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2024 Wyoming Taxidermy Show

April 18-20, 2024

The Hangar Bar & Grill – Bar Nunn, WY

1410 Prairie Ln., Bar Nunn, WY 82601

We are excited to announce the 2024 Wyoming Taxidermy Show at the Hangar Bar & Grill in Bar Nunn. Please join us for skillful displays and informative seminars from Wyoming's Best Taxidermists. 

$25 Discount on Registration for Lifetime Members. Contact Susan at 307-360-7337 for coupon code!


New Awards Added!

Pro1 Masters & Professional

Champions Choice

Mounted In Alaska

Belt Buckles for All Best-Of Categories, Masters & Professional!



Best Western Plus Casper Inn & Suites

651 Granite Peak Dr. Casper, WY - 307-472-1120

Must reserve room by April 3, 2024

Single King Available Only, Rooms in Casper Limited!

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Casper

400 W. F St. Casper, WY - 307-265-1200

Must reserve room by March 27, 2024

Mention "Wyoming Taxidermy Show" for special rate of $115/night

KOA Bar Nunn, WY

1101 Prairie Ln. Bar Nunn, WY - 307-577-1664

Mention "Wyoming Taxidermy Show"

2024 Vendors

Image by Sleepy Cat

Event Schedule

1410 Prairie Ln. Bar Nunn, WY

April 18th, 19th & 20th, 2024

Please bring a donation! It would be appreciated.

Thursday, April 18

8:00 - 10:00 amSetup, Volunteers Needed

10:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration Setup

5:00 pmDisplay Area will close to judging. Only authorized personnel admitted. No exceptions.

Late arrivals please call.

5:30 pm - ? – Social Time: Vote Taxidermist Choice, hors d'oeuvres, raffles, bring a game, visit. Food and Bar available at the Hangar Restaurant. Thank you to those who donated to the social time!

Make sure you vote for Taxidermist Choice by 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 19

8:00 - 10:00 am – Business Meeting President and Secretary up for Election. Attend meeting for chance to win a gun donated by Bear N Wood (Jeremy Lucas). Must be present to win. Discuss next year's show location.

10:30 am - 12:00 pmReynolds Smooth On Products (Casting)

12:00 - 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 pm – Jim Kimball – Round table discussion on the mechanics of bird taxidermy from A to Z. With an emphasis on reading reference when posing your mounts. This seminar is geared for the beginner, in business and in the competition world. Start putting your questions together!

3:00 - 3:45 pm – Cowboy State Wood Products (Brad Otto) – Rocks. How to put together with a natural seam. Using their rock panels.

4:00 - 5:00 pm – Rocky Mountain Materials – How to use Pastels!


6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour, Cash Bar

7:15 pm – Banquet and Awards, Silent Auction. After Awards we will move to show area to see Ribbons and Scores.

Saturday, April 20

8:00 am - 3:15 pm – Open to the Public

8:00 am – Critiques – Find Your Judge!

8:00 - 9:15 am – Brenda Duvall – "What the hell is the judge looking at?!" She will show you and discuss what all takes place behind the closed doors of the competition room. How scores are derived and what things are considered for certain awards. Hopefully this will help most to have a more pleasant competing experience!

9:00 - 11:30 am – Scott Humble – Mounting a fish. If time permits, mounting a small mammal also.

11:30 am - 3:30 pm – Tom Wieckum – Dear Ear Butts. Please bring a stand, mannequin that is ready to mount, horns attached, ear liners, clays and tools you prefer to use. You may sit in on this seminar if you do not bring supplies to participate.

3:30 pm – Tear Down, Volunteers Needed to Tear Down and to Load Trailer.


2024 Judges

Brenda Duvall & Jim Kimble

Brenda DuVall and Jim Kimball here. We have decided to do something different and write our bio’s as one. The two of us have very similar begins with taxidermy. I was introduced to it by a High School Biology teacher and Brenda by a friend at the same time, some 35 plus years ago.


At present time we work together in our full time studio located in Medford, Wisconsin. Taxidermy is pretty much a seven day a week job that we both love. 


We both have the same belief with taxidermy, that in order to have consistent results with the final product you most first have an understanding of anatomy and movement in the particular bird or mammal you are working on. This will only happen if you take the time to educate yourselves thru reference books, watching live animals in their natural habitat, and most importantly from competing and learning from others. So whether you’re a Beginner or a Master you should be competing to learn, not win.


Brenda has taken to heart the meaning of giving back to the industry.  She maintained a board seat for 8 years and then served as the vice president of the Wisconsin Taxidermy Assoc. She served on the NTA board of directors for two consecutive terms, 6 years.  She then went on to serving on the UTA Board of directors for many years, serving as secretary, then vice-chairman then 3 years as the Chairman of the UTA.

Collectively as competitors we have been blessed to win many major awards. Between the two of us we have Four Best of Shows, Four WASCO’s, numerous Best of Category's, Carl Ackley Award, NTA National and North American Championships, World Show 1st. Place Competitor Award, 3rd in the World Waterfowl, Breakthrough Award, and the list goes on.


Taxidermy has also taken us places we never thought were possible. We have worked on animals and props for 5 major movies and numerous commercials.  We spent 2 months in Africa setting up a tannery and taxidermy studio for a private company. We have traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada to judge and teach, and learned so much in return.


Our involvement in the competition part of this industry has provided us with many memorable moments. Not only has competing improved our techniques, it has also brought many cherished friendships into our lives.


We look forward to being part of your convention and wish all of you safe travels to the event.

Scott Humble

My fascination with the art of taxidermy began as a teenager and I entered my first taxidermy competition in Utah in 1983. It was a very intimidating experience as a 16 year old competing with

seasoned professionals. Taxidermy conventions and competitions were a new thing to most all of us then. Those memories of the first competitions I attended still inspire me today.


I have been fortunate to meet many talented and inspiring taxidermy artists from my association with state and national taxidermy organizations. Taxidermy conventions and competitions are a fantastic way to learn from and inspire each other to improve our taxidermy skills. I enjoy sharing what I have

learned with other artists.


I like a challenge and believe that intense study and understanding of your subject is the surest way for an artist to accurately portray the wildlife and natural creations we love so much.

I am an All-Around Taxidermist and enjoy all aspects of taxidermy. I have been an active competitor for over 40 years and have had some success competing at State, Regional, National, and World competitions. I am a North American and World champion. At state competitions I have received Judges Choice Best of Show Awards with reptiles, fish, birds, life size mammals and game heads.


In my professional life I am a Mechanical Engineer and work for a company that manufacturers industrial control valves. Most of my evenings, weekends, and vacation days are spent doing taxidermy.


Our family has a small farm where we keep game birds, waterfowl, exotic pheasants and a small herd of fallow deer. I am blessed to have a supportive wife, Jenny, who encourages me to do what I love to do and enjoys wildlife and the outdoors as much as I do.

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