JANUARY 19-20, 2013 COASTAL CARVERS
The Coastal Carvers 21st Annual "Artistry in Wood" Show in Lincoln City, OR. Admission is free. Check out our website for more information: http://home.teleport.com/~coastalcarvers
JANUARY 23-26, 2013 SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
The 41st SCI Annual Hunters' Convention. Reno Sparks Convention Center. Reno, Nevada. Call (520) 620-1220 or visit: www.showsci.org.
FEBRUARY 7-9, 2013 ARKANSAS
The Arkansas Association Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Greenbrier Event Center in Greenbrier, Arkansas. Contact: Jacob Clark at (501) 345-3734 or visit www.arkansastaxidermist.org.
FEBRUARY 14,15,16, 2013 FLORIDA
The Florida State Taxidermists Association Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Ramada Inn in Ocala, FL. Contact Carol Smith at (863) 698-1101 or myfsta.com.
FEBRUARY 15-17, 2013 INDIANA
The Association of Indiana Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Columbus, IN. Contact Brad Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 645-3467.
FEBRUARY 14-17, 2013 NWTF
The 37th Annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Sports Show and Taxidermy Competition. Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN. Call(803)637-3106 or visit: www.nwtf.org .
MARCH 7-10, 2013 ILLINOIS
The Illinois Taxidermist Association Annual Convention and Competition. Springfield, Illinois at the Northfield Inn and Suites. Contact: Erik Esposito at email@example.com or visit www.illinoistaxidermist.com.
MARCH 8-9, 2013 SOUTH CAROLINA
The South Carolina Association of Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition. Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 8105 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223. Contact Kenneth Jackson at 803-481-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MARCH 8-10, 2013 NORTH DAKOTA
The North Dakota Taxidermists Association Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Doublewood Inn, Bismarck ND. Contact Raynette Zespy at (701) 247-2628 or email@example.com or visit the website: www.ndtaxidermyassociation.com .
MARCH 15-16, 2013 VIRGINIA
The Virginia Taxidermy Association Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Best Western in Waynesboro, VA. Contact: Doris Symm at 540-847-7342.
MARCH 20-24, 2013 MICHIGAN
The Michigan Taxidermist Association Annual Convention and Competition will be held at DeVoss Place in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact Doug Veldhuis at (616) 405-0391 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MTA web site www.michigantaxidermist.com.
APRIL 4-7,2013 MINNESOTA
The Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Annual Convention & Competition. Timberlake Lodge Hotel, Grand Rapids, MN. Contact Shaun Bakken at (507) 378-2138.
APRIL 5-7,2013 CANADA
The Canadian Taxidermy Association Annual Convention and Competition. Four Points Hotel, London, Ontario Contact George Elekes (519) 978-1868 or email@example.com
APRIL 5-7, 2013 OHIO
The Ohio Taxidermists Association Annual Championships and Wildlife Display at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Casey Watterson at (419) 362-1060 or visit: www.ohiotaxidermists.com.
APRIL 5-7, 2013 UTNY
The United Taxidermists of New York Annual Convention & Competition will be held at the Candlewood Suites Hotel, Carrier Circle in East Syracuse, NY. Contact: Joe Havel at (607) 748-5272 or visit the website: www.newyorktaxidermyassociation.com.
APRIL 11-13, 2013 MISSISSIPPI
The Mississippi Taxidermy Association Annual Convention and Competiton will be held at the Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS. Contact: Kris Hano at (601) 613-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 18-20, 2013 WATA
The Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Camplex in Gillette, WY. Contact: Lynn Stewart (307) 455-3549 or email: email@example.com or visit www.wyata.com.
APRIL 18-21, 2013 WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Taxidermy Association Annual Convention and Competition. Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV. Contact WVTA President Billy Robertson at (304) 915-0055 or www.wvtaxidermy.com
MAY 3-5, 2013 LOUISIANA
The Louisiana Taxidermists Association Annual Convention and Competition. Best Western Inn and Suites, Alexandria, LA. Contact: Harry Vermaelen at (318) 443-5644 or Darren/Rhonda Adams at (337) 477-2223.
MAY 16-18, 2013 SURRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Surry Community College Annual Taxidermy Mini Course Competition and Trade Show, Dobson, NC. Contact: Greg Smith at (336) 386-3331, or visit the Surry Community College web site www.surry.edu.
MAY 4-5, 2013 NORTH ARKANSAS WOODCARVERS
The North Arkansas Woodcarvers 34th Annual Woodcarving Show. Mountain Home, AR. Visit: www.northarkansaswoodcarvers.org.
MAY 7-11, 2013 WORLD SHOWS
The World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships. Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Breakthrough Magazine at 1-800-783-7266.
MAY 18-19, 2013 QUEBEC
The 2013 ATQ (Association de taxidermie du Quebec)will be held in Drummondville Quebec. Info: BM Sports Distribution 1-800-351-2037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2013 NEBRASKA
The Nebraska State Taxidermy Association Annual Convention & Competition will be held at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island, NE. Contact: President Nate Francis for more information (402) 587-0274.
JUNE 6-8, 2013 : COLORADO
The Colorado State Taxidermy Championships will be held at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig, CO. Contact Gayle Zimmerman at (970) 629-2065 or email@example.com or President: Mike Metzler (303) 917-7249 or visit www.cotaxidermist.com.
JUNE 7-9, 2013 NEW ENGLAND
The New England Association of Taxidermists (N.E.A.T.) Annual Convention and Competition. Contact: Matt Marulli (203) 734-3263 or MMarulli@edrnet.com or visit:www.newenglandtaxidermists.org.
JUNE 13-15, 2013 IDAHO
The Idaho Taxidermists Association Annual Convention & Competition will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho. Contact: Terry Bennett (208) 461-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.idahotaxidermistsassoc.com
JUNE 13-15, 2013 OKLAHOMA
The Oklahoma Taxidermists Association 29th Annual Convention & Competition. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, OK. Contact Janell Reid at (405)224-7819 or email: email@example.com or visit the OKTA website www.oklahomataxidermistsassociation.com
JUNE 20-23, 2013 ALABAMA
The Alabama Taxidermist Association Annual Convention & Competition will be held at The Prattville High School Gym in Prattville, AL. Contact Jim Ellis, ATA President (205) 274-9663. www.alabamataxidermyassociation.com.
JULY 15-21, 2013 NTA
The 42nd Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention, Competition and Trade Show. Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Contact Greg Crain at (985) 641- 4-NTA or visit www.nationaltaxidermists.com
JULY 26-28, 2013 MARYLAND
The Eastern Regional Convention and Competition, sponsored by the Maryland Taxidermist Association, will be held at the Clarion Hotel - Hager Hall in Hagerstown, MD. Contact Tim or Christi Martin at (301) 432-5909 or visit: www.mdtaxidermistsassociation.com.
AUGUST 2-4, 2013 KENTUCKY
The Kentucky Taxidermy Association Annual Convention will be held at the Campbell House in Lexington, KY. Visit: www.kytaxidermy.com.
AUGUST 9-11, 2013 MAINE
The Maine Association of Taxidermists Annual Convention and Competition will be held at the Cabelas store in Scarborough, ME. Contact Paul Reynolds (207) 229-6012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 2-4, 2013 MISSOURI
The 33rd Annual Missouri Taxidermists Association Convention & Competition. Country Club Hotel and Spa, Lake Ozark, MO. Phone: (573) 964-2200, Toll Free (800) 964-6698. Contact: Cole Cruickshank at (816) 724-0271 or visit: www.missouritaxidermist.org
JULY 14-20, 2014 NTA
The 43rd Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention, Competition and Trade Show. Embassy Suites and J.Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Contact Greg Crain at (985) 641- 4-NTA or visit www.nationaltaxidermists.com
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