The National Taxidermists Association is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote the art of taxidermy, to protect the freedom to hunt, and to promote wildlife conservation. To that end, our purpose is:
- To promote education dedicated to taxidermy and the conservation of wildlife.
- To protect the rights of taxidermists and unite into one organization all interested taxidermists, taxidermy suppliers and sportsmen.
- To engage in advocacy within the limits imposed by law and regulation, to monitor, support, educate and otherwise take positions on local, national and international legislative, executive, judicial or organizational endeavors that foster and support the purposes of taxidermists and sportsmen.
- To establish a NTA Code of Ethics, and operate under same.
What We Do
The NTA hosts an annual convention with exhibitors and attendees from all over the country. This convention is held in various geographic areas of the United States so as to provide an opportunity for all members to participate. Everyone has the opportunity to see the very latest equipment and products, and deal on a one-to-one basis with suppliers by asking questions and making suggestions for items they would like to see in the future. At all NTA conventions, members can attend educational seminars showing techniques used by those who are recognized as being the best in our profession. A wide range of seminars are planned so there is something for everyone. In conjunction with the annual convention and trade show the NTA also hosts a taxidermy competition where members may enter their artistic creations and compete for awards and honors.
The NTA also gives back to our community through our commitment and promotion of eduction. Membership dues to the NTA are used in part for our scholarship program. We award up to 2 $1,500 scholarships per year to NTA members or their families to be used for higher education or taxidermy training.