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Idaho show

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    IDAHO TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION
    19TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND COMPETITION
    May 31st thru June2nd 2018

    Held at...
    Eastern Idaho State fairgrounds
    97 Park st.
    Blackfoot, ID 83221

    WORLD-CLASS JUDGES THIS YEAR ARE:
    Fish/ Reptiles Kerby Ross

    Birds Scott Humble

    Mammals Dean Shulte


    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)

    We will be having a 3 hour deer head challenge as well as a 3 hour bird challange this year. Times will be announced later. The entries will be judged by your fellow competitors and voting will determine the winners.


    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.
    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..

    Best Western. 1(208)785-4144
    750 Jensen Grove Dr.
    Blackfoot, ID 83221

    Super 8. 1(208)785-9333
    1279 Parkway Dr.
    Blackfoot, ID 83221

    Y motel. 1(208)553-4215
    1375 S. Broadway St.
    Blackfoot, ID 83221

    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
    Jesse Jones at 1-208-403-3501
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018