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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.
This symbol indicates an NTA sanctioned event. To earn NTA Award of Excellence points and National Certification points, competitions must be affiliated with the National Taxidermists Association.
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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January 29th through 31st, 2015
The 34th Annual Florida State Taxidermists Association Annual Convention & Banquet
Best Western Plus Gateway Grand, Gainesville, FL
Contact Garry Miller at (407) 252-4662 or visit the FSTA website.

February 4th through 7th, 2015
The 43rd Annual Safari Club International Hunters' Convention
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Call 520-620-1220 or visit the SCI website.

February 12th through 15th, 2015
The 39th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention
27th Annual Grand National Wild Turkey and Whitetail Deer Taxidermy Competition
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
Contact the NWTF at 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit the NWTF website.

February 19th through 21st, 2015
The Georgia Taxidermist Association Annual Convention
Christ Chapel @ Sports Towne, 170 Starcadia Cr., Macon, GA 31210
Contact President Yank Moore at (912) 269-0073 or Secretary Tina Harrell at (912) 384-0438, or visit the GTA website or the GTA Facebook page.

February 19th through 22nd, 2015
The 37th Annual Wisconsin State Taxidermy Competition
Sponsored by The Wisconsin Taxidermists Association
Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Steven's Point, WI
Contact Rick Lange at 608-326-6799 or click here to visit the WTA website.

February 26th through 28th, 2015
The 34th 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.

February 27th through March 1st, 2015
The 2015 Ohio State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Ohio Taxidermists Association
Roberts Center, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, OH 45177
Contact Rod Tennant at 330-231-8508 or visit the OTA website.

March 13th through 15th, 2015
The 2014 Best of the West Taxidermy Championship
Hosted by the ISE and the Utah Taxidermists Association
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 13th through 15th, 2015
The 35th Annual Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Double Tree Hotel, Bloomington, IL
Contact ITA Secretary Erik Esposito at (309) 473-2383 or visit the ITA website for details.

March 18th through 21st, 2015
The 36th 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 18th through 22nd, 2015
The 33rd 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 19th through 22nd, 2015
The Association of Indiana Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition
Clarion Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, IN
Contact Brad Jones at (317) 645-3467 or visit our website.

March 19th through 22nd, 2015
The Montana Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Best Western GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT
Contact Dean Haun at 406-827-1600, Tim Carter at 406-952-4232 or visit the MTA website.

March 20th through 22nd, 2015
The 13th 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 26th through 28th, 2015
The 29th Annual California Association of Taxidermists Taxidermy Art Show
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841. Phone: (916) 338-5800.
Contact Mark Dias at (831) 801-8005 or visit the CAT website.

March 27th through 29th, 2015
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 32nd 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.

March 27th through 29th, 2015
The 33rd Annual Kansas Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Drury Inn, Wichita, KS
Contact Cory Foth, President at 316-293-6725 or visit the KAT website.

April 9th through 11th, 2015
The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists 26th Annual Convention & Competition
Rock Springs, WY
Contact Gene Galitz at (307) 332-7772 or visit the WATA website.

April 10th through 12th, 2015
United Taxidermists of New York Convention and Competition
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
Contact Joe Havel at 607-748-5272 or visit the UTNY website.

May 5th through 9th, 2015
The 2015 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships
University Plaza Hotel and Springfield Expo Center, Springfield, MO (Missouri), USA
Sponsored by Breakthrough Magazine (800) 783-7266. Visit the World Show website.

May 14th through 17th, 2015
The 10th Open European Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by the European Taxidermy Federeation
Held in conjunction with the Northern Finland Outdoor Life Fair in Oulu, Finland Contact Matthias Fahrni, ETF Competition Group Coordinator, or visit the ETC website.

May 28th through 30th, 2015
The 26th Annual New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention and Competition
Sagebrush Inn and Suites, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571. Phone: 575-758-2254.
Contact Josh Jensen, President at 575-973-7458, Robert Major at 575-644-5176, or visit the NMTA website.

June 11th through 13th, 2015
32nd Annual Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Reed Center/Sheraton Hotel, Midwest City, OK
Contact Kenneth Bauman at (405) 247-5711 or visit the OKTA website.

June 25th through 27th, 2015
The Texas Taxidermy Association 35th Annual Convention & Convention
Holiday Inn Broadway, Tyler, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

June 25th through 28th, 2015
The Alabama Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Location; Jameson Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660.
Hotel contact 256-381-4710, ask for ATA Group rate, $65 nightly, Cut off date; June 12, 2015.
Contact David Collins (President) at 334-692-5190 or Steve Wallace (Secretary/Treasurer) at 256-415-0453 for more information.


2016 Taxidermy Conventions

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.

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


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.

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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