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Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships 2009

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Re: who is going to the PA show

    Ive heard that Jen will have major competition this year as mistress Eye candy is making an appearance!!
  2. hunterray2002

    hunterray2002 http://www.finandfoto.com

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    Won't be making it this year unfortunately. I enjoyed last years show and the year before. Bruce rittle is one really cool guy. cheers

  3. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    I'll be there. Now let's just see if I can get a competition deer and a couple drawings done in time.

    RATTRAP Don't laugh, deer think my head is an acorn!

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    Went last year and it rates as one of the best & biggest. I'll definitely be there.
  5. Christie

    Christie Instructor, Consultant & Speaker

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    In my house it's not an option....

    I'm looking forward to seeing all of the familiar faces, and meeting some new ones. See you there!
  6. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    Cristie....are you wearing your "ping pongs" this year ???
  7. Christie

    Christie Instructor, Consultant & Speaker

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    Ha! I had forgotten about that until Brian reminded me at our meeting last Saturday. Actually, I believe he said "I'm on YOUR team this year".

    So - apparently I'm captaining a team. And we will, of course, be the champions. Anybody else wanna join?
  8. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    All yes, I'm definitely on Christies team. I saw her tattoo more than on person between the eyes with beer soaked ping pong balls. ;D
  9. Re: who is going to the PA show

    Brian I agree. what was priceless was when Paul found out she had been dunking the filthy things in HIs beer LOl
  10. brash

    brash dying changes everything

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    is everybody from this site meeting at a certain place and time? never been there so dont know how big and hard it will be to find others.
  11. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    brash. Just come to the show and get to know some guys. Most of us end up at the Ramada lounge area every night.

    Watch out for Tom (wetnwild) though. He is a cross dresser. ;D
  12. truetolife

    truetolife Fly goosey fly away....isn't she beautiful

    Re: who is going to the PA show

    opps.. i think i hit fred with a ping pong ball....it was an honest accident..lol
  13. Re: who is going to the PA show

    Gonna need an auction on here for bail money this year,i think......... ;)..

    RATTRAP Don't laugh, deer think my head is an acorn!

    Re: PA Harrisburg show?

    I'll be putting 2 pieces into the competition. I have one ready to go and am putting the finishing touches on the second tomorrow.

    Anyone else entering anything?
  15. Becky

    Becky Member


    You are invited to the Pennsylvania Show

    I would like to invite everyone to the 30th Annual Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships, Trade Show and Annual Convention. It will again be in Altoona, PA from Wednesday, March 4, 2009 till Saturday, March 7, 2009. We have a great line up of seminars and a large presence of Vendors and Suppliers. Are you wondering about the competitions and award monies? The PTA will be giving away over $15,000.00 in awards & prize money at this show. Check out our website www.pataxidermy.com - all of the details on PTA Membership, Registration, & Competition is there. This is an event that you do not want to miss.

    Last year, our competitors brought 330 pieces of taxidermy and art. We hosted members from 20 different states and one foreign country (Greece). There were 336 members present, along with their spouses or significant other and their children. The place was loaded with enthusiastic people and wonderful works of art. This is a great opportunity to better you, your taxidermy art, and your taxidermy business. There are 16 seminars planned, some of them geared to the more advanced taxidermist and some are training in business techniques. We have a Youth Wildlife Art Competition as well as 2 activities planed with arts and crafts for the children. You will also not want to miss out on the cooking seminar Saturday afternoon – the convention center chefs will be hosting a wild game cooking seminar complete with samples to taste. Plan on joining us at the banquet Saturday night - one of the big auction items is an African Hunt for 2. Complete information is available on our website. You do not need to be present to bid on the African hunt. If you would like, we can set up cell phones with people who would bid for you on this hunt.

    When was the last time that you were at a show like this? We have an adventure planned that you do not want to miss. SEE YOU IN ALTOONA! Thank you in advance for joining us. Be sure to introduce yourself to me when you get there. I am Ray Kowalski, current president of the PTA.

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    Cory Caruthers – Mounting a standing pheasant.
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    Rick Krane – Custom painting & setting eyes plus fine detail painting of fish heads.
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  16. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)


    I can't wait!! For anybody thinking about going....DO IT!! You will not be dissapointed!

    If you just go to one show go to the PA show this year.You will not be disappointed they have a great line of judges,also there will be many suppliers you could stock up for a whole year.And see all the new stuff also. see you there Rick
  18. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy


    i'll be there

    Howdy....I have never been to a show before......I can probably only make it to the show on one of the days... I live app. 3 hours from Altoona, I will probably just drive up and back by myself, as I don't know any other taxidermists that are going to go. What day do you think would be the best day to pick from? Would Saturday be a good choice? also, I wanted to join the PTA so that I could enter a piece at the Harrisburg Sportsmen show......but I was too late. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  20. MIKEO-PA

    MIKEO-PA Mike and Jen Olszanowski, pa


    where ya from in PA?

    i would go sat if you want to view the competition pieces, but check the pta site for the times of the classes you need. the other days may have classes better suited for you and that is more important then the competition room anyway.