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.

2019 Seminars:

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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