The National Taxidermists Association was founded by Charlie Haynes of Poplar Bluff, Missouri in 1972. The history of the organization is rich with stories of inspiration, innovation, and community. The following resources provide great insight into the early years of the NTA and how it has evolved into the great organization it is today.
Articles & Publications
Henry Wichers Inchumuk Lifetime Award
The life story of taxidermist and naturalist Henry Wichers Inchumuk, awarded the first World Taxidermy Championships Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bill Geist at National Taxidermy Championship - from CBS Sunday Morning
CBS' offbeat reporter Bill Geist attends the National Taxidermy Championship, which he calls "a beauty pageant for inanimate animals." As he puts it, "there's something creepy about stuffed animals and the men who mount them." I agree with you, Bill, even if that's not what you meant. 🙂 Bill Geist can be seen regularly on CBS SUNDAY MORNING.
Al Holmes NTA Slideshow
Slideshow tribute to Al Holmes (1930-2010) of Wetumpka, Alabama, presented at the 2010 National Taxidermists Association awards banquet. Produced by Greg and Cindy Crain of Slidell, Louisiana.