Taxidermy Show


Upcoming Events by South Dakota Taxidermist Association

Reasons Why You Should Join SDTA

We offer learning and development opportunities. Specifically, we provide our members a chance to:

  • Attend hands-on seminars.
  • Get critiqued by judges to improve the quality of work, which will then bring in more business to your shop.
  • Have a one-on-one talk with world-class taxidermists.
  • Join seminars that will improve your quality and knowledge.
  • Learn new and better techniques from judges and fellow taxidermists.
  • Make lasting memories and friends.
  • Participate in all informative seminars for the whole weekend for a low cost. This is because our membership fee is more reasonable compared to that of other states.
  • See the new and improved materials available.
  • Share business-related concerns, and get tips from other taxidermists using real-life examples.
  • Show off your work, and see how it is compared to other taxidermists.
  • Win awards that will boost your business and self-esteem.

Our Events

  • 2020 Competition and Convention

    March 19-22, 2020
    1901 9th Ave SW
    Watertown Event Center, Watertown, SD

  • Open to the Public

    Saturday, March 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Display Room Is Located in Glacial Lakes Ballroom
    $5 Entry Fee

  • Deadline for Pre-Registration is on March 1.

  • Avian Challenge – Any Species of Goose

  • A cash prize worth $100 will be awarded to a lucky person for the following categories:

  • Combined Artist
  • Species Challenge
  • Four or More Entries


  • Todd Kranau

    Gamehead and Mammals

  • Brett Wingfield


  • Tyler Hoffman


  • TBA


Event Sponsors

Our team would like to thank the following for their donations and support for South Dakota Taxidermist Association this 2019.

  • Breakthrough Magazine
  • Burns Taxidermy - Lance Johnson
  • Certified Testing Services, Inc
  • Coteau Hills Elk Hunts
  • Derick Wenck - Digger’s Taxidermy
  • Glacial Lakes Outdoors
  • H&H Fur Dressing
  • Matuska Taxidermy Supply
  • MCC Crooked Creek Ranch
  • McKenzie Taxidermy Supply
  • Nothin’ But Feathers - John Willer
  • NWTF - Glacial Lakes Region
  • Pro-1 Performance Chemicals
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - South Dakota Chapter
  • Safari Club International - Sioux Falls Chapter
  • Shane Augeson - Wallhangers Taxidermy Studio
  • South Dakota Taxidermist Association
  • Taxidermy Today Magazine
  • The Wildlife Gallery
  • Tom & Dori Hansen
  • United Taxidermy Association
  • Van Dyke’s Taxidermy Supply
  • Wasco
  • Wes Koehler - Koehler Taxidermy
  • Whitetails Unlimited - Glacial Lakes Chapter
  • World Class Reptiles