The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2006

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 blue will display a photograph of the winning entry.

Terry Reed, Mantorville, MN. - Badger
February 18, 2006, Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Shane Smith, Bridgeport, AL. - Oscelated Turkey Group
February 25, 2006, National Wild Turkey Federation

Rick Lange, Prairie du Chien, WI. and Mike Orthober, Egg Harbor, MI. - Dall Sheep
February 25, 2006, Wisconsin Taxidermists Association

Charles Taylor, Pinellas Park, FL. - ___
February 25, 2006, Florida State Taxidermists Association

Tony Grillo, Seymore, IN. - Mountain Lion
March 4, 2006, Association of Indiana Taxidermists

Darrell Rollans, Little Rock, AR. - Crappie
March 4, 2006, Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention

Jayson Deziel, Grand Forks, ND. - ___
March 10, 2006, North Dakota Taxidermy Association

Frank Newmyer, Gladwin, MI. - Woodduck Group with Heron Sculpture
March 11, 2006, Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association

Chuck Meacham, Tuscon, AZ. - Javelina
March 11, 2006, New Mexico Taxidermy Association

Rob Henrekin, Greenough, MT. and Dale Manning, Missoula, MT. - Mountain Lion and Grouse
March 11, 2006, Montana Taxidermy Association

Chris Barnhardt, Concorde, NC. - Zebra Colt
March 11, 2006, South Carolina Association of Taxidermists

Brian Hendricks, Scottsville, MI. - Spotted Skunk
March 18, 2006, Michigan Taxidermist Association

Mark Benfield, Lincolnton, NC. - ___
March 18, 2006, Virginia Taxidermists Association

Greg Norberte, Woodstock, IL. - Crow
March 18, 2006, Illinois Taxidermist Association

Jerry Froelich, St. Cloud, MN. - Mandarin Duck
March 18, 2006, South Dakota Taxidermists Association

Ryan Lane, Dansville, NY. - Whitetail Deer
March 25, 2006, United Taxidermists of New York

Lonnie Travis, Mulvane, KS. - Leopard
April 1, 2006, Kansas Association of Taxidermists

Kimble McCoy, Ebensburg, PA. - Ringneck Pheasant
April 1, 2006, West Virginia Taxidermy Association

Dana Saucier, Lisbon, ME. - Black Bear
April 2, 2006, Maine Association of Taxidermists

Cody Bellanger, Marrero, LA. - Pintail Drake
April 8, 2006, Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Dewayne Dewey, Cody, WY. - Bighorn Sheep
April 28, 2006, Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Brett Wingfield, Mitchell, SD. - Smallmouth Bass
April 29, 2006, Iowa Taxidermist Association

Skip Miller, Middletown, CA. - Pintail Trio
April 30, 2006, California Association of Taxidermists

Jan Fredriksson, Sweden - Fieldfare
May 6, 2006, European Taxidermy Competition

Cody Bellanger, Marrero, LA. - Trio of Ring Teals
May 6, 2006, Louisiana Taxidermist Association

Mark Benfield, Lincolnton, SC. - Shoveler
May 20, 2006, Surry College Taxidermy Mini-Course

Greg Ielfield, Glenfield, NY. - Red Crested Pochard
May 20, 2006, Garden State Taxidermy Association

Tyler Anderson, Lehi, UT - Zebra Pedestal Group
May 20, 2006 Utah Taxidermist Association

Jocelyn Garneau, St. Paul Abbotsford, Québec - Black Bear Cub
May 21, 2006, Association de Taxidermie du Québec

John Lager, Littleton, CO. - Parakeet
June 3, 2006, Colorado Taxidermists Association

Dennis Nelson, Darby, MT. - Brook Trout
June 3, 2006, Idaho Association of Taxidermists

Todd Kranau, Blue Hill, NE. - Sheep Group
June 3, 2006, Nebraska State Taxidermist Association

Joe Kaiser, Jonesboro, AR. - Ross Goose Trio
June 9, 2006, Arkansas Taxidermy Association

Richard Bolduc, Austin, Quebec - Whitetail Deer Group
June 10, 2006, Canadian Taxidermy Association

Patrick Bradburn, Veneta, OR. - Lesser Scaup Trio
June 10, 2006, Oregon Association of Taxidermists

Chris Krueger, Phoenix, AZ. - Muskrat
June 10, 2006, Western Regional Taxidermy Championships

Pete Lajoie, Shrewsbury, VT. - ___
June 10, 2006, New England Association of Taxidermists

Kurt Ainsworth, Independence, KY. - Whitetail Deer
June 10, 2006, Kentucky Taxidermy Association

Tim Martin, Catonsville, MD. - Flying Duck Group
June 11, 2006, Eastern Regional Taxidermy Convention

Steve Young, Valdosta, GA. - Pair of Woodducks
June 17, 2006, Georgia Taxidermist Association

Blake Wilson, Gurley, AL. - Canvasback Drake
June 17, 2006, Tennessee Taxidermists Association

Larry Novakowski, Mile House, British Columbia - Bobcat
June 24, 2006, Western Canada Taxidermy Expo

Andy Campbell, Fairland, OK. - Wild Turkey
June 24, 2006, Oklahoma Taxidermist Association

Brett Wingfield, Mitchell, SD. - Smallmouth Bass
July 22, 2006, National Taxidermists Association

Van Draper, Fairview, NC. - Bugling Elk
August 5, 2006, North Carolina Taxidermy Association

Devin Amelunke, Fredericktown, MO. - Whitetail Deer
August 5, 2006, Missouri Taxidermist Association

Dane Bisel, Logan, OH. - Starling
August 6, 2006, Ohio Association of Taxidermists

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