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**All Events Are Held at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, Laceyville, PA 18623**



16th Annual Muzzleloader Rendezvous Black Powder Shoot & Artisan Show


   On September 7 & 8 2024, Open to the public 9am to 3pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday, join us for a weekend of primitive shooting and throwing events, and primitive crafts. (Shooting events 10-2).
   The Rendezvous features black powder shooting, sharpshooter and pistol paper targets, a hawk and knife walk, a woods walk, primitive archery, trapping, fire starting and more. Camaraderie is easy and friendly under the commons tent and on the central green.


   In between taking part in the fun, educational and exciting contests, visit our growing sutlers' row, with more artisans every year. Find great gifts, bid on our silent auction, or buy a little something for yourself--perhaps to add to your primitive gear! Sutlers/traders include knives, tomahawks, pipe hawks, powder horns, jewelry, muzzleloaders, gear accoutrements and accessories, blacksmiths, tanned hides, local history authors, and more. We also have fabulous raffle prizes to tempt you! Awards and winners announced at end of event, on Sunday. You need not be present to win.
   A primitive camping area is available: pre-1840 lodges only. There is also a limited non-primitive area available for traders/sutlers only. We ask a $10 donation to camp in either area.
   Sutlers/traders participating in the event may make a $20 donation to us for a 10 foot booth with table and chairs under our sutlers' tents. Sutlers are encouraged to dress in primitive pre-1840 attire. Pre-payment is required. Sutlers, contact Deb or Nick for details and to register (see Contacts on the homepage)
   Great food available to purchase throughout the event, so mark your calendars now and join us! Nominal entry donation.

This event is held at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510, Laceyville, PA 18623.



Competitions
Mountain Man Woods Walk-  A walk through 8 to 12 target stations in the woods at varied distances. Some examples of the targets may be steel gongs, tennis balls, playing cards. Each of the targets is placed at varied distances providing a unique opportunity for each competitor to demonstrate their abilities. . .or just get lucky! It should be noted that each target/station is worth an undisclosed amount of points which is revealed at the conclusion of the competition. Entry Costs $5.00 per run of the entire course. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%

Long Gun Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 35 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%

Pistol Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 25 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prize 1st - 50%

Poke-n-Hope (aka the Mystery Shoot) -  This target has quickly become a competitor favorite. The target itself is what makes this shoot unique. The target is a sheet of paper with 80 blank squares. Each competitor shoots at the paper, however each square is worth an undisclosed amount of points that will be revealed at the end of the competition. The highest scoring competitor will win a prize. This means that even if you are a sharpshooter, you likely won't be the winner. Usually the greater the spread on the target, the more points are earned.  It may be shot with either a Long Gun at about 35 yards, or a pistol at about 25 yards. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned to the scoring table at the end of 5 shots.


Tomahawk Throw - This competition will allow competitors the chance to show just how good (or how bad) their tomahawk throwing skills are. Each competitor will have chances to throw a tomahawk at a wooden block in an attempt to cut a playing card. The individual with the highest score will be the winner. This competition is $2.00 per entry (Tomahawks will be available for use). Prize: 1st - 50%     

Primitive Archery Walk - To be announced.

Tomahawk Walk - To be announced. 
      

If you or your business is interested in becoming either a general EMPO Club Sponsor or a Sponsor for a specific event, just email us at empousinfo@gmail.com.


Endless Mountains Winter Rifle Frolic

Saturday February 10, 2024. Registration begins at 9am and competitions will be held from 10am to 2pm.  A day of primitive activity with lots of shooting, tomahawk throwing, mountain man novelty target shoot, and a long distance shot. Flintlock or percussion weapons with round balls only (no inlines). Primitive attire is not required but encouraged. All competitions have an entry fee, and may be entered as many times as the participant wishes. The event is free to spectators. Food will be available for purchase from the Legion in the later afternoon, competitions may wish to pack lunch. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

A 50/50 raffle will be available. Awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of all competitions. 

Frolic Competitions:
Long Gun Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 35 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%

Pistol Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 25 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prize 1st - 50%

Poke-n-Hope (aka the Mystery Shoot) -  This target has quickly become a competitor favorite. The target itself is what makes this shoot unique. The target is a sheet of paper with 80 blank squares. Each competitor shoots at the paper, however each square is worth an undisclosed amount of points that will be revealed at the end of the competition. The highest scoring competitor will win a prize. This means that even if you are a sharpshooter, you likely won't be the winner. Usually the greater the spread on the target, the more points are earned.  It may be shot with either a Long Gun at about 35 yards, or a pistol at about 25 yards. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned to the scoring table at the end of 5 shots.


Tomahawk Throw - This competition will allow competitors the chance to show just how good (or how bad) their tomahawk throwing skills are. Each competitor will have chances to throw a tomahawk at a wooden block in an attempt to cut a playing card. The individual with the highest score will be the winner. This competition is $2.00 per entry (Tomahawks will be available for use). Prize: 1st - 50%     

Novelty Walk-  A walk through 8 to 12 target stations in the field at varied distances. Some examples of the targets may be steel gongs, tennis balls, playing cards. Each of the targets is placed at varied distances providing a unique opportunity for each competitor to demonstrate their abilities. . .or just get lucky! It should be noted that each target/station is worth an undisclosed amount of points which is revealed at the conclusion of the competition. Entry Costs $5.00 per run of the entire course. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%


Endless Mountains Spring Black Powder Scholarship Shoot
  
Sunday June 2, 2024. Registration begins at 9am and competitions will be held from 10am to 2pm.  A day of primitive activity with lots of shooting, tomahawk throwing, mountain man novelty target shoot, and a long distance shot. Flintlock or percussion weapons with round balls only (no inlines). Primitive attire is not required but encouraged. All competitions have an entry fee, and may be entered as many times as the participant wishes. The event is free to spectators. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

A 50/50 raffle will be available. Awards ceremony will be held at the conclusion of all competitions. 

Thank You for a Successful Black Powder Scholarship Shoot!
We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our Black Powder Scholarship Shoot! Your participation, donations, and volunteer efforts have made this event a tremendous success, and we are thrilled to announce that we have successfully funded next year's scholarship.
A special congratulations to all our competition winners:
- Tomahawk Throw
- First Place: Andy Edsell (Athens, PA)
- Archery Competition:
- First Place: Joe Ling (Gillett, PA)
- Long Distance Shot:
- First Place: Nicholas Manns (Montrose, PA) - 4 hits of 5 shots
- Novelty Walk:
- First Place: Nicholas Manns* (Montrose, PA)
- Second Place: Ben Chamberlin (Wyalusing, PA)
- Third Place: Ed Radzinski (Dallas, PA)
- Long Gun Paper Target:
- First Place: Daniel Hess (Westminster, MD)
- Second Place: Nicholas Manns* (Montrose, PA)
- Third Place: Gary Radzinski (Monroe Twp, PA)
- Long Gun Paper Target Cross Stick Division:
- First Place: Larry Hess (Poolesville, MD)
- Pistol Paper Target:
- First Place: Rich Derhammer (Monroe Twp, PA)
- Highest Scoring Club Member: Sage Superko* (Laceyville, PA)
Thank you once again for making this event possible. Your support allows our organization to thrive and continue our mission. We look forward to seeing you all at The Rendezvous - September 7th and 8th!
*(Asterisk denotes highest scoring club member)*

Scholarship Shoot Competitions:
Long Gun Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 35 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%

Pistol Paper Shoot - On the static range, competitors will have a chance to shoot 5 shots at a paper target about 25 yards downrange. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned for scoring at the end of 5 shots. Prize 1st - 50%

Poke-n-Hope (aka the Mystery Shoot) -  This target has quickly become a competitor favorite. The target itself is what makes this shoot unique. The target is a sheet of paper with 80 blank squares. Each competitor shoots at the paper, however each square is worth an undisclosed amount of points that will be revealed at the end of the competition. The highest scoring competitor will win a prize. This means that even if you are a sharpshooter, you likely won't be the winner. Usually the greater the spread on the target, the more points are earned.  It may be shot with either a Long Gun at about 35 yards, or a pistol at about 25 yards. This competition costs $5.00 for 5 shots. All targets must be returned to the scoring table at the end of 5 shots.


Tomahawk Throw - This competition will allow competitors the chance to show just how good (or how bad) their tomahawk throwing skills are. Each competitor will have chances to throw a tomahawk at a wooden block in an attempt to cut a playing card. The individual with the highest score will be the winner. This competition is $2.00 per entry (Tomahawks will be available for use). Prize: 1st - 50%     

Novelty Walk-  A walk through 8 to 12 target stations in the field at varied distances. Some examples of the targets may be steel gongs, tennis balls, playing cards. Each of the targets is placed at varied distances providing a unique opportunity for each competitor to demonstrate their abilities. . .or just get lucky! It should be noted that each target/station is worth an undisclosed amount of points which is revealed at the conclusion of the competition. Entry Costs $5.00 per run of the entire course. Prizes: 1st - 25%, 2nd - 15%, 3rd - 10%












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