Man you guys have missed MY point completely. I have no issue what so ever if a person wants to take his piece to as many shows as he wants and wins enough bling to squat his truck. I have no problem competing against anyone that does this as long as that where it stops. I would love to compete against a world or national champ. It would be fun and a great learning experience. Plus I love to see top shelf taxidermy work. Where my problem lies is when they get a critique and a score sheet that lists everything a previous judge found wrong with said piece and then taking the piece back and tweaking accordingly and re-entering in another competition. And some do it time and time again. Is this what it's come to? Antlerman you talk about running scared. Ppfft. Who's really the one running scared? I'm not scared to get beat by someone who has more skill. As a Matter of fact it happens often. I'll take a piece straight from my shop any day any time and put it in any competition. In masters. And Take my licks OR not accordingly. What you won't ever see me do is enter a piece, tweak based on what a judge says, re-enter tweak it and re-enter it again. I would get 0 personal satisfaction out this. I want to know what I,ME by myself using only the knowledge I have gained over the years of competing and from talking with fellow taxidermist and put that into my work. A real twist to my story is that a lot of the guys that I know doing this are some of the ones I look up to the most in the industry.. That gets a little tricky. Like I said before it is legal but it is almost impossible to call it fair or to compete against. Heck I think I'll hire Bill Yox,Mr.Vincent and Tommy Hall and maybe 1or 2 other notables to come stand in my shop and look over my shoulder as I am mounting and finishing my next piece so they can point out everything wrong. I should do well. What do you think? I think it has gotten to the point that we are loosing the true meaning of competition. It has become more about winning.