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If you want an excellent way to learn more than you thought possible in a few short days, make a date to attend a taxidermy convention in your area. You'll see examples of innovative, artistic taxidermy work in the competition, learn about the latest techniques in the seminars, and enjoy the fellowship of meeting new friends with similar interests. Attending a convention is the BEST way to see what the world of taxidermy is all about.
Before making plans to attend any of these conventions, you should check with the contact person for any changes. Be sure to recheck this page at a later date. Almost every state has an annual taxidermy competition, and the dates for some have not yet been finalized. Send any updated information or additions to The Taxidermy Net, P. O. Box 967, Monroe, GA 30655, or send us an e-mail.
To see the upcoming taxidermy events in a calendar format, click here.
To see upcoming event in alphabetical order by State Name, click here.

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2016 Taxidermy Conventions

January 7th through 10th, 2016
The Big Rock Sports North American Championships
The 4th Annual Big Rock Sports North American Taxidermy Championships. Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC
Cash, prizes, and awards totaling $25,000.
Contact NATCRegistration@BigRockSports.com, call 866-365-0130 or visit the Big Rock Sports website.

February 3rd through 6th, 2016
The 44th Annual Safari Club International Ultimate Hunters' Market
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Call 888-746-9724 or visit the SCI website.

February 4th through 6th, 2016
The 35th Annual Florida State Taxidermists Association Annual Convention
Winter Haven Suites and Conference Center, Winter Haven, FL
Contact Trina Pritchard at 352-567-1521 or visit the FSTA website.

February 11th through 14th, 2016
The 40th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention
29th Annual Grand National Wild Turkey and Whitetail Deer Taxidermy Competition
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN
Contact the NWTF at 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit the NWTF website.

February 18th through 20th, 2016
The Georgia Taxidermist Association Annual Convention
Christ Chapel @ Sports Towne, 170 Starcadia Cr., Macon, GA 31210
Contact President Andrew Diaz at (706) 455-7892 or Secretary Loretta Manders at (706) 340-2907, or visit the GTA website or the GTA Facebook page.

February 25th through 27th, 2016
The 35th Annual Arkansas Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Lake Degray State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Bismarck, AR
Contact Dennis Huggs at (501) 282-4040 or visit the ATA website.

March 3rd through 6th, 2016
The Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention & Competition
Whispering Woods Conference Center, 11200 Old Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654. For reservations call 866-851-0393.
Contact Korey Alleman, President at 337-434-6070, Marshell Ray Pinchback, Secretary/Treasurer at 501-416-7585 or visit the SRTC website.

March 4th through 5th, 2016
The Australian Association of Wildlife Artists Championships 2016
Held In conjunction with "The Wild Deer Expo"
Bendigo Exhibition Centre, Prince of Wales Showgrounds Holmes Rd, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Contact Dennis or Dianne Gundy, or visit the AusAWA website.

March 4th through 6th, 2016
The 40th Anniversary UK Guild of Taxidermists Taxidermists Association Conference 2016
Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 1AU
Contact Rob Marshall, Chairman, or visit the UK Guild of Taxidermists website.

March 10th through 13th, 2016
The 25th Annual Arizona State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association
Held in conjunction with the International Sportsman's Exposition at West World in Scottsdale, AZ
Contact Suzie James at 602-224-0158 or Gerry Backhaus at 480-220-2376 or visit the ATAA website.

March 11th through 12th, 2016
The 36th Annual Virginia Taxidermists Association 33rd Annual Convention & Competition
Best Western Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA
109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, VA 22980, Phone: (540) 942-1100, Fax: (540) 942-1105
Contact Danny Waters at 540-997-0119 or visit the VTA website at www.vataxidermist.com.

March 11th through 13th, 2016
The 36th Annual Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, IL
Contact ITA Secretary Erik Esposito at (309) 275-3854 or visit the ITA website for details.

March 16th through 19th, 2016
The 37th Annual Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships – Convention & Trade Show
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Contact Becky Snyder at (724) 253-4374 or visit the PTA website.

March 16th through 20th, 2016
The 34th Annual Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Contact President Joe Miles at (517) 764-7277 or VP/Competition Chairman Doug Veldhuis at 616-405-0391 or visit the MTA website.

March 17th through 19th, 2016
The 30th Annual California Association of Taxidermists Wildlife Art & Taxidermy Competition Show
Yolo County Fairgrounds, John Rogers Hall, 1250 Gum Avenue, Woodland, CA
Contact Mark Dias at (831) 801-8005 or visit the CAT website.

March 17th through 20th, 2016
The Utah Taxidermists Association 2016 Competition
Held in conjunction with the International Sportman's Expo
South Towne Expo Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact President Shawn Shaw at 801-597-8862 or visit the UTA website.

March 17th through 20th, 2016
The Association of Indiana Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition
Clarion Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN - (812) 372-1541
Contact Brad Jones at (317) 645-3467 or visit our website.

March 18th through 20th, 2016
The 34th Annual Kansas Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Drury Inn, Wichita, KS
Contact Cory Foth, President at 316-293-6725 or visit the KAT website.

March 18th through 20th, 2016
The 14th Annual South Dakota Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Watertown Events Center, Watertown, SD
Contact Glenda McNutt at 605-460-2133 or visit the SDTA website.

March 31st through April 3rd, 2016
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 33rd Annual Show & Competition
Best Western Regency Inn, Marshalltown, IA, 641-752-6321
Contact VP and Show Chairman Sam Gaylord at 319-470-7035 or visit the ITA website.

April 1st through 3rd, 2016
The 2016 Ohio State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Ohio Taxidermists Association
Mid-Ohio Conference Center, Mansfield, OH
Contact Rod Tennant at 330-231-8508 or visit the OTA website.

April 8th through 10th, 2016
United Taxidermists of New York Convention and Competition
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
Contact Joe Havel at 607-748-5272 or visit the UTNY website.

April 13th through 17th, 2016
The 2016 Western Regional Taxidermy Championships
Hosted by the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists
Cam-Plex Heritage Center, 1635 Reata Drive, Gillette, WY
Contact Gene Galitz at (307) 332-7772.

April 14th through 17th, 2016
The 36th Annual Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Annual Convention
Sugar Lake Lodge, Cohasset, MN - (218) 327-1462
Contact President Adam Zwick at 320-333-2886 or visit the MTG website.

April 26th through May 1st, 2016
The 27th Annual New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention and Competition
Albuquerque Marriott, Albuquerque, NM
Contact Josh Jensen, President at 575-973-7458, Bill Bowen at 505-401-5929, or visit the NMTA website.

April 28th through May 1st, 2016
The Montana Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT
Contact Katie Rogers at 406-425-0525, Tim Carter at 406-952-4232 or visit the MTA website.

May 12th through 15th, 2016
The 30th Annual West Virginia Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Days Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Flatwoods, WV
Contact Bryan Barker, President at (304) 834-2024 or visit the WVTA website.

May 25th through 29th, 2016
The Third Bi-Annual United Taxidermists Association Exposition and Competition
Ramada Plaza Louisville Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville, KY
Contact Craig Lewis at 509-995-6299 or visit the UTA website.

June 2nd through 4th, 2016
The Tennessee Taxidermists Association Annual Convention
Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, TN
Contact Chip Hayes, Vice President at 931-808-2854 or visit the TTA website.

June 2nd through 4th, 2016
The 36th Annual Colorado Taxidermist Association State Championships
Montrose Pavilion Event Center, Montrose, CO
Contact Gayle Zimmerman at (970) 629-2065 or visit the CTA website.

June 3rd through 5th, 2016
The 32nd Annual Nebraska State Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Ramada Columbus Hotel and Conference Center, 265 33rd Avenue, Columbus, NE
Contact Nate Francis at (402) 587-0274, or visit the NSTA website.

June 3rd through 5th, 2016
The New England Association of Taxidermists 2016 Championships
The Double Tree by Hilton on Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT
Contact Mike Ryan or Cathy at 802-537-2145 or visit the NEAT Website.

June 9th through 11th, 2016
33rd Annual Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Reed Center/Sheraton Hotel, Midwest City, OK
Contact Janell Reid (405) 224-7819 or visit the OKTA website.

June 9th through 12th, 2016
45th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA 15622.
Contact NTA Headquarters, at 618-669-2929 or visit the NTA website.

June 16th through 18th, 2016
The 36th Annual South Carolina Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Holiday Inn & Suites, Columbia North, 8105 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Contact John Clarke, President at 803-900-0434; Grover Bearden, Vice President at 864-346-0622; or Melissa Phillips, Secretary at 803-547-5646 or visit the SCAT website.

July 22nd through 24th, 2016
23rd Annual Garden State Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
The Best Western Plus Regency House Hotel, Pompton Plains, NJ. Phone: 973-696-6525.
Contact Rick Baumann at 908-638-5775, Artie Maglio at 732 552-4091 or visit the GSTA website.

July 22nd through 25th, 2016
The Texas Taxidermy Association 36th Annual Convention & Convention
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

June 23rd through 26th, 2016
The Alabama Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Location; Jameson Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.
Contact David Collins (President) at 334-692-5190 or Steve Wallace (Secretary/Treasurer) at 256-415-0453, or visit the ATA website for more information.

August 5th through 7th, 2016
The 36th Annual Missouri Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Country Club Hotel & Spa, 301 Carol Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 - (573) 964-2200 - (800) 964-6698
Contact Cole Cruickshank at (816) 724-0271 or visit the MTA website for details.


2017 Taxidermy Conventions

March 8th through 11th, 2017
The 38th Annual Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships – Convention & Trade Show
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA
Contact Becky Snyder at (724) 253-4374 or visit the PTA website.

May 16th through 20th, 2017
The 2017 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL (Illinois), USA
Sponsored by Breakthrough Magazine (800) 783-7266. Visit the World Show website.

Before making plans to attend any of these conventions, you should check with the contact person for any changes. Be sure to recheck this page at a later date. Almost every state has an annual taxidermy competition, and the dates for some have not yet been finalized. Send any updated information or additions to The Taxidermy Net, P. O. Box 967, Monroe, GA 30655 or send us an e-mail.


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