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2018 ATA Show Information

Please scroll to bottom of page; you will find a pdf file named "2018 Show Schedule-updated", click to open. 
Announcement of the show, judges with a brief summary of what they have achieved, membership form and show registration form are attached. If you just want to join the ATA use the membership form, if your attending the show the membership line is the first line so you don't need to fill out both.
If your not a current member of an association you will be required to join the ATA, pay registration to attend the seminars and take advantage of the suppliers booths.
Proof of membership will be required! 

The ATA be holding it's annual convention & competition;
June 21-24, 2018 at the Embassy Suites, 300 Tallapoosa Street., Montgomery, AL 36104
Ask for ATA room rate of $109.00, this will include your breakfast buffet & cook to order omelets. 
A total of 65 rooms have been blocked off for the ATA, (15 for Thursday, 25 for Friday & 25 for Saturday) and must be reserved by Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
Here is a Hilton Link to make reservations on line:
Booking Link:

For those who do not use computers or smart phones, you can call the hotel direct at 
334-269-5055 and ask for the ATA group rate and the code is ERA.

Registration fee; $50 (before June 7th); $60 after
Membership fee; $50 for single; $70 for family
Entry fees: $20 for each mount; $20 for Competitor division; $20 for Best all Around)
Banquet tickets; $25 ea.

For more information please call: 
Josh Jackson @205-790-3449 or Dennis Hereford @ 256-665-5095
To verify registration call Tonya O'Tinger @256-608-0594

Parking for the show;
Parking will be complimentary in the City of Montgomery Intermodal Parking Deck 
located behind the hotel at 495 Moulton Street.
  Complimentary parking begins Friday evening at 5 pm through Sunday evening at 5 pm  
People who arrive prior to that but do not use their car will not be charged. 
 For the guests who arrive on Thursday, the fee is nominal and if they 
bring me their parking ticket, I will stamp it.  
Upon check-in each guest needs to tell the Front Desk agent that they are parking
 in the City of Montgomery Parking Deck so as not to be charged for the Hotel Lot.


Birds & Fish: Mike Orthober, Egg Harbor, WI

WT Deer, Game heads & Mammals: Clint Rickey, Dodgeville, WI


Custom Barnwood

Ray Murphy's - Original Attachment System 

Revenal Freeze Dry

Ben Mears

Fosters Taxidermy Supply

Jim Allred Taxidermy Supply

McKenzie Taxidermy Supply

Ohio Taxidermy Supply (OTS)

Robert Snow - Driftwood 

Seminars to look forward to:

Mike Orthober, Mounting an Upland Game Bird

Clint Rickey, Finishing techniques on a WT Deer with lacquer paint

Austin Poe, Mounting an African Gamehead

Shane Smith, will mount a turkey using his new forms, it will be a two part seminar, Friday night and then Saturday morning.

Ben Mears, will show us how to paint a WT Deer using oil paints

Phil Helms, Rock building

Zack Lightsey, Mounting a Flying Goose

Dennis Hereford, Habitat Construction

Toby Lightsey, Painting a Freeze Dried Turkey Head 

If you are considering attending the show in June 2018, please be aware that the ATA has a reciprocal agreement with surrounding states allowing you to present proof of membership from your association and the ATA will not charge you a membership fee to attend, you still have to pay registration & entry fees.

The agreement is attached below as well as the brochure with current information regarding the show next June.

Subpages (1): Reciprocal Agreement
Alabama Taxidermist Association,
Mar 21, 2018, 8:00 PM
Alabama Taxidermist Association,
Mar 21, 2018, 8:01 PM