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February 2010 UTA Competition

The 2010 Utah Taxidermy Association's Competition and Art Show was part of the February 2010 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City.  With 163 entries , vendor displays, seminars and an awards banquet, it was amazingly fun!


View the 2010 Competition Gallery.

View the Mule Deer Challenge.


2010 Competition Results
Novice Division

Best of Category
Mike Kay - Mule Deer


Professional Division

Best Bird
Chris York - Pheasant
Best Waterfowl
Brian Snyder - Widgeon Duckling
Best Waterfowl Group
Brian Snyder - Widgeons with Ducklings
Best Medium Mammal
Sam Raby - Wolverine
Best Large Mammal
Gary Durfee - Mountain Goat
Best European Skull
Michael Christensen - Deer
Best Game Head
Josh Hunt - Fallow Deer
Best Deer Head
Dustin Beratto - Mule Deer


Masters Division

Best Bird
Darin Gardner - Chuckar
Best Bird Group
Darin Gardner - Chuckars
Best Waterfowl
Grant Wilborn - Eider
Best Large Mammal
Dean Schulte - Leopard
Best Game Head
Dave Butts - Kudu
Best Deer Head
Steve Tait - Whitetail Deer
Best Mule Deer
James Lynn
Best Fish Skin Mount
Scott Humble - Cutthroat Trout
Best Fish Reproduction
Grant Wilborn - Brown Trout


Competitor's Award
Grant Wilborn
Best All Around Taxidermist
Ben Nielsen
Best Base Award
James Lynn
Natural History Award
Dean Schulte - Leopard
Ducks Unlimited Award
Gerald Blackwelder
Delta Waterfowl Award
Darin Gardner
Van Dykes Most Creative Award
Dave Anderson
Polytranspar Award
Grant Wilborn - Brown Trout
Star Fish Award
Grant Wilborn - Brown Trout
Wasco Award
Grant Wilborn - Eider
Peoples Choice Best of Show
Doug Parry - Black Bear
Judges Choice Best of Show
Scott Humble - Cutthroat Trout
Taxidermists Choice Best of Show Dean Schulte - Leopard
Taxidermist Choice:

Best Bird
Grant Wilborn - Eider
Best Life-size Mammal
Dean Schulte - Leopard
Best Whitetail
Steve Tait
Best Fish
Grant Wilborn - Brown Trout


Bird Challenge - Pheasant
Grant Wilborn
Mule Deer Challenge
Ben Nielsen