The WASCO AWARD for the Most Artistic Entry - 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 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.

Steven ReynoldsMallard Drake
February 18th, 2017 - Georgia Taxidermy Association

Jason Vanderpool, Tulsa, OKBufflehead
February 25th, 2017 - Arkansas Taxidermist Association

Mike Orthober, Egg Harbor, WIHazel Grouse
February 25th, 2017 - Wisconsin State Taxidermy Competition

Darrin Mosser, Minot, ND – Walleye
March 4th, 2017 - North Dakota Taxidermists Association

Jason Krause, Pine Grove, PA – Timber Rattlesnake
March 11th, 2017 - Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association

Ryan Cook, South Weber, UTWhitetail
March 18th, 2017 - Utah Taxidermists Association

Terry Weick, Hopkins, MIBrown Trout
March 18th, 2017 - Michigan Taxidermist Association

Shawn Powell, Tappahnnock, VASnow Goose
March 18th, 2017 - Virginia Taxidermists Association

Tim Cooley, La Salle, COGreen Wing Teal
March 18th, 2017 - Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Ben LeNoble, Freemont, WIYellow Perch
March 18th, 2017 - Illinois Taxidermist Association

Ben Korshidnam, Alberta, Canada – Hungarian Partridge & Goshawk
March 18th, 2017 - Canadian Taxidermy Association

Lance Johnson, Castleton, ND – Ringneck Pheasant
March 18th, 2017 - South Dakota Taxidermy Association

Chris Krueger, Phoenix, AZ – Ringtail Cat
March 25th, 2017 - Arizona Taxidermy & Art Association

Doug Roffers, Oneida, WI – Black Bear
March 25th, 2017 - Iowa Taxidermy Association

Sam Cahoy, Aberdeen, SD – Bufflehead
March 26th, 2017 - Kansas Association of Taxidermists

Garrett Sunram, Detroit Lakes, MN – Dall Sheep
April 1st, 2017 - Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Kurt Ainsworth, Independence, KY – Whitetail Deer
April 1st, 2017 - Ohio Taxidermy Association

Alan Veuilleux, Baie-Comeau, Quebec – Brook Trout
April 1st, 2017 - Quebec Taxidermy Association

Kyle Landry, Grand Isle, LA – Ring-necked Duck
April 1st, 2017 - Mississippi State Taxidermy Association

Tim Cooley, La Salle, CO – Green Wing Teal
April 8th, 2017 - Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists

Josh Saville, Scipio Center, NY – Pintail
April 8th, 2017 - United Taxidermists of New York

Robert Major, Las Cruces, NM – Pedestal Gemsbok
April 22nd, 2017 - New Mexico Taxidermy Association

Rich White, Billings, MTBrown Trout
April 29th, 2017 - Montana Taxidermists Association

Matt Pigliavento, NY – Hybrid Hartebeest
June 3rd, 2017 - New England Association of Taxidermists

Todd Cranau, Bluehill, NE – Warthogs
June 3rd, 2017 - Colorado Taxidermists Association

Jeremy Simon, Elkins, WVPeacock
June 9th, 2017 - West Virginia Taxidermy Association

Jay Parke, Rigby, IDFighting Sandhill Cranes
June 10th, 2017 - Idaho Taxidermists Association

John Paul Barber, Boerne, TX – Cinnamon/Blue Wing Teal Cross
June 10th, 2017 - Oklahoma Taxidermists Association

Sam Cahoy, Aberdeen, SD – Scaled Quail
June 10th, 2017 - Nebraska State Taxidermist Association

Joshua Jackson, Moody, ALRingneck Duck
June 24th, 2017 - Alabama Taxidermy Association

Cody Benge, Oregon City, OR – Blacktail Wall Pedestal
June 24th, 2017 - Oregon Association of Taxidermists

Brandon Zahn, Boling, TX – Pintail Duck
June 24th, 2017 - Texas Taxidermy Association

Scott Ferguson, Easton, PAHen Mallard
July 15th, 2017 - Garden State Taxidermy Association

Jeff Mourning, Littleton, CO – Golden Trout
July 15th, 2017 - National Taxidermists Association

Dave Tuttle, Wilmore, KY – Wood Duck
July 29th, 2017 - Kentucky Taxidermist Association

Jake Rouse, Raleigh, NCWhitetail Deer
July 29th, 2017 - North Carolina Taxidermist Association

Carmen Helmer, DuQuoin, ILBlue Goose
August 5th, 2017 - Missouri Taxidermist Association

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