* ESTABLISHED 1983 *

Michigan Taxidermist Association

One of the Nations Largest Taxidermy Associations

Meet the Judges for the 2023 MTA Competition!
*Tenative*

 
Masters/Professional
Whitetail Judge

ERIC TRUKOVITCH

Bio Coming Soon!

Masters/Professional
Game Heads and Mammal Judge

MIKE DOYEL

Bio Coming Soon

 

Masters/Professional
Fish, Reptile, Invertebrate Judge

RICK KRANE


Bio Coming Soon?

 
 
 

Masters/Professional
 Bird Judge

MIKE NAKIELSKI

 
 

My name is Mike Nakielski and I have been performing the art of taxidermy since the age of 10 when my father helped me with my first goose mount. My father, Mike W. Nakielski, Jr., started working with taxidermy in 1970 when he established his own shop in the basement of his Milwaukee home. Since I was six years old, I would go out and hunt with my father and now in my early 30's, I haven't missed an opening day of duck season with him since.

As I gained further fascination in the sport of hunting and the art of taxidermy, I have carried my father's establishment into what it is known as today, Pro Taxidermy.
Mikes many acomplishments can be seen on his website... mikesprotaxidermy.com/awards.html



Habitat:

TBD


Novice, Youth & Commercial Judges



Curtis Cook
Whitetails



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Mammals & Gameheads



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Fish



Jim Unrath
Birds


Wildlife Art
Membership will vote and ribbons will be placed after ballots are counted.