OAT 30th Annual Show & Competition

June 27th - 29th, 2013
Crook County Fairgrounds - Prineville, OR

Award Winners

"Judges Choice Best of Show - Breakthrough Award" Clinton Hall - Mule Deer
"Taxidermists' Choice Best of Show - Burley Bob Award" Joe Hitz - Rattlesnake
"Best All-Around Taxidermist" Allen Burril - Prairie Chicken (75), Bluegill (85), Mountain Goat (90), Whitetail (90)
Wasco "Most Artistic Entry Award" Joe Hitz - Rattlesnake
Van Dyke's "Most Original & Creative Award" Matt Dunbar - Arapawa Ram
United Taxidermists Association "Artisan Award" Joe Hitz - Rattlesnake
Quality Skull Works "Highest Scoring Masters" Clinton Hall - Mule Deer (96)
Quality Skull Works "Highest Scoring Open" Max Nelson - Mule Deer (96)
Quality Skull Works "Highest Scoring Novice" John eden - Pug (95)
Quality Skull Works "Highest Scoring Youth" Ethan Lott - Crow (93)
Research Mannikins "Best Gamehead" Clinton Hall - Mule Deer
McKenzie "Best Bird Award" Leon Mathews - Mandarin Ducks
McKenzie "Best Lifesize" Dirk Bawden - Duiker
McKenzie "Best Whitetail" Allen Burril
McKenzie "Best Fish" Allen Burril - Bluegill
"People's Choice" Clinton Hall - Elk
Quality Skull Works "Spouses' Choice" Matt Dunbar - Arapawa Ram
"Collective Artist" Wayne McKenzie & ? - Gemsbok
Al Holmes Supply "Best Habitat" Justin Jones - Wood Duck
"Polytranspar Award" Allen Burril - Bluegill
Starfish "Best Replica Fish Award" Andy Green - Rainbow Trout
"Horizon Award - Mick Cox & Bill Martin Memorial" Kiernan Hull
National Wild Turkey Federation "Best Turkey" Andy Green
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation "Best Elk" Andy Green
Mule Deer Foundation "Best Mule Deer" Josh Bryan
Gary Lewis Outdoors "Best Predator" Dirk Bawden - Mountain Lion
Ducks Unlimited "Best Waterfowl" Pete Ciraulo - Speklebelly Goose
Safari Club International "Best Exotic" Matt Dunbar - Himalayan Tahr
"Distinguished Service Award" Nancy Hitz
"Challenge - Turtle/Tortoise" Joe Hitz
"Challenge - Whitetail" Clinton Hall
"Challenge - Mallard" Dustin Starr
"Challenge - Rock Fish (original cast)" no entry

Picture gallery (140 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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We welcome taxidermists of all skill levels to join our Association. You can sign up online or at our Annual Show.

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