NTA 2017 Major Award Winners

At first, I was a little bit skeptical when I heard the The National Taxidermists Association decided to call their 46th annual convention the NTA Rocky Mountain Taxidermy Extravaganza, but after attending last week, I realize that they could not have picked a better name. It was indeed an extravaganza of fantastic displays of taxidermy, informative seminars and the west’s biggest trade show in many years!

Last week, I was privileged again to return as the show photographer, and as the amazing mounts kept rolling in during the registration period, I realized that this would be a spectacular competition. Well over half of the entries were large floor pedestals with artistic representations of lifesize mammals, bird groups, and fantastic fish. The spacious competition room quickly filled up with over a hundred large floor displays, which were cleverly arranged to spell out the initials NTA. Read the rest of this entry »

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2017 Texas TTAI Award Winners

I just returned from the 2017 Texas Taxidermy Association Inc. convention held in Killeen, Texas. As usual, the Lone Star State organization put on a great show, which drew a large crowd of enthusiastic attendees, an impressive display of taxidermy competition entries, outstanding seminars, and lots of fun activities. The Killeen Civic Center was a ideal venue, and the adjacent hotel was convenient, clean and accommodating. Each year I look forward to the Texas show, as it is consistently one of the most fun conventions I attend. The warmth, enthusiasm and hospitality of the organizers and members always make it it an especially great experience.

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Joe Meder Lifetime Achievement

On May 19, 2017, at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® awards banquet held at the Peoria, Illinois Civic Center, Show Chairman Larry Blomquist and Master of Ceremonies Russell Knight presented the fifth ever World Show Lifetime Achievement Award to Joe Meder of Solon, Iowa.

Honoree Joe Meder of Iowa (left) with Master of Ceremonies Russell Knight of Alaska (right).

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2017 World Show Winners List

Here is the list of the top awards for the 2017 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships® as they were revealed during the banquet on Friday night, May 19, 2017 in Peoria, Illinois. Photos of the winning entries will be published in future issues of Breakthrough Magazine.
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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Taxidermy Hall of Fame Executive committee has completed its final vote to establish the inductees for the class of 2017. I am proud to announce the four individuals who have been selected for induction in the class of 2017. The four final inductees were announced during the Friday night Awards Banquet in Peoria, Illinois on May 19, 2017 during the World Taxidermy Championships. The induction ceremony will be held this July during the National Taxidermists Association convention in Layton, Utah. The four new inductees are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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