Silver Willow Taxidermy

May 5, 2014

Sorry for missing last week, I had a good excuse. I left Tuesday morning for North Platte, Nebraska for the United Taxidermy Association Competition.

I made it as far as Broadus Montana the first day where I stayed with fellow taxidermist Paul Klar. I worked in his shop on Wednesday where I helped alter a form for him which took most of the day.

Then Thursday morn we hit the road again for the rest of the trip. We crossed through South Dakota then down into Nebraska. I took a waterbuck and my little beef calf for the competition and I competed in the Masters division. I got a third place ribbon on the waterbuck and a second place ribbon on the calf. It was good to meet up with some old friends again from different places in the U.S. and meet some new ones. I also loaded up on some supplies while I was there and checked out some new products on the market.

Now it is back to work this week, it will be bear rugs for the week and catching up on shop cleaning and organizing what I brought home. Here are some pics of the waterbuck that I took.