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Learn techniques from master taxidermists and World Taxidermy Champions.

Tommy Hall Tommy Hall
Thursday, January 5
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Whitetail Finish Work
Tommy will demonstrate his award-winning techniques to show how to achieve a soft natural look on a whitetail.
Vic Heincker Vic Heincker
Friday, January 6
9:00 am–11:30 am
Tanned Skin Measurements and Fitting Tanned Skins to Forms with Minor Alterations
Vic will show you how to properly measure a carcass and a tanned skin to help you with ordering taxidermy forms. He’ll also go into detail about minor alterations before doing the final mounting.
Aaron Connelly Aaron Connelly
Friday, January 6
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Becoming an Accomplished Taxidermist, Part 1
This segment will be a Powerpoint and lecture in which Aaron will show the evolution of Taxidermy over the years.

Saturday, January 7
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Becoming an Accomplished Taxidermist, Part 2
Aaron is going to do live demonstrations of some basic form alterations.

Jeff Mourning Jeff Mourning
Friday, January 6
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Fish, Reptiles and more… Painting techniques: Blending, Bleeding and Mixing!!
This seminar is for everyone. Jeff will describe the “how” and “why” one should mix their own colors. Achieve color depth and texture like you have never seen before!
page Page Nethercutt
Saturday, January 7
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Mounting a Duck with Emphasis on Reference
Page will help you understand reference in order to reproduce photographs of birds in natural poses. Page will also show you how to reproduce your mounts using bird reference pictures and give you a better understanding of bird movement and anatomy.

Hands-On Seminar 

kimballBobcat eyes and ears with Brenda Duvall and Jim Kimball
Saturday, January 7 • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Brenda and Jim have both been doing taxidermy for over 30 years, way back before the preinstalled everything. They will lead you through the process of setting, claying and understanding cat eyes. Then onto the making, setting and claying of bobcat ears. HQ will be providing a change out head, eyes and ears for this seminar.

*Please note: In order to participate in a Hands-on Seminar, you must sign up prior to the event, and submit the required $25 materials fee. Class sizes are limited. Viewing is free to the public.

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Seminars

Learn techniques from master taxidermists and World Taxidermy Champions. Tommy Hall Thursday, January 5 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Whitetail Finish Work Tommy will demonstrate his award-winning techniques to show how to achieve […]

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World Class Judges

Judges will evaluate and critique mounts across four major categories: Whitetail Deer, Gameheads/Life-size Mammals, Birds and Fish and Reptiles. Entries will be organized in five Divisions: Youth, Amateur, Professional, Masters […]

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Triple Threat Challenge

$5,000 is on the table. Enter three or more mounts in the North American Taxidermy Championship, Professional or Masters Division, and you are automatically eligible to win first, second or […]