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Idaho Taxidermy Competition And Convention

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    IDAHO TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION

    20TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AND COMPETITION

    June 6th, 7th, and 8th of 2019

    Held at the the Eastern Idaho State fairgrounds

    97 Park st.

    Blackfoot, ID 83221

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

    Birds Jeff Nelson

    Mammals Doug Eck


    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.
    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 , the Instagram page, 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