Colorado State Taxidermy Championships Awards 2014
The Moffat County Pavilion was the host site for the Colorado State Taxidermy Championships on Saturday, with works of all shapes and sizes on display.
Craig-area taxidermists did well in the competition, especially with their big game shoulder mounts, but with awards for fish, birds, small game and other categories, many other taxidermists left Craig with blue ribbons, as well.
The full list of awards from the taxidermy championships:
Best of Category, Novice Division
Gamehead Antlered/Horned Tim Cooley, mule deer
Gamehead Non-Antlered/Non-Horned Tim Cooley, swift fox
Best of Category, Professional Division
Water Fowl Terrance Snyder, redhead duck
Reproduction James Salazar, brown trout
Small Lifesize Tim Elder, bobcat
Best of Category, Master Division
Bird Brian Snyder, Himalayan monal
Water Fowl Grant Willborn, scaup
Gamehead Antlered/Horned Mark Zimmerman, elk
Gamehead Non-Antlered/Non-Horned Dave Ferguson, whitetail
Small Lifesize Mark Gustad, red fox
Large Lifesize Josh Gustad, brown bear
Group Bret Kirk, buck and doe antelope
Safari Club International Dirk Bawden, springbok
Second Place Mountain Man Taxidermy, Cape buffalo
Taxidermist Choice, Bird Brian Snyder, Pacific brants
Taxidermist Choice, Fish James Salazar, brown trout
Taxidermist Choice, Gamehead Mark Zimmerman, elk
Taxidermist Choice, Lifesize Mark Gustad, red fox
UTA Artisan Award Taxidermist Choice Best of Show Mark Zimmerman, elk
Research Manikins, Novice Tim Cooley, mule deer
Star Fish by Star Fish Replicas James Salazar, brown trout
Van Dykes, Most Original and Creative Brian Snyder, Himalayan monal
Polytranspar by Wasco James Salazar, brown trout
Wasco, Most Artistic Dirk Bawden, springbok
Bird Challenge Grant Willborn, Canadian goose
Best Mule Deer Mark Zimmerman
Mammal Challenge Josh Gustad, bobcat
Best Youth Daicee Ungerman, bear
Best Novice Tim Cooley, mule deer
Best Professional James Salazar, brown trout
People’s Choice Mark Zimmerman, elk
The Woody Award Best of Show Runner Up Mark Zimmerman, elk
Breakthrough Award Best of Show Josh Gustad, brown bear
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