2019 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® Approach
Be there when we present $30,750 in cash prizes to winners at the 2019 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships. April 30–May 4, 2019, Expo Center in Springfield, Missouri.
All Cash Awards
COMPETITORS’ AWARD: $14,250.00 CASH AWARDS
$7,500 from Head Quarters and Big Rock Sports
$2,250 from World Show Award Fund
$1,500 from Payer Eyes
$1,000 Mohr Taxidermy Specialties
$1,000 from Coppersmith Global Logistics
$1,000.00 Midwest Fur Dressing
• Master Division:
First $4,000 Second $3,000
Third $1,500 Fourth $750
• Professional Division:
First $2,000 Second $1,500
Third $750 Fourth $500
by Larry Blomquist
When I began my research on quail of North America, I really did not know there were so many species and subspecies in Central America, Mexico, and North America. The quail of the American continent are referred to as New World quail and those of the European and Asia continents are referred to as Old World quail. Of course, hunters and taxidermists consider them gamebirds and depending on what part of the country you live in, quail are quail, with a regional name for each of the species.
In my search for reference it was easy to see that the most common species in the United States were the California quail, bobwhite quail, Gambel’s quail, and scaled quail (commonly called blue quail). I was able to find some good reference for these. The mountain quail, which is found in the mountains of the western USA, was a tough one to find reference where I could acquire copyrights.
There are many subspecies of all of these, so for the purpose of this photo reference, I will group the photos according to the species name that is common with the subspecies. I will give brief descriptions of the four species that are most common in the USA with range maps of their distribution.
by Larry Blomquist
Coyotes are native to North America. They are smaller than their close relatives, gray wolves, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolves and red wolves. As of 2005, 19 coyote subspecies are recognized. This issue I will focus on the head details and still body poses. The categories I grouped the poses in are:
1. Head details and attitude
2. Still body poses
3. Walking, running
7. With prey
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by Bob Berry
For the last 30 years or so I’ve been getting it up. This is not some kind of sexual statement, it’s about my carvings of fish and birds. This same philosophy can be applied to taxidermy as well. I’ve been trying to make them higher and closer to eye level than all the other carvings or mounts on a 30-inch-high table. To renew or subscribe, telephone us at 800-783-7266 or visit our website.
2019 WORLD SHOW NEWS & INFORMATION
Later this fall and winter, we will have all details of the coming World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® completed. The majority of our judges have been determined and contacted, but not all commitments are in at this date. As usual, an all-star cast for our seminar program is nearly set. All details for the 2019 show will be published in our fall issue along with show registration information. The show booklet will be completed and mailed toward the end of this year and the World Show website up and completed. The hotels are ready now for you to book your rooms as you will find that information on the next few pages.
WORLD SHOW 2919 HOTEL INFORMATION
Our special rate at both hotels is $102.00 per night plus tax, and includes two breakfast
buffets for each day booked. You must call directly to receive this rate at the
University Plaza Hotel 417-864-7333 or Holiday Inn Express 417-862-0070 (ask for the group
rate for the World Taxidermy Championships) or go to these special websites: Use Group code WTC
University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri. (The Expo Civic Center is located across the street from this Hotel.)
Our overflow hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites,
Springfield, Missouri, located three blocks downhill from
the Civic Center. Use Group code WTC