th – 16th.


46 degrees 31' 26"N    108 degrees 02' 09"W



Emergency contact: Musselshell County Sheriff (406) 323-1402

Co-Booshways:


Jackie Kuhlman

406-252-3934
rmnr2021@gmail.com

Mike "Lone Oak" Tomell,

406-626-4702

mdtomx2@msn.com

Segundo & Fire Chief:

Ben Sitter

booshway2017@gmail.com

Chief Dog Soldier:

Derik Stevens

savagestevens13@hotmail.com

Chief Medic:

Janet Ballantyne

venery2nd@gmail.com

Trade Chief: Taylor Tomlan

empresariotomlin@yahoo.com

Purser: Marlis DeLaRonde

RMNRPurser2021@msn.com

 

 

Shooter Tent Chief:

Ayse Haxton

Wagon Masters:

Ken & Daphne Kuhlman

Cannon Master:

Doug DesJarlais

Rifle & Pistol Range:

Christopher Haxton

 

Fort Shoot:

Curtis "Varmit" Olsen

Fort Shoot: Kevin Kuhlman

thatfigures_2000@yahoo.com

Archery: Becka Sue Watrous

 

Seminar Chief: Diane Bavin

Hawk & Knife :

Will "Hatch"Moore

Hawk & Knife:

Dustin Moore

Gate Chief: Terry Haney

435-353-4401

Parking: Rob Hay

Kids' Games:

Ella Wren–Running Rabbit

Koleppadesigns@gmail.com

Kelli Kister

 

Kids' Crafts: Sena Nissen

Social Director:

Margie Musick

Web Master, Maps, Graphics, Advertising:

"Camera" Bob Woodall

rmnrwebcamerabob@gmail.com

 

 

 

CAMP SERVICES

FIREWOOD - The rendezvous work crew will be hauling in as much firewood as possible before July 8th.  You are welcome to bring your own chainsaw to cut firewood (only dead trees in camp) during early set up days.

WATER - Potable water will be available at the gate, will be removed from camp Sunday July 18.

WAGON - Wagon Team will be in camp in the afternoons (after shooting finishes) to deliver ice, haul water, and take trash to dumpster for a small fee.  Contact the wagon masters, Ken & Daphne Kuhlman, to arrange to haul a camp.  Ice to be delivered through camp daily starting July 9th through Friday July 16th.  ALL DOGS MUST BE UNDER COMPLETE CONTROL TO ASSURE NO HORSE-DOG INTERACTION.  The last ice delivery will be on Friday, July 16th.

TRASH - Trash dumpster will be provided at the gate.

PORTA-POTTIES - Provided throught camp, July 7 - 18, will be removed Sunday July 18. 

    HANDICAPPED
    The nature of a primitive rendezvous limits handicap accessibility. We are trying to accommodate handicapped participant needs to the best of our ability and still keep the period correctness of rendezvous.  No motorized mobility devices allowed in camp.

    TIN TIPI
    There is a nice area for tin tipis but space is limited so this year we plan to have two areas for tin tipi.  One, where only solar power is only used, no generators.  The other, where generators may run during the day.  We are trying to accommodate those who can no longer camp primitive but wish to attend.
    But overall, in consideration of all participants, please severely limit the use of generators in your tin tipi (the noise really travels).

    LODGING
    John “Stoner” Henderson’s LEASE-A-LODGE will have lodges available for rent by reservation.  Please contact him at 402-506-1675

    HORSE CAMP


    We would like to see all that own horses, bring them to rendezvous (no stallions please).
    HAY will be provided at minimal cost from the Horse Camp Chief.
    Move tethered/grazing animals twice daily to reduce impact.
    Just like all camps and clothing, non-period gear must be covered.
    If you are away from your horses, you must put someone in charge of your animals.
    Horse/mule owners are legally liable for their animals and should have liability insurance coverage.
    Coggins test required.
    Contacts - Montana Department of Livestock http://liv.mt.gov/

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    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 2021
    We have many great craftspeople and scholars who have generously agreed to share their knowledge with you.  Days and times to be announced.

    JEAN PACE – Quillwork lecture with beginning quillwork workshop to follow. Workshop/instructions $25 includes materials, bring scissors & chair

    TOM OAR – Trapping demonstration

    CATHY KIRKPATRICK – Beaver skinning demonstration

    FRANK McKINNEY – Blacksmithing demonstration / classes

    ERIC GRIP – Blacksmithing demonstration

    RON NAIL – Hands-on brain tanning workshop

    JOE DELARONDE – Primitive knives seminar

    BERNADETTE SWENSON – Folded ribbonwork demonstration

    DIANE McALLUM – How to make a woman’s T-style dress

    TED LANEY – Primitive bow making demonstrations

    JACKIE KUHLMAN – Artificial sinew bow string instruction, bring spool of artificial sinew and make your own

    TAYLOR TOMLIN – Spanish/Mexican material culture 1800-1848

    BRUCE BENEDICT & THE MONTANA HISTORICAL GUN MAKERS GUILD – Historical firearms presentation

    LES VILDA – Kids flint & steel instructions, charred cloth making and fire building – all materials provided

    SENA NISSEN – Kids Crafts, hairpipe chokers, all materials supplied

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    WAR EAGLES
    Call to arms.  RMNR booshways, Mike and Jackie, have ask  for the War Eagles, veterans, and active duty personnel to be Honor Guard for opening ceremonies July 10th at 8 p.m.  Brian “Magpie” Semich will pipe the Honor Guard to the ceremonies.

    War Eagles, Veterans and active duty personnel are invited to attend the War Eagles meeting on July 14th at 4 p.m.  Location will be announced at a later date.

    To learn about the War Eagles go to: war-eagles-vet.com

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    RAFFLE & COMPETITION PRIZES:
    Rifle by Bob Carpenter • Woman’s Crow-Style Wool Dress
    Woman’s Brain-Tanned Dress • Willow-backrest • Beaded Bags
    Plus Many More Items

    Check out the Raffle & Competition Prizes

    If you are interested in donating a raffle item, please contact Jackie Kuhlman, Booshway, rmnr2021@gmail.com

    JUNIOR RAFFLE FOR TENT & GEAR
    One FREE ticket per registered Junior

COMPETITIONS

$10 Fee for Competitions includes: Archery, Hawk & Knife, Rifle, Pistol, Smoothbore, and Cannon (Participants under age 12 free) Fees go to Cash prizes. Aggregate prizes for some trail walks.

      REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS  
      We especially need volunteers on the ranges and in the shooter's tent.  Please sign up at the shooter's tent.

      SPECIALTY SHOOTS - These will have a separate buy-in with 1st place receiving cash.

      Winners of daily events will be awarded cash prizes at the Shooter’s Tent.
      Divisions – Men, Women, Junior
      Juniors Division, ages 12-17 years old, must be supervised by an adult in Rifle/Pistol/Smoothbore.
      An adult guardian must accompany Pee Wees, 8 – 11 yrs old.
      Shooter's Tent hours MONDAY  –THURS   8 AM to 1 PM,   FRIDAY 9 – noon,  but subject to change..

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      RIFLE & PISTOL TRAIL WALKS 

      Monday – Thursday  9 AM – 1 PM
      Rifle/Pistol  -  Open iron sights only, no peeps, no optics. Patched round ball only.  No in-line guns. There will be dummy targets.  All scores are final. Any cheating will result in losing total score.

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      HAWK & KNIFE TRAIL WALK   

      Monday – Thursday   8 AM – 1 PM
      Course includes both hawk and knife for combined score.
      We have a great challenging hawk/knife trail walk planned.
      No double bladed hawks.  Knives must be thrown from handle.

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      ARCHERY TRAIL WALK

      Monday – Thursday    8 AM – 1 PM
      We will using burlap targets this year, so handmade flat metal points are allowed. 
      Finger tabs and arm guards must not have plastic, rubber, elastic, snaps or Velcro. Painted arrows are encouraged for locating purposes.

      Primitive Division
      Bow must be of natural wood, no laminations, less than 54” long.  No arrow shelf.  Strings should be of linen, hemp, silk, horsehair, rawhide, or sinew (artificial sinew will be allowed for safety reasons).
      Arrows must be hand-made (no dowels, milled or machined shafts), and be of natural wood or cane with hand carved nocks, and natural feathers.  Points can be of wood, bone, flat metal or stone.

      Pilgrim Division
      Bow must be of natural wood with no laminations.  Artificial strings are allowed but no bright colors. Arrows must be wood and may be a factory dowel but no plastic nocks or feathers. Metal field points okay but not modern broad heads.


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      CANNON SHOOT 

    • Friday, July 16th, 11 AM
      Distance will be 100 yards+ 8 shots with 2 practice shots. We plan to use plate metal for target. Lead balls only. The site and target does not accommodate mortars.  Naval and field carriages are appropriate. Contact Mike Tomell in advance if you wish to use a swivel gun. Pre-wrapped foil cartridges only. It is unsafe to load from a powder can. Mandatory safety meeting before shoot.

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    FORT SHOOT   

    Sunday and Friday 9 AM – 1 PM
    Up to 4 persons per team, $5 per person.  Sign up your team at shooter's tent, or at the range on the day of shoot.  Cash prize.

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      HIGHLAND GAMES
      There will be a Caber Toss, Stone Put, Spear Throw, and Highland Run.  All welcome to compete.

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      KID’S GAMES & CRAFTS
      Kids' Games and Crafts will be going on all week from Monday through Friday.  Check the Buffalo Bulletin board in camp to see times and location.

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      FAMILY GAMES   
      We are planning a variety of family games.  Schedule to be announced.

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      ADULT ACTIVITIES
      Our social director, Margie Musick, has wonderful games planned.  We wish to bring back OLD FART GAMES, and start some new ones.  Such as Tug-of-War over the creek, Ball and Stick (like primitive golf – make your own club, bring a caddie), and more to be announced.

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      2021 CAMP INSTRUCTIONS    

      GENERAL INFORMATION -- PLEASE SEE STANDARD CAMP RULES ALSO

      Remember to police your camp and area for garbage. If you see any candy wrappers, cigarette butts, etc. please pick them up and put in a garbage receptacle.
       
      Fires must be attended, not banked and left to burn-out. Sleeping in your lodge is not attending a fire. Dog soldiers have authority to enter your camp, wake you, and put your fires out. Do not leave candles or lanterns unattended inside/outside lodge or tent.

      Be prepared for possible fire restrictions and the impact to your cooking needs (propane or butane stoves).

      Dogs MUST be under control at all times and on leases/tethers.  If your dog is a problem, you will be asked to leave.  Please pick up your dog’s waste.  Keep dogs quiet.

      Plastic water containers and coolers are to be covered at all times, even during transport to refill. This also applies to the transporting of ice through camp.  The wagon team is planning on picking up water containers on water runs (pre-paid), then delivering them to designated drop-off areas.  Please write your name on your plastic containers and have them in canvas or burlap.

      Parents advise your children NOT TO ENTER any ranch structures. DANGER !!

      We can all do better on our kits. Let's look in the mirror, go through our kits and try to put our gear closer to what would truly have been in the Rockies or the 1830s.

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    FIRE PITS
    Requirement for fire pits – Before closing your pits, dump 5 gallons of water in your pit, wait 1 hour, feel for embers.  Add another 5 gallons of water if any hot embers remain.  • Replace sod in your fire pits, make sure it's clean of any garbage.   If you burn non-organic items or organic items in your fire pit (especially bones – coyotes dig them up), dig out the contents and place it in your garbage. Bucket of water and shovel must be next to all camp fires. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Please stack your unused firewood and scatter any rocks.


    FOOD VENDORS

    Please contact the Montana State Health Department three months in advance for food vendor permits.
    DO NOT serve on paper/styrofoam plates, cups or bowls. No plastic utensils, pre-wrapped, bottled or canned food or drinks. Customers should bring their own plates, cups and utensils to your eatery if you do not supply them.  Food vendors must supply trash receptacles. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE REQUIRED.

    TRADERS ROW

    TRADERS –– PLEASE SEE THE RMNR STANDARD TRADE RULES
    The Booshway or the appointed Trade Chief and Committee have final authority over all disputes involving trade goods. The burden of proof is on the trader. Trade Committee decisions are final.

    May your trade goods reflect the Spirit of Rendezvous

    If you have any questions about what is pre-1840, Speak up and ask!!

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