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Awards

World Taxidermy Championships (WTC)World Taxidermy Championship WTC
(multiple ribbon award winner)

• Best of Category Winner
• Competitor Award Finalist
• Mixed Category Finalist

National Taxidermist Association Competition (NTA)
(multiple ribbon award winner)National Taxidermist Association

• Certified Master Taxidermist All Areas ( Birds, Fish, Life size Mammals, Deer heads, Game heads ) This entitles me to use the “Symbol Of Excellence”
Special Note: There are very few taxidermist in the entire United States that are certified in all areas of taxidermy.
• “Award Of Excellence Honors”
• Certified NTA Judge
• NTA Lifetime Member

State & Related Associations Competitions
(multiple ribbon award winner)

• 2x Most Distinguished Service Award – In recognition of outstanding contributions towards professionalism, education and the advancement of the art of taxidermy.
• 2x Most Artistic Entry – Judges choice with emphasis on the taxidermist imagination creativity and artistic skills.
• 2x Iowa’s Best All Around Taxidermist – 1x Runner Up
• 3x Artist Choice
• 2x Celebrities Choice
• People choice
• Judges Choice Best Professional Entry
• Judges Choice Best Upland Game bird
• Safari Club International – Life size Mountain Goat
• 2x Best Life size Mammal
• Most Original And Creative – Giraffe
• Masters Competitor and Professional Competitor Award Winner
• Multiple Masters and Professional Best of Category Winner
• Multiple Time National Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society Award Winner

Taxidermy Credentials

Iowa Taxidermists Association (ITA) Service Record

• 2x Vice President
• 2x Show Committee Chairman
• 2x Board Directors
• Treasurer
• Judges Assistant

Whitetails Unlimited (WTU) Service Record

  • Whitetails UnlimitedHunters Against Hunger Program – Personally worked with WTU Field Director Tim Powers to introduce and develop this pilot project here in Linn county Iowa.
  • This program allowed hunters who harvested deer to donate it free of charge to participating meat lockers.
  • Proceeds from the local WTU banquet paid for the venison processing costs and the local Hawkeye Area Community Action Programs food pantry distributed to those most in need.
  • Iowa’s State Representatives and Department of Natural Resources adopted the program statewide and now call it “Help Us Stop Hunger” (HUSH) which now supplies venison statewide!
  • Outstanding Achievement Award For over 15 years of continued dedicated service.
    Lifetime Member

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Service Record

National Level

  • National Turkey Federation TaxidermistNational Silver Life Sponsor – Personally mounted and donated a turkey mount to NWTF headquarter visitor center that won “Most Artistic Entry” at its own Wild Turkey Taxidermy Championships.
  • National Super Fund Award – Personally secured first time money for local chapter to acquire 144 acres of  public hunting land
  • Gold Gobbler Award – Helped local chapter achieve it’s first of many national awards

Local Level

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Advocate & supporter of Youth Jokes Day

Safari Club International (SCI) Official Scorer Since 1998

Safari Club International Taxidermy

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