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If you want an excellent way to learn more than you thought possible in a few short days, make a date to attend a taxidermy convention in your area. You'll see examples of innovative, artistic taxidermy work in the competition, learn about the latest techniques in the seminars, and enjoy the fellowship of meeting new friends with similar interests. Attending a convention is the BEST way to see what the world of taxidermy is all about.
Before making plans to attend any of these conventions, you should check with the contact person for any changes. Be sure to recheck this page at a later date. Almost every state has an annual taxidermy competition, and the dates for some have not yet been finalized. Send any updated information or additions to The Taxidermy Net, P. O. Box 967, Monroe, GA 30655, or send us an e-mail.
To see the upcoming taxidermy events in a calendar format, click here.
To see upcoming event in alphabetical order by State Name, click here.

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2017 Taxidermy Conventions

January 5th through 8th, 2017
The Big Rock Sports North American Championships
The 5th Annual Big Rock Sports North American Taxidermy Championships. Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC
Cash, prizes, and awards totaling $25,000.
Contact NATCRegistration@BigRockSports.com, call 866-365-0130 or visit the Big Rock Sports website.

February 1st through 4th, 2017
The 45th Annual Safari Club International Ultimate Hunters' Market
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Call 888-746-9724 or visit the SCI website.

February 2nd through 5th, 2017
The Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention & Competition
Whispering Woods Conference Center, 11200 Old Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654. For reservations call 866-851-0393.
Contact SRTCshow@gmail.com, Marshell Ray Pinchback, Secretary/Treasurer at 501-416-7585 or visit the SRTC website.

February 16th through 18th, 2017
The Georgia Taxidermist Association Annual Convention
Christ Chapel @ Sports Towne, 170 Starcadia Cr., Macon, GA 31210
Contact President Andrew Diaz at (706) 455-7892 or Secretary Loretta Manders at (706) 340-2907, or visit the GTA Facebook page.

February 23rd through 26th, 2017
The 39th Annual Wisconsin State Taxidermy Competition
Sponsored by The Wisconsin Taxidermists Association
Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Steven's Point, WI
Contact Rick Lange at 608-326-6799 or click here to visit the WTA website.

February 24th through 26th, 2017
The 36th Annual Arkansas Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Lake Degray State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Bismarck, AR
Contact Dennis Huggs at (501) 282-4040 or visit the ATA website.

March 2nd through 4th, 2017
The 36th Annual Florida State Taxidermists Association Annual Convention
Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lakeland, FL
Contact Trina Pritchard at 352-567-1521 or visit the FSTA website.

March 2nd through 4th, 2017
The 31st Annual California Association of Taxidermists Wildlife Art & Taxidermy Competition Show
Yolo County Fairgrounds, John Rogers Hall, 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA
Contact Dan Grayson at (775) 200-2133 or visit the CAT website.

March 3rd through 5th, 2017
The 33rd Annual North Dakota Taxidermists Association Wildlife Art Show
To be announced.
Contact Secretary Raynette Zespy at (701) 247-2628 or visit the NDTA website.

March 8th through 11th, 2017
The 38th Annual Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships – Convention & Trade Show
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Contact Jason Krause at 570-345-3664 or Cell 570-691-7632 or visit the PTA website.

March 15th through 18th, 2017
The 35th Annual Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact President Joe Miles at (517) 764-7277 or VP/Competition Chairman Doug Veldhuis at 616-405-0391 or visit the MTA website.

March 16th through 19th, 2017
The Association of Indiana Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition
Clarion Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN - (812) 372-1541
Contact President Doug Montgomery at (765) 669-4671 or visit our website.

March 16th through 19th, 2017
The Utah Taxidermists Association 2017 Competition
Held in conjunction with the International Sportman's Expo
South Towne Expo Center, 9575 South State St., Sandy, UT 84070
Contact President Ross Richard at 801-856-8506 or visit the UTA website.

March 17th through 18th, 2017
The 37th Annual Virginia Taxidermists Association Annual Convention & Competition
To be announced.
Contact Danny Waters at 540-997-0119 or visit the VTA website at www.vataxidermist.com.

March 17th through 19th, 2017
The 15th Annual South Dakota Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Watertown Events Center, Watertown, SD
Contact Glenda McNutt at 605-460-2133 or visit the SDTA website.

March 23rd through 26th, 2017
The 26th Annual Arizona State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association
Held in conjunction with the International Sportsman's Exposition at West World in Scottsdale, AZ
Contact Suzie James at 602-224-0158 or Gerry Backhaus at 480-220-2376 or visit the ATAA website.

March 23rd through 26th, 2017
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 33rd Annual Show & Competition
Best Western Regency Inn, Marshalltown, IA, 641-752-6321
Contact President Sam Gaylord at 319-470-7035 or visit the ITA website.

March 23rd through 26th, 2017
The 35th Annual Kansas Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Four Points by Sheraton, Manhattan, KS
Contact Tim Stidham, President at 816-536-1074 or visit the KAT website.

March 30th through April 2nd, 2017
The 37th Annual Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Annual Convention
Rochester International Event Center, Rochester, MN
Contact President Adam Zwick at 320-333-2886, Vice President Garrett Sunram at 218-849-6677, or visit the MTG website.

March 31st through April 2nd, 2017
The 2017 Ohio State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Ohio Taxidermists Association
Mid-Ohio Conference Center, Mansfield, OH
Contact Rod Tennant at 330-231-8508 or visit the OTA website.

April 6th through 8th, 2017
The Mississippi State Taxidermy Association Convention
Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park (near Bass Pro), Pearl, MS
Contact President Dan Heasley at 601-857-0077, Secretary: Christina Rushing at (601) 398-6950, or visit the MSTA website.

April 6th through 9th, 2017
United Taxidermists of New York Convention and Competition
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
Contact Bill Dunn at 315-695-5853 or visit the UTNY website.

April 20th through 23rd, 2017
The 28th Annual New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention and Competition
Sagebrush Inn, Taos, NM
Contact Josh Jensen, President at 575-973-7458, Bill Bowen at 505-401-5929, or visit the NMTA website.

April 27th through 30th, 2017
The Montana Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT
Contact Katie Rogers at 406-425-0525, Tim Carter at 406-952-4232 or visit the MTA website.

May 16th through 20th, 2017
The 2017 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL (Illinois), USA
Sponsored by Breakthrough Magazine (800) 783-7266. Visit the World Show website.

June 1st through 3rd, 2017
The 37th Annual Colorado Taxidermist Association State Championships
To be announced.
Contact Gayle Zimmerman at (970) 629-2065 or visit the CTA website.

June 2nd through 4th, 2017
The New England Association of Taxidermists 2016 Championships
The Double Tree by Hilton on Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT
Contact Mike Ryan or Cathy at 802-537-2145 or visit the NEAT Website.

June 8th through 10th, 2017
34th Annual Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Reed Center/Sheraton Hotel, Midwest City, OK
Contact Steve Abbott at (405) 392-5597, Janell Reid (405) 224-7819 or visit the OKTA website.

June 8th through 10th, 2017
The 18th Annual Idaho Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, Filer, ID
Contact Jesse Jones at (208) 403-3501 or visit the ITA website.

June 8th through 11th, 2017
The 31st Annual West Virginia Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Days Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Flatwoods, WV
Contact Bryan Barker, President at (304) 834-2024 or visit the WVTA website.

June 9th through 11th, 2017
The 33rd Annual Nebraska State Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Ramada Inn, Columbus, NE
Contact Daryl Keyes at (402) 562-8902, or visit the NSTA website.

June 15th through 17th, 2017
The 37th Annual South Carolina Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Holiday Inn & Suites, Columbia North, 8105 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Contact John Clarke, President at 803-900-0434; Grover Bearden, Vice President at 864-346-0622; or Melissa Phillips, Secretary at 803-547-5646 or visit the SCAT website.

June 22nd through 24th, 2017
The Texas Taxidermy Association 38th Annual Convention & Convention
Kileen, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

June 22nd through 25th, 2017
The Alabama Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Location; Radisson Hotel (formerly Jameson Hotel & Conference Center), 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660. Reservations: 256-381-4710
Contact David Collins (President) at 334-692-5190 or Steve Wallace (Secretary/Treasurer) at 256-415-0453, or visit the ATA website for more information.

July 12th through 15th, 2017
46th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Davis Conference Center, Layton, UT
Contact NTA Headquarters, at 618-669-2929 or visit the NTA website.

July 14th through 16th, 2017
25th Annual Garden State Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
The Best Western Plus Regency House Hotel, Pompton Plains, NJ. Phone: 973-696-6525.
Contact Rick Baumann at 908-638-5775 or visit the GSTA website.

July 27th through 29th, 2017
The 36th Annual North Carolina Taxidermists Association Summer Convention & Competition
Village Inn and Event Center, Clemmons, NC
Contact Secretary April Rouse at 919-625-8007 or visit the NCTA website.

July 28th through 30th, 2017
The Kentucky Taxidermy Association 34th Annual Convention
Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, KY
Contact Kurt Ainsworth at 859-750-8295 or visit the KTA Website.

August 4th through 6th, 2017
29th Annual Eastern Regional Convention and Competition
Sponsored by the Maryland Taxidermist Association
The Clarion Hotel, Hager Hall, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD
Contact Gina Tyler at (443) 235-9569 or visit the MTA website.

August 4th through 6th, 2017
The 4th Annual Northern New England Taxidermy Championship
Sponsored by the Maine Association of Taxidermists
Jordan Conference Center, Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME
Contact Paul Reynolds at 207-229-6012 or visit the MAT website.

August 4th through 7th, 2017
The 37th Annual Missouri Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
The Lodge of Four Seasons, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049. For reservations: 888-265-5500
Contact Cole Cruickshank at (816) 724-0271 or visit the MTA website for details.

Before making plans to attend any of these conventions, you should check with the contact person for any changes. Be sure to recheck this page at a later date. Almost every state has an annual taxidermy competition, and the dates for some have not yet been finalized. Send any updated information or additions to The Taxidermy Net, P. O. Box 967, Monroe, GA 30655 or send us an e-mail.


2018 Taxidermy Conventions

February 18th through 25th, 2018
The Open European Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by the European Taxidermy Federeation
Held in collaboration with the game fair Die Hohe Jagd & Fischerei® Contact Matthias Fahrni, ETF Competition Group Coordinator, or visit the ETC website.

March 8th through 11th, 2018
The Montana Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, Billings, MT
Contact Tim Carter, President at 406-952-4232, Kim Albertoni Vice President at 406-387-4468 or visit the MTA website.

March 22nd through 25th, 2018
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 35th Annual Show & Competition
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, Tama, IA, (800) 728-4263
Contact President Sam Gaylord at 319-470-7035 or visit the ITA website.

April 5th through 7th, 2018
The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists 26th Annual Convention & Competition
Headwaters Conventions Center in Dubois, WY
Contact Justin Frick, President at 307-259-1402 or visit the WATA Facebook page.

April 5th through 8th, 2018
United Taxidermists of New York Convention and Competition
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
Contact Bill Dunn at 315-695-5853 or visit the UTNY website.

June 7th through 9th, 2018
The Fourth Bi-Annual United Taxidermists Association Exposition and Competition
Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, OK
Contact Garland Lessley at 660-277-4339 or visit the UTA website.

Held in Conjunction with the
35th Annual Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Reed Center/Sheraton Hotel, Midwest City, OK
Contact Steve Abbott at (405) 392-5597, Janell Reid (405) 224-7819 or visit the OKTA website.

June 7th through 10th, 2018
The 32nd Annual West Virginia Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Days Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Flatwoods, WV
Contact Bryan Barker, President at (304) 834-2024 or visit the WVTA website.

June 14th through 17th, 2018
The Association of Indiana Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition
Hart's Celebration Center, 3031 E 450 N, Marion, IN 46952
Contact President Doug Montgomery at (765) 669-4671 or visit our website.


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