Our members receive excellent discounts through our generous vendors. You can easily recoup the cost of your membership with a single order. Please be sure to thank them for their support!
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Challenge of the States
The United Taxidermist Association offers the "Challenge of the States" competition in conjunction with the main competition. This is an opportunity for a lot of fun and some money for the winning team and their home state association. But more importantly - Bragging Rights for two years! There are no additional fees to enter this competition.
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Author, Joe Kish puts on center stage Mr. Akeley, in one of his most comfortable environments, the American Museum of Natural History. He is virtually grilled by two ageless taxidermists, one who has yet to be convinced, but later is, with an intense barrage of questions that they hope will only deepen their own personal standards in the art of taxidermy. Art is the core, taxidermy is the medium in this classical rendition of an intense dialogue between Master and Apprentice. Read More
A Conversation with Carl Akeley - A Play in One Act
We Stand Together
Our vision is to unite, promote, and champion the needs of taxidermists and those that support and strengthen us where ever we are.
The UTA provides education and training services regarding all aspects of the art of taxidermy including a variety of technical services to taxidermists, state associations and others who share a passion and love of the art. It's a collaborative effort between our members, our peers, and our sponsors.
Not only to do we develop seminars to be held in conjunctions with your state associations, we offer opportunities for you, our member, to participate in other programs that benefit our youth.
It's no coincidence that the UTA starts with You. Be a part of the most positive new force in taxidermy.
The United Taxidermist Association is an international organization with thousands of members worldwide.
We have no boundaries.
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The United Taxidermist Association offers sponsorship programs to assist in the public promotion and education of taxidermy. Please consider the following sponsorship levels for your next donation to the UTA.
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2016 Challenge of the States
2016 Artisan Winner
Dave Schmidt - Rodney Schreurs - Mike Nakelski - Clint Rickey
The Artisan Award
The Artisan Award is chosen by you and your peers. When you are given an award by other taxidermists competing in the same room as you then you know you have done something truly amazing. That's what makes this award so coveted.
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Your Advocates in Action
We are proud to serve as the voice of taxidermists around the world. We lend our support to organizations that share our core values and beliefs.
Advocating on behalf of the taxidermy industry is a top priority for the UTA.
Learn New SQILs
The United Taxidermist Association is committed to improving the education of taxidermists and bettering our industry position through the provision of Service, Quality, Integrity, and Leadership (SQIL).
The UTA is working towards enhancing the image of the industry by uniting taxidermists and promoting the highest standards of taxidermy art, advocating and supporting the conservation of wildlife, working in collaboration with individuals, organizations, the private sector and government agencies, forming strategic alliances and promoting information sharing, monitoring, tracking and supporting legislation that advances and secures the art of taxidermy.
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!