The Bordeaux Creek Fur Trade and Muzzleloading Association’s Rendezvous, located 3.5 miles east and 8 miles south of Chadron, is expected to open Thursday, July 13, for camp setup.
The camp is always open to the public, but Friday, July 14, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., is the best time to catch the major activities. Enjoy muzzleloading shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing contests, archery, and plenty of carousing afterward. Check out the fur, handicrafts, bead work and other period items offered for sale by traders.
- Located in rugged scenic Pine Ridge, good spring provides drinking water.
- If you'd like to burn neatly cut and split hardwood, bring your own: There's naturally downed wood you can "scrounge" in the area, but the area is getting pretty well cleaned-up.
- Camp-site will be open July 12-16th.
- Camps and participants should depict those of the era 1800 to 1840 or thereabouts.
- Vehicles in camp: one time in to set up; one time in to pack out, please
- No blue jeans. (Tan trousers/corduroys acceptable)
- All modern gear — coolers, clothing, etc. out of sight.
- Beverages drunk from old style containers.
- $25.00 - Lodge fee - per family
- No additional fee will be charged for Traders
Shoots & Events
Afternoon: Novelty Shoots
Evening: Candle shoot
9 a.m.: Pistol match
10 a.m.: Red Donker Memorial Trade Gun Match
1:30 p.m.: Youth rifle matches
Friday evening cookoff and potluck dinner.
2 p.m. Couples rifle match followed by 3 rifle matches and women’s match plus “Red’s Challenge” match. Tomahawk matches for men, women and youth to be announced.
Prizes: To be awarded in the form of “Trader bucks."
Primitive Archery: If you shoot longbow or primitive archery, bring your gear.
We do not have facilities for the shooting of cannons.
Approximate Camp Location
This Google map displays the appproximate location of the turn off to the buckskinners camp. Signs are posted along the way and for the turnoff.