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Upcoming Conventions - April 2016

Upcoming Conventions - April 2016

Six states are having their annual conventions this month, including Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio. There is also the Western Regional Taxidermy Championships held in Wyoming.

Iowa Taxidermist Association Convention

Marshalltown, IA - March 31 - April 3, 2016

Held at the Best Western Regency Inn. Public viewing from 12-5PM on Saturday, April 2nd and 9AM-12PM on Sunday, April 3rd.

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Membership: $45-$50


Rick Krane
Painting a Reproduction Chum Salmon
Todd Kranau
Altering Manikins
Brian Eppley
Ears and ear butts – Hands on
Mike Orthober
Mounting a standing duck
Dan Fiala and Greg Cuvelier
“Tips and Tricks” Round table discussion

Ohio Taxidermists Association Convention

Mansfield, OH - April 1-3, 2016

Held at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center.

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Membership: $65


Cary Cochran
WT Deer Tech
Casey Watterson
Fish Tech
Dan Clark
Mammal Tech
Paul Czarnecki
Bird Tech
Doug Montgomery
Seamless Cape
Chip Wednt
Reptile Tech
Eric Trukovich
WT Deer Tech
Travis Weaver
Gamehead Tech

United Taxidermists of New York

Auburn, NY - April 8-10

Held at the Holiday Inn.

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Membership: $50


DJ Cornish
Cape Prep & Fleshing
Steve Hackett
Bird Prep & Fleshing: Ducks & Pheasants
Kris Kave
Habitat, Bases, Rocks & Limbs
Todd Capitano
Mounting a Whitetail
Gregg Ielfield
Mounting a Pheasant
Kris Kave
Hands-on Habitat: Painting & Finishing
Vincent Flemming
Whitetail Eyes, Ears and Nose Anatomy
Casting with Smooth-On products
Brian Noody
Fish Anatomy
Kurt Ainsworth
Tips and Tricks for Taxidermy

Western Regional Taxidermy Championships

Gillette, WY - April 13-17, 2016

Held at the Cam-Plex Heritage Center. Public viewing from 2-7PM on Thursday, April 14th, 8AM-7PM on Friday, April 15th, 8AM-7PM on Saturday, April 16th and 8AM-12PM on Sunday, April 17th.

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Registration: $175


Bernie Smith
Habitat Design Using Natural Habitat
Bones Johnson
Antelope Facial Features & Anatomy
Dale Manning
Habitat Rock
Lynn Stewart
Shoulder Mount Caribou Techniques
Todd Kranau
Profit & Loss Business Seminar
Tom Weickum
Shoulder Mount Antelope Techniques
Shawn Shaw
Advanced Upland Bird & Waterfowl Techniques
Dewayne Dewey & Aaron Connelly
Life Size Form Altering & Anatomy
Clark Schreibeis
Painting Tips & Tricks
Doug Roffers
Eye Setting & Rotation
Rick Krane
Molding & Casting
Brenda Duvall
Foot & Hoof Anatomy
Bill Bowen
Showroom Q & A
Dave Ferguson
Cat Features & Anatomy
Tyler Hoffman
Bird Features & Flying Detail

Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Convention

Cohasset, MN - April 14-17, 2016

Held at the Sugar Lake Lodge. Public viewing from 12-4PM on Saturday, March 5th. $3 a person.

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Membership: $40


Nate Miller
Standing Wood Duck
Troy Rose
Raising Your Mount to the Next Level
Jeff Mourning
Painting a Replica Brook Trout
Scott Verhunce
Whitetail Basics/Starting out Right
Tyler Erickson
Preperation & Painting a Skin Mount Smallmouth
Whitetail Seminar
Mark Gonnering

New Mexico Taxidermists Association Convention

Albuquerque, NM - April 26 - May 1, 2016

Held at the Marriott. Public viewing from 8AM-4PM on Saturday, April 29th and 8AM-10PM on Sunday, May 1st


Montana Taxidermists Association Convention

Great Falls, MT - April 28 - May 1, 2016

Held at the Heritage Inn.


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