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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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February 5th through 8th, 2014
The 42nd Annual Safari Club International Hunters' Convention
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Call 520-620-1220 or visit the SCI website.

February 13th through 16th, 2014
The 38th 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 13th through 16th, 2014
The 2014 Western Regional Taxidermy Championships
Hosted by the Utah Taxidermists Association
Held in conjunction with the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Contact President Shawn Shaw at 801-996-8106 or visit the UTA website.

February 20th through 22nd, 2014
The Georgia Taxidermist Association Annual Convention
Christ Chapel @ Sports Towne, 170 Starcadia Cr., Macon, GA 31210
Contact President Greg Harrell or Secretary Tina Harrell at (912) 384-0438, or visit the GTA website or the GTA Facebook page.

February 20th through 23rd, 2014
The 36th Annual Wisconsin Taxidermists Association Conmpetition & Deer Classic
Wisconsin Deer Classic & Hunting Expo, The Patriot Center, Wausau, WI
Contact Rick Lange at 608-326-6799 or click here to visit the WTA website.

February 27th through March 1st, 2014
The 33rd Annual Arkansas Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Greenbrier Event Center, Greenbrier, AR
Contact Jacob Clark at 501-345-3734 or visit the ATA website.

March 6th through 8th, 2014
The 35th 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 6th through 9th, 2014
The Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention & Competition
Whispering Woods Conference Center, Olive Branch MS. For reservations call 866-851-0393.
Contact Mitch Webb at 870-438-6786.

March 7th and 8th, 2014
The 34th Annual South Carolina Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Camden Fine Arts Center, Camden, SC
Contact Kenneth Jackson at 803-481-9660 or visit the SCAT website.

March 7th through 9th, 2014
The 34th Annual Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition
Northfield Inns and Suites, Springfield, IL
Contact ITA Secretary Erik Esposito at (309) 473-2383 or visit the ITA website for details.

March 7th through 9th, 2014
The 29th Annual North Dakota Taxidermists Association Wildlife Art Show
Ramada Inn, Bismarck ND 58501
Contact Secretary Raynette Zespy at (701) 247-2628 or visit the NDTA website.

March 13th through 16th, 2014
The Montana Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Best Western GranTree Inn, Bozeman, MT
Contact Don Keever at (406) 855-7655 or visit the MTA website.

March 14th through 16th, 2014
The UK Guild of Taxidermists Taxidermists Association Annual Conference 2012
Location to be announced.
Contact Rob Marshall, Chairman or visit the UK Guild of Taxidermists or UK Guild of Taxidermists website.

March 19th through 23th, 2014
The 32nd 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 20th through 22nd, 2014
The 28th Annual California Association of Taxidermists Taxidermy Art Show
Crowne Plaza of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. (916) 338-5800.
Contact Mark Dias at (831) 634-1730 or visit the CAT website.

March 20th through 23rd, 2014
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 21st through 22nd, 2014
The 34th 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 Doris Symm at 540-847-7342 or visit the VTA website at www.vataxidermist.com.

March 21st through 23rd, 2014
The 12th 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 28th through 30th, 2014
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 31st 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 28th through 30th, 2014
The 28th Annual West Virginia Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
Days Inn Hotel and Convention Center, Flatwoods, WV
Contact Billy Robertson, President at (304) 915-0055 or visit the WVTA website.

March 28th through 30th, 2014
The 32nd Annual Kansas Association of Taxidermists Convention & Competition
Four Points by Sheraton, Manhattan, KS
Contact Cory Foth, President at 316-293-6725 or visit the KAT website.

April 4th through 6th, 2014
The 2014 Ohio State Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by The Ohio Taxidermists Association
Roberts Center, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, OH 45177
Contact Casey Watterson at 419-362-1060 or visit the OTA website.

April 10th through 12th, 2014
The Mississippi State Taxidermy Association Convention
Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park (near Bass Pro), Pearl, MS
Holiday Inn phone number: 601-939-5238. Reduced Room Rate Code is: MST
Contact Kris Hano at 601-613-8019.

April 10th through 12th, 2014
United Taxidermists of New York Convention and Competition
Best Western Hotel (Former Holiday Inn), Carrier Circle, 6555 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY
Contact Joe Havel at 607-748-5272 or visit the UTNY website.

April 10th through 12th, 2014
The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists 25th Annual Convention & Competition
Headwaters Convention Center, Dubois, WY
Contact Gene Galitz at (307) 332-7772.

April 22nd through 27th, 2014
The 9th Open European Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by the European Taxidermy Federeation
Longarone, Italy Contact Matthias Fahrni, ETF Competition Group Coordinator, or visit the ETC website.

April 30th through May 4th, 2014
The Second Bi-Annual United Taxidermists Association Exposition and Competition
Sand Hill Convention Center, North Platte, Nebraska
Contact Brenda Duvall at (715) 785-7828 or visit the UTA website.

May 2nd through 4th, 2014
The 35th Annual Louisiana Taxidermist Association Annual Convention & Competition
Best Western Conference and Convention Center, Alexandria, LA
Contact Darren Adams, President, at 337-477-2223 or 337-794-1331, Timmy Daigle, Vice President at 985-414-2297 or Rhonda Adams, Secretary/Treasurer at 337-477-2223 or 337-794-1331, or visit the LTA website.

May 15th through 17th, 2014
The 9th Annual Surry Taxidermy Mini-Course, Competition, & Trade Show
Surry Community College, Dobson, NC 27017
Contact Greg Smith at (336) 386-3331, or visit the Surry Community College website.

May 15th through 18th, 2014
The 25th Annual New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention and Competition
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces in Las Cruces, NM. Phone: 505-522-4300.
Contact Josh Jensen, President at 575-973-7458, Robert Major at 575-644-5176, or visit the NMTA website.

May 29th through June 1st, 2014
The 30th Annual Nebraska State Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Midtown Holiday Inn, Grand Island, NE 308-384-1330
Contact Nate Francis at (402) 587-0274, or visit the NSTA website.

May 30th through June 1st, 2014
The Tennessee Taxidermists Association Annual Convention
Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, TN
Contact Kyle Patin, President at 615-218-0133, or Beth Walls, Secretary at 931-205-3310 or visit the TTA website.

June 5th through 7th, 2014
The 34th Annual Colorado Taxidermist Association State Championships
Moffat County Fairgrounds, Craig, CO
Contact Gayle Zimmerman at (970) 629-2065 or visit the CTA website.

June 5th through 7th, 2014
The 33rd 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.

June 6th through 8th, 2014
The New England Association of Taxidermists Annual Show
Holiday Inn, Enfield, CT
Contact Matt Marulli at (203) 734-3263 or visit the NEAT Website.

June 12th through 14th, 2014
31st Annual Oklahoma Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK
Contact Kenneth Bauman at (405) 247-5711 or visit the OKTA website.

June 12th through 14th, 2014
The 15th Annual Idaho Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Red Lion Hotel, Boise, ID
Contact Keven Lucier at 509-945-5679, Carol Clemmens at 208-853-8043 or visit the ITA website.

June 19th through 22nd, 2014
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 5, 2014.
Contact David Collins (President) at 334-692-5190 or Steve Wallace (Sec/Treas) at 256-415-0453 for more information.

June 26th through 28th, 2014, 2014
The Texas Taxidermy Association 34th Annual Convention & Convention
Hilton Garden Inn, Temple, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

June 26th through 28th, 2014, 2014
The 31st Annual Oregon Association of Taxidermists Annual Convention & Competition
Carey Foster Hall, Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, OR
Contact Tim McLagan, OAT President at 541-382-0379 or visit the OAT website.

July 11th through 13th, 2014
21st Annual Garden State Taxidermy Association Convention & Competition
The Best Western Plus Regency House Hotel, Pompton Plains, NJ
Contact John Bollman at (201) 444-0234 (8 am - 12 noon) or visit the GSTA website.

July 17th through 20th, 2014
43rd Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition
Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Springdale, Arkansas
Email: info@NationalTaxidermists.com, Phone: 855-772-8543, Fax: 870-438-4218, or visit the NTA website.


2015 Taxidermy Conventions

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 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 27th through 29th, 2015
The Iowa Taxidermists Association 31st 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.

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.

June 25th through 27th, 2015
The Texas Taxidermy Association 34th Annual Convention & Convention
Holiday Inn Broadway, Tyler, TX
Contact Marie Holdridge, Secretary at 817-579-1789, or visit the TTA website.

Spring, 2014
The 10th Open European Taxidermy Championships
Sponsored by the European Taxidermy Federeation
Oulu, Finland Contact Matthias Fahrni, ETF Competition Group Coordinator, or visit the ETC 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, care of WASCO, P. O. Box 967, Monroe, GA 30655, fax information to (770) 267-8970, or send us an e-mail.


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