39th Annual Missouri Taxidermist Competition and Convention
August 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2019



Hotel reservations must be made by JULY 4th, Please mention that you are with the MO Taxidermists to get the reduced room rate of $129.00. (Plus $6 Resort Fee)

The Lodge of Four Seasons

Phone: 888-265-5500

Click here to download and print your show registration packet.

Meet Our Judges

Greg Brumfield - WhitetailsMany of you

Greg has been doing taxidermy and actively competing since the mid 1990's. He is an extremely talented taxidermist and sculptor with considerable judging experience. Some of his major accomplishments in the competition arena include winning the pre-sculpted division at the World Taxidermy Championships, as well as North American Champion at the National Taxidermist Association convention. Greg has always enjoyed judging, seeing old friends, and meeting new ones.

Greg Cuvelier - Gameheads/Mammals

Greg hails from our neighbor to the north. In Iowa, Greg owns and operates a taxidermy studio in Aplington Iowa. Greg started his taxidermy career in 1990 and since then has gone on to win several top honors at taxidermy competitions including multiple Breakthroughs and North American Champion at the NTA. Greg is very knowledgeable in all areas of taxidermy, and we are pleased he could join us and judge our mammals and game heads.


Brett Wingfield - Fish

Brett also joins us from our northern neighboring state, where he works as an instructor and taxidermist at Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy in Spirit Lake, IA. When it comes to fish, Brett knows his stuff. Being an instructor at NIST makes him the perfect candidate to judge competitions. He is very good at teaching and explaining how to make our fish mounts better. He’s also a major player in competitions, winning Breakthrough, National Champion, Second in World, and Best in World titles. Get those fish mounted up, don’t miss an opportunity to learn from one of the best.



Korey Alleman - Birds

Korey is the owner of The Elite Outdoors Taxidermy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Korey loves waterfowl hunting and mounting birds. His list of accomplishments in the competition arena is long, including North American Champion and Second in World. Korey is a great judge and we look forward to him joining us for the first time this August.


Greg Brumfield - Competition Insights

Greg is an extremely talented gamehead taxidermist.  This year Greg will host a question and answer period. Time permitting, we will then head to the competition room to discuss various things on mounts that are right and wrong, etc. This will be an excellent opportunity ask the questions that you have for one of the nation’s very best deer taxidermist.

Length 2 hrs.
Length 2 hrs.


Greg “Chevy” Cuvelier - Utilizing Laquers and Pan Pastels in Finish Work

Length 2 hrs.
Greg is very well known for his beautiful small mammal work. Last year Greg showed us how to set bobcat eyes. This year, We will be focusing on the finishing aspect of the mount. Specifically, painting with lacquers and pan pastels to get depth in the finished product.


Length 2 hrs. 


Mark Huser - Utilizing Alterations and Change-Out Heads for Accurate Whitetials


Length 2 hrs.

Mark is one of Missouri’s very best master whitetail taxidermists. Mark has mounted thousands of whitetail deer throughout his career. In this seminar, Mark will break down whitetail head alterations and using replacement heads to get the "deery" look you want. You will definitely want to make this informative seminar from one of Missouri’s own.

Length 2 hrs.      

Brett Wingfield - Incorporating Design and Composition

Length 2 hrs.

Brett is an extremely talented instructor, taxidermist and sculptor for Matuska Taxidermy Supply and Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy. One of the most important skills for a taxidermist to know is how to Design, incorporate composition and set yourself (and your piece) up for success. Come participate in this very informational seminar!

Length 2 hrs.

Devin Amelunke - Customizing Manikins to Create Interesting Compositions

Devin is an absolutely amazing artist and one of the best all-around Masters of taxidermy from Missouri. He has created some of the most realistic and mind blowing competition pieces that I’ve ever seen. Devin will be discussing form alteration for creative composition and customizing forms for competition in this seminar.  If you want to take your competition pieces to the next level you must attend this seminar!

Length 2 hrs.

Length 2 hrs.


Korey Alleman - Mounting Flying Waterfowl



Korey is well known for his extremely nice waterfowl mounts. Being an avid duck hunter himself, Korey has a great admiration for waterfowl and it shows in his work. If you do any bird taxidermy at all you won’t want to miss this fun seminar where Korey will be mounting a flying waterfowl.

Length 2 hrs.

 Length 2 hrs


Garland Lessley - Kids Seminar

Garland will be hosting this awesome painting seminar/competition. A replica and paints will be provided, and the finished artwork will be voted on by show attendees. Winners will be announced at the awards banquet Saturday night.

Length 1 hr.







Directions from Jefferson City, MO:

38 miles on US 54 West, Right on Bagnel Dam Blvd. (US Bus.54W) go 2.5 miles, Right on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lodge 3 miles ahead on left.


Directions from Kansas City, MO:

100 miles on I70 East, Turn right at exit 101 on MO 5 South go 39 miles, Turn left MO 52 East go 33 miles, Turn right on US 54 W go 7.6 miles, Right on Bagnel Dam Blvd. (US Bus.54W) go 2.5 miles, Right on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy 3 miles, then on left.


Directions from Springfield, MO:

45 miles on I-44 East to Lebanon, Turn left at exit 129 Jefferson St. (MO-5 North) go 1.7 miles, Turn right on MO-5 North go 23.7 miles to Camdenton, Turn right on US - 54 east go 13 miles, Turn right onto Osage Beach Pkwy South go 2 miles, Turn left onto Bagnell Dam Blvd (US Bus.54W) go 2.5 miles, Right on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy 3 miles, then on left.



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