Dear Fellow Members,
I trust this finds you all well and gearing up for a busy Autumn Season. This year’s Rendezvous
was spectacular. Mike and Lori Orthober knocked it out of the park once again. Thank you also to
the many members, wives, and kids that lent a hand to make for a huge success. The shooting
sports were great and the weather was gorgeous. The Saturday BBQ was a special treat. The
museum tour and aviary presentation truly rewarding. Wow! The competition was a great
opportunity to walk away with some additional learning and perhaps a ribbon or two. It is a great
venue to afford additional opportunity for some extra shop ribbons. You don’t know what you’re
missing if you haven’t been. Next year will bring new experiences as we move to the Chippewa
Falls and Eau Claire area. I very much encourage participation for next year’s Rendezvous in
This writing brings with it best wishes and good luck for the Autumn hunting seasons in addition to
any late season fishing. Might I remind all to get on the DNR site for those special tags; Spring
Turkey, Bear, Trapping, Sturgeon Spearing, and whatever other tags you may have interest. Be safe
afield and do take a child or two with you.
I want to thank all the special committee members’ involvement. Thanks everyone on the board for
your efforts to keep the WTA a huge success. Don’t hesitate to recommend membership to other
taxidermists near you. You can surely promote the many benefits of membership including;
education, tips, mentoring, artistic expertise, camaraderie, supply savings and discounts,
competition, and professional involvement in your business. Do call or volunteer if you have a
special talent or interest in getting involved and helping out on one of the committees or activities.
Time is sneaking up for the Annual February State Championships. I hope you’re carving a little
time to get working on those entries. Make a point to get your rooms reserved early once again in
Stevens Point. Happy times afield!
Keeping the Tradition Alive,
The movement of dead or alive CWD positive animals (natural or human-assisted) is a key
pathway in the spread of CWD. The infectious nature of the CWD prion contributes to an
increased risk of introduction and spread of CWD if dead animals are brought to areas where
CWD does not exist if not disposed of properly.
Deer carcass movement in Wisconsin
Carcass movement restrictions are currently in place to assist in limiting the spread of disease.
Both whole wild-deer carcasses and certain parts of carcasses from CWD affected counties
[PDF] can only be moved within CWD affected counties and to a county adjacent to a CWD affected
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