SOUTH DAKOTA
TAXIDERMIST ASSOCIATION

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.

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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!

 

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Plan to Attend


2015 Competition and Convention
March 20-22, 2015
Watertown Event Center, Watertown, SD

Species Challenge - Crappie



2014 SDTA Gun Calendar WINNERS

All winners should receive a letter from the SDTA (at the beginning of the month you won) on how to claim your prize. 
If you do not receive your letter, please call Glenda at 605-460-2133.

Day   Month  Cost Gun    Ticket #   Winner
    APRIL          
1 Remington 700 BDL 30-06  $        783.00 688 Ron Stoppleworth
3 Savage 93R17 BTVSS 17 HMR  $        373.00 1196 Andy Thompson
8 Browning BPS Hunter 12 gauge  $        519.00 1454 Scott Kluver
10 Remington 870 Express 12 gauge  $        295.00 321 Bill Menne
15 Savage Axis .270 Win w/scope  $        320.00 494 Caleb Geffre
17 Henry H001 .22 LR  $        267.00 1573 Paul Fiedler
22 Mossberg Super Bantam 500 20 gauge Combo  $        370.00 320 Jason Stahl
24 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 664 Danielle Monteith
29 Ruger American .270  $        342.00 1210 Chad Noeldner
    MAY          
1 Tikka T3 Lite Syn 22-250 Rem  $        515.00 1210 Chad Noeldner
6 Henry Goldenboy .22 LR  $        400.00 1625 Larry Gusso
8 H&R Pardner Pump 12 gauge  $        215.00 310 Dereck Heitman
13 Thompson Center Triumph Blued 50 cal.  $        390.00 1529 Jason Steen
15 Savage 93R17 BTVSS 17 HMR  $        373.00 1591 Ronald Augeson
20 Browning BPS Hunter 12 gauge  $        519.00 1204 Greg O'Dea
22 Henry H001 .22 LR  $        267.00 907 Gene Van Eckhout
27 Remington 700 BDL 7mm Rem Mag  $        783.00 459 Lynn Perry
29 Savage Axis.30-06  $        320.00 441 Jeremy Nygaard
    JUNE          
3 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 914 Jackie Lien
5 Savage Axis 22-250 Rem w/scope  $        320.00 1292 Doug Yexley
10 Winchester SXP 12 gauge  $        305.00 251 Mike Coyle
12 Remington 870 Express 20 gauge  $        295.00 304 Brent Richter
17 Browning BPS Hunter 12 gauge  $        519.00 1042 Randy Lukes
19 Mossberg Super Bantam 500 20 gauge Combo  $        370.00 992 Randy Gerdon
24 Savage 93R17 BTVSS 17 HMR  $        373.00 963 Jennifer Lugert
26 Henry H001 .22 LR  $        267.00 963 Jennifer Lugert
    JULY          
1 Ruger American .270 Win  $        342.00 1474 Melanie Jacobs
3 H&R Pardner Pump 12 gauge  $        215.00 40 Jon Madsen
8 Savage 93R17 BTVSS 17 HMR  $        373.00 1555 Lonny Tostenson
10 Browning BPS Hunter 20 gauge  $        519.00 1014 Geoff Lien
15 Remington 870 Express 20 gauge  $        295.00 412 Joe Sapon
17 Henry Goldenboy .22 LR  $        400.00 1374 Mike Gray
22 Tikka T3 Lite Syn 300 Win Mag  $        515.00 854 Jim Dylla
24 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 1241 Justin Pietz
29 Savage Axis 22-250 Rem w/scope  $        320.00 1424 John Sapp
31 Remington 870 Express 12 gauge  $        295.00 1404 Alan Porter
    AUGUST          
5 Savage Axis 308 Win w/scope  $        320.00 143 Don Patton
7 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 1399 Randy Bitterman
12 Browning BPS Hunter 20 gauge  $        519.00 462 Matt Palmlund
14 Mossberg Super Bantam 500 20 gauge Combo  $        370.00 1313 Jason Moe
19 Thompson Center Triumph Blued 50 cal.  $        390.00 10936 Matthew Ewoldt
21 Ruger American 30-06  $        342.00 1121 Kelly Andrews
26 Savage 93R17 BTVSS 17 HMR  $        373.00 333 Dan Staeffler
28 Henry Goldenboy .22 LR  $        400.00 1408 Craig Yoder
    SEPTEMBER          
2 H&R Pardner Pump 12 gauge  $        215.00 529 Jack McGinn
4 Winchester SXP 12 gauge  $        305.00 1166 Brad Wyum
9 Savage Axis. 243 Win w/scope  $        320.00 980 Kermit Anderson
11 Browning BPS Hunter 20 gauge  $        519.00 379 Jasper Bloom
16 Savage Axis .223 Rem w/scope  $        320.00 1538 Paul Buchholz
18 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 1515 Jason Fischer
23 Remington 700 BDL .243 Win  $        783.00 1512 Sarah Lindley
25 Henry Goldenboy .22 LR  $        400.00 452 Tracy Egglester
30 Tikka T3 Lite Syn .243 Win  $        515.00 98 Dale Houser
    OCTOBER          
2 Remington 870 Express 12 gauge  $        295.00 232 Terry Fauth
7 Savage 93R17 Blk/Syn .17 HMR  $        215.00 524 Lynn Spring
9 Ruger 10/22 RB .22 LR  $        195.00 915 Scott Bentten
14 Tikka T3 Lite Syn .270 Win  $        515.00 1015 Kasey Lien
16 Mossberg Super Bantam 500 20 gauge Combo  $        370.00 115 Ronn McDaniel
21 Ruger American 30-06  $        342.00 747 Jeremy Shepherd
23 Savage Axis .223 Rem w/scope  $        320.00 331 Casey Higins
28 Henry H001 .22 LR  $        267.00 1144 Sean Simpson
30 Remington 700 BDL 7mm Rem Mag  $        783.00 1110 David Mallett
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