Who: All taxidermists are cordially invited to attend the Texas Taxidermy Association, Inc.’s (TTAI) FREE 2015 Annual Educational Mini-seminar. This is usually a TTAI member’s only event. Join us in the fabulous Texas Hill Country for two days - 2/20 & 2/21. Bring your Valentine or all your family, too! This is one place they will really enjoy. What: The TTAI 2015 Mini Seminar – featuring two great options. “Waterfowl Mounting Seminar – by Award Winning Taxidermist: John Paul Barber” 2013 National Champion. Besides being an excellent bird taxidermist, John Paul is also a member of the TTAI Board of Advisors. The seminar will start with set up about 1 PM on Friday and then all day on Saturday. There will be a room full of state and national champion taxidermists to assist and answer questions for all the participants. “Hands On Game Head Mounting- With TTAI Master Taxidermists” Participants may bring a whitetail or similar sized species (i.e. axis, fallow, black buck, or small African game head) or a small mammal shoulder mount. The seminar will cover form alterations, anatomy and mounting. Those who want to participate need to bring the following items: · Form - For the mount, have it prepared (i.e. roughed up & ready to go) · Cape - Prepped and repaired the best you can. Instructors will go over it with you prior to your mounting it. · Supplies – eyes, hide paste, clay, needle, thread, modeling tools and small paintbrushes, etc. · Tools and Equipment – mounting stand, cordless drill, Dremel, screws and anything else needed. · Tarp or some similar sized plastic to place on floor under work (required.) Where: Seminar at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas. This all-suite hotel is a 5-minute walk from the National Museum of the Pacific War and the shops and restaurants of Main Street. There's a complimentary breakfast bar, plus a heated outdoor saltwater pool, an exercise room and a full-service spa. Address: 308 South Washington Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Call (830) 990-9202 – Make your reservations ASAP. Rooms are going fast. Room with TTAI discounted rate is $119 per night plus tax. Rooms are available until they are sold out. When: Friday, February 20th at 1 PM. Hands on mounting participants can use this time for set up until 6 PM. Then start on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 8 AM. We will work until we get finished. Feel free to attend our Board Meeting on Friday at 6:30 PM. Questions: For more information please visit our web site at www.ttai.org or call a Board Member.