2015 NAPgA Rendezvous

Let’s gather and celebrate Goat-Packing!

North American Pack Goat Association NAPgA Rendezvous Thursday June 25-Sunday June 28

Who: Pack goat enthusiasts of all ages, goats welcome too! Dogs allowed if kept under control at all times.
Dates: Thursday June 25-Sunday June 28
Cost: Free! Donations to NAPgA gladly accepted.
Location: 11 miles north of Island Park Idaho, and 3.4 miles west off Highway 20. Google Maps link: 2015 Rendezvous location
Camping/access: This is a primitive camping area. No hookups. Restrooms (portable outhouses) will be provided. There is no running water, some will be provided for humans and goats, or you can bring your own. This is a large flat open area with lots of pine trees and camping sites. Access is good for cars, trailers and RVs (gravel road). There is plenty of goat browse. Weed free hay is also available, must notify http://kentdaniels@msn.com ahead of time. Firewood can be gathered adjacent to the camping area. THIS IS BEAR COUNTRY! Please see link for camping and food storage in Bear Country: Bear Ethics
Other Lodging Available: Red Rock RV Park (hookups), Drift Lodge, Island Park Village, Macks Inn, all within 10 miles
Typical Weather: daytime highs in the 70s, nighttime lows in the 30s.
Cell phone service: (ATT and Verizon) available
Nearby Amenities: Island Park (11 miles) has gas, groceries, ice
Island Park Amenities
Highlights:
NAPgA Country Store/Auction–This is a good opportunity to support the biggest fund raiser for the NAPgA as well as get some cool items and pack gear for a great price. Donations will be gladly accepted! To donate items, contact: http://kentdaniels@msn.com
Featured speakers, John Mionczynski, “Father of Goat-Packing.” Also Dr. Maggie Highland will be presenting her latest research findings regarding disease transmission between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep and the implications for goat-packing.
Educational sessions–proper packing techniques, goat care, backpacking and goat-packing tips and tricks, and more!
Preregister by emailing http://kentdaniels@msn.com with # of humans and # of goats. Contact phone after 4PM Mountain time: 208-351-7111

Tentative 2015 Rendezvous Schedule will be updated as more details emerge

  • June 25 Thursday–Registration. On own or a local hike. Maps available.
    5PM-6PM NAPgA Country Store open, (proceeds benefit NAPgA) stop in and buy some cool stuff!
  • June 26 Friday–Registration continues
    9AM-4PM Work project, Clear 4 miles of trail (Downed trees and brush) from Sawtell peak road to Rock Creek Basin.
    4PM-6PM Country Store open (proceeds benefit NAPgA) stop in and buy some cool stuff!
    6PM Social Hour/Potluck Dinner/Potluck Dessert?
    Guest Speaker (tentative): Dr. Maggie Highland, Agricultural Research Station Washington State University. Domestic – Bighorn Sheep Interface. Problem Overview and Research.
    7PM-9PM Country Store open(proceeds benefit NAPgA) stop in and buy some cool stuff!
    7:30 pm Evening speaker  Randy Gravatt-Naturalist , Wolf & Grizzly Discovery in West Yellowstone. Bears & wolves/bear spray demonstration
  • June 27 Saturday
    Breakfast
    12 PM-2PM, 4PM-6PM Country Store open
    Goat Weighing
    Games–games, obstacle course, “bonded goat.” Prize to who can collect the most trash
    Classes–hoof trimming, GPS, map/compass navigation. Dehydrating food for backpacking. Making natural cordage from dogbane. Forest Service wildlife trailer, bear claws and paws and animal skins
    6 PM Potluck Dinner/Auction of unsold items from Country Store
    7 PM Speaker John Mionczynski, Author of “The Pack Goat.”
  • June 28 Sunday–
    Breakfast, pack up,clean up

Special Offer! NAPgA Tshirt, only $25. Show up to the Rendezous making the ultimate “fashion statement! Big Grin For more info, contact Charlie Jennings http://vigilguy@gmail.com

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