The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Most Artistic Taxidermists!

The WASCO Most Artistic Entry Award is presented to the most artistic piece in a taxidermy competition. The winner is chosen collectively by all of the judges from the entire competition. WASCO Award winners receive a polished acrylic award and a gift certificate from WASCO (Wildlife Artist Supply Company). The following taxidermists have been recognized by their peers for their innovation, skill, artistic talent and high quality. Clicking on entries highlighted in blue will display a photograph of the winning entry.

Scott Staton, Jacksonville, FLOld Squaws
February 6th, 2016 - Florida State Taxidermists Association

Troy Piotrowski, Amherst, WITurkey
February 15th, 2016 - National Wild Turkey Federation

John Lee, Hoboken, GABufflehead Drake
February 20th, 2016 - Georgia Taxidermist Association

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WIWood Duck
February 21st, 2016 - Wisconsin Taxidermists Association

Mickey Bowman, Lawton, OK – Brook Trout
February 27th, 2016 - Arkansas Taxidermy Association

Nate Miller, Merrifield, MN – Oldsquaw Drake
March 6th, 2016 - North Dakota Taxidermy Association

Chris Horne, Mount Joy, PAWild Boar
March 12th, 2016 - Virginia Taxidermists Association

Dale Robertson, Young, AZMountain Lion
March 12th, 2016 - Arizona Taxidermy Association

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WICrow
March 13th, 2016 - Illinois Taxidermist Association

Tim Gorenchan, Escanaba, MIBrown Trout
March 19th, 2016 - Michigan Taxidermist Association

Justin Jones, Dixon, CAWood Ducks
March 19th, 2016 - California Association of Taxidermists

Vince Spellane, Saltsburg, PAWhitetail Deer
March 19th, 2016 - Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association

Keith Goodrow, Fremont, INAntelope
March 20th, 2016 - Association of Indiana Taxidermists

Kip Love, Riverton, UTWarthog
March 20th, 2016 - Utah Taxidermists Association

Cory Foth, Peabody, KS – Bluegill
March 20th, 2016 - Kansas Association of Taxidermy

Tyler Erickson, Brookings, SDYellow Perch
March 20th, 2016 - South Dakota Taxidermist Association

Alain Veilleux, Bale-Comeau, Quebec – Brook Trout
March 20th, 2016 - Canadian Taxidermy Association

Ben Lenoble, Fremont, WI – Crappie
April 3rd, 2016 - Iowa Taxidermy Association

Ted Wyenberg, Combined Locks, WI – Wood Duck
April 10th, 2016 - Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Brian Noody, Garden City, NY – Fighting Impalas
April 9th, 2016 - United Taxidermists of New York

Allen Malaise, Cody, WYAlaskan Moose
April 11th, 2016 - Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WIBlack Ducks
April 16th, 2016 - Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Royal Robillard, Gatineau, QuebecChinook Salmon
April 17th, 2016 - Quebec Taxidermy Association

Timothy Gorenchan, Escanaba, MIBrown Trout
May 1st, 2016 - National Taxidermist Association

Jeff Mourning, Littleton, CO – Cutthroat Trout
May 1st, 2016 - New Mexico Taxidermy Association

Dale Manning, Missoula, MTBlue Grouse
May 1st, 2016 - Montana Taxidermists Association

Matt Tainter, Westby, WI – Pheasant
May 31st, 2016 - Nebraska State Taxidermist Association

Brian Brew, Springhill, TN Mergansers
June 4th, 2016 - Tennessee Taxidermists Association

Josh Gustad, New Castle, CO Bobcat
June 4th, 2016 - Colorado Taxidermists Association

Ryan Rhodes, Stockton Springs, MEBlack Duck
June 5th, 2016 - New England Association of Taxidermists

Korey Alleman, Breaux Bridge, LAGadwall
June 11th, 2016 - Oklahoma Taxidermists Association

David Ferguson, Harrisville, UTMule Deer
June 25th, 2016 - Oregon Taxidermy Association

Shane Smith, Bridgeport, AL – Peacock
June 26th, 2016 - Alabama Taxidermy Association

Eric Perry, Gold Hill, NC – Mallards
July 30th, 2016 - North Carolina Taxidermy Association

Jeremy Simon, Elkins, WVSnow Goose
August 5th, 2016 - Maryland Taxidermy Association

Cole Cruickshank, Cameron, MOBluegill
August 5th, 2016 - Missouri Taxidermy Association

Ryan Rhodes, Stockton Springs, MEBlack Duck
August 7th, 2016 - Maine Association of Taxidermists

Kurt Ainsworth, Independence, KY – Whitetail Deer
August 9th, 2016 - Kentucky Taxidermist Association

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