Schedule & Details for the 2006 WVTA Convention $1,100.00

Submitted by Cliff, President WVTA on 3/11/06 at 7:59 AM. ( )

There is still time to make plans to attend the 2006 West Virginia Taxidermy Convention & Competition in Morgantown WV on March 31 - April 2, 2006.

We will have our first CASH AWARD this year for the Competitor's Award. Only one first prize winner in the Master's & Professional Divisions. $650.00 Master's & $450.50 Professional.. The amount of award money may grow higher as donations keep coming in.

The following suppliers will be at our show offering show discounts on their supplies. McKenzie Taxidermy Supply, Van Dyke's, ACE Taxidermy Supply, Hilton Eppley Forms, Dusty Shoe Woodworking, Taylor Panels, Warrior Panels, Old Dominion Tannery, East Coast Tannery, E-Z Mounting Stands, Todd's Taxidermy & Freeze Dry, Art's School of Taxidermy.

Our judges are: Cary Cochran - Whitetail Deer
Tim Jordan - Birds
Tommy Knight - Gameheads & Mammals
Alan Stanton - Fish & Reptiles

We will also have a FREE HOSPITALITY ROOM Friday night. There will be FREE Food, Beer, Whiskey & Pop for all that attend the show.

Michael Roqueni - Official Measurers Coordinator from the Trophy Records Dept. of Safari Club International in Tucson AZ. Michael will have all the details on how to become a Official Gamehead Scorer for SCI. Michael will also handout the SCI Best Bear Award, this award is a solid bronze lifesize bear valued at $300.00, for the best bear at the competition. Everyone is going to want this trophy!

We will also be selling tickets on the 50/50 drawing, choice of table ( there will be prizes from Cabela's, Gander Mt., Dick's , Ducks Unlimited, Whitetails Unlimited, etc. ), ladies table and our kid's table.

Plan to attend our Saturday night banquet. It will be buffet style with some really good food.

We have over 30 special awards being given away plus our regular show awards.

There is still one opening for the Hands On Whitetail Deer Seminar with Master Whitetail Deer Taxidermist Terry Grimm. The cost is $50.00. You don't want to miss this seminar.

This is our show and seminar shedule:
Friday March 31, 2006
8:00 AM - 12 Noon Registration Open
9:00 AM - 11 AM Cary Cochran - Deer Eyes & Ear Butt
9:00 AM - until Terry Grimm - Hands ON WT Mounting
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Supplier's Room Open
12 Noon - 1:00 PM Registration Closed
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tommy Knight - Carcass Casting
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Alan Stanton - Carving Competition Fish
Body & Mounting
6:00 PM Registration Closed
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tim Jordan - Mounting a Wild Turkey

Saturday April 1, 2006
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration Open
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Suppliers Room Open
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Old Dominion Tannery - Mounting a Shoulder
Mt. Buffalo
11:00 AM Registration Closed
11:00 AM - 12 NOON Vote people's Choice
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Business Meeting & Board of Directors
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Jeff Ritchie - Mounting a Shoulder
MT Wild Boar
6:30 PM - Until Banquet, Awards & Auction
Sunday April 2, 2006
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Judges' Critiques

You don't want to miss our HUGE AUCTION with numerous taxidermy supplies, prints fron DU, sporting good items etc.

Don't forget that we are also for the first time having a award for Collective Artist. This is for a mount that more than one person worked on.

This is truely a show you don't want to miss. You still have until March 15, 2006 to pre register and save some money. The hotel is filling up fast so you need to also book your rooms soon. This is the first time we have had to add more rooms to our block of rooms reserved for our show.

Don't forget this is a good chance for you to win some money with your mounts.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cliff or Mike at 724-329-0827 or email us at
See you at the show!

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