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Idaho 2020 Show Info

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by giveem3 steve, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. giveem3 steve

    giveem3 steve Member

    We want to first thank our judges for an amazing job they did, as well as everyone who attended our show back this June. THANK YOU, ALL of you, for making our show grow so much from previous years. Let's keep it rolling into the years to follow, and grow it better and bigger every year. Also a huge congratulations to all our award winners. This year's show was full of amazing pieces from taxidermist who traveled from all around our surrounding states. A big congratulations to Chad Draper that won the coveted breakthrough, best of show award, with his lifesize baby sheep.

    We have begun our planning for next year and we hope to make it another successful show. With new awards and new ideas thought up by our fellow taxidermist. More information on this will be uploaded to facebook, Instagram, and the website soon. Two years ago we started a newcomer drawing. Which means If you've never competed in Idaho before, and compete this year, you will be entered in the drawing. The winner of this year's drawing was Chuck Bigelow.

    We will have the 3 hour challenges again at this year's show. These pieces will be judged by the competitors not the judges. We have grown that from the previous year and we want to encourage more of you to participate. The more we can grow it, the bigger and better prizes we can get. This will be held the Friday evening of the show. The rules will be posted on the Facebook page and Instagram page.

    Our judges for the 2020 show will be on Doug Eck on mammals, Rick Crane on fish and reptiles, and Jeff Nelson on birds.

    The show will be held in Blackfoot again on June 4th, 5th, and 6th. Keep checking our website, facebook, and Instagram pages for more information and updates. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns with our show, please feel free to contact us and let us know.



    June 4th, 5th, and 6th of 2020

    Held at the the Eastern Idaho State fairgrounds

    97 Park st.

    Blackfoot, ID 83221

    Fish/ Reptiles Rick Crane

    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)


    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
    Board members choice "best in show" voted on by the ITA board.
    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