Category Archive: Conventions

The Texas Master’s Challenge

The Texas Taxidermy Association, Inc. is known throughout the country for putting on an outstanding state show, year after year. The organization and structure of the convention is as professional as they come, and the participation level puts it right up there with any regional or national taxidermy convention. Members keep coming back year after …

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The Old Lion: Akeley & Roosevelt

Winning the Taxidermist of the Year Award at the National Taxidermists Association convention has always been a top honor. Last month at the NTA convention in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, this honor was kicked up into the stratosphere by the creation of a special trophy created by sculptor Doug Eck of North Dakota. As this beautiful new …

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The 2015 NTA Convention

        Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July         And I just hit town and my throat was dry,         I thought I’d stop and have myself a brew.         At an old saloon on a street of mud,         There …

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NTA 2015 Major Award Winners

Last week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the National Taxidermists Association met for the 44th time to hold their annual convention and competition. For most of those conventions, I have had the privilege to serve as the show photographer which allowed me close access to see every mount. During the awards banquet, we project photos of the …

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Texas Show 2015 Winners

I just returned from the Texas Taxidermy Association Inc. convention held in Tyler, Texas. It was one of the best state conventions that I have ever attended. With nearly 200 entries, the competition was an impressive display of beautiful taxidermy. But the warmth, enthusiasm and hospitality of the organizers and members made it an especially …

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