It is not too early to start planning to attend! January 12th through 15th, 2012 The First Bi-Annual United Taxidermists Association EXPO and Competition Pasco Red Lion Hotel, Pasco, Washington. Contact Craig Lewis at (509) 995-6299 or visit the UTA website. Tentative schedule: UTA 2012 Expo Schedule Wednesday 2:00 PM Backboard Setup 2:00 PM Supplier Setup 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Committee’s Meeting 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Registration Desk Opens 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Mounts Accepted 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Pictures of Mounts before Entering Competition Room Thursday 7:00 AM-9:00 AM Supplier Setup Continues 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Supply Room Opens 1:00 PM Judging Begins 1:00 PM-6:00 PM Supply Room Re-Opens 7:30 AM-12 PM Registration Desk Opens 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Registration Desk Re-Opens 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Mounts Accepted 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Mounts Accepted 6:00 PM Social Hour and Welcoming Thursday Seminar Schedule 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (with lunch) Bird Seminar- Jim Kimball and Tony Finazzo 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (with lunch) Mammal Seminar- Jan VanHoesen and Jean Roll 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Form Alteration- Steve Favour 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Casting- Kerby Ross 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Mule Deer Anatomy (Eye, Nose, Ear butts)- Da’Wayne Dewey 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Fish Form Carving and Head Casting- Rick Krane Friday Judging Continues 7:30 AM-11:00 AM Registration Desk Opens 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Final Mounts Accepted- NO EXCEPTIONS 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Supply Room Opens 2:00 PM-6:00 PM Supply Room Re-Opens 7:00 PM Live Auction and Social Hour 8:30 PM People’s Choice Voting Friday Seminar Schedule 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (with lunch) Bird Seminar Continues- Jim Kimball and Tony Finazzo 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (with lunch) Mammal Seminar Continues- Jan VanHoesen and Jean Roll 8:00 AM-12:00 PM SCI Measuring Seminar 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Reptile Mounting- Tom Voyer 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Fish Finishing and Painting- Frank Kotula 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Composition and Rules of Art- Jeff Mourning Saturday 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Registration Opens 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Supply Room Opens 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Supply Room Re-Opens 11:00 AM Competition Room Open to Public 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Judges Critiques (Ribbons will be Out) 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Major Awards Audit Committee 5:30 PM Social Hour and Cash Bar 6:30 PM Awards Ceremony Saturday Seminar Schedule 8:00 am- 12 pm Mounting a Turkey-Brett Defreitas 8:00 AM-11:00 AM Gamehead Finishing Techniques- Manny Chavez 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Rock Casting- Dale Manning Sunday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Competition Room Open or Public Viewing 9:00 AM Wrap Up Meeting- Board 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Supply Room Open 12:00 PM Breakdown (Help Needed) 12:00 PM Mounts Released- NO EXCEPTIONS Cant't beat the hotel rate and amentities. Excellent venue with very mild winter weather. Come early or stay late for some of the best waterfowl hunting in the nation. Let us know and we will help you coordinate it. Over 60 booths already filled with the best suppliers. local outfitters and conservation organizations. Down load the registration form and mail it today!