As a taxidermist you owe it to yourself, your business and your clients
to become a member of this great educational organization.

Our Mission
The South Dakota Taxidermist Association (SDTA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancing and promotion of better taxidermy
while uniting taxidermists in fellowship, learning and staying abreast of latest innovations, techniques and laws governing our industry.
Our proceeds go towards maintaining our annual convention/competition.

Welcome to the South Dakota Taxidermist Association website.
We are glad you are seeking more information regarding the SDTA.
If you are not already a member, we invite you to become a member.
If you are a beginner, hobbyist, part-time or full time taxidermist, you will be amazed
at how much you can learn from other members, seminars and the convention/competition.

Top Reasons To Join the SDTA If You Haven’t Already!!
  • A way to improve the quality of work by getting critiqued from the judges. Thus bringing in more business to your shop.
  • Learn new and better techniques on how to do things from judges and fellow taxidermists.
  • Get to see the new and improved materials that are available.
  • Hands on seminars.
  • Talk one-on-one with world class taxidermists.
  • Share business related concerns and get tips from other taxidermist using real life examples.
  • Attend all the informative seminars for the whole weekend for such a low cost (SDTA membership fees are very reasonable compared to other states). Seminars will improve your quality of mounts and knowledge. There is lots to learn!
  • A chance to show off your work and see how it compares to other taxidermist.
  • Win awards that can boost your business and self esteem.
  • Make lasting memories and friends throughout the weekend. The SDTA is a relaxed bunch that likes to have fun!

Plan to Attend

2016 Competition and Convention
March 18-20, 2016
Watertown Event Center, Watertown, SD

Species Challenge - Bobcat

Judges are:
Doug Roffers - Lifesize and Gameheads
Jeff Mourning - Fish
Brian Olson - Whitetails
Bret Kirk - Upland Birds

FREE Membership to New Members
$100 Cash Prize to winners of Combined Artist and Species Challenge
Chance for $100 Cash Prize to anyone bringing 4 or more entries

2016 SDTA Gun Calendars are NOW Available.
*  $40 ea, (plus $2.00 ea for shipping and handling)
*  2 Guns Given Away Per Week
*  1650 Total Calendars Sold
*  Name is in for Every Drawing
*Guns to be claimed at ANY Scheels
*  Make Great Gifts for Everyone!!

Contact your local taxidermist (SDTA member) or call Glenda McNutt at 605-460-2133 to order your new 2016 gun calendars.


Date Gun Retail Price
5th Ruger SR22 $320.00
7th Stoeger M3000 12g $450.00
12th Ruger American 30-06 $350.00
14th Tikka T3 lite 300 win mag $515.00
19th Browning Xbolt 270 win $665.00
21st Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
26th Ruger American 270 win $350.00
28th DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
2nd Stoeger M3000 12g $450.00
4th Henry H001 .22lr $275.00
9th Tikka T3 lite 243 $515.00
11th Stoeger Condor O/U 12g $370.00
16th Ruger American 243 $350.00
18th Ruger SR22 $320.00
23rd Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
25th Savage Axis II 25-06 w/scope $360.00
5th Henry H001 .22lr $275.00
7th Savage 93R17 BLK .17HMR $205.00
12th Tikka T3 Lite 22-250 $515.00
14th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
19th Browning Xbolt 30-06 $665.00
21st Ruger SR22 $320.00
26th Savage Axis II 243 w/scope $360.00
28th Tikka T3 Lite 30-06 $515.00
5th Browning Xbolt 270 win $665.00
7th Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
12th Franchi Affinity 12g $625.00
14th Stoeger Condor O/U 12g $370.00
19th Savage Axis II 270 w/scope $360.00
21st Henry H001 .22lr $275.00
26th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
28th Ruger SR22 $320.00
3rd Tikka T3 lite 270 $515.00
5th Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
10th Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
12th DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
17th Ruger SR22 $320.00
19th Franchi Affinity 12g $625.00
24th Henry H001 .22lr $275.00
26th Browning Xbolt 270 win $665.00
31st Savage Axis II 30-06 w/scope $360.00
2nd Ruger 10/22 .22LR $220.00
7th Savage Axis II 223 w/scope $360.00
9th Stoeger M3000 12g $450.00
14th Stoeger Condor O/U 20g $370.00
16th Franchi Affinity 12g $625.00
21st DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
23rd Ruger SR22 $320.00
28th Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
30th Henry H001 .22lr $275.00
5th Ruger American 270 win $350.00
8th Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
12th Ruger SR22 $320.00
15th Franchi Affinity 20g $625.00
19th Stoeger Condor O/U 20g $370.00
22nd Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
26th Tikka T3 Lite 223 $515.00
29th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
2nd Savage Axis II 30-06 w/scope $360.00
4th Ruger SR22 $320.00
9th Franchi Affinity 20g $625.00
11th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
16th DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
18th Ruger American 243 $350.00
23rd Savage 93R17 BLK .17HMR $205.00
25th Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
30th Stoeger M3000 12g $450.00
1st Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
6th Ruger SR22 $320.00
8th Savage Axis II 25-06 w/scope $360.00
13th Franchi Affinity 12g $625.00
15th Savage Axis II 270 w/scope $360.00
20th Ruger 10/22 .22LR $220.00
22nd Browning Xbolt 30-06 $665.00
27th Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
29th Tikka T3 lite 300 win mag $515.00
4th Stoeger Condor O/U 12g $370.00
6th Savage 93R17 BLK .17HMR $205.00
11th Tikka T3 lite 270 $515.00
13th Ruger 10/22 .22LR $220.00
18th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
20th Ruger American 30-06 $350.00
25th Ruger SR22 $320.00
27th DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
1st Henry Goldenboy .22lr $415.00
3rd Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
8th Tikka T3 Lite 22-250 $515.00
10th Ruger 10/22 .22LR $220.00
15th Savage Axis II 30-06 w/scope $360.00
17th Stoeger Condor O/U 20g $370.00
22nd DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
24th Savage 93R17 BLK .17HMR $205.00
29th Ruger SR22 $320.00
1st Stoeger Condor O/U 12g $370.00
6th Tikka T3 Lite 308 $515.00
8th Savage 93R17 BLK .17HMR $205.00
13th Browning Xbolt 270 win $665.00
15th Benelli Nova 12g $350.00
20th DPMS Oracle 223 $500.00
22nd Ruger 10/22 .22LR $220.00
27th Ruger SR22 $320.00
29th Savage BMAG 17WSM $290.00
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