Montana Taxidermists Association
MTA MISSION STATEMENT
The Montana Taxidermist Association is a non profit organization consisting of taxidermists, taxidermy suppliers and sportsmen and sportswomen.
A. The MTA shall strive to unite and represent the interests of taxidermist's, tanner's, taxidermy supplier's, sportsmen and sportswomen of Montana by supporting conservation and preserving wildlife through art and education.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
A. To promote the high standards of the art of taxidermy and to strive to produce high quality work.
B. To foster understanding in the general public about the field of taxidermy and other outdoor related outdoor sports industries.
C. To assist the members of the MTA and the general public in their understanding of the federal and state fish and game laws.
D. To assist in and advocate conservation of our natural resources for future generations.
E. To engage in such other civic, charitable, educational, and business activities that the MTA shall deem appropriate.
F. To advocate legislation relating to the protection of the taxidermy industry and oppose legislation
G. To promote quality training programs for Taxidermists.
H. To serve as an advisory group to any agency, organization or group within Montana.
The board of The Montana Taxidermists Association recently renewed our commitment to the members of the MTA, to provide educational and practical resources for improving the quality of taxidermy in the state of Montana and the reaches of the association. We will continue to offer seminars / clinics and workshops to our membership.
The board is searching means of sharing those taxidermy skills with others in ways that will touch the hearts of individuals and community. At our Conventions we will be offering free seminars to the public on the art of Taxidermy.
The board has chosen to put feet to the mission of promoting educating and improving taxidermy by allowing youth entry into the MTA convention. This will allow these young people opportunity to bring mounts to be judged and critiqued. It will also include free entry into all seminars at the show and will also begin immediately with any seminar / clinics and workshops.
In order to fulfill these commitments we hold an annual fundraiser in the form of a Taxidermy competition and convention. Our convention has a taxidermy supply area where taxidermy vendors show off and sell their merchandise. Along with taxidermy vendors we also offer individuals, other vendors and organizations the opportunity to show off their products and organizations and what they have to offer to the taxidermist, art and outdoor sporting world. We also hold a canned food drive for the local food bank of what town we are in.