Get your plans ready and get started on your comp piece, wildlife art or fish carving. Our lineup of judges, seminars and events are complete and will be on the Website soon. Also, information can be found on our Facebook page for those using Facebook or for those setting up an account.

We hope to see everyone at the show. If you want to get involved at the show let me know, we will have opportunities available. Please contact me or a board member and we will arrange something. We have many new things going on. We have a great line-up of hands-on seminars that are filling up fast.

Don’t forget to make your reservations ASAP for the show.

ACCOMMODATIONS-We’ve made a change to the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown this year. When calling for reservations, use the block of rooms under the ULTIMATE SPORT SHOW. Call 1-616-235-7611. There are a limited number of rooms, so please call early. The Holiday Inn is located at 310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Their website is The Holiday Inn has free parking and is just across the bridge within walking distance to the DeVos Place. Other accommodations include the Amway Grand Plaza 1-800-253-3590 or the Riverfront Hotel 1-855-344-6835. Call for availability and pricing.


Get ready for upcoming meetings & events:


Board Meeting: February 12, 2017
Meeting starts @ 10:00 a.m.
Josh & Courtney Barber’s home
2737 Wildflower Dr.
Middleville, MI


Annual MTA Convention & Competition
March 15-19, 2017
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI

New Hotel info for Convention:       
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
310 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
*Note: rooms are blocked under the Ultimate Sports Show. Since many other groups will be staying at this same hotel you won’t want to delay in making your reservations.

Michigan Taxidermist Association
Convention & Competition

DeVos Place
35th Annual Convention
March 15-19, 2017
DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI