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The Lodge Taxidermy / attends and hosts many events 
each year. To keep up to date on what we are doing or where we might be, 
please check out our calendar often. We love meeting old friends and new, 
and if you can attend one of these events, we'd sure love to see you !!! 


August 17, 2014 

I'll have a LARGE assortment of novelty items for anyone to purchase. Plus, some "interesting"  NEW
T-Shirts as well. Soooo drop by & say hello !!!

Events runs from ...

NOON to 5 PM 

The Lodge Taxidermy has supported this event EVERY YEAR !!! No OTHER taxidermist in the area can claim that. I came from Brown Co. and I continue to give back to my roots. Think about that the next time you score on a nice trophy. I've said it before and I'll say it again ... SUPPORT the businesses that SUPPORT you !!!!!! 

It is that simple.

This is a give and take world ... why support someone who only TAKES ??? It makes
 no sense to me. 

Drop by the Winery and say hello. I love chatting with people. 

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 6th Annual Second Amendment Day at the Ridge View Winery. 
Look me up and see if anything strikes your fancy. I'm giving a portion of the 
proceeds to the Second Amendment Day Event to support their great cause ! 
( Plus, I'll donate a few items for their auction or prize table ) 

Here are just a few of the items I'll have at the show ! The Candy Canes 
are made from Otter "private members" & the other assortment will be made 
into "Swing-D" earrings in a variety of colors ! ( they are mostly Raccoon )  

Ridge View Winery - Mt. Sterling, Illinois 

August 30, 2014 

TOP Squirrel

This is The LODGE Taxidermy's 3rd year hosting the kick-off to the fall hunting season. I know we all are looking forward to deer hunting, whether in our back yard or traveling on a long awaited trip somewhere. But ......

Top Squirrel "

...... is fast becoming

a Fall Classic. 

So, to hone your skills, sharpen your outdoor skills you should enter the most fun hunting contest West Central IL has to offer. 

 $1000.00 in prize value with 5 places. Each Place will also win the NEW Lodge Pro-Staff
T-Shirt. ( seen above ) Also ... EVERY entry will receive a custom 2014 Top Squirrel T-Shirt, and LUNCH provided by 

A couple of the designs of the shirts are to the right ... with other possible designs on facebook. Remember, ... EVERY person who enters the contest will receive a custom Top Squirrel T-Shirt. 

Are YOU the next ..............

TOP Squirrel ?

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The BEST and ONLY Squirrel Hunting tournament in Illinois ! 

Click HERE for more information 

Please go the FACEBOOK event page to learn about the contest, see T-Shirt 
Designs, VOTE on the design you like the best, and know the rules. The MAIN 
rule is, You MUST preregister on or before August 20, 2014 to be entered. If entry 
numbers are low, ... the event will be cancelled and your $20.00 entry fee 
will be 100% refunded. So please ... check out FACEBOOK for the details. 

Welcome Snyder Farms as the 2014 Top Squirrel OFFICIAL SPONSOR 

Snyder Farms has stepped up BIG TIME with partnering with The Lodge Taxidermy to 
bring front and back printing and helping with a BRAND NEW GUN to award to one of the youth hunters participating in this year's Top Squirrel contest. Thanks Snyder Farms !!!! 

VOTE on facebook for the shirt you like the best ! 

CLICK HERE for MORE details of Season 3's Top Squirrel

Nov. 15th 2014

2nd Annual Land of Lincoln Whitetails

Last year, ... we raised enough money to purchase the Western IL Youth Camp tons of new archery equipment. We can't thank everyone enough for the support. It was awesome. This year, we're looking to help the area's schools with much need support. Once our mission is established, we'll let you know. 

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More dates to come ... 

The Land of Lincoln Whitetails Banquet ! 

GUNS GUNS BOWS & more GUNS ! Evening dinner, Raffles,
WTU membership, Live and Silent auctions and ... TNT & the
Dynamite Cowboys will be playing LIVE !!! This year's banquet
is action packed and your entry ticket is LOADED with VALUE! 

It will be at Hamilton's in Jacksonville, Illinois ! Plan to attend ! 

CLICK HERE for ticket ordering instructions ! 

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As we continue to re-design the site ... we'll add our upcoming
promotions, exhibit show dates and any events we will be hosting.
Soooooooo ....... Bare with us as site rebuilding takes time.