Big News!

The Oregon Taxidermy Association is hosting a rendezvous on Saturday, July 30 featuring a “Be in Control” seminar from Bill Lancaster. He will discuss techniques and procedures to save you time and money.

The event will be at Curran’s Custom Taxidermy in Springfield. We will also be addressing our leadership situation and planning the return of our show and competition for 2023. You are welcome to bring one finished shoulder mount to be critiqued by Bill Lancaster.

Please help us rebuild our association by sharing the event. We need all interested people to attend and contribute to the discussion. All taxidermists are welcome including novice taxidermists looking for a great opportunity to learn. Membership is required and can be paid at the event ($80). More details to come soon.

Curran’s Custom Taxidermy address is:
39861 McKenzie Highway, Springfield, Oregon

Please send a message to if you plan on attending so we can get an accurate headcount.

10:00a - meet and greet
10:30a - start seminar
12:30p - lunch (provided) and planning meeting
1:30p - resume seminar
2:30p - question/answer
3:30p - mount critiquing (time allowing)
5:00p - cleanup

Seminar sessions details:

Bill Lancaster of Idaho is a legendary sculptor with a long taxidermy career. He has developed many popular forms, parts, and accessories for the taxidermy supply industry. In this seminar you will learn:Forms and skin from the inside-out detailing the specifics of skeleture, musculature, and skin

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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