Field Preparation for Your New Trophy!
The Arizona Taxidermy Association (ATA) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization. ATA's main goal and objective is to promote the highest standards in the fine art and science of taxidermy, and to strive to produce high-quality work. The ATA seeks to foster a good understanding to the general public about the field of taxidermy. The ATA aspires to build contacts and a better understanding between taxidermists and related industries.
Bass Across Arizona and the West
Like many anglers, Matt grew up fishing with his father and was soon fishing with and against many of the anglers in tournaments around Arizona. Today Matt is one of the top team anglers in Arizona and has numerous tournaments on all of the lakes around the Phoenix area. In 2013 he teamed up with TV personality Johnny Johnson to win Team of the Year in the ABA tournaments. Matt won the 2014 WON Bass Northern Open at Clear Lake in California and took home the $75,000 first place prize!
Blue Quill Angler
Tips to Catch More Trout!
A native of Colorado, Pat has been guiding for over 23 years. He spends approximately two hundred days a year on the water, enjoying a unique quality of life both personally and professionally. “I am blessed to be able to make a living as a fly fishing guide and I will never lose sight of how fortunate I am to really love my job.”
Pat is Guide Director and a partner in the Blue Quill Angler fly shop. He oversees and trains more than 20 guides and helps to set the standard for integrity and professionalism in the Blue Quill Angler guide operation. Pat also writes the central Rocky Mountain stream report that monitors stream flows and conditions on the Blue, Colorado, South Platte (Cheesman, Deckers, Spinney Mountain Ranch, and Elevenmile Canyon), North Fork of the South Platte, and Williams Fork rivers.
Paddleboarding and Kayaking Local Waters
A natural question in Arizona is: "Where do you paddle in the desert?" The answer? Arizona is full of great lakes and rivers to explore. Six desert lakes and rivers are within a 60-minute drive from downtown Phoenix. If that isn’t enough, the weather in the southwest allows people to enjoy paddling sports for most of the year! This exciting talk highlights these awesome bodies of water from the view of a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Discover why more people are trying this traditionally ocean-style paddling on inland lakes and rivers. Learn how easy the sport is to learn, when and where to paddle, and what type of equipment is required. Teri will also reveal some of her favorite places to launch, practice and explore, plus best practices on safety and care.