OAT 29th Annual Show & Competition

June 28th - 30th, 2012
Crook County Fairgrounds - Prineville, OR

Award Winners

"Judges Choice Best of Show - Breakthrough Award" Troy Rose - Red Stag
Research Mannikins "Best Gamehead" Clinton Hall - Pronghorn or Bighorn Sheep (tie 95)
"Best All-Around Taxidermist" Troy Rose - Red Stag (96), Lifesize Bighorn Sheep (90), Pheasant (90), Chum Salmon (65)
McKenzie "Best Bird Award" Alyssa Esparza - Mandarin
McKenzie "Best Lifesize" Troy Rose - Bighorn Sheep
McKenzie "Best Whitetail" Rick Pullen - Shoulder Mount
McKenzie "Best Fish" Dave Campbell - Salmon
"Taxidermists' Choice for Best Kick-Ass Mount" Troy Rose - Red Stag
"People's Choice" Robert Bennett - Lifesize Grizzly or Lifesize Cougar (tie)
"Spouses' Choice" Chad Hornbuckle - Mandarin and Wood Duck
"Highest Scoring Masters" Dave Campbell - Rainbow Trout (96)
"Highest Scoring Open" Robert Bennett - Cougar (94)
"Highest Scoring Novice" Rick Pullen - Pronghorn (92)
"Highest Scoring Youth" Ethan Lott - Mallard Hen (91)
Wasco "Most Artistic Award" Dave Campbell - Rainbow Trout
"Wild Turkey Federation Award" Troy Rose
"Most Artistic Novice" Jason McNary - Pheasant
"Best Bird in Flight" Troy Rose - Pheasant
"Best Habitat" Clinton Hall - Pair of Mule Deer
"Collective Artist" Danny Benson & Brock Thompson - Blacktail Metalized
"Polytranspar Award" Dave Campbell - Rainbow Trout
"Starfish Award" Dave Campbell - Rainbow Trout
"Horizon Award - Mick Cox & Bill Martin Memorial" Ethan Lott - Mallard Hen
Oregon Record Book "Best Mammal" Derald Wooten - Cougar
DeShoots Youth Sports "Best Youth Mount" Ethan Lott - Mallard Hen
Central Oregon Sporting Clays "Best Upland Bird" Andrew Green - Turkey
Elk Foundation "Best Elk" Andrew Green - Shoulder Mount
Mule Deer Foundation "Best Deer" Clinton Hall - Shoulder Mount
Gary Lewis Outdoors "Best Predator" Robert Bennett - Black Bear
Ducks Unlimited "Best Waterfowl" Alyssa Esparza - Mandarin
Van Dyke's "Most Artistic Presentation" Mitch Sanchotena - Cougar
Safari Club International "Best Exotic" Troy Rose - Red Stag
McKenzie "Distinguished Service Award" Tim McLagan
"Challenge - Lizzard" Jeremy Keene
"Challenge - Blacktail" Danny Benson
"Challenge - Wood Duck" Leon Mathews
"Challenge - Rock Fish (original cast)" no entry

Picture gallery (105 pics)

About Us

The Oregon Association of Taxidermy has been providing taxidermy education for Wetern States artists since 1983. We strive to increase public awareness of the ever-increasing possibilities created in the imaginations of our experienced members.

Show Info

Our Annual Show is our showcase for our artists' great work. Members can enter their work to be professionally judged for several awards in every category.

Our Work

Our artists create memorable taxidermy mounts and replicas - both professionals and hobbyists. The main showcase for our work is the Annual OAT Competition and Show. The images here are from those shows.


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