Jan. 2019 Newsletter


38th Annual Convention & Competition
March 1, 2 & 3, 2019

Off Interstate 440, Exit 3/Bankhead Dr.

The convention & lodging will be in the same building. The room rates are $94 per night. Reserve your room at (501) 490-1000 and tell them you are with the Arkansas Taxidermist Association. Please call this number only for reservations to insure all rooms gets credited to the block reserved for the ATA. The hotel will offer shuttle service to the Rivermarket District for shopping for anyone interested. See front desk.

Lee Duet will judge birds & waterfowl, Pat Wagner will judge whitetails & fish and Shane Davenport will judge lifesize & gameheads. This year, the President’s Challenge will be an otter.

We are excited about all of the awards we will have again this year. We also have several suppliers joining us- James Taxidermy, Jim Allred Taxidermy, Seminole Fur Dressing, Dixie Panels, Research Mannikins, McKenzie Taxidermy, Payer Eyes, Ozark Woods, Beetle Shack, 2 drift wood suppliers and maybe more.

We’ve changed things up a little- we still encourage pre-registration (paying dues & convention registration fee), but, you will pay for any mount entries at the show. Remember, CHECKS OR CASH ONLY. The hotel has an ATM in their lobby.

Banquet info – We will have a buffet catered by the hotel. The price will be $27/adult plus applicable taxes (purchase tickets at the show).

Donations are needed for the convention’s silent and live auctions. If you have a new or gently used item you would like to donate, please bring it to the show and see Michelle Mahan or Lisa Huggs.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please visit the ATA’s website at www.arkansastaxidermist.net for any new info that may be posted.
A Schedule of Events will be posted to the website when all details are finalized.