2019 Grand National Taxidermy Contest Results

Gobblers strut, big chests and beards puff out, attracting attention. Spring hens nest hidden in shadow-casting edge cover. Predators attack the wild turkeys we love, engaged in dramatic duels. Walk through the Grand National Wild Turkey and White-Tailed Deer Taxidermy Competition display at the NWTF's annual Convention and Sport Show, and you'll experience unrivaled artistic renditions, crafty design elements and supreme efforts to re-create moments from times afield like you've never seen before. After all, wildlife taxidermy aims at putting a memory on the wall you can return to whenever you want, just by looking up there. – Steve Hickoff, "Mounting Talent," Turkey Country

Congratulations to the following winners.

Wildlife Artist Supply Company (WASCO) Award

Most Artistic Entry: Mike Mizell

Wild Turkey Master of Masters Division

Winner: John Beard

Wild Turkey Masters Division

Best of Show:  Mike Mizelle
Best Strutting:  Mike Mizelle
Best Standing:  Butch Irwin 

Wild Turkey Professional Division

Best of Show:  Terry Hale
Best Strutting:  Hunter Evans
Best Standing:  Terry Hale

Wild Turkey Commercial Division

1st Place: Jeremy Harrison
2nd Place: Victor Hall

Wild Turkey Youth and Amateur Division

Amateur: Anthony Holt

White-tailed Deer Master of Masters Division

Winner: Dave Hyer

Masters Division

Best of Show: Taylor Harrison
Best Open Mouth Deer: Taylor Harrison
Best Closed Mouth Deer: Jason lamb

White-tailed Deer Professional Division

Best of Show: David Cottrell
Best Open Mouth Deer: Jonathon Wyatt
Best Closed Mouth Deer: David Cottrell

White-tailed Deer Commercial Division

First Place: Jeremy Harrison
Second Place: Jonathan Wyatt

White-tailed Deer Amateur and Youth Division

Amateur: Jake Billions
Youth (17 and under): Lane Elliott

For more information about the 2020 Taxidermy Contest, please contact Josh Webb (jwebb@nwtf.net)