41st Annual Missouri Taxidermist Competition and Convention
July 29th thru August 1st, 2021




The Lodge of Four Seasons



Meet Our Judges

Clint Rickey- WhitetailsM

Clint has been doing taxidermy for 17 years.  In 2003, he started Rickey Ridge Taxidermy in Dodgeville Wisconsin. His area of interest is shoulder mounts. He has had “a lot” of competition success including 2017 2nd in the World Whitetail Deer, and 2019 Best in World Whitetail, and 3rd in World GH. He has been judging taxidermy for the past 4 years. We are very excited that Clint is coming to judge our whitetails this year.

Brenda DuVall - Gameheads/Mammals

Brenda DuVall has been involved with taxidermy for the last 35 years. She currently works with Jim Kimball in their full time studio located in Medford, Wisconsin. Brenda has taken to heart the meaning of giving back to the industry. She maintained a board seat for 8 years and then served as the vice president of the Wisconsin Taxidermy Assoc. She served on the NTA board of directors for two consecutive terms, 6 years. She then went on to serving on the UTA Board of directors for many years, serving as secretary, then vice-chairman then 3 years as the Chairman of the UTA.In her studio, they worked on animals and props for 5 major movies and numerous commercials. They spent 2 months in Africa setting up a tannery and taxidermy studio for a private company. They have traveled to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada to judge and teach, and learned so much in return. Brenda’s involvement in the competition part of this industry has provided her with many memorable moments. Not only has competing improved her techniques, it has also brought many cherished friendships into her life. We are excited to see her join our team of judges this summer.


Tim Gorenchen - Fish/Reptiles 

Tim has been doing taxidermy for 14 years and when it comes to fish, Tim knows his stuff. He’s a major player in competitions, winning 3 Breakthroughs, 4 WASCO Awards, National Champion, North American Champion, 2017 & 2019 Best in World Coldwater Fish, 2019 NTA Champion and 8 state champion titles. Get those fish mounted up, you don’t want to miss an opportunity to learn from one of the best.


Lance Johnson - Birds 

Lance joins us from Hunter North Dakota and has also been doing taxidermy for 14 years. Lance is an expert in finish work and enjoys creating movement, attitude, composition and flow in his taxidermy work. He is a WASCO award recipient, 2 times a National Champion Bird winner and has won 9 state championship awards. Lance is a great judge and we welcome him to Missouri this year.








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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