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The Ohio State Taxidermy Championships 2013

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by jim tucker, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    OTA Conference Early Pictures

    Here are some early pictures from the OTA convention going on right now. It is lining up to be a really good show !! Lots of great mounts already entered on Friday.We can't wait to see what comes in today !!

    Stay tuned for more pictures as we get the mounts in.
    We will also be posting award winners later on Sunday.

    To view pictures of mount entries, go to: tinyurl.com/ohiotaxidermy the site will be updated tonight and tomorrow.
     

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  2. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: OTA Conference Early Pictures

    Here is New Direction Photography's slideshow of Friday's mount entries....

    http://animoto.com/play/0A1FLykAMhp1Kjb4VntdAg
     

  3. antlerman

    antlerman NTA Life Member #0118

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    Re: OTA Conference Early Pictures

    I will make a prediction.............the beaver wins.
     
  4. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: OTA Conference Early Pictures

    All mount pictures are now posted and in the slideshow:

    http://animoto.com/play/LM4nWbPlhSf4hpmA6lt4Ew

    and at tinyurl.com/ohiotaxidermy
     
  5. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: OTA Conference Early Pictures Correction

    Correction: Photos may be viewed at tinyurl.com/ohiotaxidermy13
     
  6. big buck 222

    big buck 222 "You can't make chicken soup out of chicken S--T!"

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    Wow cool display of mounts,looks like a great show
     
  7. millardtaxi

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    Thanks OTA

    I'd like to take a min, to thank the Ohio Taxidermist Assn. For putting on a great show. The amount of knowledge that was walking around at that show was unbelievable!!! World champions everywhere, and all were more than willing to help and talk about things. And the facility was outstanding. Proud to be a member and very glad I went!!! Thanks again for a great show.


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  8. The Ojibwa

    The Ojibwa Member

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    agreed!
     
  9. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners / WITH PICS

    I just got back from our OTA convention. WOW, what a show !! Some great mounts again this year !!
    Please excuse me for any misspelled words and I hope I don't forget any but a little tired, LOL.
    First we want to thank our seminar instructors : Jim Giggi, Ed Piakowski, Vicent Fleming, Bryan Eppley, Terry Weick, Ken Binegar, Kent Reedy, Paul Cales, Justin Nagy, Chip Wendt, Mark Maier.
    And thank you to our judges this year: Ken Binegar, Rick Dunlap, Justin Nagy, Lee Maxwell, Rod Tennant, Dan Clark, Kent Reedy, Terry Weick and Jeff Pusatari.
    Now for the award winners:
    Best Amateur Award: Randy Lattion
    Best Freeze Dried Award: Sam Maier
    Best Amateur Habitat: Randy Lattion
    Best Professional Habitat: Scott Crawford
    Best Masters Habitat: Bob Peters
    OTA Blind Deer Contest Winner: Neil Fowler
    Art Ledger Best Pheasant Award: Devin Fry
    OTA Best Professional Reptile: Ron Hawkins
    OTA Best Professional Lifesize: Matt Demer
    OTA Best Professional Gamehead: Leslie Sims
    OTA Best Professional Fish: Andy Lukatch
    OTA Best Professional Bird: Bruce Leichtman
    OTA Best Professional Whitetail: Dave Klein
    OTA Peoples Choice Reptile: Ron Hawkins
    OTA Peoples Choice Lifesize: Ron Ball
    OTA Peoples Choice Gamehead: Casey Watterson
    OTA Peoples Choice Fish: Andy Lukatch
    OTA Peoples Choice Bird: Bruce Leichtman
    OTA Peoples Choice Whitetail: Brian Knight
    OTA Ladies Choice Award: Fritz Birkheimer
    OTA Directors Award: Bruce Leichtman
    Research Mannikins Award: Matt Demer
    Starfish Award: Vincent Fleming
    Polytranspar Award: Josh Brown
    McKenzie Taxidermist Choice Award:
    Best Bird: Greg Pollauf
    Best Lifesize: Ron Ball
    Best Fish: Andy Lukatch
    Best Whitetail: Brian Knight
    NRA "Keeping the Freedom Alive Award: Travis Millard
    OTA Best All Around Taxidermists Award: Casey Watterson
    OTA Presidents Challenge Award: Bruce Leichtman
    OTA Directors Choice Award: Andy Lukatch
    Taxidermy Today "Woody Award" : Casey Watterson
    The UTA Artisan Award: Brian Knight
    NWTF Award: Bruce Leichtman
    Pro-1 Award: Brian Knight
    McKenzie Distinguish Taxidermists Award: Randy Shanklin
    WASCO Award: Casey Watterson
    Breakthrough Award: Brian Knight
    OTA State Champion Medallion Winners:
    Reptile: None Awarded
    Lifesize: Steve Kinker
    Gamehead: None Awarded
    Fish: Casey Watterson
    Bird: Casey Watterson
    Whitetail: Brian Knight

    And yes, the two medallions that were not awarded, were smashed with a hammer by the sculpter, Cary Cochran.

    Please check back for more pictures as I get them loaded or you can check out more professional pictures at the link on the other thread about the Ohio Show.

    I personally want to thank everyone who attended our show and all who competed. Also thanks to the judges, seminar intructors and all the board members and helpers for putting on another great Ohio Show !! Next year will be even bigger and better from what I heard from people attending !
     
  10. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners

    Here are some pictures of our competition room at our new convention site.
    Sorry I was in a scissor lift and did not get all the mounts in the pictures.

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  11. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners

    Here are pictures of this years OTA State Champions mounts. Sorry for my poor quality pics, not as good as our professional photographer took but I wanted to post these right away.

    State Champion Fish: Casey Watterson
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    State Champion Whitetail: Brian Knight
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    I will be posting more pics later as I get to them.
     
  12. v.fleming

    v.fleming New Member

    Want To Thank The OTA

    Just got home from the OTA and what a show. Would like to thank them for having me come do a seminar for them. Thanks to all who attended and for letting me share some of the techniques I use on whitetails. There was some great work for all to enjoy and congrats to all the winners. Thanks to the officers and members for making me fill at home and a special thanks to Casey Watterson, Cary Cochran and Dan Clark for sharing their love for Christ in the service they led this morning.
     
  13. lrhunt14

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    it was a good show. You did a fine job on whitetails seminar.
     
  14. davehyer

    davehyer New Member

    OTA show

    Just want to say thanks to all the great whitetail masters that looked at my deer and shared their knowledge with me. Rick Dunlap, Vincent Fleming Ed Piaskowski, Bryan Eppley Ron Ball and Brian Knight.
    These guys are some of the best and I could talk and pick their brains for hours on end. How can you do any better than having all those guys in place at the same time.
    Thanks again.
     
  15. lrhunt14

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    Me too THANK YOU
     
  16. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Re: Want To Thank The OTA

    After all the praise of this show, I'm going to make the trek next year just for the education.
     
  17. Heath Cline

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    Re: Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners / WITH PICS

    Here are a few more mount pictures.

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  18. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners / WITH PICS

    Few more.

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  19. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Re: Ohio Taxidermists Association convention award winners / WITH PICS

    Here are the last pictures I have for now. I am really sorry I didn't get pictures of all the mounts. Whenever I could find a spare couple of minutes, I would go take a few pictures. I am also sorry if I posted any picture more than once. I am a little tired & the brain is not working real good right now, not that it ever did anyways ! LOL
    Once again I would like to thank everybody for making the OTA convention a great success again ! I am really looking forward to next year already and we have some new great ideas for some new fun things that we will announce later down the road. But I can tell you one thing, everybody will NOT want to miss next years show !!

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  20. fozziebear

    fozziebear New Member

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    Haa I spy Curtis Cook & Mike R in a couple pics lol ! Thanks for posting , looked like an AWESOME show guys!!!!