February 2020 Newsletter ATA convention Schedule

Hello everyone we hope yall are ready for this years convention. Below is a list of all the fun that will be happening this year.


ARKANSAS TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION
39th ANNUAL CONVENTION AND COMPETITION
February 28, 29 & March 1, 2020
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(could be subject to changes)

Friday, February 28

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m-Set up (HELP NEEDED)

8:00 Am-noon -Suppliers set up

9:00-noon -Registration

10:00Am- noon -Competitors check- in mounts

10:00Am-noon -Supply Area Open

9:30AM-noon –SEMINAR #1:  Billie Ollie- “Mounting a Duck

noon-1:00PM-Lunch

1:00PM-5:00Pm-Registration and mount check- in continues

1:00PM-5:00Pm -Supply Area Open

1:00Pm-3:00PM-SEMINAR #2:  Vince Spellane- “Whitetail Mounting Techniques”                      

3:00pm-5:00Pm-SEMINAR #3:  Jason Krause- “Mounting a Snake

5:00Pm-7:30pm- Pizza Social followed by Business Meeting with Elections

7:30pm-?? -SEMINAR #4:  $20 Entry Fee- “Gamehead Mounting Contest”  Bring your mounting stands and all materials.  Have forms prepped and ears unfinished. Bondo or earliners must be finished during contest. It’s ok to pre-fit earliners. Artificial noses must be completed during contest. Mounts must be completed within 3 hours. Contestants will be given 30 minutes the next day to make adjustments. Then the audience chooses the best looking mount AND panel of judges chooses best looking mount. 1/2 of entry fees collected will go to people’s choose winner & 1/2 will go to the winner chosen by judges.

Saturday, February 29

8:00am- noon-Registration Open

8:00Am – noon-Supply Area Open

8:00am-10:30am-Check in mounts.  NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER 10:30 a.m.

8:00am-11:00am-SEMINAR #5: Tim Stidham- “Molding & Casting Fish Heads and Fins.” 

11:00am-noon-Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm-People’s Choice Voting

1:00pm-5:00pm-Supply Area Open

1:00pm-3:00pm-SEMINAR #6:  Sean Henderson- “Habitat- Covering a Whitetail Pedestal

Back.” & Brandi Alexander- “Building & Painting a Rock Habitat

3:00pm-6:00pm-SEMINAR #7: Mark Wicker- “Molding and Casting Bird Heads

6:00pm-9:00pm-Banquet, Awards Presentation & Live Auction

9:00pm-Door closes at 12:00 Midnight- Showroom Open, Critiques Start

Sunday, March 1

  NO SEMINARS ON SUNDAY

-Supply Area Open (suppliers’ option)

-Critiques from Judges (for competitors)

-Mounts released & Break down (HELP NEEDED– please don’t leave it to just a few people)

  NO MOUNTS WILL BE RELEASED BEFORE NOON