• Competition Galleries

    See all the top scoring mounts from last year's competition and years past.

  • Join The WTA

    Become part of the Wisconsin Taxidermist Association family

    Quarterly Newsletter
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  • 2016 WTA Convention
    Stevens Point, WI
    Holiday Inn Convention Center
    February 18-21, 2016
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  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
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Birds can be one of the toughest mounts to recreate. The best way to understand a good bird mount is to look at a real bird or photos of live birds and compare...

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USFWS Mountain Prairie

Fish taxidermy has come a long way in the last decade or so. However, not all taxidermists are familiar with these advances, nor use the reference materials so readily...

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Whether a full body or a shoulder mount, mammal taxidermy starts with good fleshing and tanning. Improper fleshing results in shrinkage and poor detail work...

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  • Field Care +

    Good taxidermy begins with good field care. Without a good specimen, there are problems before the work even begins. The skin begins to decay immediately upon death, so take care of your specimen as soon as possible. Keeping it cold slows this breakdown; freezing stops it. Always freeze specimens sealed in an airtight plastic bag to avoid damage by freezer burn. Fish Once landed, don't Read More
  • Mount Care +

    Dust your mounts frequently with a feather or fleece duster in the direction of the hair, fur or feathers. Don't be afraid to groom mammal mounts - hair often gets mussed up moving them. Smooth fur with fingers or with a dog brush. Eyes and noses may be kept clean with window cleaner and a Q-tip. Fish should be wiped with a damp rag. Occasional cleaning Read More
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WI State Taxidermist Competition

Taxidermists from around the state compete in different categories to be state champion. Feb 18-21st, 2016 in Steven's Point, WI.


A summer competition and member meeting. August 12th-14th, 2016 at the Door County Rod & Gun Club and AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


The 2016 show is February 18-21, 2016. It is a week earlier than our traditional weekend due to a previous booking at the Hotel. We will be returning to to regular weekend in 2017 and have a contract coming soon for 2017.

Welcome to the website of the Wisconsin Taxidermists Association. We hope you find the site informative and helpful. I believe the WTA is the premier taxidermy association in the nation and home to some of the worlds best taxidermists. If you are looking for a taxidermist or looking for info on helping your taxidermy business, you are at the right place. I would like to invite all Wisconsin taxidermists to browse this site and encourage you to join our wonderful club. Whether you are looking for professional improvement, support and networking, or just friendship and fellowship, the WTA is the right place for you. Please consider a membership and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Rick Lange
President 2013-2015

Join the WTA

Become part of the Wisconsin Taxidermist Association family.

Membership includes:

  • Membership Card
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Special Vendor Pricing at Events
  • Free Seminars
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