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Pacific Primitive Rendezvous 2019 - Seneca, Oregon Focus on Quality. Map to site
Seneca is a city in Grant County, Oregon. It is located in the Blue Mountains about 23 miles (37 km) south of Canyon City, on U.S. Route 395, on the edge of the Malheur National Forest. Seneca is in Bear Valley at the northern edge of the Great Basin. Early homesteaders moved into this area in the early 1800’s.

The Rendezvous site is located outside of Seneca off of Hwy 395 between John Day, and Burns. Signs will be posted from the town of Seneca to the Rendezvous near Shirt Tail Creek.
From the Presidio of Monterey in California head North Northeast 736 Miles
From Fort Bridger, Wyoming head West 685 Miles
St. Louis, Missouri head West Northwest 1,918 Miles
Bent’s Fort, Colorado head West Northwest 1,349 miles
Fort Vancouver, Washington head South Southeast 300 miles
Fort Union, Montana head South Southwest 1,058 miles

Temperature averages for June - High -70 degrees, Low 36 degrees. Average precipitation 1.08”, average days in June with precipitation 7 days (Hopefully not our 7 days) Elevation: 4,690

This year we focus on Quality. For inspiration and incentive there will be a “Truly Primitive Area” Pack in Only. Larry Walker of the Barren River Party of the American Mountain Men has more information on this area. Click on this link Pack-In Only for more information or call Longarm @ (775) 847-0143. Come and test your knowledge and skills of a Rocky Mountain trapper with members of the American Mountain Men on our “Trappers Trail”.

A Tip for "stepping back in time"

The Pacific Primitive Rendezvous is an historic reenactment of a rendezvous of the fur trade era. We try for authenticity in all aspects of the event. I have heard over the years that; this sport is going to die, that we need to make concessions to one group or the other, that we need a “public day” so that towns people can come in and see what’s up, maybe join-in. I do understand why some concern themselves with this way of thinking and I too want PPR to continue, BUT I agree with the founding members “to lower the requirements and standards of our event does a disservice to everyone, including those whom these changes were supposed to help. People appreciate something they had to work for, give it to them, and you’ve given them nothing”.

This year PPR is being held on the land of Jack and Teresa Southworth. These gracious and generous landowners have hosted PPR’s in past years and are excited about 2019. In the spirit of Rendezvous, we intend to occupy a different portion of their property and discover new camp sites and shooting ranges. We have a great staff ready to host a fun-filled and challenging event as we step back in time. I will post additional information as we go forward so that you can familiarize yourselves with camp and trade rules as well as highlights of all the other activities we have planned. Camp Rules

One of the founding members put it best, “It was to give people the opportunity to attend a quality PRIMITIVE event!! This event was designed to be a REWARD for those who had put up with the run of the mill local ‘shoots‘ where primitive was often sneered at, and the game was shoot-shoot-shoot. This event was never intended to appeal to everyone, it was intended to appeal to the PRIMITIVE BUCKSKINNERS. It was hoped that it would be CHALLENGING EVEN TO THEM! There was never any discussion about caving in and making it easier on the pilgrims, the pilgrims weren’t suppose to be there! This was the original goal.

Cat Wahrenbrock


Map to PPR

PPR Calendar and Services

The 28th annual PPR will take place at the Kohler School Site, Seneca, Oregon June 14-22, 2019 - Flyer

Pre-registered Full Trader set-up: Wednesday, June 12. Gate hours: 7am - 7pm

Blanket Traders & all other camps: Friday, June 14. Gate hours: 7am - 7pm

Opening Ceremony 7pm on Suday

Pre-registration deadline Friday, May 17, 2019. Registration Form

Registration: Denise Whitman (530) 842-5023


Traders Guides/Rules


Canadian invitation Letter

Site Pictures
Site picture 1 Site 2 Site 3
Man at Wagon Wheel More pictures  

Seminar Chief: Attached is the Seminar Form/Information for people to click on if interested in putting on a seminar. Seminar Form

Cribbage Tournament Information: Intro



Cat Wahrenbrock Booshway

Cat Wahrenbrock (530) 277-4250


Dean Oliver   Segundo

Dean Oliver (541) 365-4482


Denise Whitman Registration

Denise Whitman
(530) 842-5023

Shooting Chief

 Don McCabe  Shooting Chief

Don McCabe (Dirty Tail) 6283 Canella Drive - Orland, CA 95963 (530) 228-7440

Shooting Schedule

Chief Dog Soldier

Booshbunny Chif Dog Soldier

Mark Lewis (Bush Bunny) 26525 98th AveMaple Ridge, B.C. V2W1K3 CDN
(778) 994-1580

Short movie

Join the PPR Dog Soldiers

Horse Camp Chief

Marvin Simonson Horse Camp Chief

Marvin Simonson 41995 Granite Hill Road - Sumpter, OR
(541) 755-5476

Seminar Chief

Daniel Crandall Seminar Chief

Daniel Crandall 673 Victora Drive - Moscow, Idaho 83843 (208)882-3831
Cell: (208) 301-1663

Attached is the Seminar Form/Information for people to click on if interested in putting on a seminar.

Trade Chief

Margaret Evanson Trade Chief

Margaret Evanson 17801 Marine Drive - Stanwood, WA 98292 (360) 652-4749

Traders Guides/Rules

Finance Chief

Mimi Assup Purser

Mimi Alup

Gate Chief

Gloria Schmidt Gate Chief

Gloria Schmidt 12 E. Emerson Avenue - Tracy, Ca 95376 (209)483-3325

Kids Chief

Debbie McKenzie   Kids Chief

Debbie McKenzie

Medical Chiefs

Bill Alguire and Chris Briels Medical Chiefs

Bill Alguire "Smiley"and Chris Briels "Tinker"

Notes from your medical chiefs

Archery Chief

William Correll (Big Foot) - Archery Chief
William Correll (Big Foot) - Archery Chief (530) 336-6534
Primitive Archery ONLY - Guidelines



As I began my two year Boooshway journey, I was reminded how the Pacific Primitive Rendezvous came to be back, in 1996, and that as Booshway - I should never forget why this event was started in the first place.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Come have a GREAT time.