2018 Arizona Taxidermy Association Convention

Registration is now open! Click Here

In conjunction with ISE March 22-25
Mammal Challenge - Lifesize Coyote
Bird Challenge - Standing Widgeon
Fish Challenge - Closed Mouth Large Mouth Bass

--Several New Awards This Year--

SCI Best African Mount Award and SCI Best Exotic Mount Award
Second2Nature Competition Award - $100 Second2Nature gift certificate (must use a Second2Nature manikin)
Top Knot Award - Best bird mount (judged by TKO). The award is a custom Carhartt Jacket.

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.