United Taxidermists of New York
The 2019 UTNY Competition & Convention will be held April 4th to April 7th
at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, NY.
The UTNY Board members are working very hard to bring everyone an outstanding event.
We plan to have top quality competition pieces, outstanding seminars, superior judges,
friendly & knowledgeable vendors, and a great awards banquet.
Call the Holiday Inn in Auburn, NY now to reserve a room and be right next to all the action!
Reserve your room at least two weeks in advance to get the $90/night UTNY rate.
Use the Block Code: UTN
Below you will find information about this years President's Challenge, Seminars, and Judges Bio's for the 2019 UTNY Competition & Convention.
The 2018 President's Challenge was a Raccoon. The 2019 President's Challenge is
Rick Streeter's raccoon was selected as the winner! a skin mount trout.
2019 Competition Judges:
Rick Carter - Whitetails
Rick Carter Started doing taxidermy in 1981 and began competing at the state level in 1989.
In 1992, Rick won two bronze medals at the World show. In 1993, he won his first of three
Taxidermist of the Year awards at the National convention as well as again in 1997 and 2003.
Rick has also won two Joseph Bruchac Memorial awards for the best Whitetail at the Nationals.
Rick worked for 20 years in the supply industry as a sculptor at Noonkester Supply and at WASCO.
He is currently doing manufacturing designer work for McKenzie Sports Products. He has judged
and given seminars at over 100 shows and written numerous articles for the trade magazines.
His "Deer Mounting A to Z" is hailed as the best taxidermy instructional video ever produced.
Kent Stryker - Mammals & Gameheads
Owner of World Class Animal Artistry - Artist, Taxidermist, Sculptor, Educator, and Recipient of over
150 State, National and World Show Awards. Kent constantly strives to improve not only his own
work but also those in the taxidermy industry looking to improve theirs.
Education through experience is the key to success!
Tim Perkins - Birds & Fish
Hello, I'm Tim Perkins. Most people call me Perk or Perky. My wife Edna and I live in a cabin
in the woods 12 miles outside of the little town of Bloomer in northern Wisconsin.
We live along with our two grouse dogs Brauny and Magnum and a Newfie named Echo.
We have a son and daughter in law who live about 12 miles away in Chippewa Falls.
I'm very honored to be judging the UTNY show this year and I am looking forward to meeting all of you.
I started dobbling in taxidermy when I got out of high school. A few years later I took some lessons
from a taxidermist here in Wisconsin. I joined the WTA about 1990 and started competing.
I went full time in 1994 and never looked back. I do all phases of taxidermy but a big part of my
workload is skin mount and reproduction Fish. I've been very fortunate to win many awards
including North American Champion. I also sculpt fish forms for Matuska Taxidermy Supply
in Iowa. In my free time, I chase ruffed grouse all over northern Wisconsin. I call it a hobby but my
wife calls it an obsession. I also enjoy duck and turkey hunting. Fishing is an addiction!
Walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout, salmon - I'm not fussy.
Again - I am honored to be your Bird and Fish Judge.
Bob Coughlin - Habitats, Youth, Commercial and Wildlife Art
Bob has been doing taxidermy for 45 years.
He was a member of both the New York Taxidermy Association
and the Empire Taxidermy Association. He played a role in the
unification of the two associations into the UTNY. He also created
the logo for the United Taxidermists of New York. Bob was one of
the first board members under President Dennis Mortenson.
Bob is a six time recipient of the Best All Around Taxidermist.
He has won awards in NY, CT, NJ, Canada, Nationals, and at the World show.
Bob has judged many State shows and most recently at the NJGSTA this past July.
He lives in Binghamton, NY with his wife Cindy. They have been married 29 years.
Tim Perkins - Carving a Competition Fish Body
Rick Carter - Comments After Whitetail Critiques
Kent Stryker- Business Seminar - Bring a Calculator!
Josh Saville - Waterfowl Mounting
Bob Coughlin - Mounting a Shoulder Mount Fallow Deer
John Bollmann - Creating Artificial Water Habitats
Scott Wilkinson - Whitetail Finishing Techniques
Don Miller & Mark Visneski - Reference Study and Tips
Rick Carter - All Day Whitetail Anatomy and Mounting Seminar (Thursday)
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