Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

2017 MTG "Mount-A-Thon"

August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
The Minnesota Taxidermy Guild is having their annual Mount-A-Thon. Once again we will having this at Adam Zwick's shop in Sauk Rapids, Mn. This is great weekend for levels as we put together varying sizes animals using different techniques. There will be bean bags, hunting stories and even archery shooting. Great fun will be had. (no registration is required)

Hotel & Banquet Information

Fur, Fins and Feather Taxidermy Studio
4997 25th Ave NE
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Event Schedule (Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20)

Friday, August 18

Events have not been defined yet

Saturday, August 19

Events have not been defined yet

Sunday, August 20

Events have not been defined yet


Seminars have not been defined yet


Judges have not been defined yet


Suppliers have not been defined yet

Competition Information

Categories & Divisions

MastersProfessionalNoviceJr NoviceCommercialOpen
Arts, Crafts and Antler reproduction
Fish Reproduction
Lg Mammal Gameheads
Lg Mammals
Lg Waterfowl
One Sided Fish
Pedistal Fish
Reproductions Misc
Sm Mammal Gamehead
Sm Mammals
Sm Waterfowl
Upland Birds
Whitetail Deer Head

Division Definitions

*Anyone who has won two Professional Best of Categories MUST move to the Masters division in that category.

Masters For the Advanced taxidermist. Highest level of excellence expected. This category is for the taxidermist who wishes to compete at the most technically correct, artistically oriented and creative level. A very technical critique will be given.
Professional For the Professional, commercial taxidermist. Mounts entered in this division should be technically correct, mechanically sound and exhibit the craftsmanship of a professional taxidermist. A very detailed critique will be given.
Novice For the beginning taxidermist. Entries in this division should be for those starting out or for someone venturing into a new category. The emphasis will be on learning and improvement. A very basic critique will be given.
Jr Novice For the beginning taxidermist (same as Novice) except this division is for 17 and under. A very BASIC critique will be given.
Commercial This division will generally be your "customer" mounts. Entries will be judged from 10ft and no touching or flashlights can be used from the Judge. A score and a few comments will be given on score sheet, no critiques will be given in this category. There is a $5.00 entry fee for this Division that you need to add to your Registration.
Open The category for the open division is the Collective Artist. The Open division is a combination of Jr. Novice, Novice, Professional, and Masters. Due to lack of participation this division will be judged according to what is entered.

Competition Rules

Rules have not been defined yet

Competition Awards

Registration Information

All pre-registation & entries must be postmarked by August 17, 2017 and must include full payment


Pre-Registration Timeframe

August 1, 2017 - August 17, 2017


Pre-Registration At Show
Yearly Membership (If not already a member) $40 / competitor $40 / competitor
Convention Registration $0 / competitor (Online)


$0 / competitor (Mail-In)
$0 / competitor
Masters (Regular) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Professional (Regular) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Novice (Regular) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Jr Novice (Regular) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Commercial (Specialty) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Open (Specialty) $0 / entry $0 / entry
Award Fees $0 / entry $0 / entry
Awards Banquet Ticket - Adult $0 / adult n/a
Awards Banquet Ticket - Children (4-12) $0 / child n/a

No banquet tickets available at the door - they must be pre-registered for. Children under 4 eat free.

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