46th Annual NTA Convention

NTA Convention

It’s official, the 46th Annual National Taxidermist Association Convention & Competition will be held July 12th through the 15th at the Davis Conference Center in Layton UT, and we are thrilled they are coming out west! You have less than a year to plan. The judges are Dwayne Dewey for gameheads, Phil Soucy for lifesize mammals, Clark Schreibeis for fish and reptiles, Tony Finazzo for birds, and a secret judge you have to be at the show to see.

Welcome to the Arizona Taxidermy Association website.
Thank you for seeking more information regarding the ATA. If you have not already, 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.


The Arizona Taxidermy Association (ATA) is a volunteer based nonprofit organization. Our main goal and objective is to promote the highest standards in the Fine Art and Science of Taxidermy and to strive to produce high quality work. The ATA seeks to foster a good understanding to general public about the field of taxidermy. The ATA aspires to create a better understanding between taxidermists and related industries. The ATA encourages the constructive and positive exchange of ideas and techniques among its members and guests to better the individual and the industry. We aim to foster an environment where anyone can ask a question of the members and feel confident that that other members will try to help you get the correct answer. If you are a Master Taxidermist, an amateur taxidermist, a beginner or a hobbyist you should become a part of the ATA. You will make lifelong friendships and gain a whole new respect for high quality taxidermy work.