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Wisconsin Taxidermists Association Convention 2011

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by sverhunce, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. sverhunce

    sverhunce New Member

    February 24th through 27th, 2011
    The 33rd Annual Wisconsin Taxidermists Association Convention
    Deer & Deer Classic, Shopko Expo Center, Green Bay, WI
    Contact Scott Verhunce at 262-305-6878 or click here to visit the WTA website.

    33rd annual wisconsin taxidermists annual competition and deer classic. february 24th through 27th 2011, shopko hall greenbay wisconsin. for more information please contact scott verhunce at 262-305-6878
  2. scpol

    scpol Wholesale Bird Taxidermy....Fan of Mike & Harry

    Re: wisconsin taxidermist association

    Thanks for the info..I'm going to try and make it this year..I love Green Bay..lol..Go Pack

  3. Perk

    Perk Deuce, My grouse dog

    [size=10pt]WTA Seminar Schedule[/size]

    Thursday February 24
    8:00 am Shopko Hall Doors Open for Set-up Crews
    10:00 am Shopko Hall – WTA Section Opens to Receive Competition Mounts (pre-registered, open, and non-resident)
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Supply Area Open, Column Room
    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Live Mounting Mammal Competition— Coyote Or Smaller, Porch Room
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Round Table Discussion, Lombardi Room
    6:00 pm Registration Closes for Open and Non-Resident Entries (not pre-registered)
    6:30 pm WTA Board Meeting, Garden Room
    7:00 pm Get Together, Parlor Room*
    7:30 pm Registration Closes for Pre-Registered Mounts
    9:00 pm Competition Set up is Scheduled to be Completed
    9:00 pm Competition Judging Begins

    Friday February 25
    6:30 am Breakfast Meeting for judges, officers, and board members
    7:30 am Competition Judging Continues
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm Live Mounting Mammal Competition, Cont’d—Fox Or Smaller, Porch Room
    8:00 am – 10:00 am Seminar 1: Carving A Competition Fish Body, Tim Perkins, Lombardi Room
    9:00 am – 11:00 am Kids Seminar: “Gerome’s Magical Garden™”, book reading by author and planting activity, Edna Perkins,
    Garden Room, www.geromethegnome.com
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm No Seminar: Visit the Vendors and SAVE on Supply Purchases! Column Room
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar 2: Casting Your Own Reference, Mike Yeska, Lombardi Room
    3:00 pm Deer Classic and Competition Area Opens to the Public
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seminar 3: Rock Mold Making, Jim Kimball and Brenda Duvall, Porch Room
    3:00 pm— 7:00 pm Supplier Area is Open , Column Room
    7:00 pm Get Together, Parlor Room*
    8:00 pm Deer Classic Closes for the Day

    Saturday. February 26
    8:00 am – 10:00 am Seminar 4: Live Mounting Competition and Judging and Setting Up Pedestals and Finishing Backs,
    Bill Neuman, Parlor Room
    9:00am – 1:00pm Supplier Area Opens
    10:00 am –12:00 pm Seminar 5: Mounting a Whitetail Deer, Tommy Hall, Lombardi Room
    11:00 am Deer Classic Opens
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Seminar 6: Fish Finish Work, Jeff Mourning, Parlor Room
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seminar 7: Avian Challenge Judging and Mounting a Flying Duck, Troy Rose, Lombardi Room
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Supplier Area Opens, Column Room
    6:00 pm Awards Social, Column Room
    7:00 pm Awards Banquet, Column Room
    8:00 pm Deer Classic Closes for the Day

    Sunday. February 27
    10:00 am Deer Classic Opens
    10:30 am WTA General Meeting and Elections, Column Room
    5:00 pm Deer Classic Closes – Tear Down

    * Free Beer and Pop will be available at the Get Together’s held on Thursday and Friday. Snacks will not be provided.
  4. Perk

    Perk Deuce, My grouse dog

    [size=10pt]2011 WTA SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS[/size]

    Thursday, February 24

    2:00pm – 6:00pm
    Live Mounting Mammal Competition, Coyote or Smaller

    Day 1: This years Live Mounting Competition will follow the same criteria as last years Live Bird Mounting Competition. You will have four (4) hours on Thursday & nine (9) hours on Friday to complete this mount. You can use any or all of this time to complete your mount. This will be a great learning tool for anyone who mounts or is interested in mounting any life-size mammal. This competition is limited to the first six (6) people to enter. Contact Matt Tainter 608.606.3834 or Brenda Duvall 715.785.7828 to enter.

    3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Round Table Discussion

    While all the mounts are being brought in at the competition area, feel free to meet up & bring all your questions, thoughts or concerns to this seminar & talk to other taxidermists who may have the answer you’ve been looking for.

    Friday February 25

    8:00am – 5:00pm
    Live Mounting Mammal Competition, Coyote or Smaller

    Day 2: Continued from the Thursday, February 24th, either put the finishing touches on your mount from Day 1 or decide to complete it all in this final day. Everyone that is not competing in this is encouraged to come in & out or stay for the whole day & see what kind of new tips you can gain.

    8:00am – 10:00am
    Carving A Competition Fish Body, Tim Perkins
    In This Seminar, Tim will be showing how he goes about carving a competition fish body. You will see from start to finish how you can go from a block of foam to a finished body that will fit “just perfect.” In this seminar you will gain a lot of knowledge about the anatomy of a fish & how the body is to be carved to be anatomically correct. Be sure not to miss this one.

    9:00am – 11:00am
    “Gerome’s Magical Garden”, Edna Perkins

    Gerome’s Magical Garden™ is a beautifully illustrated book which tells of a delightful garden adventure of Gerome the Gnome & his friends. The book will be read by author, Edna Perkins, & a planting activity will also be done. We will be playing with dirt & each child will receive some vegetable plants to start their own garden. Come & join us for some good & dirty fun!

    1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Casting Reference, Mike Yeska

    After finishing up his Four Part Hands-on Deer Seminar, Yeska just didn’t know what he would do at this years show with all his extra time so he decided that he would just continue giving seminars! For these two hours, Mike will be showing how to go about casting your own reference -- Yeska style! We all have heard it from the judges, “look at your reference.” Now this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make your own.

    3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Rock Mold Making, Jim Kimball & Brenda Duvall

    After the great success at the 2010 Rendezvous & many questions from the seminar attendees, Jim & Brenda are now going to show us all how they make the molds for their artificial rocks from start to finish. You will see how to cast a real rock & then turn around & make an exact replica of that same rock. This seminar is going to be somewhat hands on so be sure to attend & participate in the steps to creating your very own rocks.

    Saturday February 26

    8:00am – 10:00am
    Live Mounting Competition Judging (Mammal, Fox or Smaller)

    Setting Up Pedestals & Finishing Backs, Bill Neuman
    In this seminar, our new mammal judge, Bill Neuman, will be examining the mounts entered in the Live Mounting Mammal Competition (from 2/24 & 2/25 seminars) & discussing the quality of each mount entered. After completing the judging, Bill will show us how to make additional money in creating both habitat & leather back pedestals. In this seminar, Bill will cover the proper hardware needed to support such pedestals & discuss multiple stacking of pedestals. As well as, reviewing problem areas & problem solving. This seminar is a must for anyone who has ever struggled with pedestal backs, or seen broken pedestals because of improper attachment points.

    10:00am – 12:00pm
    Mounting A Whitetail Deer, Tommy Hall

    This year our new Deer Judge, Tommy Hall, will be showing us his tips & techniques to mount a deer head. Be sure to be there to find out another judges perspective on the shapes & anatomy of a whitetail deer.

    1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Fish Finish Work , Jeff Mourning

    After showing us last year how to carve the body & paint the eyes of a fish, this year Jeff is going to jump past the mounting stage & show how to attach an artificial head & fins, & then go ahead & set some eyes. This seminar will be very informative so be sure not to miss a minute!

    3:00 pm – 5:00pm
    Avian Challenge Judging and Mounting a Flying Duck, Troy Rose

    In this seminar, our new bird judge, Troy Rose, will be examining the mounts entered in the Avian Challenge (crow mount) & discussing the quality of each mount entered. He will also be demonstrating the dynamics of a flying mallard mount. This should be a great seminar to attend & will provide useful information.
  5. Walnut Creek Hardwood will be attending. If you would like us to bring your order to the show, give us a call at 800-945-9663. We look forward to seeing everyone!!! GO PACK GO!!!
  6. bigern26

    bigern26 New Member

    Can a non WTA member go to these conventions? and sit in the seminars?
    Are there fees?
  7. Jim Kimball

    Jim Kimball New Member

    bigern26....... I answered your question in the "industry section".......

    Keep in mind this is an old post... and the info above was for our show last Feb/March..

    The post in the "industry section" is talking about our upcoming show in Aug. in Stevens Point