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A whitetail deer by Einar Golden
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Einar Golden
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High Plains antelope

The United Taxidermy Association chose North Platte for their national seminar and competition from April 30- May 5 at the Quality Inn and Suites/Sandhills Convention Center.

Their goal is to teach and support the nation’s taxidermists. The show featured 470 or so entries from as far away as Pennsylvania and California.

Professional photographer Ken Edwards photographed each one.

Instructors gave classes in hands on training in nine methods, with some classes lasting for eight hours. Taxidermists who took the classes received a certificate of completion, good for framing and display.

Also, more than 60 vendors showed their products.

Competitions were held in the following divisions: beginner, amateur, professional and masters.  The top winner was named an artisan.

Each mount was critiqued by judges to help advance the taxidermist’s abilities.

North Platte’s Einar Golden did well in North Platte. He earned two third place ribbons in the amateur division for his two entries of whitetail bucks, competing with 78 entries in the division.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/4/2014
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