OAT 32nd Annual Show & Competition


June 25th - 27th, 2015
Carey Foster Hall - Crook County Fairgrounds - Prineville, OR


Bill Neuman - Bismark, ND - Mammals
Jeff Mourning - Littleton, CO - Fish/Reptiles
Igor Carogdin - Long Beach, CA - Birds

Award Winners

"Judges Choice Best of Show - Breakthrough Award" Clinton Hall - Bighorn
Wasco "Most Artistic Entry Award" Tim Brown - Bluegill
"Robert "Burley" Bennett Memorial Award of Excellence in Finish Work" Clinton Hall - Blacktail
Mounted In Alaska "Lifesize That Tells a Story" Joe Hitz - Rattlesnake
"Taxidermists' Choice Best of Show - Burley Bob Kick Ass Mount" Clinton Hall - Blacktail
"Best All-Around Taxidermist" Allen Burril - Blackbear, Oposum, Cutthroat Trout, Prairie Chicken (ave. score 90.5)
Van Dyke's "Most Original & Creative Award" Leon Mathews - Pintail
United Taxidermists Association "Artisan Award" Joe Hitz - Rattlesnake
"Highest Scoring Masters" Clinton Hall - Blacktail (96)
"Highest Scoring Open" Leo Gomez - Elk (92)
"Highest Scoring Novice" Laura McDonald - Raccoon (91)
"Highest Scoring Youth" Garret Hitz - Pheasant (90)
Research Mannikins "Best Gamehead" Clinton Hall - Blacktail (96)
McKenzie "Best Bird Award" Leon Mathews - Pintail
McKenzie "Best Lifesize" Clinton Hall - Bighorn
McKenzie "Best Whitetail" Allen Burril
McKenzie "Best Fish" Tim Brown - Bluegill
"People's Choice" Clinton Hall - Bighorn
Quality Skull Works "Spouses' Choice" Allen Burril - Oposum
"Collective Artist" Garret & Joe Hitz - Mule Deer
Al Holmes Supply "Best Habitat" Tim Brown - Civet
"Polytranspar Award" Allen Burril - Cutthroat Trout
Starfish "Best Replica Fish Award" Allen Burril - Cutthroat Trout
"Horizon Award - Mick Cox & Bill Martin Memorial" Andy Green
National Wild Turkey Federation "Best Bird" Leon Mathews - Pintail/ Mallard Cross
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation "Best Elk" Leo Gomez
Mule Deer Foundation "Best Mule Deer" David Ferguson
Ducks Unlimited "Best Waterfowl" Leon Mathews - Wood Duck
"Best Exotic" Dirk Bawden - Mountain Reedbuck
Gary Lewis Outdoors "Best Predator" Tim Brown - Civet
"Distinguished Service Award" Justin Hicks
"Challenge - Any Constrictor" No Entry
"Challenge - Blacktail" Tyler Jadin
"Challenge - Crow" Kiernan Hull
"Challenge - Panfish" No Entry

Picture gallery coming soon

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.


Check here for our newsletter with our President's message, upcoming event info, award postings, and other important information.


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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