I hope this letter finds everybody super busy and getting ready for the upcoming show and competition. The show is three months away. It's never too early to get started on your pieces. It looks like the show is going to be a Great show. We have lots of great raffle and auction donations.
Remember the show is for the whole family, not just for the serious competitor. The venue that we have for the show is very nice and will accommodate lots of competitor’s pieces, so make sure to tell all your friends and get them to the show.
The board has been working hard to make this show a great one. We have a Facebook page now and our website is updated. I would like to encourage people to look at the Facebook page and also share taxidermy pictures and hunting photos. We need to get as much exposure as we can for her taxidermy association. Also if anybody would be interested, we could always use a few more board members. It takes a little time but not very much and the help is worth it.
If anybody has any questions or suggestions about the upcoming show please contact me or any of the board members. Thanks for supporting the association. See you at the show and remember general archery season starts in 215 days seven hours 49 minutes 44 seconds and it will all start all over again.
Vice Presidents Message
The 2016 show will be April-28 - May-1 in Great Falls MT at the Best Western Heritage Inn. For Reservations Call 1-406-761-1900
Well hunting season is over and its time to get to work and start thinking about those
competition pieces! I hope everyone had time to get out of the shop and do some hunting this
year. It won’t be long and the show will be right around the corner.
I am really excited to have the show back in Great Falls. According to my calculations,
the show hasn’t been there in 10 years; my how time flies! It sounds like its going to be another
great turnout. Many people I’ve spoke to are excited for the dates of the show. Despite that the
Western Regionals is only 2 weeks before ours; I’m hearing that the later dates are giving
people more time to get their pieces done with better chances of good driving weather.
We have a great lineup of judges this year with Jody Green for gameheads, Lance Van
Dusen for lifesize mammal, and Mike Orthober for birds and fish. Along with a seminar from
each of our judges, we also have seminars from Dale Manning, Aaron Connelly, Steve
Werbelow, Bones Johnson, and Bernie Smith. Be sure not to miss these world class seminars!
Thanks for Bernie and Dorothy Smith with Wild Things Preserved Habitat and Shelly
Sturtz; we will have another fun and educational kid’s seminar/workshop. So please, bring your
families as we make this a weekend for the whole family.
Our annual raffle is underway and going great. We are selling 500 tickets at $10 each
with 4 chances of winning. The prizes are as follows: 1 on 1 fully guided black bear hunt with
Rocky Point Outfitters, Remington 700 – 270, Yeti Cooler, and a Garmin GPS. We have been
working hard selling tickets since before hunting season and will have the drawing at the show. We want to save some tickets to sell at the show, but no guarantee since they are going like
hotcakes. So if you are interested in buying tickets please call any of the board and we can sell
some to you before the show to ensure you get your name on one! Also, if you are interested in
selling tickets let the board know and we will send you some. We appreciate everyone’s help in
selling tickets so it’s not just on a few of us.
Get back to those competition pieces and we’ll see you at the show!
It's that time of year again we are doing our annual raffle!!!!! We have some great prizes this year which include:
1. Fully Guided Black Bear Hunt, Rocky Point Outfitters
2. Remington Model 700, 270 cal.
3. Yeti Cooler, Tundra 75
4. Garmin 600T GPS
Contact any board member to get tickets!
Drawing will be held 5-1-16 @ The Heritage Inn (need not be present to win)
Montana Taxidermists Association