New Mexico Taxidermy Association

2017 NMTA

Convention and Competition Judges



Jeff Mourning - Birds, Fish, and Reptiles

Jeff started competing in 1997, then after several years of competing he started judging in 2001.  His honored to have judged at many State, National, and World Championships.  The biggest highlight of his judging career is helping the competitors: he hopes they learn from him as much as he has learned from other judges.  He feels fortunate to have won so many awards over the years, to which he credits every judge that has taught him.  Some of his major awards include; 8 World titles, 2 Carl Akeley Awards, 10 National and North American Champions, 15 Best of Show Awards, and was one of the first to earn Award of Excellence in all four fish categories.


Greg Brumfield - Game Heads and Life Size

I have been doing taxidermy since the late 90s.  I have won numerous Master's "Best of" categories in game heads and lifesize.  I have also won North American Champion at the National Competition.  I also sculpt mannekins and have won Judge's "Best of Show" original sculpture at the nationals as well as Best PreSculpted at the 2015 World show.  I started judging around the mid 2000's.  I enjoy giving back to New Mexico and seeing many friends again.

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