• PICTURES: Pictures can be taken in the seminars at any time, however, video cameras cannot be used unless the Seminar Instructor gives permission to do so, each Instructor sets their own rules.
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE: The Competition Room will be open during the Judge’s lunch break so the LTA members can quickly view the entered mounts and vote on People’s Choice Award! Please be reminded, it is important that we do this as quickly as possible, the Judge’s are on a time schedule!
  • SPOUSES POKENO: Spouses are invited to come play Pokeno with us on Saturday, April 30th, give yourself something to do while the Taxidermists are in seminars. Donated gifts that are wrapped are very much appreciated for this game!! Let Rhonda Adams, Secretary, know if you want to join in, I would like to get a head count of people to expect! SEE THE CONVENTION SCHEDULE FOR TIME!!
  • NO MOUNTS REMOVED: Absolutely no mounts can be removed from the Competition Room, before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 1st , without good reason and prior consent of LTA President, Timbo Daigle.
  • AUCTION DONATIONS: Auction items are still needed for the Live Auction, please be generous and donate those items that have been lying around your shop unused, they might be helpful to someone else. Any donation is helpful to the LTA for raising money.
  • CRAWFISH BOIL: The Hotel in Lafayette, where the LTA Show will be, has allowed the LTA to hold its Annual Crawfish Boil at their Outside Park Grounds!! If weather is bad they will make arrangements for the LTA to move to the Inside!
  • PUBLIC VIEWING: Invite Family and Friends to come see all the mounts entered into Competition! This event will be on Saturday, April 30th, from 1:00 pm til 5:00 pm. FOR THE PUBLIC EYE ONLY!! Members will not be allowed in the Competition Room.
  • LA CUP AWARD: The native species for the 2016 Louisiana Cup is ****WATERFOWL****. The mount can be either a Wall or Table Mount. To win, the mount must the best representation of a LA Species and/or Habitat. Refer to the LTA Division Guidelines for the LA Cup Award details.
  • NEW COMPETITION AWARDS:
    • SECOND TO NATURE AWARD: This Award will be awarded to the Highest Scoring Mount of any animal that is mounted on a Second to Nature Form.
    • DRAWING BY DEREK PLAISANCE: This drawing of a “DEER” was done by Derek Plaisance, he will give this picture, already Matted, to the Highest Scoring Mount of any animal, Professional or Masters Division.
    • REPTILE AWARD: This Award will be created and donated by Board Member Kenneth Dugas. Award will be an Alligator coaster awarded to the winner of the “REPTILE” Division.
    • NEW CATEGORY AWARD IN PEOPLE’S CHOICE: The LTA Board has added on A “REPTILE” Division for People’s Choice! Note this new Category listed on the Voting Ballot.
  • SILENT AUCTION: The LTA will hold this Auction again this year! If anyone would like to donate a nice gift to this Auction, please contact Secretary Rhonda Adams, let me know what you are bringing so I can get it put on my Auction Items List. Members, bring your wallets!! And get ready to go shopping!! Any donations made to the LTA is always appreciated and helps with Future Fund Raising!!