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WI State Taxidermist Competition

Taxidermists from around the state compete in different categories to be state champion. Feb 22-25st, 2018 in Steven's Point, WI.

 
Rendezvous

A summer competition and member meeting. August 10-12th, 2018 at the Door County Rod & Gun Club and AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

Threaded Rod Management

When reassembling your alterations with threaded rod, sometimes you have to use a sawzall to cut off the extra rod.

Cutting Slot in Threaded Rod

Instead, cut a slot in the end of your rod to drive it in with a screw gun. No more cutting off and damaging your attachment with vibrations from sawing at awkward angles.

Screwing In Rod No more rod

Come Experience

We are once again planning a "hands on" Whitetail Seminar for the Wisconsin Taxidermists Association Championships in February 2018. This will be a four hour seminar scheduled for Friday afternoon, February 23rd.

So, here’s the deal: We have three famous whitetail guys for instructors, Mike Yeska, Mark Gonnering and Clint Rickey. Each instructor will have three seminar participants, for a total of nine openings for people that want to learn "hands on". The WTA, with the help of some generous donations from our suppliers, will provide nine participants with a whitetail form, eyes, earliners and clay. Each participant will set eyes and ears on their form with guidance from the instructors. At the end of the seminar, the work will be theirs to take home for future reference. All that is needed is your own mounting stand. The cost of to be a "hands on" participant, will be $60.

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Fall 2017 President's Message

Hey Fellow Members,

Where did summer go? Another Rendezvous is in the books. A special thanks to Mike and Lori Orthober for hosting the WTA's Rendezvous in Door County.

It sure was great to see old friends and catch up. Also another special thanks goes out to all the people that made it run smoothly, from entertaining the kids to having great seminar schedules and the live mounting sessions. There was a lot to learn from some of the states top taxidermists.

At our general meeting on Sunday, we have decided to have it again in Sturgeon Bay. This may be your last chance to enjoy some of door County's finest sites and sounds and of course the great food.

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Fall 2017 Vice President's Message

Dear Fellow Members,

This is my first message to the Association as your Vice President. Many of you came to know me through my activity with Door Prizes, donations and raffles in the past. I’ve had the distinct pleasure to converse and get to know many of you since joining back around 2000. It is an honor to fill this role in the interim until the February elections. As an appointee, I was again honored to receive your votes from those of you at the Rendezvous. I appreciate your vote of confidence and will work to fill the big shoes that Troy vacated. I know I won’t be doing any auctioneering, but there is much to be done prior to our upcoming 2018 anniversary and the 2018 State Championships.

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Achieving Goals

The Wisconsin Taxidermy Association — What does it mean? Audio English.com lists no less than 8 senses of association. I was astounded as I read them. We are very aptly named. Our founders nailed it! Some are plain as day in how they apply to us. #1 - A formal organization of people - sounds like us. # 2 - The act of consorting with others - sounds a little criminal, but, I can see that one. 3 - A social or business relationship - yup. #4 - A relation resulting from interaction or dependence - that's us for sure. #5 - The process of bringing ideas and events together - absolutely, twice a year, even. #6 - The state of being connected in memory or imagination - no doubt. And then a couple were a little tougher to draw a connection, just play along...#7 - (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on weak chemical bonding - hmmm, I don't know about you, but, that sounds like some kind of reference to having some drinks if you like to read between the lines like I do. And you know that one can imbibe knowledge as well; see how slick that was? The having some drinks thing also confirms the mention of memory, back in #6, because if memory serves,

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DNR and Law
Issues relating to the collection of information and statutes relating to the taxidermy business.
Member Contributions
Articles written by our members.

Online Videos

Many seminars and other videos in the library are now available online.

  1. Send Alan Kitzhaber and email at alkitzhaber@msn.comwith the video title.
  2. Al will email you a link.
  3. Click on the link and then press the play button.
  4. Now, give it a try!

Any questions? Contact Alan Kitzhaber at 715.379.1579 (Cell) or 715.834.4470 (Home)

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