The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 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.

Brian Claar, East Freedom, PA – False Albacore Repro
September 10th, 2017 - Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association Mini-Competition

Doug Marshall, Blenheim in the South Island of New ZealandRingneck Parakeets
October 1st, 2017- New Zealand Taxidermy Association

John Lee, GA – Rainbow Trout
February 10th, 2018 - Florida Taxidermy Association

Benuel Lapp, Narvon, PA – Elk
February 11th, 2018 - Great American Outdoor Show

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WI – Australian Magpie
February 25th, 2018 - Wisconsin Taxidermists Association, Inc.

Wade Edie, Hot Springs, ARRuddy Duck
March 3rd, 2018 - Arkansas Taxidermy Association

Brett Miller, Fayetteville, GA – Atlantic Common Eider
March 3rd, 2018 - Georgia Taxidermy Association

Bill Neuman, Bismarck, NDIbex
March 4th, 2018 - North Dakota Taxidermists Association

Jeff Crawford , St. Mary’s , PABeaver
March 10th, 2018 - Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association

Mackenzie Babcock, Missoula, MTCross Fox
March 11th, 2018 - Montana Taxidermist Association

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WIWoodduck
March 17th, 2018 - South Dakota Taxidermy Association

Tim Cooley, LaSalle, CO – Green Winged Teal
March 18th, 2018 - Utah Taxidermists Association

Phillip Wilson, Freesoil, MI – Lynx
March 18th, 2018 - Michigan Taxidermist Association

Rick Staroski, St. Charles, MOMink
March 24th, 2018 - Illinois Taxidermist Association

Page Nethercutt, New Bern, NC – Black Grouse
March 24th, 2018 - Virginia Taxidermists Association

Peter Johnson, Ely, MN – Rainbow Trout
March 25th, 2018 - Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Robert Mead, Yuma, AZ – Howling Coyote
March 25th, 2018 - Arizona Taxidermy & Artist Association

Wes Becker, Mount Hope, KS – Pintail
March 26th, 2018 - Kansas Association of Taxidermists

Mike Giger, ILBobcat
April 6th, 2018 - Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Sean McKinney, Woodland, CA – Blacktail
April 6th, 2018 - California Taxidermist Association

Ryan Cook, South Weber, UTSika and Sambar Deer
April 7th, 2018 - Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Josh Saville, NY – Black Bellied Whistlers
April 8th, 2018 - United Taxidermists of New York

Alain Veilleux, Baie-Comeau, QuebecArctic Char Trio
April 15th, 2018 - Quebec Taxidermy Association

Jeff Mourning, Littleton, CO – Sockeye Salmon
April 22nd, 2018 - New Mexico Taxidermy Association

Blake Reiminger, Cape Girardeau, MO – Two Woodducks
May 20th, 2018 - Nebraska State Taxidermist Association

Darin Gardner, Kaysville, UT – Tundra Swan
May 20th, 2018 - Colorado Taxidermist Association

Tallon Beal, Roy, UTBrook Trout
June 1st, 2018 - Idaho Taxidermists Association

Jeremy Miracle, Clarksville, TN – Bearded Hen
June 2nd, 2018 - Tennessee Taxidermists Association

Brian Noody, Garden City, NY – Blue Bill Duck
June 3rd, 2018 - New England Association of Taxidermists

Casey Watterson, Mount Gilead, OH – Blesbok
June 17th, 2018 - Indiana Taxidermist Association

James Newport, OK – Whitetail
June 9th, 2018 - Oklahoma Taxidermists Association

Dirk Bawden, Erda , UT – Brushtail Possum
June 23rd, 2018 - Oregon Association of Taxidermists

Brandon Tucker, Goldsboro, NC – Gar
June 23rd, 2018 - South Carolina Association of Taxidermists

Hunter Evans, Kingstree, SC – Ring Necked Duck Drake
June 24th, 2018 - Alabama Taxidermy Association

Ken Howard, Granbury, TX – Green Winged Teal
June 24th, 2018 - Texas Taxidermy Association

Ron Blinsky, Lowellville, OH – Whitetail
July 1st, 2018 - Maryland Taxidermy Association

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