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2014 Rendezvous Info...

June 20-22, 2014
Berrien Springs Sportsman's Club
Berrien Springs, Michigan

More info coming soon!  See you there!

*NOTICE..."There has been some confusion regarding the dates for the 2014 Rendezvous. Historically, the Rendezvous has always been held the 3rd full weekend of June (typically Fathers Day weekend). In 2014 Fathers Day happens to fall on the 2nd full weekend. The 2014 Rendezvous will be held the 3rd weekend (June 20-22). Sorry for the confusion." ~ Dave Jarvis, CTB President

*ALSO OF NOTE...Larry Janke's e-mail address is incorrect on the below flyer.  His e-mail address should read 

2014 Rendezvous Auction Items
These are just a few of the items that will be auctioned off at this year's Saturday night auction.  A special thanks to all who have donated items for this fantastic fundraiser...

3 day lion hunt to include lodging, meals and 1 on 1 guided hunt in Colorado.  Value of hunt is $3,500.00. Additional hunter can be added at cost of $3,500.00. Rocky Mountain Big Game Adventures/Turner Guide Service (Reg #1653) has consistently provided hunters with record book harvests for the past 20 years. Come hunt with a traditional bow hunter Mark Turner on a hunt of a life time.  For details of past hunts and clients visit

Drop camp elk hunt for two in the Colorado Flat Tops with Winterhawk Outfitters, $5000 value.  For more info, visit

Compton 15th Anniversary Quilt...Board Member Craig Schoneberg's daughter, Jaimie Jasmine of Spring Creek, Nevada, made this beautiful quilt to be auctioned off at the Rendezvous in a few weeks. Made by hand with a LOT of work and effort, this one of a kind quilt commemorates Compton's 15th anniversary in a special way.

Fred Bear Print...Did you buy one of the Fred Bear prints? If not, here's your chance to get one already framed! This beautiful print is being donated to the 2014 Compton Rendezvous auction. The print is #15 (for the 15th anniversary), the arrow is an original 1959 circa and the broadhead is a 1956 Bear Razorhead ‘bubblehead’.

Fred Bear Commemorative Knife...This knife was donated by Charles Suttles of North Carolina. It's a 1994 Limited Edition Fred Bear Commemorative Knife by Bob Dill Custom Knives...

Compton Traditional Bowhunters
  2014 Rendezvous
     June 20, 21, 22
       Schedule of Events

Friday June 20, 2014

8:00am - 8:00pm – Ranges Open

9:00am – Vendors Open

9:00am – 5:00pm- Kids Program registration at the Compton booth in inside vendor tent.

9:00am – 5:00pm – Cooking Contest and Bow Skirmish registration.

9:30am – “Advanced Arrow Building” seminar with Joe Callahan of True North Arrows- Main Clubhouse.

1:30pm – “Arrow Lethality” Seminar with Dr. Ed Ashby-Main Clubhouse

5:00pm – Vendors close

6:00pm – Free Chili Dinner- Seminar Tent

7:00pm – Membership Meeting/Raffle Items

*Keynote Speaker- Dr. Ed Ashby “A lifetime of Adventures with Traditional Equipment”

Saturday June 21, 2014

8:00am – 8:00pm – Ranges Open

9:00am – Vendors Open/ Registration for Kids Events, Bow Skirmish and Venison Cooking Contest

9:00am – “Bowhunting Whitetails from the Ground” Seminar with Dan Beck- Main Clubhouse

10:00am – Kids Dutch Oven Cooking – Food Pavilion

10:00am – Peewee Shoot – Trap Range (ages 6 and under)

10:30am – “Hunting Tales” Seminar with Dick Mauch – Main Clubhouse

1:00pm – Kids Shoot – Trap Range (ages 7-16)

1:30pm – “Measuring for the Compton Archives System” Seminar with Dennis Harper – Main Clubhouse

2:00pm – Ladies Social Event  with Linda Henderson  - Seminar Tent

2:00pm – Bow Skirmish Competition – Practice Range

3:00pm – Venison Cooking Contest – Main Pavilion

3:30pm – “ Backcountry Bowhunting” Seminar with Bob Burns – Main Clubhouse

5:00pm – Vendors Close

5:00pm-6:15pm – Blanket Trade – Seminar Tent / Main Pavilion

6:30pm – Contest Recognition – Seminar Tent

7:00pm – Auction & Dream Raffle Drawing – Seminar Tent

*Keynote Speaker- South Cox, “ Secrets to Success for Backcountry Mule Deer” – Seminar Tent

Campfire Conversations- A Community Campfire  “More Than a Century of Knowledge and Stories”

Sunday June 22, 2014

8:00am-2:00pm - Ranges Open

8:00am – Church Service with Dave Roose

9:00am – Vendors Open

1:00pm – Vendors Close

2013 Rendezvous Pictures

Some of these 2013 Rendezvous pictures are courtesy of Robert Gagnon.  Thanks Robert!


                    2012 Rendezvous pictures
Compton President Marv Cochran and renown artist Jack Paluh with Jack's original painting of Fred Bear titled "Fred Bear The Legend Lives On". This original offers you the opportunity to purchase one of a limited 300 signed and numbered prints. The painting was done specifically for Compton Traditional Bowhunters.   
Fred Eichler speaking Saturday evening

Saturday evening campfire

Broadhead sharpening seminar

Cooking contest winners

Ace Broadheads

Aerial Targets being shot after dark

Shifty getting ready to serve at the Friday evening chili dinner

Pam Cochran taking orders for the Paluh print

Friday evening chili feed

Pee Wee shooters on Saturday

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