The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 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.

Lester Weaver, Lebanon, PA – Gray Fox
February 2nd, 2019 - PA Great American Outdoor Show

Mike Mizelle, Saint Cloud, FL – Turkey
February 9th, 2019 - Florida Taxidermy Association

Mike Mizelle, Saint Cloud, FL Smoke Phase Turkey
February 16th, 2019 - National Wild Turkey Federation

Tim Gorenchan, Escanaba, MI – Muskie
February 23rd, 2019 - Wisconsin Taxidermists Association

Wade Edie, Malvern, AK – Mallard
March 2nd, 2019 - Arkansas Taxidermy Association

Brandon Tucker, Goldsboro, NC – Gar
March 2nd, 2019 - Georgia Taxidermy Association

Steve Silseth, Minot, ND – Walleye
March 2nd, 2019 - North Dakota Taxidermists Association

Seth Lane, Kennewick, WA Harlequin Duck
March 9th, 2019 - California Association of Taxidermists

Frank Kotula, Wilkesbarre, PA – Tiger Trout
March 9th, 2019 - Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association

Sam Cahoy, Aberdeen, SD – Bufflehead Duck
March 16th, 2019 - South Dakota Taxidermy Association

Phillip Wilson, Freesoil, MI Colobus Monkey
March 17th, 2019 - Michigan Taxidermist Association

Vicky Leblanc, Ste-Marcelline, Quebec, Canada Red Foxes
March 17th, 2019 - Canadian Taxidermists Association

Scott Humble, Springville, UT Bufflehead Ducks
March 17th, 2019 - Utah Taxidermists Association

Terry Johnson, Mesa, AZ Rainbow Trout
March 22nd, 2019 - Arizona Taxidermy Association

Garrett Sunram, Detroit Lakes, MN Whitetail Deer
March 23rd, 2019 - Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Steve Bollini, Godfrey, ILMallard Hen
March 23rd, 2019 - Illinois Taxidermist Association

Kendall Wilson, Jacksonville, NC – Black Bear Shoulder
March 23rd, 2019 - Virginia Taxidermists Association

Tyler Hoffman, Missoula, MTCommon Eider
March 30th, 2019 - Montana Taxidermists Association

Mike Nakielski, Iron Ridge, WI – Wood Duck
March 30th, 2019 - Iowa Taxidermy Association

Brian Noody, Fredonia, NY – 1/2 Black Buck Pedestal
April 6th, 2019 - United Taxidermists of New York

Ryan Cook, South Weber, UT Blacktail Deer
April 13th, 2019 - Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Timmy Daigle, Houma, LA – Lobster
April 13th, 2019 - Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Jeremy Simon, WV Piebald Whitetail Buck
April 14th, 2019 - West Virginia Taxidermy Association

Robert Major, Las Cruces, NM Black Buck Antelope
April 22nd, 2019 - New Mexico Taxidermists Association

Lake Sanburg, CO Green Wing Teal
June 1st, 2019 - Colorado Taxidermist Association, Inc.

Casey Watterson, Mount Gilead, OH – Whitetail Deer
June 1st, 2019 - Indiana Taxidermist Association

R. Brian Noody, Fredonia, NY – Blackbuck
June 1st, 2019 - New England Association of Taxidermists

Jason Lamb, New Market, AL – Whitetail Deer
June 1st, 2019 - Tennessee Taxidermists Association

Seth Lane, Kennewick, WA – Harlequin Duck
June 8th, 2019 - Idaho Taxidermists Association

Bob Rowe, OK – Skin Mount Bass
June 8th, 2019 - Oklahoma Taxidermists Association

Derek Kaup, Columbus, NE Bluegill
June 15th, 2019 - Kansas Association of Taxidermists

Corey Foth, KS – Largemouth Bass
June 15th, 2019 - Nebraska State Taxidermist Association

Jimmy Hortman, Murrells Inlet, SC Eurasia Wigeon
June 22nd, 2019 - South Carolina Association of Taxidermists

Allen Burril, Nampa, ID – Big Horn Pedestal
June 22nd, 2019 - Oregon Association of Taxidermists

Kyle Landry, Grand Isle, LA – Harlequin Duck
June 22nd, 2019 - Texas Taxidermy Association

Mike Welch, Wiggins, MS Raccoons
June 23rd, 2019 - Alabama Taxidermist Association

Ron Blinsky, Lovellville, OH – Whitetail Deer (Masters)
June 29th, 2019 - Maryland Taxidermy Association (E.R.)

Fred Barilla, Pompton Plains, NJ Blue-Eared Pheasant
July 22nd, 2019 - Garden State Taxidermist Association

Mike Mizelle, Saint Cloud, FL – Eastern Wild Turkey
July 25th, 2019 - North Carolina Taxidermists Association

Mike Orthober, Egg Harbor, WI – Hazel Grouse
July 27th, 2019 - National Taxidermists Association

Butch Skillern, Bowling Green, KY
August 3rd, 2019 - Kentucky Taxidermist Association

Cole Cruickshank, Cameron, MO Peacock Bass
August 4th, 2019 - Missouri Taxidermist Association

Cody Gould, Hodgdon, ME Spawning Brown Trout
August 4th, 2019 - Maine Association of Taxidermists

Vern Pearson, Taupo, New Zealand Chamois
September 28th, 2019 - New Zealand Taxidermy Association

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