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Upcoming Conventions - March 2016

Upcoming Conventions - March 2016

It's a busy month for taxidermy competitions!

Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention

Olive Branch, MS - March 3-6, 2016

Held at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center. Public viewing from 12-4PM on Saturday, March 5th and 9AM-12PM on Sunday, March 6th.

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Registration: $55

Seminars

Randy Bell
Mounting a whitetail deer shoulder mount
Vincent Fleming
Mounting a whitetail deer shoulder mount, judges Seminar
Harvey Zeigler
Mounting a duck, Judges seminar
Blake Wilson
Mounting a duck
Jake Degatere
Mounting a whitetail deer shoulder mount
Korey Alleman
Mounting a duck
Michel “Hack” Rushing
Mounting a Game head
Cody Ray
Mounting a deer head
Blake Wilson
Mounting a duck
Rodney Harper
Mounting a bass and fish competition
Jacob Clark
Mounting lifesize bobcat
Marshell Pinchback
Painting antlers
Tod Peebles
Mounting a duck

North Dakota Taxidermists Association Convention

Mandan, ND - March 4-6, 2016

Held at the Baymont Inn. Public viewing from 9AM - 4PM on Saturday, March 5th and 9AM-3PM on Sunday, March 6th.

Schedule
Membership: $30

Seminars

Bill Neuman
Understanding and Utilizing Score Sheets and Competitions
Olaus Lyons
Antler Repair
The Wildlife Gallery
Hide Prep Q and A
Fred Vanderburgh
Setting Eyes on a Deer
Cory Caruthers
Mounting a Flying Pheasant
Monte Hoggarth
Detachable Antler Techniques and Big Game Q & A

Arizona Taxidermy Association Competition

Scottsdale, AZ - March 10-13, 2016

Held at the West World in conjunction with the International Sportsmen's Expo. Public viewing from 10AM-7PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 10AM-5PM on Sunday, March 13th. Admission is $12, youth 16 and under are free.

Seminars

Manny Chavez
Mounting a Competition Mule Deer.
Dan Tout
Using Powdered Paints in Conjunction with your Normal Painting Schedule.
Joe Kaiser
Demonstrating Air Brush Techniques on Painting a Reproduction Fish.
Kerby Ross
Life Casting Seminar – Casting a human hand and other Mammal body parts
Dale and Heather Robertson
Habitat Theory, Design and Construction
Reynolds Advanced Materials
Niki Williams will be casting and molding using Reynolds materials that are very useful to our industry.
Shawn Shaw
Duck Seminar

Virginia Taxidermists Association Convention

Waynesboro, VA - March 11-12, 2016

Held at the Best Western Conference Center.

Membership: $50-$105

Seminars

Steve Tugwell
Habitat
Eric Trukovich
Form alterations
Andy Speer
Turkey mounting
Kip Hughes
Mounting half or life size bear
Tommy Hall
White tail deer mounting
Chris Horne
Wild boar mounting

Illinois Taxidermist Association Convention

Bloomington, IL - March 11-13, 2016

Held at the Double Tree Hotel. Public viewing is from 10-4PM on Saturday, March 12th and 9AM-2PM on Sunday, March 13th.

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Membership: $50

Pennsylvania State Taxidermy Convention

Seven Springs, PA - March 16-19, 2016

Held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Public viewing from 12-5PM on Saturday, March 19th. Admission is $5 per person, ages 12 & under free.

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Membership: $50-$75

Seminars

Jason Krause & Jeremiah Reddinger
Mounting A Black Bear
Vince Spellane
Whitetail Techniques
Roger Martin
Bear Pedestal Shoulder Mount
Frank Kotula
Fish Fin & Head Casting
Dave Houser
Wiring Techniques On Flying Waterfowl
Vic Heincker
Sculpting Mammals
PA Game Commission Officers
Trapping Q & A
Jason Snowberger
Composition & Design
McKenzie Taxidermy Supply
Working with Rock Panels & Habitat
Gene Smith
Whitetail Finishing
Ken Bauman
Large Mouth Bass A to Z
Ken & Winston Zimmerman
African Gameheads – Mounting a Blesbok & Tsessebe
Manny Chavez
How To Run A Successful Taxidermy Business
Brian Claar
Working With Water Base Paints
Fred Gonzalez
Antler Repairs

Michigan Taxidermist Association Convention

Grand Rapids, MI - March 16-20, 2016

Held at the DeVos Place Convention Center in conjuntion with the Ultimate Sports Show.

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Membership: $40

Seminars

John Sanzo
Scuplting a Bear Form
Clint Rickey
Competition Whitetail Techniques
Mike Guest
Waterfowl Mounting
Rick Krane
Painting a Chum Salmon
Jean Roll
Carcass Casting
Steve DeBoer
Using Rock Panels
Ron Furgeson
Whitetail Anatomy
Ron Acker
Water Techniques
Terry Rheilander
Coyote Eye Setting & Anatomy
Terry Weick
Mounting a Flying Duck
Randal Waites
Habitat Constructions
Curtis Cook
Eye Setting and Restoration
Steve Hall
Antler Flocking
Kelly Agren
Pesestal Backing
John VanSlombrouck
Euro Lamp
Kurt Ainsworth
Building Your Business

California Association of Taxidermists Convention

Woodland, CA - March 17-19, 2016

Held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds.

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Membership: $45

Seminars

Allen Burril
Casting and painting a reproduction fish

Utah Taxidermists Association Convention

Salt Lake City, UT - March 17-20, 2016

Held at the South Towne Exposition Center in conjuntion with the International Sportsman Expo.

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Association of Indiana Taxidermists Convetion

Columbus, IN - March 17-20, 2016

Held at the Clarion Inn Conference Center. Public viewing from 8-11AM Sunday, March 20th.

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Membership: $35-$70

Seminars

Brian Deadbury
Anatomy & Bird Manniquin Prep
Doug Montgomery
Whitetail Reference
Todd Bachman & Steven Klee
Skinning and preserving a largemouth bass
Steve Masler
Mounting a Corsice Ram
Neil Fowler
Finishing the back of a pedastal deer
Casey Waitheriom
Molding and Casting Techniques on Fish
Larry Angus
A-Z European Mounts and Business
Todd Buchaman & Steven Klee
Mounting a Largemouth Bass Part 2
Vincent Flemming
Finishing a Whitetail Deer

Kansas Association of Taxidermists Convention

Wichita, KS - March 18-20, 2016

Held at the Drury Inn. Public viewing from 9AM-12PM on Sunday, March 20th

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Membership: $35

Seminars

Mike Beckman
Mounting a rattlesnake
Randy Holler
Skinning a bird with prep to mount
Rodney Harper
Skinning a bass with discussion on competition techniques
Randy Holler
Bird reference study
Jack Emery
Whitetail forms with eyes and ear butts
Bob Schnettgoecke
Mount finishing
Don Rush
Making your own glass display cases

South Dakota Taxidermist Association Convention

Watertown, SD - March 18-20, 2016

Held at the Watertown Events Center. Public viewing from 9AM-5PM on Sunday, March 19th and 9AM-12PM on Sunday, March 20th

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Membership: $40-$50

Seminars

Brian Olson
Setting antlers, eyes and sculpturing ear butts on a mule deer
Doug Roffers
Mounting a Mule Deer, continued from seminar 1
Mike Nakielski
Mounting a flying bird using detachable wings.
Jeff Mourning
See The Artistic Flow of a Finished Mount
Bret Kirk
Mounting an Upland Bird (prairie chicken or grouse)

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

Seminars

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

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