Best of Show


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.


If you missed the general meeting at the show take the time to send me your email address and website through the form to the right if you would like it on the website. It will be added to the Find a Taxidermist page. Also check your contact information for errors on the find a taxidermist page. If you notice anything wrong send me a message.

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CWD Update

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin Information on this article comes from numerous articles written on CWD and is compiled here to assist members in understanding the problem we are facing. Some of this information will change after printing as new information comes out weekly. We will try to keep members informed on all the updates as time goes along. The DNR website,, has a lot of up to date info on CWD which is readily available.

Update March 2009

Thomas Van Haren, Conservation Warden and NR Policy Officer of the Bureau of Law Enforcement, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, reported the following in an email in regards to the Deer Carcass transportation issue.

The legislature gave the DNR the authority to restrict deer carcass movement to control CWD effective April 21, 2006. The Department of Natural Resources

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Heads and Skins: The Changing of Wisconsin State Statute 29.347(3)

Back in August of 2001, Brian Olson and I volunteered to be on the WTA’s Legislative Committee in Prairie du Chien. One of the issues that was brought up at that August meeting was Wisconsin State Statute 29.347(3), HEADS and SKINS. This state statute was outdated and unfair to many taxidermists here in Wisconsin. Members of the WTA have been asking for years to get this statute changed and updated to apply to present taxidermy practices. When Brian and I took on this project, we did not know the legislative process for changing a state statute but we learned as we went along. We did realize right away that this would be a slow process.

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DNR and Law
Issues relating to the collection of information and statutes relating to the taxidermy business.