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Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention 2009

Discussion in 'Convention Information' started by kbauman, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

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    mine isnt to hot mike, bring your laptop and come on down LOL
     
  2. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

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    Wanna sit in the hallway & blow buggars at each other ??? LOL (I'll win :) ) Tell Cade we just rented "I Love You Man" on the movie channel if he wants to come down here & watch it.
     

  3. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

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    Nope, no red lobster for me...I ate too much Hooters twice in 1 day. I think "I love U man" is some queer movie Miranda wants to see
     
  4. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

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    um paul rudd and jason segel are in it, so its funny
     
  5. Instructor

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    A HUGE THANK YOU OKLAHOMA!!! For your Hospitality.
    I had a blast . Thanks to Kenneth Bauman and All his Board for putting on One of the BEST Shows I have attended.
    It was nice to see all of you again.Bill Yox, It was a real pleasure meeting you.
    Regards to all ,Manny Chavez

    AKA Sonny Sanchez LOL!!!!!
     
  6. wings II

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    Well Said Russ! I wanted to extend my Thanks to Kenny and the hardworking OK board members that put on the best show I've ever attended. I can't say enough about how welcome you made me and my friend Paul feel at this great event.

    I especially enjoyed meeting my fellow taxi.netters Kenny, Russ, Psycho, Bill Yox, Michael P., Manny, Sheila Brandon, DC and others. A special thanks to Jim Pitts, Joe Kaiser and Andy Campbell for taking the time to offer informative and helpful critiques. If you make one show next year - go to Oklahoma, you won't be disappointed!
     
  7. BWS

    BWS New Member

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    Ditto to what everyone else said!

    Although i did not get to stay as long as i would have liked i sure enjoyed the time i got to spend there!

    It was nice meeting all the taxi-netters, and the caliber of work at this show was off the charts :eek:

    Thanks so much to ALL the judges and the OKTA board for making this show a great one!

    And a special thanks to BirdWorks for making our attendance at this years show possible ;)
     
  8. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

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    I really had a good time at the show! The seminars were good, the show went smooth, everybody was extremly nice! I met a lot of really great people, some I knew from talking to on here, others for the first time, but all good solid folks! And Sonny, I can't wait to get out to Carlsbad and visit with you!
     
  9. kbauman

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    Here are the results. I have been working on the photos and website all morning. Visit www.oklahomataxidermistsassociation.com for photos. I have the state champs posted and I will be working on more this afternoon. Congratulations to all.


    The
    26th Annual
    OKLAHOMA TAXIDERMISTS ASSOCIATION
    Convention & Competition
    2009
    Crowne Plaza Hotel, OKC


    MAJOR AWARDS
    Highest Scoring Piece in the Show - Manny Chavez (Pronghorn Antelope)
    Breakthrough's Judge's Choice - Kenneth Bauman (Largemouth Bass)
    People's Choice - Clay Wagoner (Bobcat)
    WASCO Award - Bob Rowe (Pronghorn Antelope)
    President's Challenge - Brian Harness (Fox)
    Members of the Year - Kenneth Bauman
    McKenzie Award - Kenneth Bauman
    Safari Club International Award Best African/Exotic
    Danny Keener - Auodad
    Safari Club International Award Life-size
    Clay Wagoner (Bobcat)
    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Award - Brent Gorman (Elk)
    Starfish Award - Kenneth Bauman (Largemouth Bass)
    Polytranspar Award - Kenneth Bauman (Largemouth Bass)
    Best Habitat - Brian Harness (Fox)
    McKenzie Choice People's Choice Awards
    Larry Ellis - Bird (Turkey)
    Mickey Bowman - Fish (Trout)
    Danny Taylor - Whitetail Deer
    Clay Wagoner - Lifesize (Bobcat)
    Wild Turkey Federation Award - Larry Ellis - Turkey
    Competitors Challenge - Larry Ellis (3 Turkeys, 1 Whitetail Deer)

    MASTER'S DIVISION BEST OF CATEGORIES / STATE CHAMPIONS 2008
    Master of Masters - Kenneth Bauman (Largemouth Bass)
    State Champion Birds - Randy Terry - (Cape Teal)
    State Champion Gameheads - Manny Chavez (Pronghorn Antelope
    State Champion Whitetail Deer - Danny Keener
    State Champion Reproduction - Kenneth Bauman (Largemouth Bass)
    State Champion L-S Mammals - Clay Wagoner (Bobcat)
    State Champion Reptile - None
    State Champion Fish - Kenneth Bauman - Largemouth Bass

    PROFESSIONAL DIVISION BEST OF CATEGORIES
    Best Professional Mount -Matt Smith (Wood Duck)
    Best Professional Bird - Matt Smith (Wood Duck)
    Best Professional Gamehead - Bob Rowe (Pronghorn Antelope)
    Best Professional Whitetail - Mike Reimer
    Best Professional Fish - None
    Best Professional L-S Mammal - Jason Delue (Mouflon Sheep)
    Best Professional Reptile - Robert Rowe (Snapping Turtle)
    Best Professional Reproduction - Russ Pendergraft (Largemouth Bass)

    OTHER AWARDS
    Best Original Wildlife Art (3D) - Robert Rowe -(Mountain Lion)
    Best Original Wildlife Art (Flat) - Alan Broerse (Cougar)
    Best Amateur Mount - Jason Kendall (Boar)
    Best Youth - Kassidi Brandon (Painted Deserted Sheep)
    Collective Artists (People's Choice) Chuck Watson & Carol Graham (Hog)
    Collective Artists (Judge's Choice) Chuck Watson & Carol Graham (Hog)
     
  10. Instructor

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    It was Nice meeting you also DEE CEE! Come on Down anytime !

    Manny
     
  11. Re: oklahoma taxidermy show 2009

    It was fun!!!! The elevator smelled like sh!t ( wonder why ::) and I think one of my short legs has a crap stain on it :-\ )me and yox's daughter were the chosen one's to be drowned by MP. While yox, russ and dan laughed at us, russ's son kade clawed the crap out of mike :D
     
  12. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

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    that short leg of yours with the crap stain sounds like a personal problem and probably is YOUR contribution to the elevator problem. LOL



    Thanks again Kenny.
     
  13. Re: oklahoma taxidermy show 2009

    I'm as tall as you!!!!!
     
  14. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

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    wrong again shrimp, in fact my 12 yr old son is as tall as your 16 yr old frame LMAO keep dreamin kiddo
     
  15. kbauman

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    If you look on the homepage of the OKTA website I have created a new Navigation bar called Convention '09 Photos. I have posted a few pictures so far, and will be posting more this evening. If anyone has some convention photos to contribute for this OKTA page, please e-mail them to [email protected] Any photos would greatly be appreciated.
     
  16. Re: oklahoma taxidermy show 2009

    nope cause im taller than Dan!!! I'm 5' 6 or 7 ;)
     
  17. bulldog4949

    bulldog4949 "Mounting your Memories"

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    Russ I hope you fed brushy.......he needs to eat ALOT!!!!!!! lol
     
  18. Natgearman

    Natgearman New Member

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    I would like to personally say thanks to all of the OKTA board and members and to everbody else that was there, I had a great time and was sincerely impressed with
    the quality of top notch mounts that was in the room, it was impressive. Thanks to Kenny, Jarrod, Larry Ellis, Andy S., Mike R., Buck, Gary, Danny K., Alan B, Tra D.,
    Andy C., Karen S., Bill N., Joe T. and all the others that I failed to mention. Thanks in behalf of my business partner for letting us leave a little bit early due to Brad's
    grandmother passing, we recevied the bad news about 20 minutes after we left. Thanks for ALWAYS making me fill welcome.
    Sincerely Randy Terry
     
  19. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

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    It sure was fun to see old friends and to make new ones. I also liked how the more accomplished members freely gave their time to the newer members during the show. The work was very attractive, some mounts did better than others, but overall it was an attractive room full of art! Thank you for making me and my daughter feel so comfortable and amongst friends. Oh and Ken, thanks for replacing me for next year before I even left for this year! Again, nice job, everyone!
     
  20. kbauman

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    I replaced Jody with Clay Wagoner. I'm getting ready to find your replacement. (LOL) In fact, I will probably be in a panic before long looking for a judge who can do Birds & Fish to replace Joe. Everyone one knows you will be impossible to replace. Who is going to pile drive Michael P and keep Russ in check at the the Hooters next year?