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New England Association of Taxidermists Convention 2009

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Steve Hackett, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Re: NEAT Convention

    I think next year we should have DJ do a seminar on how to make his "apple cider" LOL NOw that was a hit.

    See you all at another show this summer. ANd yes this fall for the Sept. Seminar on birds.....

    Gregg Ielfield
     
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    LOVE the "Apple Cider". Wish I could get the recipe. Sure made for "good times" It has a lovely glow.

    Kim
     

  3. WhiteRubi

    WhiteRubi New Member

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    Sounds like you all had a ball. I'd be willing to bet you would change your mind about Harry if you had to work with him everyday. ;D J/K Harry had some good stories when he got back.
     
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    Harry is such a nice guy. I don't think I have laughed so hard in years. Hopefully we will meet up with him again at another show.

    Kim
     
  5. NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    I wasnt able to upload my powerpoint presentation from the awards banquet so here are just the pohots. I did not go through and relist all the names, too much time involved.


    http://w156.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w156.photobucket.com/albums/t1/OTT_photos/Taxidermy/NEAT%2009/97c57b7d.pbw


    Youth B.O.C. Fish – Jack Mulgrew – LM Bass
    Youth B.O.C. Mammal – Emily Hackett – Martin
    Youth B.O.C. Tiny Mammal – Alexis Briganti – Hamster
    Youth B.O.C. Upland Bird – Frankie Barilla – Chucker
    Youth Sculpture – Daniel Malinowski – Rabbit
    Youth Sculpture – Adam Malinowski – Squirrel
    Amateur B.O.C. Waterfowl – Brian Bollman – Scoter
    Amateur B.O.C. Habitat – Brian Bollman – Scoter
    Amateur B.O.C. Mammal – Britany Briganti – Mink
    Professional B.O.C. Waterfowl – Don Miller – Redhead
    Professional B.O.C. Fish Repro. – John Bollman – LM Bass
    Professional B.O.C. Whitetail – Ryan Lane
    Professional B.O.C. Lifesize Small – Don Miller – Martin
    Professional B.O.C. Lifesize Large – Ed Kunelius – Black Bear
    Master B.O.C. Waterfowl – Gary King – Pintail
    Master B.O.C. Reptile – Mike Briganti – Hog Nose Snake
    D.O.E. B.O.C. Gamehead – Fred Barilla – Spanish Goat
    D.O.E. B.O.C. Reptile – Dave Whitney – Western Diamond Back
    Mckenzie Taxidermist Choice Fish – Steve Hackett – Brown Trout
    Mckenzie Taxidermist Choice Mammal – Bill Motzer – Red Fox
    Mckenzie Taxidermist Choice Deer – Ryan Lane
    Mckenzie Taxidermist Choice Bird – Gary King – Mallards
    Peoples Choice 3rd Place – Mike Briganti – Icelandic Sheep
    Peoples Choice 2nd Place – Fred Barilla – Spanish Goat
    Peoples Choice 1st Place – Ed Kunelius – Black Bear
    Best of Show Youth – Alexis Briganti – Hamster
    Best of Show Reptile – Mike Briganti – Hog nose Snake
    Best of Show Habitat – Gregg Ielfield – Shoveler Habitat
    Best of Show Turkey – Gregg Ielfield
    Best Warm Water Fish – John Bollman – LM Bass
    Best Cold Water Fish – Ed Kunelius – Brook Trout
    Richard Chrstoforo Best Gamehead – Fred Barilla – Spanish Goat
    Jack Wilson Best Upland Bird – Gregg Ielfield – Turkey
    Amateur Best of Show Waterfowl – Brian Bollman – Scoter
    Professional Best of Show Waterfowl – Don Miller – Redhead
    Best of Show Freeze Dry – Mike Briganti – Horn Toad
    Starfish Award – John Bollman – LM Bass
    Jean Levalle Best Conventional Mount – Gregg Ielfield – Turkey
    Masters Best of Show Waterfowl – Gary King – Pintail
    Bruce Rittel Home Tan Award – Andy Malinowski – Black Hawaiian
    Best of Show Commercial – Gary King – Wood Duck
    Best of Show Amateur – Brian Bollman – Scoter
    Best of Show Professional – Don Miller – Martin
    Best of Show Masters – Gary King – Pintail
    Best of Show D.O.E. – Fred Barilla – Spanish Goat
    Polytranspar Award – John Bollman – LM Bass
    Wilderness Fur Award Small Mammal – Don Miller – Martin
    Wilderness Fur Award Large Mammal – Ed Kunelius – Black Bear
    Best of Show Reproduction – John Bollman – LM Bass
    Old Timers Award – Jean Lavalle – Blue Lobster
    N.E.A.T. B.O.D. Challenge – Ed Kunelius – Black Bear
    Presidents Cup Challenge – Bill Motzer – Red Fox
    Mike Adams Award – Ryan Lane – WT Deer
    Most Distinguished Taxidermist – Mike Briganti – Highest Total of 5 Pieces
    Best All Around – Don Miller
    Van Dykes Award – Mike Briganti – Icelandic Sheep
    N.E.A.T. Bruchac Best of Show Deer – Ryan Lane
    WASCO Award – Gary King – Mallards
    Breakthrough Award – Fred Barilla – Spanish Goat
     
  6. BillFromPa

    BillFromPa Active Member

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.

    Matt,

    It says the photos have been moved or deleted?
     
  7. Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(photobucket issues check back later)

    I must be having issues with photobucket, I will have to fix it tomorrow. Sorry.
     
  8. Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(should be all set now)

    It seems fixed now, it worked for me
     
  9. MRTaxidermy

    MRTaxidermy Past President of the N.E.A.T.

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(should be all set now)

    Nice job Matt...Thank You!!
    -Mike
    NEAT Secretary
     
  10. MRTaxidermy

    MRTaxidermy Past President of the N.E.A.T.

    Re: NEAT Convention

    These shows take a lot of work and planning, but it's all worth it!! We had a great bunch of people in attendance, including 3 top notch judges (Bill Yox, Harry Whitehead & Frank Kotula), along with many talented taxidermists of which some showed their techniques in the seminars. The quality of the work that was on display was awesome. There were 121 pieces on display in the competition room! This was, by far, the best show the NEAT has ever put on. With that being said, 'Thank You' to everyone involved. It's people like you who make our show what it is...Thanks again!
    Mike Ryan - Secretary for N.E.A.T.
     
  11. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(should be all set now)

    thanks for posting matt
     
  12. Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    You all know me, it just wasn't good enough without the names, so I took the time to add them. Congratulations to all the winners.
     
  13. Andy M

    Andy M Member

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    Nice job with the slide show Matt!
     
  14. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    I really like the Mouflon with the snow...you can tell it's a storm from his hair movement
     
  15. Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    Bobbi, FYI, its an Icelandic Sheep. The list of winners names and the mount they won with is at the top.
     
  16. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    can you tell I don't get out much? hehehe
     
  17. GySgt401

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    Great Job Matt on the slide show and the convention.
     
  18. GySgt401

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    Steve, Fred and the board you all did a great job, it was a good time and work the was fantastic looking forward to next year.
     
  19. Skip Miller

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    Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    Congratulations to everyone!!! Very nice work everyone!!!

    Matt...thanks for taking the time and effort for the listings and photos!!!

    I have one question though and I do not want to stir up a Sh$t Storm. How can someone win a best of show in Masters Division and Commercial Division.

    This is just a question....no accusation or complaining, just trying to understand why a master is competing in the commercial division in the same category.

    Best of Show Commercial – Gary King – Wood Duck
    Best of Show Masters – Gary King – Pintail


    Thank....again....congrats to everyone!!!
     
  20. Re: NEAT Show 09 Major Award winners slideshow.(Now with the names of the Winners)

    Good question Skip,
    Commercial division is an open division for just your basic commercial piece. It is judged from a few feet back. There are no Best of Categories but there is a best of show Commercial.
    So any one and enter and still enter a differant piece in the other divisions. The same piece can not go into 2 both masters/Commercial.

    So Gary entered the Pintail in Masters alone and then the woodduck was one of his commercial pieces. I hope that helps.