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John Walkup is among the Otter Tail County black powder enthusiasts looking forward to the rifle demonstrations at the rendezvous. Walkup, who lives near Fergus Falls, exhibits his Connecticut Valley Arms Optima black powder 50-caliber rifle. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Learn to hunt like the early settlers: Black Powder Mountaineers Rendezvous returns to Perham

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People who want to get a taste of what early settlers experienced, including the use of black powder rifles and muzzle loading, can fulfill their wishes by visiting the Black Powder Mountaineers Rendezvous, happening this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Pioneer Village Park just north of Perham.


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