Michigan Taxidermist Association

One of the Nations Largest Taxidermy Associations


What's New!

A note from the MTA President:


Unfortunately we will be canceling our 2020 MTA Competition and hopefully postponing for a later date this year. We have just learned that ShowSpan has canceled the outdoor show. We will be diligently working toward plans and details of a new show date. As you can imagine there will be a lot of details to be worked out. Please be patient and we will get you updated as we can.

 Thank you, John Crabb MTA President

Positions for Officers and Board will open for election during the meeting at the end of the show!

Great news, Doubletree by Hilton has agreed to extend 
the date for booking a room at the reduced rate of $115 a night
 to Tuesday March 3rd. Please give them a call at 616-957-0100 and 
tell them you're with the Michigan Taxidermist Association!
***2020 SPECIAL*** 
 (excludes habitat)
Registering your entry prior to March 1st, 2020 reduces 
the mount fee from $25.00 to $15.00. There will also be a drawing
 for everyone that pre-registers. If your name is drawn you win next year’s registration fee.

Want to scribe for a Judge at the show?? 
Amazing opportunity to watch and listen to the Judges critique on every piece in those categories!!

MTA Judge Writer/Assistant UPDATE!!

Judge Writer/Assistant with a Professional/Masters Judge during judging time at our upcoming 2020 MTA Convention. This is a fantastic learning opportunity…writing all the judge’s comments, hearing all the critiques!

The current bids as of 2/14/20:
Wes Mote - Whitetails: $0.00
Jean Roll - Mammals: $100 ~ Kim Jidas
Kirt Ainsworth - Habitat: $0.00

Here is further information on the Judge Writer/Assistant position:
• The judge writer cannot be a participant in this years competition.
• You must be available starting Wednesday, March 18, at 9AM through Thursday, March 19, until 1PM – this is the time allowed for judging. Start time will vary depending upon the judge.
• You must be able to legibly write down what the judge says and refrain from making your own critiques.
• Keep all information confidential.

The auction will end March 1, 2020, at 9:00 p.m.
Please email, call, text, or Facebook your bid to Heather Crabb, leigh1177@yahoo.com or 517-936-8837, include in your bid: the name of the judge and your bid amount.
Thank you!!

Winter Newsletter and Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Mini Comp
Winners took home either a $25 Cabela's Gift Card, $25 Amazon Gift Card or a supply of home made jams made by Kelly Agren!


                                                    CHILI COOK OFF WINNER!!

Carrie Martindale!

Cary did an awesome seminar on making a template
for your antler plaque leather using tinfoil!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Doug Aven for winning a free registration to the 2020 Convention/Competition due to his auction item bringing in the most money. And to Eric Davis for winning the $75 Membership drawing! (It could have been you if you'd attended)

Fall Newsletter and Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to Robert Slogeris 
for winning the Fall Meeting Mini-Comp!!
Robert took home a $25 Lowes Gift card!!