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Why Join Your Local Taxidermy Association?


Whether you are new to the taxidermy trade or a long term veteran of the industry your local association has much to offer. Probably the biggest incentive is to attend a trade show which nearly every association offers. The ability to network with other taxidermists would be worth attending on its own. Sharing stories, experiences and helpful hints can reenergize you in your studio.


Trade shows also offer seminars designed to expand your knowledge, show the latest techniques and to make you more efficient in your work. Seeing the products vendors offer, up close and personal, will add a new dimension into understanding what you see in their catalogs. McKenzie Supply and most vendors offer a substantial discount on their products at a trade show. You have a chance to develop a personal relationship with the vendors and their staff as well.


Finally, you can enter a piece of taxidermy work into competition. Learn from the judges your strengths and weaknesses and ways to improve your work. The bottom line is your association can help you become a better taxidermist and professional, which will make your customers happier and more appreciative of your efforts. If you aren’t a member, consider joining your state association today.


Below is the List of State Association Trade Shows for 2019

Nevada
January 9-12

Kansas
March 22-24

Oklahoma
June 6-8

Florida
February 7-9
Virginia
March 21-23
Idaho
June 6-8
Wisconsin
February 21-24
Iowa
March 28-31
Nebraska
June 12-14
Georgia
February 28-March 2
Montana
March 28-30
Texas
June 19-23
Arkansas
March 1-3
Ohio
March 29-31
South Carolina
June 20-22
Alaska
March 1-3

New York
April 4-7

Oregon
June 20-22

North Dakota
March 1-3

New Mexico
April 4-7
Alabama
June 20-23
Pennsylvania
March 6-10

Wyoming
April 11-13
Eastern Regional - Maryland
June 28-30
California
March 7-9
Mississippi
April 11-14
NTA - Springfield, Illinois
July 11-14

Michigan
March 13-17

West Virginia
April 12-14

North Carolina
July 25-27
Utah
March 14-17

Missouri
April 30-May 5


Kentucky
July 26-28
South Dakota
March 14-17
Colorado
May 30-June 2
New Jersey
Arizona
March 20-24
Tennessee
May 30-June 2
Western Regional
Louisiana
March 21-24

Indiana
May 30-June 2
Southern Regional
Illinois
March 21-24
New England
May 31-June 2
 
Minnesota
March 21-24

Below Are More Association Listings You May Find Useful

Domestic
Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

International
National Taxidermists Association L'association de Taxidermie du Québec Association of Commercial Taxidermists and Game Skin Tanners
Finnish Taxidermy Association Swedish Taxidermy Association United Taxidermist Association
Eupropean Taxidermy Federation The Taxidermy Association of South Africa French Taxidermists Syndicate
Belgian Association of Taxidermists Canadian Taxidermists Association The UK Guild of Taxidermists
New Zealand Taxidermy Association German Taxidermists Association Italian Taxidermists Association
British Columbia Taxidermy Artistry Association British Historical Taxidermy Society Japan Taxidermy Association
Spanish National Taxidermy Association Taxidermists Association of Switzerland

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