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      National Trappers Convention coming to Escanaba

      Setup has begun and people are already arriving for the 55th annual National Trappers Convention taking place this Thursday through Sunday. The convention is being held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.

      According to the U.P. Trappers Association, this is the biggest trappers show in the country. They are expecting about 8,000 people this year. There will be plenty of activities to entertain the masses. Ten buildings will be filled with demonstrations, fashion shows and more. There will also be about 600 vendors.

      ??The family can come out and enjoy the outdoors together,?? said U.P. Trappers Association president Roy Dahlgreen. ??You know, at a normal outdoor convention maybe there??s not something for the wife to do and here there??s all kinds of art work and crafts.??

      Wristbands are $10 and they are valid for all four days. The show is open 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8:00 a.m. until noon on Sunday.