* ESTABLISHED 1982 *

Michigan Taxidermist Association

One of the Nations Largest Taxidermy Associations

About the Michigan Taxidermist Association

Established: 1982
Years in existence: Over 30 years
Members: 260
Officers: 4
Board Members: 10
Yearly Meetings: 8
State Competition: Held in March
Competition Location: Devos Center, Grand Rapids, MI

In 1982 a group of like minded taxidermists banded together and formally created the Michigan Taxidermist Association.

The Michigan Taxidermist Association was founded on these principles:

+ To promote the high standards in the Art of Taxidermy.
+ To foster an understanding to the general public about the field of Taxidermy.
+ To assist the members of the Michigan Taxidermist Association and the general public in their understanding of the Federal and State, Fish and Game Laws.
+ To assist in the conservation of all our natural resources for the future generations.
+ To engage civic, charitable, educational and business activities.

The principals above have guided the Michigan Taxidermist Association for 30 years and continue to be the guiding force of the association. Through yearly competitions, regular meetings, hands on seminars and public presentations, the MTA gives back to it’s membership and to the citizens of the great state of MIchigan. As a result, many of the MTA’s members have achieved state, national and world championship titles.

The MTA also prides itself in the education of youth in the art of taxidermy. Focus on youth education, mentoring and competition not only introduces youth in the state to taxidermy, but grooms those youth throughout the years, creating industry professionals and award winning taxidermists.

Outstanding charitable work is a hallmark of the MTA. The membership devotes many hours per year for causes like The Dream Makers, Hunt of a Lifetime, Purple Heart Hunts and Wounded Warriors. This volunteer work touches the hearts of all of the MTA members involved and provides much needed leadership and services for worthy causes.