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Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention 2009

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

  1. mk

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    lol. no problem. what are you going to wear?
     
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    Yes, I'll be there. I take it you are also? I'm dropping my work off on Friday, going to a couple of seminars, and heading to Indy for a night on the town with 2 of my friends that I don't get to see often. Then hopefully recuperate for a day of knowledge on Saturday.
     

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    I will be there!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if I'll get my squirrel done in time though. :mad:
     
  4. bw

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    Looks like a strong out of state crowd this year!! See you at the show!
     
  5. erik1

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    Doug Sorry i was confused! Easily done! I can look through the old newletters and info that I have on the computer. I will see what I can find and let you know. You don't have to have your mount info turned in now so you can keep working until Thursday the 12 like the rest of us on your mounts!! Or is that just me!?
     
  6. sarahdj

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    No way Eric- I'll be at it with Steve pulling my sleeve out the door so we're not late for check-in!
     
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    Hey MK. It sounds like you guys are dating! (What are you going to wear?)
     
  8. mk

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    breeze, I was thinking of a cowboy hat and boots and maybe little pink shorts and a tanktop. lmao. ;D
     
  9. Missouri Creek Studio

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    Sorry Eric but you might have to look through some of your dad's old newletters, you were about knee high when I first started competing in the ITA and your Dad was President in the early years of getting it started.
     
  10. bw

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    Doug,

    Do you have any old photos of your past shows? That could be a help too.
     
  11. sarahdj

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    That would be cool!
     
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    What? MK ,wearing a cowboy hat and boots and maybe little pink shorts and a tanktop? Sick! LOL
     
  13. erik1

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    BW and Doug my dad found an old photo album the other night in the basement and gave it to me. It is from the first few years of the ITA and its members. I will have it at the show. Wait till you see some of the pics!!
     
  14. bw

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    Did your dad have chops? Or maybe a pornstar mustache?
     
  15. Missouri Creek Studio

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    I remember my first ITA comp a year or two after it was formed by your Dad the Emkens, Underhills, and others that have moved on or I can't remember. The very first comp I attended was in the Aurora area and Gary Zehner judged the Game heads and mammals.I have a photo around somewhere when my 5 year old daughter went with me at alter competition's and is holding some small mounts....she just had her 29th birthday several weeks ago. For a couple of years I took some photos for the association, then Bill Crance and his wife took over the photographer duties.
    It was a great experience for a young taxidermist back then to be able to talk to Murph Berndt, Sam Hackett and some taxidermists from the Chicago area that knew Leon Pray.
     
  16. mk

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    well, bw, i thought we could go as a pair. your wearing that biker jacket and assless chaps aren't you ???lmao
     
  17. erik1

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    I wanted to let everyone know that Pat Wagner will be doing his whitetail seminar on finishing techniques, back brushing hair and getting a super clean mount. His seminar will be on Sunday afternoon.
     
  18. erik1

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    We still have a few days before we have to give our final meal count numbers to the hotel so we are not charging a late registration fee. Give me a call or email your info if you are interested in coming within the next few days!
     
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    Hey, Eric. Is Decatur in a dry county? LOL
     
  20. erik1

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    Nope! There is a gas station within walking distance from the hotel too! ;D