Competition Rules

  • Mounts may be attached to any base regardless of how the bird is displayed in the photo. This is a chance for taxidermists to possibly bring a customer bird to the show. No credit will be given during the judging.
  • Along with the presidents challenge mounts, the Avian Challenge birds will be displayed in the main competition area for all the public to view. (a photo will be displayed)s
  • Will be judged by the Bird Judge
  • No money pay out, 1st place winner will receive a plaque/trophy, 2nd and 3rd will receive a ribbon.

**A full detailed revision will be in the winter issue/annual report.


  • Anatomical Accuracy
  • Species Shape
  • Correctness of Feather Patterns
  • Craftsmanship

The 2020 Avian Challenge is a Wood Duck picture chosen by the 2019 winner, Tom Stuck. The taxidermist who successfully captures this pose in every aspect will be the winner at the 2020 Wisconsin Taxidermists Association Championships to be held in Stevens Point, WI from February 27 to March 1.

For more information: Contact Ryan Berra with questions at
608.452.2131 (home) or 608.790.0554 (shop).