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The Oregon Association of Taxidermists 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.

Our goal is to promote a high standard in the art and science of taxidermy, encouraging the constructive and positive exchange of ideas and techniques amongst its members and guests to better the individual and the industry as a whole without loosing sight of having fun and treating people with respect and kindness. Creating an environment where anybody can ask anyone questions and feel comfortable doing so. The Oregon Association of Taxidermists is an association where you come to the show a stranger and you drive home knowing that you are now part of the family.

The 2014 Taxidermy Show and Competition has been scheduled for June 26-28. It will be held once again at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville. Click here for more info and schedule. The show will be open to the public June 27-28. The Challenge Categories for 2014 are: Reptile- Any Viper, Headmount- Mule deer, Bird- Crow, and Fish- Panfish group. Rules for Challenge Categories can be found on the SHOW INFO link to the right.

We had a great 2013 Show with 102 mounts and over 150 paid visitors. Thank you to Gary Senk and Troy Rose for their fair judging and helpful critiques. We also held elections (see membership page for relults). Check out the Latest Newsletter for more updates.

2013 Show - Prineville, OR

Award Winners

Gallery (140 pics)

2013 OAT Show and Competition "Notables"


Breakthrough Award
Best in Show
Clinton Hall

Wasco Award,
UTA Artisan Award
Joe Hitz

Van Dyke's Most
Original & Creative
Matt Dunbar

Best All-Around
Taxidermist
Allen Burril

McKenzie
Best Lifesize
Dirk Bawden

McKenzie
Best Fish
Allen Burril

McKenzie
Best Bird
Leon Mathews

Highest-Scoring Youth
Eathan Lott

Gary Lewis Outdoors
Best Predator
Dirk Bawden

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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.

NEWSLETTER

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

MEMBERSHIP

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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