See The Best Taxidermy Seminar Lineup Ever Assembled!

One of the major highlights of the World Taxidermy Championships is the seminar program. Through the years, many outstanding taxidermists have shared their techniques for the first time at the WTC Seminars. The world-class instructors for this year's lineup represent some of the best seminar instructors ever assembled for one event, with some making their North American debut. There will be three separate seminar areas within the Silver Legacy Hotel, which will allow participants a choice during each seminar session.


Tuesday Evening WTC Seminars
April 17, 2007

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Seminar #1
Mountain Lion Open-Mouth Shoulder Mount with PHIL SOUCY
2006 NTA Best of Show winner Phil Soucy presents his methods for creating the amazing show-stopping big cat displays he is known for.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Seminar #2
Coldwater Fish Mounting with JEFF MOURNING
World Champion coldwater fish taxidermist Jeff Mourning will demonstrate his award-winning procedures for fish mounting.


Wednesday Morning WTC Seminars
April 18, 2007

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. -- Seminar #3
Mounting a Ptarmigan with JOHN LAGER
Eight-time NTA Best All Around Taxidermist winner John Lage presents his methods for mounting world-class gamebirds.

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. -- Seminar #4
Painting a Rainbow Trout with GARY BRUCH
2005 WTC Competitors Award winner and World Champion fish taxidermist Gary Bruch will demonstrate his award-winning procedures for fish painting.

10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. -- Seminar #5
What Judges Look For with FRED VANDERBURGH
2004 North American Champion whitetail deer taxidermists and WTC judge Fred Vanderburgh explains what judges look for in an award-winning mount.

11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. -- Seminar #6
Tanning and Chemicals with MARK DANIELS
Mark Daniels explains the use of Knobloch's tanning chemicals for taxidermy.


Wednesday Afternoon WTC Seminars
April 18, 2007

2:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #7
Painting an Artificial Largemouth Bass with MATT THOMPSON
With over 20 years of competition and business success, Matt Thompson demonstrates his fish painting methods for a bass reproduction.

2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. -- Seminar #8
Basics of In-Shop Tanning with BRUCE RITTEL
Bruce Rittel explains the ins and outs of in-shop tanning using the latest products.

3:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #9
Commercial Tanning for Taxidermists with BRAD ELRED
Brad Elred discusses what you need to know about commercial tanning.

3:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #10A
Part 1: Making an Artificial Tree with MIKE VERNELSON
NTA Best of Show winner Mike Vernelson creates an artificial tree from scratch in this live seminar.


Wednesday Evening WTC Seminar
April 18, 2007

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m. -- Seminar #10B
Part 1: Making an Artificial Tree with MIKE VERNELSON
Mike Vernelson finishes the artificial tree he created earlier this afternoon.


Thursday Morning WTC Seminars
April 19, 2007

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #11
Mounting an Elk Shoulder Mount with DENNIS BEHN
Acclaimed sculptor and taxidermist Dennis Behn mounts an elk in this live seminar.

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #12
Mounting Waterfowl with CORY CARUTHERS
2005 North American Champion waterfowl taxidermist Cory Caruthers shares his secrets for producing outstanding duck mounts.

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #13
Painting a Brown Trout with PAT MAY
Acclaimed fish taxidermist Pat May demonstrates his step-by=step method for painting a brown trout skin mount.


Thursday Afternoon WTC Seminars
April 19, 2007

1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. -- Seminar #14
Mounting a Cape Buffalo with RAY HATFIELD
African taxidermy expert Ray Hatfiled demonstrates his procedure for mounting a Cape buffalo shoulder mount.

1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. -- Seminar #15
The Art of Making Bird Bodies with HARRY PAULSON
Legenndary taxidermy instructor Harry Paulson shows his time-tested methods for making bird mannikins from scratch.

1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. -- Seminar #16
Habitat: Rocks and Trees with TONY WARD
Taxidermist and habitat expert Tony Ward demonstrates his procedure for creating impressive rock and tree displays.

2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. -- Seminar #17
The World Avian Challenge with OPEN JUDGING
Join international bird experts Jack Fishwick, Lennart Pettersson and Peter Sunesen as they judge the first World Challenge Division live in the Reno Events Center.


Friday Morning WTC Seminars
April 20, 2007

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #18
Mounting a Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with BRIAN DOBSON
Join Best in World Gamehead winner Brian Dobson as he mounts a whitetail deer in this live seminar.

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #19
Mounting a Fish on a Carved Body with RICK KRANE
Acclaimed fish taxidermy instructor Rick Krane demonstrates his procedures for carving a mannikin and mounting a fish.

8:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m. -- Seminar #20
Mounting a Walking Turkey with DALE MANNING
Dale Manning presents his step-by-step method for mountign a wild turkey in a walking position.


Friday Afternoon WTC Seminars
April 20, 2007

2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #21
Museum Quality Re-Creations with KEN WALKER
Ken Walker, the world's leading expert on re-creating authentic displays of extinct species, shares his secrets for the first time.

2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #22
Mounting a Hungarian Partridge with PETER SUNESEN
Multi-time World Champion bird taxidermist Peter Sunesen takes on the daunting task of mounting the same species from the first World Challenge Division.

1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. -- Seminar #23
Altering Lifesize Mannikins with STEWART FARNSWORTH
Stewart draws on his years of experience altering lifesize mannikins for high-dollar dramatic diplays to demonstrate procedures to improve your taxidermy work.


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