The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2011

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.

Scott Staton, Jacksonville, FL. - Trio of Flying Wood Ducks
February 5, 2011, Florida State Taxidermists Association

Tamie Poulson, Paradise, UT. - Spike Elk
February 5, 2011, Utah Taxidermist Association

Tony Heisey, Marietta, PA. - Cooper's Hawk
February 12, 2011, Eastern Sports & Outdoors Show

Ed Hancock, Carrolton, KY. - Wild Turkey
February 19, 2011, National Wild Turkey Federation

Max Huffman, Mentone, IN. - Whitetail Deer
February 19, 2011, Association of Indiana Taxidermists

Jacob Clark, Pleasant Plains, AR. - Mule Deer
February 26, 2011, Arkansas Taxidermists Association

Darrin Patterson, Winder, GA. - Flathead Catfish
February 26, 2011, Georgia Taxidermist Association

Dan Williams, Palmer, AK. - Mountain Goat
February 26, 2011, Alaska Taxidermists Association

Ron Grams, Springbrook, WI. - Redear Sunfish
February 26, 2011, Wisconsin Taxidermists Association

Andy Lukatch, Latrobe, PA. - Crow
March 5, 2011, Pennsylvania Taxidermist Association

Jacob Clark, Pleasant Plains, AR. - Mule Deer
March 12, 2011, Southern Regional Taxidermy Convention

Kevin Hastings, Cherryville, NC. - Blue-Winged Teal
March 12, 2011, South Carolina Association of Taxidermists

Bill Neuman, Bismarck, ND. - Leopard
March 12, 2011, North Dakota Taxidermy Association

Jim Hunsaker, Hidalgo, IL - Otter and Turtle
March 12, 2011, Illinois Taxidermist Association

Jonathan Wright, Mesick, MI. - Ringneck Pheasant
March 19, 2011, Michigan Taxidermist Association

Rick Starostki, St. Charles, MO. - Raccoon Group
March 19, 2011, Kansas Association of Taxidermists

Tyler Erickson, Brookings, SD. - Walleye
March 19, 2011, South Dakota Taxidermy Association

Richard Guthrie, Clovis, CA. - Caribou Group
March 19, 2011, California Association of Taxidermists

Charlie Fegan, Edgewater, MD. - Brown Bear and Wolves
March 19, 2011, Virginia Taxidermists Association

Kimo Cataraha, Lewistown, MT. - Hungarian Partridge
March 26, 2011, Montana Taxidermists Association

Robert Stockwell, Carlsbad, NM. - Whitetail Deer
March 26, 2011, New Mexico Taxidermy Association

Jason Campbell, Butler, PA. - Blue-Bellied Rollers
March 26, 2011, Ohio State Taxidermy Championships

Roy Wing, Manchester, ME. - King Salmon
April 2, 2011, Maine Association of Taxidermists

Brian Olson, Platteville, WI. - Ross' Geese
April 2, 2011, Iowa Taxidermy Association

Fred Barilla, Carle Place, NY. - White Fallow Deer
April 9, 2011, United Taxidermists of New York

Lynn Stewart, Dubois, WY. - Bighorn Sheep
April 9, 2011, Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Ron Grams, Springbrook, WI. - Bluegill
April 9, 2011, Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Vince Spellane, Saltsburg, PA. - Whitetail Deer
April 16, 2011, West Virginia Taxidermy Association

Phillip Hewitt, Summit, MS. - Duck April 16, 2011, Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Brandon Zahn, Boling, TX. - Specklebelly Geese
May 14, 2011, Louisiana Taxidermist Association

Tim Martin, Boonsboro, MD. - Melanistic Ring-necked Pheasant
May 14, 2011, Surry Taxidermy Mini-Course

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May 22, 2011, L'association des Taxidermistes du Québec

Kevin Birznieks, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO. - Brook Trout
June 4, 2011, Colorado State Taxidermy Championships

Joey Arender, Murphysboro, TN. - Largemouth Bass
June 4, 2011, Tennessee Taxidermists Association

Lance Vandusen, Lawson, MO. - Corsican Sheep
June 4, 2011, Nebraska State Taxidermists Association

Dennis Nelson, Darby, MT. - Brook Trout
June 11, 2011, Idaho Taxidermists Association

Terry Johnson, Apache Junction, AZ. - Western Diamondback
June 11, 2011, Arizona Taxidermy Artists Association

Roy Holdridge, Grandbury, TX. - Gar
June 18, 2011, Texas Taxidermy Association

Fred Barilla, Carle Place, NY. - Whitetail Deer
June 18, 2011, New England Association of Taxidermists

George Elekes, LaSalle, Ontario - Cross Fox and Red Fox
June 18, 2011, Canadian Taxidermists Association

Joshua Jackson, Odenville, AL - Ring Teal
June 25, 2011, Alabama Taxidermists Association

Lowell Shapley, Wanette, OK. - Common Merganser - June 25, 2011, Oklahoma Taxidermists Association

Mike Levesque, Fall Creek, OR. - Mallard Drake
June 25, 2011, Oregon Association of Taxidermists

John Bollmann, Wyckoff, NJ. - Bufflehead Drake
July 16, 2011, Garden State Taxidermy Association

Brett Wingfield and Tom Matuska, Mitchell, SD. - Northern Pike
July 23, 2011, National Taxidermists Association

Kurt Ainsworth, Independence, KY. - Whitetail Deer
July 30, 2011, Kentucky Taxidermy Association

James Graham, Frankford, MO. - Whitetail Deer
July 30, 2011, Missouri Taxidermists Association

Steve Tugwell, Farmville, NC. - Wild Boar
August 6, 2011, North Carolina Taxidermists Association

Ed Kunelius, Barrington, NH. - Whitetail Deer
August 6, 2011, Vermont Taxidermy Classic

Gary Bruch, Duncannon, PA. - Smallmouth Bass
August 6, 2011, Eastern Regional Taxidermy Convention

Chris Horne, Mount Joy, PA. - Whitetail Deer
September 10, 2011, Pennsylvania Cabela's Mini Competition

Bob Prewitt, Richboro, PA. - Whitetail Deer
September 24, 2011, Midwest Regional Taxidermy Convention

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