I am trying to get information on how to go about getting Taxidermy license in Indiana. Do you need to go to a school, or can you do the home study videos. Do you need to do an apprenticeship with anyone? Or do you just pay the required fee and start up? We have a hunting supply buisness and would like to also do taxidermy. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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All they want in our state is your money. Any Tom, Dick, or Harry can call themselves a taxidermist in our state.
Good luck though. I sent in my $15.00 bucks way back in early December. I'm still waiting and so is friend of mine. I guess I'm gonna have to call them. AGAIN! Many of our state employees in Indianapolis are now workng part-time now due to the budget crunch -- so the good ones left because you can't make a living part-time without any insurance.
is the same way, anybody in Washington can just buy a license, but ours is $180.00. I still can't get an answer(truthful answer)on what all that money is used for. My business license is only $30.00 a year, My wife is a hairstylist and all her licenses combined are only $90.00 to $100.00 a year.
I would like to see a state test or something here like some of the other states I read about in other states. I have 8 taxidermist that are advertising within 10 miles of me and a new one just opened up on the next road over and is charging $800.00 for a life-size bear mount.
My 2 cents worth.
Get a hold of the DNR.(division of fish and wildlife) They'll give you the information needed. The # is 317-232-7169. Good Luck- Jeff F.
...that should weed out a lot of the untrained, non-professionals. At least the ones that are advertising. It may encourage some to NOT get a license at all...
$800.00 for a life-size bear mount.
Ha Ha! Those guys kill me. He won't be there long.
but I have seen a proposal to increase it to $50.00.
Mark H. are you sure they have licenses?
They're always out of the office when I call. It's quite annoying.
I finally got through. I was informed my check has been cashed but they do not have any licenses right now. I won't get one for three more weeks! How's that for service?
is correct. They are often out of the office at that # and they do have a way of doing things in there own sweet time. My check posted weeks ago and I still don't have my new license. Oh well, my cancelled check is all the proof I need for now. Peace- Jeff F.
We did reach the people at the # posted. We will be going to the state house and paying for our license. I have purchased a set of home videos to watch. We are avid coon hunters so we are not new to the skinning game. We skin many coons during kill season, just need to know what the best way to perserve and mount the hides on deer and other fur bearsers. Don't know if we will do fish or fouwl. Will have to practice a few to see how it goes. Again thanks for all who replied.
BTW the videos we purchased are Bill Atkins videos, anyone know of any others that would be good to watch? Please let us know.
Jeff and Deb