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Hello, my name is Carlton Vacek and I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I have been hunting and fishing with my family all my life, at the age of fourteen I became intrigued with the art of taxidermy. I set a goal for myself and once I graduated high school I attended  the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy. After graduating I opened up my own shop. My taxidermy abilities range from African work to fresh water fish. I enjoy the challenge of achieving realistic mounts and exceeding others expectations. 
I am a member of the Maryland Taxidermy Association, and many others. Being apart of these organizations I compete and have won many awards with my work. 
I continue to educate myself by keeping up with new products and techniques by participating in seminars year-round.

Thanks for visiting my site, I hope to capture a memory of yours soon!
Carlton Vacek
Achievements & Awards
Pennsylvania Hunting and Fishing show 2009
Best of Category Award (professional division, warm water fish)
Pennsylvania Fish Commission Award
Best Fur Bearer Trappers Award (small mammal)
People's Choice Award (small mammal)
West Virginia 2009
Best Of Category (professional division, small mammal)
Virginia 2009
Best of Category (professional division, small mammal)
Best of Category (professional division, warm water fish)
Polytranspar Award (warm water fish)
Eastern Regional, Maryland 2009
Best of Category (professional division, large mammal)
Al and Evelyn Holmes Best Habitat Award
Best Maryland Species Award Mounted 
by a Maryland Taxidermist (game head)
Delaware 2009
Best of Category (professional division, small mammal)
Mckenzie Taxidermy Supply- Taxidermists Choice, 
Best Life Size Mammal Award
Virginia 2010
Best of Category (masters division, game head)
Les Harper Best Bear Award
Best all Around Taxidermist Award (masters division)
Eastern Regional, Maryland 2010
Best of Category (professional division, waterfowl)
Duck's Unlimited- Most Artistic Award (professional division)
Van Dyke Most Original and Creative Presentation Award 
(African game head)
President's Award Best African Piece of Show 
2010 Artisan Award for African Game Heads
Eastern Regional, Maryland 2011
Mckenzie taxidermy Supply- Taxidermist's Choice, 
Best Life Size Mammal Award
MTA's Most Artistic Life Size  Mount
MTA's Native Species Award
Most Artistic & Life Like Bear Mount- Sponsored by Christie Martin
MTA's Best of Show
Virginia 2011
Judge's Choice- Best of Category, large Mammal
Les Harper Best Bear Award
Mckenzie Taxidermy Supply- Taxidermist's Choice, 
Best Life Size Mammal Award