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Iowa Taxidermists Association Convention 2018

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by Ken Edwards, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    March 22nd through 25th, 2018
    The Iowa Taxidermists Association 35th Annual Show & Competition
    Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, Tama, IA, (800) 728-4263
    Contact President Sam Gaylord at 319-470-7035 or visit the ITA website.


    If this is your first time attending our show, take advantage of our “First Timer” registration. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. These 7 seminars and access to the vendor room for 20 bucks is beyond a steal!

    Over $5000 in prize money will be awarded!

    See some of the best taxidermy in the world as our judges, seminar instructors, and qualified elite artists compete for the Joe Meder Master of Masters title!

    Muddy Outdoors will be in attendance. Buy and order tree stands, blinds, safety systems, trail cameras, and accessories.

    Hotel rooms are $69 for Thursday night and $89/night for Friday and Saturday. When booking mention you are with the ITA show. Call into 1-800-728-4263, option 1 and refer to the block under the Iowa Taxidermist Association or they can give booking ID #872. All reservations need to be made prior to 3-9-18 to be guaranteed and room and receive the discounted rate. At that time the remaining rooms will be released back to the public.

    Pre-show brochure and registration form available at http://www.iowataxidermyassociation.com/

    Key schedule details
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    1:00pm- all mounts must be registered and placed in competition room
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m... Seminar 1 Todd Kranau – Maintaining a successful taxidermy business. Todd will get into the micro details that actually make a taxidermy business thrive or fail.
    3:30pm – 5:30pm ......... Seminar 2 Cole Cruickshank – Fish Seminar
    Saturday, March 24, 2018
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ... Seminar 3 Cory Caruthers- mounting a pheasant
    11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.…. Seminar 4 -Daniel Meng- mounting a bobcat
    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ...... Seminar 5 Clint Rickey – Competition Whitetail techniques
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ...... Kids’ Seminar: Painting with Jimmy Lawrence
    3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ...... Seminar 6 Mike Nakielski – Duck wings, tail and beak set up and prep. This year he will mount the pieces together.

    Sunday, March 25, 2018
    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. .... Seminar 7 Bill Neuman Interpreting reference, breaking down the details. Bill will explain the “little things” that separate 1st-4th place in a competition.
    11:00 a.m........................ Out-of-state entries released. We greatly appreciate our out of state friends so ITA members will help them load up and get on their way before the noon business meeting.

    Confirmed Vendors so far..
    Matuska Taxidermy Supply
    Ohio Taxidermy Supply
    Dan Rinehart Taxidermy Supplies TASCO
    Research Manikins
    Starfish Replicas
    Beetle Juice Skull Works
    Old Barn tannery
    Walnut Creek Hardwoods