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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by HQ, Dec 8, 2014.
A link to the rest of the photos I am out of photobucket space sorry.
It was an absolutely AWESOME show! Seriously anyone that don't go take advantage of that show and enjoy themselves for the weekend is crazy!
Like George said, I've never seen so much offered to the guests and competitors at a show! and its free!
Congratulations Amy! you deserve it! And congratulations to all the other winners and to Head Quarters and Big Rock for a Great Show!
Ahh Home safe and one HECK OF A SHOW! I'm honored to have judged the show and be a part of it. The folks were just great to meet and teach. Ahh Brian lol I still need a dryer for my back hair.
Looks like it was a great show, with excellent seminars. Will definitely have to put it on next years show circuit attendance. Congratulations to all the winners and Amy for taking Best of Show
I see ken was wearing some classy attire
Post some pictures some of us don't have Facebook.
Here is a link to my album containing some photos taken by myself and Rodney. It is a public album - you do NOT have to have a facebook account to view it. Just click the link!
Anyone know who did the nice jumping Brown Trout per chance?
His name is Chad See. Beautiful fish, I was blown away by that mount - and I'm one of those mammal people who normally doesn't look at the fish mounts too closely!
Thanks Amy, and thanks again for sharing the pics, and congratulations on your mounts. Looks like a great show.
I will send Chad a congratulatory PM. I am familiar with Chad's work and it has been advancing to greater and greater levels of excellence, but this is a huge jump to the top rung for him IMO.
Can anybody provide a winners list. Just curious... Thanks.
Wow, wish this would come to the west coast!
Re: 3rd Annual North American Taxidermy Championship (updated Winners )
2015 North American Taxidermy Championship Winners
Entries were organized in five divisions: Youth, Amateur, Professional, Master’s and Dealer’s Choice.
Winner: Mason Wyrick — Whitetail
Winner: Billy Young — Whitetail
Best Open Mouth Whitetail: Justin Hinson
Best Closed Mouth Whitetail: Grover Beardon
Best Small/Medium Gamehead: Greg Justice — Javelina
Best Large Gamehead: Jake Rouse — Wild Boar
Best Small/Medium Life-size Mammal: Bob Hutchinson — Bear Cub
Best Large Life-size Mammal: Steve Tugwell — Wild Boar
Best Waterfowl: Paul Wilson — Wood Duck
Best Non-waterfowl: Nick Shelton — Wild Turkey
Best Replica Fish: Paul Miller — Bluegill
Best Reptile: Joshua Hussey — Chuckwalla
Best Reproduction/Recreation: Marina Strickland — Rabbit blanket
Best Skin Mount Fish: Carl Lewis — White Crappie
Professional Best of Show: Paul Wilson — Wood Duck
Skin Mount Fish Champion: Chad See — Brown Trout
Small/Medium Gamehead Champion: Amy Carter — Bobcat
Small/Medium Life-size Mammal Champion: Amy Carter — Red Fox Pup
Reproduction/Recreation Champion: Donna Naughton — Lobster
Waterfowl Champion: Page Nethercutt — White Cheek Pintail
Big Rock Sports Grand Champion: Amy Carter — Red Fox Pup
(Voted by Big Rock Sports Customers)
1st Place: Grover Beardon — Trapped Coyote
2nd Place: Michelle Burkholder — Piglets
3rd Place: Bob Hutchinson — Black Leopard
Safari Club International Most Creative Gamehead: Justin Hinson — Whitetail
Safari Club International Most Creative Life-size Animal: Amy Carter — Red Fox Pup
Lowrance People's Choice Best Fish: Chad See — Brown Trout
United Taxidermist Association Artisan Award (Voted by Competitors): Brandon Tucker — Tundra Swan
Triple Threat Challenge
1st Place Professional: Bob Hutchinson — Hanging Bear Cub, Running Bear Cub, Brown Bear Life-size
2nd Place Professional: Kevin Hastings — Mink and Duck, Grouse, Bufflehead
3rd Place Professional: Joshua Hussey — Chuckwalla, Ground Hog, Croc Monitor
1st Place Master’s: Amy Carter — Red Fox Pup, Bobcat, Pine Martin
2nd Place Master’s: Donna Naughton — Blue Crab, Lobster, Chicken
3rd Place Master’s: Page Nethercutt — White Cheek Pintail, Cinnamon Teal/Redhead, Java Tree Duck
Those of you who missed this show missed a golden opportunity. If you enjoy competing, I guess platinum opportunity would apply. If you're just looking to learn by competing or simply would enjoy seeing how the very best do their thing, there are an endless amount of opportunities at this show. I've been a few places in my life, but none where every taxidermist was treated like royalty. If you don't compete, it cost you ZERO to get in the door and when you're registered, it cost ZERO (unless you're competing) and that includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and sit down meals with real china and silverware. You can even walk through the outdoor trade show downstairs where hundreds of millions of dollars worth of merchandise is displayed for member dealers to order from. This is not a low-rent operation I assure you and when the CEO from Big Rock is the introductory speaker at the taxidermy banquet, you know that taxidermy might actually have arrived. If you're close to Raleigh next year (and even if you aren't) you should make plans to attend this spectacular show.
OH, and just by chance if you'd like to buy taxidermy supplies, Head Quarters Supply is there with their complete inventory on sale with show discounts. Bring your trailer.