2017 Pennsylvania State Taxidermy & Wildlife Art Championships, Trade Show & Annual Convention

2017 PENNSYLVANIA STATE TAXIDERMY & WILDLIFE ART CHAMPIONSHIPS

~ Seven Springs, PA ~

 

PTA Best of Show – $1500 – Taxidermy – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

The Breakthrough Award – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

Taxidermy Today Woody Award – Ken Devivi – Fredericksburg, VA – Whitetail

WASCO Award – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Timber Rattlesnake

Competitors Best of Show Artisan Award – Sponsored by the UTA Jeff Crawford – St. Mary’s, PA – Grizzly

Taxidermist of the Year – Sponsored by the NTA – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

Taxidermy State Champions:

 

  • Whitetail – Ken Devivi – Fredericksburg, VA – Whitetail
  • Reptile (Skin) – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Timber Rattlesnake
  • Large Mammal – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear
  • Small Gamehead – Jeremiah Reddinger – Mayport, PA – Raccoon
  • Turkey – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA – Turkey
  • Bird – Dave Houser – Marysville, PA – Woodcock
  • Habitat – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear Habitat

 

Best of Show Wildlife Art (Ned Smith Memorial Award) – David Krupa – Nanty Glo, PA – Steelhead Trout

Wildlife Artist of the Year – David Krupa – Nanty Glo, PA – Steelhead Trout

Wildlife Art State Champions:

 

  • Flat Art – David Krupa – Nanty Glo, PA – Steelhead Trout
  • Photography – Jason Confer – Aaronsburg, PA – Yellow Swallowtail

 

Competitors $$$ Awards – Sponsored by:  McKenzie, Tohickon, Head Quarters, Wildlife Gallery, Hughes Forms, Research & PTA

Master Division:

 

  • First Place – $2000 – Jeremiah Reddinger – Mayport, PA
  • Second Place – $1000 – Brian Claar – East Freedom, PA
  • Third Place – $500 – (no entries/no winner)

 

Professional Division:

 

  • First Place – $1000 – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA
  • Second Place – $500 – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA
  • Third Place – $250 – Jason Martin – Mifflinburg, PA

 

Best All-Around Taxidermist – Sponsored by Tohickon Glass EyesJason Krause – Pine Grove, PA

Best Professional Entry – Sponsored by Tohickon Glass EyesJason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Striped Skunk

Best of Category – Professional Division Winners:

 

  • Whitetail – Jamie Cameron – Bolivar, PA – Whitetail
  • Small Gamehead – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Striped Skunk
  • Waterfowl – Austin Davis – York Springs, PA – Canvasback
  • Habitat – Chad Horst – Newmanstown, PA – Bufflehead Habitat

 

Best Amateur Entry – Sponsored by Research MannikinsLandon Martin – Lebanon, PA – Red Golden Pheasant

Best of Category – Amateur Division Winners:

 

  • Small Mammal – Suzette Mack – Seward, PA – Skunk
  • Bird – Landon Martin – Lebanon, PA – Red Golden Pheasant
  • Habitat – Tony Gorgone – Honeybrook, PA – Mallard Habitat

 

Rising Star Award – Best Jr. Amateur Entry – Sponsored by Head Quarters Joshua Zimmerman – East Earl, PA – Mink

Best of Category – Jr. Amateur Division Winners:

 

  • Whitetail – Morgan Lorenzo – Kane, PA – Whitetail
  • Small Mammal – Joshua Zimmerman – East Earl, PA – Mink
  • Fish (Repro) – Jens Jorgensen – Mercer, PA – Large Mouth Bass
  • Photography – Shane Zimmerman – Denver, PA – Rattlesnake

 

PTA Taxidermist Choice Award – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

People’s Choice Awards:

 

  • First Place – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear
  • Second Place – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA – Turkey
  • Third Place – Jamie Cameron – Bolivar, PA – Whitetail

 

Collective Artists Awards:

 

  • First Place – (Perry Klein Memorial Award) – Schaun & Suzette Mack – Seward, PA – Coyote

 

PA Game Commission Award – Ken Devivi – Fredericksburg, VA – Whitetail

PA Fish & Boat Commission Award – Jens Jorgensen – Mercer, PA – Large Mouth Bass

Jack Wilson Memorial Award – Dave Houser – Marysville, PA – Woodcock

Ducks Unlimited Award – Dave Houser – Marysville, PA – Black/Mallard Duck

National Wild Turkey Federation Award – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA – Turkey

Safari Club International Award – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

PA Trappers Association Award – Jeremiah Reddinger – Mayport, PA – Raccoon

Ruffed Grouse/American Woodcock Award – Dave Houser – Marysville, PA –  Woodcock

PGC Commissioner’s Award – Dave Houser – Marysville, PA – Woodcock

Best Bear Award Sponsored by Head Quarters –  Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear

Best Gamehead – Sponsored by Research MannikinsBrian Singer – Ligonier, PA – Black Bear

Best Skin Mounted Reptile/Amphibian Award – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Timber Rattlesnake

Best Wildlife Photograph – Shane Zimmerman – Denver, PA – Rattlesnake

Ozark Woods Brian Harness Memorial Award – Jason Krause – Pine Grove, PA – Striped Skunk

Van Dyke’s Most Original & Creative Award – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA – Turkey

Star Fish Award – Jens Jorgensen – Mercer, PA – Large Mouth Bass

Polytranspar Award – Brian Claar – East Freedom, PA – Crocodile

McKenzie Taxidermist Choice Awards:

 

  • Whitetail Deer – Jamie Cameron – Bolivar, PA – Whitetail
  • Life-size Mammal – Kent Stryker – New Alexandria, PA – Brown Bear
  • Bird – Kevin Yeager – Millersburg, PA – Eastern Turkey
  • Fish – John Peslis – New Cumberland, PA – Smallmouth Bass

 

Walnut Creek Hardwoods Choice Awards:

 

  • Master – Jodi Ricketts – Danville, OH – Pheasant

 

Pro-1 Performance Chemicals Award – Ken Devivi – Fredericksburg, VA – Whitetail

The “Mounted In Alaska” Award – Jamie Cameron – Bolivar, PA – Whitetail

President’s Challenge Cup – “Autumn’s Bounty” – Austin Brewer – Elizabeth, PA – Turkey

McKenzie Distinguished Service Award – Jessica Simmons – Slippery Rock, PA

Pre-Registered Winner – Jason Confer – Aaronsburg, PA

Past Shows