Where To Stay

AmericInn Lodge and Suites
622 S Ashland Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 743-5898
$112+tax for two queen beds
$116+tax for a King
Discount Deadline
Only 25 rooms blocked
Wisconsin Taxidermy Association Room Block


WI State Taxidermist Competition

Taxidermists from around the state compete in different categories to be state champion. Feb 23-26st, 2017 in Steven's Point, WI.


A summer competition and member meeting. August 11-13th, 2017 at the Door County Rod & Gun Club and AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


Insight Correction

The address for the Door County Rod & Gun Club was printed incorrectly in the Insight.

The correct address is:
3210 Mathey Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Time sure does fly, where has the last 4 years gone?

It’s been a great ride having the WTA Rendezvous in La Crosse. I hope everyone got to enjoy what the great Wisconsin Taxidermists Association had to offer in La Crosse. Now its time to mark your calendar for August 11 to August 13, 2017, in Sturgeon Bay — Door County.

New place, new memories, new friends and all around great time for taxidermists and their families. See you there.

  • Questions??? Call Ron Grams at 715.766.3300 or Jeff Specht at 715.223.0452
  • Call Lori Orthober to reserve your spot at the Ladies Outing. 920.743.1827
  • Head counts will be helpful for the kid's activity. Please call Jeff or Ron if you are taking part in this activity.
  • NO carry-ins allowed at the Rod and Gun Club. For sale will be Water and soda ($1), and beer ($2).
  • NO hard liquor is allowed at the Rod and Gun Club.
  • Bring lawn chairs, kid games, bug spray, and suntan lotion.
  • Let’s be respectful of the Rod and Gun Club’s requests.
No events

Plan Ahead

  • Head counts will be helpful for the trap shooting, kid's activity and the women's outing. Please call Jeff Specht (715) 223-0452 or Ron Grams (715) 223-0452 if you are taking part in these activities.


The host hotel will be AmericInn, but alternatives in the area include:

57 Drive In Motel (accross the street)
1161 Green Bay Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 746-8000
Rooms - $80


Harbour Village Resort (9 miles north)
5840 State Hwy 42
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 743-0274
Yogi Bear Campground
3677 May Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 743-9001
Tranquil Timbers Camping Resort
3668 Grondin Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 743-2239
Potawatomi State Park
3740 County Rd T
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
P: (920) 746-2890


Lunch on Friday and Saturday

Food will be brought to the Rod & Gun Club. Pulled pork, barbecue’s and beans will be on the menu.The cost will be $6 to $8 to cover the cost of the food.

Fish Boil

The fish boil, with all the trimmings, will start at 5 pm. The cost will be $12 to $15, dependent on the cost of the fish at the time we order it. There will also be hamburgers and hot dogs if you don't care for fish. You must call or email the Orthober’s if you plan to attend as a head count is needed for ordering the fish and other foods. The deadline is July 29th. Email Mike Orthober at wildwiztax@gmail.com or call (920)743-1827, by July 29th.

Rod & Gun Club

Most of our activities will be at the Door County Rod and Gun Club. We are not being charged for use of the facility, so the Rod & Gun Club is relying on beverage sales for some income — a pretty good deal for the WTA. A few items to note:

  • No beverage carry-in’s allowed. Water, soda and beer are available.
  • No hard liquor is allowed on the premises. Water and soda are $1, beers $2.
  • Trap and skeet are $5 per round and sporting clays will be $10. Mike Orthober is planning a Louis Shoot competition, if you plan to compete, there will be a $2 fee to gather up a purse and spice up the shooting. Obviously, bring your own shooting gear and guns. Trap and skeet shooting will also be open on Saturday, 8/13, from 2-4 pm.

3210 Mathey Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Our host hotel, AmericInn Lodge and Suites in Sturgeon Bay, will be where our evening socials will take place. They have an outside area for our use. Everyone should bring their own coolers, ice, beverages, chairs, games, and might as well throw in the bug spray. There is an indoor area as well, if we have bad weather.


The competition is open to all members. The mounts will be judges by WTA members at a distance of 5 feet.

Walnut Creek Hardwood has once again donated four awards for our show. Make sure to use their products to be eligible to win these awards.

One mount will be chosen by our judges as the best overall mount.


  • Any Mammal
  • Any Bird
  • Fish - One or Two Sided and Reproductions
  • Any Head Mount