Register your spot TODAY for an exclusive NTA seminar by World Champion taxidermist Jeff Mourning!
Hands-On “Bring Your Own Fish to Mount” Seminar with Jeff Mourning
Friday, January 11 & Saturday, January 12, 2019
14051 South Deer Haven CV, Bluffdale, UT, 84065
Jeff Mourning, multi-World, National and State Champion will be doing a two-day “hands on” fish seminar. Bring your own frozen 18″-22″ trout or salmon and learn hands-on how to mount from start to end. The class will consist of:
- Templating and carving a body
- Skinning for a pedestal
- Molding fins and head
- Form preparation for mounting
- Mounting the fish
- How to repair the seam
We will also discuss reference and how to use it, and what type of reference, as well as finishing the fish for painting.
Cost to attend is $500 per person for current NTA members. Non-member fee is $600. Space is limited so please reserve your spot early! Non-refundable 50% deposit is accepted to reserve your spot. Registration closes December 30, 2018 at 11:59pm – no exceptions. We will provide continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and drinks. We will also have some of the material provided by our sponsors and local suppliers: MORE TO COME!
Hotel Accommodations: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Salt Lake City Draper, 473 W. 13490 S, Draper, Utah 84020. Queen Suite, $112 + tax per night; King one-bedroom or King Suite, $99 + tax per night. Limited availability – reserve soon! Call (801) 509-7007 to book.
Fish tips: Provide your own, or a customer’s fish. One trout/salmon around 18″-22″ (a little smaller/bigger is OK). No large trophy fish or fish smaller than 16″. Try to get a fish with clean fins and no scars; preferably spawning try to avoid silver fish. Any species of salmon or trout is acceptable.
About Jeff Mourning:
Jeff has fished extensively throughout Colorado as well as all over the United States and Mexico; at one point he would fish over 250 days a year. He is knowledgeable in warm water, cold water, and saltwater species. He began doing taxidermy as a hobby in 1995, started competing in 1997, and soon after began doing fish taxidermy full-time. He began judging competitions in 2001 and has judged at State shows, Nationals and The Worlds, including the European Championships.
Some of Jeff’s accomplishments include:
- 5 Best in world titles including gold Carl Akeley
- 5 Second in world titles including silver Carl Akeley
- 20 best of show awards
- 7 Wasco awards
- 2 distinguished taxidermists
- 2 challenge of the art 1st place
- 12 national and North America titles
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! To register, please complete the registration form below. Registration closes December 30, 2018 at 11:59pm – no exceptions. Remember, space is limited, so don’t delay!
For questions or more information, please contact Shawn Shaw, 801-597-8862, Shawn.firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeff Mourning, (720) 579-7406, or the NTA Headquarters at 406-721-1214 or contact us online.