Allen Burril, Utah
Artisan Award Recipient
This is Allen Burril of Trophy Mountain Taxidermy and I
recently competed at the Utah Taxidermy competition with a life size bear.
At the awards banquet I receimved top honors for best life size mammal
(professional ) and the best all around taxidermist for a sockeye salmon,
rooster pheasant, and antelope pedestal along with my bear mount. Then the
UTA Artisan Award was the last award to be given out and when they called out my
name I didn't believe it at first till they were saying yes it was for me and
the bear mount. It was such an honor to receive this award as it was
presented by Ken Walker. After I had gotten it back to the table it was at
least an hour before I laid hands on it again. Everyone wanted to hold it
and see the true beauty of this great award. I want to personally thank
the Utah Association and the United Taxidermy Association for everything, and
all the other taxidermists that were gracious enough to vote for my bear.
And all I can say is that it will be displayed proudly in my show room for all
to see.. good luck to all competitors and I hope some day you just might get to
experience what I did by winning the "ARTISAN AWARD".
Allen Burril & Ken Walker