New Mexico Taxidermy Association


2017 SCI Award 1st Place​,

NMTA Best African &  WASCO Award








Robert Major - Gemsbok


2017 SCI Award 2nd Place








Bill Bowen - Water Buck


2017 SCI Award 3rd Place








Trent Dewwis  - Black Hawaiian



NMTA PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Best of Category – Gamehead







Chris Meaders – Pronghorn


Best of Category - Small Lifesize

Roy Cogburn Award








Ben Martinez – Red Fox


Best of Category - Large Lifesize









Ryhan Peralta – Big Horn Sheep​​


Best Novelty








​Haylee Jo Sharp    -    European Mount

Best Original Art








Jaynee Sharp – Pencil Drawing





































NMTA People's Choice, Taxidermist Choice,​ UTA Artisan Award,

Mule Deer Foundation-

Highest Scoring Mule Deer








​Lee Gallegos - Mule Deer


Mule Deer Foundation Award - Most Realistic








 Bryan Nygren - Mule Deer

 

Collective Artist Award








Robert Major & Rhyan Peralta – Mt. Goat


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President's Award








​Kirby Ross


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NMTA Best Habitat & Suppliers Award









​Bill Bowen - Sea Ducks


​​NMTA Best Amateur Award








Chuck Sharp – Mule Deer Gamehead

Best Youth










Jewel Jaramillo    -    Ladybug Painting












2017 Convention Award Winners

 

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JUDGE'S CHOICE BEST OF SHOW

Breakthrough Award, 1st Master of Masters,

Taxidermist Challenge, Best Pronghorn








​​​Bill Bowen - Pronghorn



2nd Master of Masters

Taxidermist of the Year








 Paul Gallegos - Pronghorn


3rd Master of Masters,

​Southwest Award







Vince Gallegos - Javalina


NMTA MASTERS DIVISION


Best of Category Reproduction








 Kirby Ross - Toad


Best of Category Bird









Bill Bowen – King Eider Drake


Best of Category Gamehead 








Robert Major  - Pronghorn


Starfish Award &

Polytranspar Award








Shawn Shaw – Blue Gill