I just got in from the Michigan as well as the Illinois show and they were both fantastic.
A special Thank you to to all my home town friends from Michigan,Kevin,Doug,Mark,Edward,Paul,Jan,Jean and everyone else for making our visit such an enjoyable one.We truely appreciated your hospitality.
And a Thank you to Jody Green and the wonderfull folks from the Illinois Taxidermy Association . We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you all!
I will say that I was extremely inpressed with the high quality and artistic mounts that came out of both states. The talents out of these orginizations is absolutely incredible!
Again, thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Have a great day to all,
David Belanger & Van Dyke's Supply Company
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For a state that takes it on the chin every other year via the World show, this state sure does well! Talented taxidermists, a smooth running show, and fun awards and banquet. They treat the judges well, too. If you get the chance, ask Carmen Helmer what color socks her husband Dan wears...