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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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2018 Taxidermy Conventions

January 31st through February 3rd, 2018
The 46th Annual Safari Club International Ultimate Hunters' Market
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Call 520-620-1220 or visit the SCI website.

February 8th through 10th, 2018
The 37th 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.

February 14th through 18th, 2018
The 42nd Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention
31st Annual Grand National Wild Turkey and Whitetail Deer Taxidermy Competition
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
Contact Karen Cavender, the NWTF at 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit the NWTF website.

February 18th through 25th, 2018
The 11th 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.

February 22nd through 25th, 2018
The 40th Annual Wisconsin State Taxidermy Competition
Sponsored by The Wisconsin Taxidermists Association
Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Steven's Point, WI
Contact Troy Piotrowski at 715-572-1826 or click here to visit the WTA website.

March 1st through 3rd, 2018
The 32nd 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 1st through 3rd, 2018
The Georgia Taxidermist Association Annual Convention
Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217
Contact President Andrew Diaz at (706) 455-7892 or Secretary Loretta Manders at (706) 340-2907, or visit the GTA Facebook page.

March 2nd through 4th, 2018
The 38th Annual Arkansas Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Holiday Inn Little Rock Airport Conference Center, Little Rock, AR
Contact Dennis Huggs at (501) 282-4040 or visit the ATA website.

March 2nd through 4th, 2018
The 4th Annual Australia Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
The York On Lilydale, Mount Evelyn.
Contact Dennis Grundy at 0011 1 619 735 9975.

March 2nd through 4th, 2018
The 34th Annual North Dakota Taxidermists Association Wildlife Art Show
Baymont Inn and Suites, Mandan, ND
Contact Devin Hursman at (701) 370-9695 or visit the NDTA Facebook page.

March 7th through 9th, 2018
The 39th 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 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 13th through 18th, 2018
The 36th Annual Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact President John Crabb at 517-936-7213 or visit the MTA website.

March 14th through 18th, 2018
The 33rd Annual Canadian Taxidermy Association Annual Competition & Convention
Held in conjunction with the Toronto Sportsmen's Show
International Centre, Toronto, Canada
Contact Arnold Wright at (613) 924-1840 or visit the CTA Facebook page.

March 15th through 18th, 2018
The Utah Taxidermists Association 2018 Best Of The West Taxidermy Championships
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 16th through 18th, 2018
The 16th Annual South Dakota Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Watertown Events Center, Watertown, SD
Contact Derick Wenck at 605-881-8474 or visit the SDTA website.

March 22nd through 25th, 2018
The 38th Annual Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur, IL
Contact Amanda Weathers at (217) 247-2543 or visit the ITA Facebook page.

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.

March 22nd through 25th, 2018
The 38th Annual Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Annual Convention
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN
Contact President Adam Zwick at 320-333-2886, Vice President Garrett Sunram at 218-849-6677, or visit the MTG website.

March 22nd through 25th, 2018
The 27th Annual Arizona State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association
Held in conjunction with the International Sportsman's Exposition at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ
Contact Suzie James at 602-224-0158 or Gerry Backhaus at 480-220-2376 or visit the ATAA website or the ATAA Facebook page.

March 23rd through 24th, 2018
The 38th Annual Virginia Taxidermists Association Annual Convention & Competition
Best Western Inn and Suites Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA
Contact Danny Waters at 540-997-0119 or visit the VTA website at www.vataxidermist.com.

March 23rd through 25th, 2018
The 36th 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.

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 7th, 2018
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 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.

April 6th through 8th, 2018
The 2018 Ohio State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Ohio Taxidermists Association
Mid-Ohio Conference Center, Mansfield, OH
Contact Chip Wendt at 419-681-0591 or visit the OTA website.

April 18th through 22nd, 2018
The 29th Annual New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention and Competition
and the Western Regional, Taxidermy Convention
Marriott Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
Contact Bill Bowen, President at 505-401-5929, Lee Gallegos, Show Chairman at 505-617-0025 or visit the NMTA website.

May 4th through 6th, 2018
The 39th Annual Louisiana Taxidermist Association Annual Convention & Competition
Chateau Saint Denis, Natchitoches, LA
Contact Timbo Daigle, President, at (985) 414-2297 or visit the LTA website.

May 18th through 20th, 2018
The 34th Annual Nebraska State Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Ramada Columbus Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, NE
Contact Nate Francis at (402) 587-0274, or visit the NSTA Facebook page.

May 31st through June 3rd, 2018
The 37th Annual Colorado Taxidermist Association State Championships
New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St., New Castle Co. 81647. 970-984-3352
Contact Gayle Zimmerman at (970) 629-2065 or visit the CTA website.

May 31st through June 2nd, 2018
The 19th Annual Idaho Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Eastern Idaho Fairground, 97 Park Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221
Contact Jesse Jones at (208) 403-3501 or visit the ITA website.

June 1st through 3rd, 2018
The New England Association of Taxidermists 2018 Championships
The Double Tree by Hilton on Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT
Contact Cathy at 802-537-2145, Butch at 802-989-0277 or visit the NEAT 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.

June 21st through 23rd, 2018
The 35th Annual Oregon Association of Taxidermists Annual Convention & Competition
Carey Foster Hall, Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, OR
Contact Josh Bryan, OAT President or visit the OAT website.

June 21st through 24th, 2018
The Texas Taxidermy Association 39th Annual Convention & Convention
Kileen Civic & Conference Center and Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Kileen, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

June 21st through 24th, 2018
The Alabama Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Embassy Suites, 300 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Contact Joshua Jackson, President, at 205-629-3807 Home, 205-790-3449 Cell or Steve Wallace (Secretary/Treasurer) at 256-415-0453, or visit the ATA website for more information.

June 28th through July 1st, 2018
30th Annual Eastern Regional Convention and Competition
Sponsored by the Maryland Taxidermist Association
New location: Ramada Plaza, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, Md 21740
Contact Debbie Daisey at (410) 251-0752 or visit the MTA website.

July 11th through 14th, 2018
47th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Springfield, IL
Contact NTA Headquarters, at 618-669-2929 or visit the NTA website.

July 20th through 22nd, 2018
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 908-914-6498, Vice President Scott Furguson at 908-343-8344 or visit the GSTA website.

August 2nd through 4th, 2018
The 37th 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.

August 3rd through 5th, 2018
The Kentucky Taxidermy Association 35th Annual Convention
Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, KY
Contact Butch Irwin at 606-688-5436 or visit the KTA Website.

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.


2019 Taxidermy Conventions

April 30th through May 4th, 2019
The 2019 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships
Springfield Expo Center and University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, MO (Missouri), USA
Sponsored by Breakthrough Magazine (800) 783-7266. Visit the World Show website.


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