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Outdoor Hub publishes Big Rock Sports Taxidermy Competition press release

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by HQ, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. HQ

    HQ New Member

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    Big Rock Sports Hosts Second Annual Taxidermy Championship
    OutdoorHub Big Rock Sports +
    | February 3, 2014 | |


    Some of the best taxidermists in North America converged in Raleigh, NC January 10–11 for Big Rock Sports’ second annual taxidermy competition. The event was held in conjunction with the company’s East Dealer Show. The North American Taxidermy Championship was led by the team from Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply, which Big Rock acquired in 2012.

    The number of mounts entered was double the amount last year, and they were placed in five divisions: Youth, Amateur, Master’s, Professional and Dealer’s Choice. Judges included renowned taxidermists Rick Krane, Brenda Duvall, Fred Vanderburgh and Dale Manning.

    “The quality of the taxidermy was bar none,” said Duvall. “It excited me to see that kind of quality at a show like this.”

    “The show has provided such opportunity for not just a new taxidermist coming in, but also taxidermists who are seasoned competitors,” Krane said.

    Results of the competition:
    Youth Division
    Brianna Rouse: Wild Boar

    Amateur Division
    Billy Elder: Bear Shoulder Mount

    Professional Division

    Best Open Mouth Whitetail Shoulder Mount: Justin Hinson
    Best Closed Mouth Whitetail Shoulder Mount: Justin Hinson
    Best Small Gamehead: Justin Hinson – Coyote pedestal mount
    Best Large Gamehead: Steve Tugwell – Wild Boar pair
    Best Small Life-size Mammal: Martin Bess – Piglet
    Best Waterfowl: Martin Bess – Mallard
    Best Non-waterfowl: Paul Wilson – Pheasant
    Best Skin Mount Fish: Vincent Fleming – Largemouth Bass
    Best Reproduction Fish: Vincent Fleming – Steelhead
    Best Reptile: Kevin Hastings – Snapping Turtle
    Best Reproduction/Art: Michael Brittain – Bluegill

    Professional Best of Show: Justin Hinson – Open Mouth Whitetail Shoulder Mount
    Master’s Division

    Best Open Mouth Whitetail Shoulder Mount: Tommy Hall
    Best Small Gamehead: Chris Horne – Piglet
    Best Large Gamehead: Chris Horne – Wild Boar
    Best Small Life-size Mammal: Chris Horne – Piglet pair
    Best Large Life-size Mammal: Chris Horne – Wild Boar
    Best Reptile: Chris Horne – Alligator
    Best Waterfowl: Page Nethercutt – Green Winged Teal

    Master’s Best of Show: Chris Horne – Alligator

    Safari Club International Most Creative Life-size Animal: Chris Horne – Alligator
    Safari Club International Most Creative Gamehead: Steve Tugwell – Wild Boar pair

    UTA Artisan Award: Paul Miller – Snapping Turtle

    Dealers’ Choice Voted on by Big Rock Sports Dealers: Joshua Hussey – Mountain Lion

    The Big Rock North American Taxidermy Championship was sponsored by HQ Taxidermy Supply, Plano, Eagle Claw, Smith & Wesson, Thompson Center, Remington Ammunition and Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting.
     
  2. antlerman

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    Congrats to the winners. All I've heard is what a great show this was.
     

  3. HQ

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    Thanks Tim! We are already planning next year's show, hope you can make it.