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Idaho taxidermy competition

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    IDAHO TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION

    18TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND COMPETITION

    June 8th through 10th, 2017

    Held at the Twin Fall county fairgrounds.
    215 Fair Ave.
    Filer, ID 83328

    WORLD-CLASS JUDGES THIS YEAR ARE:
    Fish Al Bakon

    Birds Darin Gardner

    Mammals Dave Ferguson


    Divisions are Youth and Adult Novice - Open - Masters -
    And the new COMMERCIAL division ( mounts receive a ribbon placement and comment card, Scored at 10 feet, additional critique is available at $10 per mount)


    SPECIAL AWARDS

    Best in Show – trophy sponsored by the ITA to Judge’s Choice Best in show

    Breakthrough Award – trophy and $100 gift certificate from Breakthrough Magazine for Judge’s Choice Best in Show

    Competitors Award – every taxidermist entering 4 or more mounts can entered Award goes to the competitor with the highest average score on four mounts, entered in the same category or different categories, in Open or Masters Divisions.

    Collective Artist- This is a special division for two or more taxidermists working together on a single piece. Entry can be single mount or a piece with several animals. Collective Artist mounts are not eligible for other awards.


    McKenzie awards for best fish, best bird, best whitetail, best life-size.

    Research Novice Adult Award - $200 gift certificate for the best mount in Novice division.

    Best All Around Taxidermist – trophy goes to highest combined score for 4 mounts – one each in Birds, Fish or Reptile, Gamehead, and Lifesize. Open and Masters only.

    Artisan Award – bronze sculpted by Ken Walker to Taxidermists Choice Best in Show sponsored by United Taxidermist Association

    WASCO Award – to the most artistic entry

    Best Mule Deer Mount
    Best Exotic or African Mount
    Best Turkey Mount
    Best Elk
    Best Goose
    Ducks unlimited best waterfowl
    Best Habitat
    Many more to be awarded!!!!!!!

    Many vendors and suppliers will be on site to buy product and supplies from. The Wildlife Gallery will be there as well with their truck and trailer to pick up hides to be tanned as a convenience for taxidermists attending the show.
    Show schedule and seminars to be announced soon on the facebook page.

    Camping will be available for those who wish and several hotels within a short distance from the fair grounds.
    Hotels near the show are..
    Hilton Garden Inn ---1(208)733-8500
    Fairfield Inn & suite---1(208)734-8444
    Holiday Inn Express---1(208)732-6001
    Red Lion Inn ----1(208)734-5000
    Blue Lake Inn---1(208)933-2123
    Quality Inn & Suites --1(208)734-7494


    Come enjoy what the Idaho show has to offer and being just a short month away from the NTA national show come try out your piece and see how it holds up before the nationals show.


    Check our website at www.idahotaxidermistsassociaton.com or the Idaho taxidermy association facebook page for updates

    For information or questions call
    Casey Higley at 1-801-721-1456
    Steve Eccard at 1-208-284-5851
    Jesse Jones at 1-208-403-3501