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WI State Taxidermist Competition

Taxidermists from around the state compete in different categories to be state champion. Feb 20-23th, 2020 in Steven's Point, WI.


A fall competition and member meeting. August 9th to August 11th, 2019. in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.


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.

At our board meeting on Saturday we always discuss the financial situation of the WTA. What I can say is financially we are doing great. Of course we are always looking for ways to keep costs down but yet maintain a quality organization. Being that we are financially sound it was a unanimous decision by the board members to freeze any price increases for our state championships. What this all boils down to — keep on doing what you are doing. Showing up to that Friday night social, getting involved with the auctions, the silent auction, and raffles. And of course bringing pieces for the competition no matter what category they may be entered. All the money that we generate helps pay for that weekend and also to ensure that we have great state championships in the futures to come.

This years Wisconsin State Taxidermy championships will be our 40th. Let's make this one the best we've seen so far. It takes a lot of hard work by a lot of great volunteers to pull the state championships off successfully year in year out. If you are sitting on the sidelines and thinking about jumping in the game, get a hold of one of our committee chair persons. They would be glad to point you into the right direction.

Be sure to read your Insight thoroughly as all the information you need to know will be in there. Well that's it for now, may all your hunting trips be safe, may your freezers be full and of course introduce someone new to the outdoors.

Watch your Bobber, Troy

Online Videos

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

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  2. Al will email you a link.
  3. Click on the link and then press the play button.
  4. Now, give it a try!

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