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Vanderburgh Receives Blomquist Award

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by NTA, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. NTA

    NTA National Taxidermists Association

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    Big Rock Sports Awards Second Annual Taxidermy Leadership Award

    Graham, NC — Big Rock Sports, LLC recently presented their Blomquist Award to prominent taxidermist and National Taxidermy Association board member Fred Vanderburgh. The Blomquist Award, which recognizes “significant contribution to promote taxidermy as a true art and viable career,” was presented by Larry and Kathy Blomquist during the awards ceremony at the 2017 North American Taxidermy Championship in Raleigh, NC.

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    Fred Vanderburgh has long been an industry leader, and entered the world of taxidermy through his love for the outdoors and desire to capture the beauty of wild animals. He’s traveled throughout North America and Africa, where he’s participated in countless hunts and safaris. Fred owns and operates Visions Unlimited Wildlife Studio in Van Etten, NY, where his award-winning techniques are put into practice. He attributes competitions and hard work to his success, while Larry Blomquist provided more insight when awarding Vanderburgh.

    He explained, “My and Kathy's first encounter with Fred established the same unique qualities for what this award represents: helping others and working to improve what this industry represents. With a very artistic talent in taxidermy, he has shared his methods and knowledge as a competitor, judge and seminar instructor at many state, national and world shows. However, I feel Fred’s biggest contribution has been his leadership in the industry.”

    Big Rock Sports hosted the North American Taxidermy Championship as part of its annual show for outdoor sporting goods retailers. The championship was sponsored by Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply, D&L Custom House Broker, LLC, Barnett Crossbows, Accusharp, Savage, Badlands, Sig Sauer and Hornady.

    About Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply
    Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply is the fastest growing taxidermy supplier in North America. In addition to the highest quality and most modern manikins in the industry, Head Quarters Taxidermy Supply offers accessories, including hide-tanning chemicals, modeling tools and glues, that are the preferred choice of thousands of taxidermists across the US and Canada. HQTaxidermy.com

    About Big Rock Sports
    The premier outdoor sporting goods distributor in North America, Big Rock Sports, LLC, is focused on supplying more than 15,000 retailers with the best products from over 1,200 manufacturers as well as the tools needed to navigate the complexity of today's marketplace. The company is strongly committed to protecting the rights of hunters, anglers and all outdoor enthusiasts. Big Rock Sports is a privately held company with a home office in Graham, NC. BigRockSports.com
     
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Fred.
     

  3. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Congrats Fred ......

    Congrats Fred!

    :)

    Kerby...
     
  4. BrianHendricks

    BrianHendricks Member

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    Very deserving Fred !
     
  5. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Atta boy Fred!
     
  6. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    I'm very happy to see you get this award. It's a tribute to your contributions to our Industry - and well earned!

    Bruce Rittel
     
  7. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    Congratulations!
     
  8. Fred Barilla

    Fred Barilla Member

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    Very Nice. Congratulations.

    Fred Barilla
     
  9. czykdbcz

    czykdbcz Artist or just crazy

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    Way to Go Fred