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Taxidermy schools offer full-time structured academic training with both classroom and lab work. Schools present the best option for learning all aspects of taxidermy in a hands-on environment. Depending upon the curriculum, complete taxidermy courses may run from six weeks to several semesters.

Joe Meder Game Head School Instructional Courses (Iowa)
2737 Lakeview Drive, N.E., Solon, IA 52333-9564 -- (319) 644-2261
  • Intensive hands on taxidermy instruction by World Champion Joe Meder personally
  • Daily contact with live imprinted deer
  • Class size is limited to 2–3 people
  • Certificate of completion given at end of course
  • Conveniently scheduled January through September
At Joe Meder's game head taxidermy school, we take your natural ability and help you to reach your full potential, whether you are a beginner, and advanced competitor, or just wanting to improve your commercial taxidermy skills. During the school, you will learn our proven world champion taxidermy techniques used in mounting, coupled with highest quality anatomical references, and our philosophy on how to properly use those references. You'll have daily contact in our on-site research facility with the live specimen that are so crucial to producing the "live animal" look in a finished taxidermy mount. During the class, you will cover all phases of game head taxidermy from A to Z. Contact information at

Advanced Taxidermy Training Center of Northwest Montana (Montana)
P.O. Box 1195, 10 Saleesh Dr., Thompson Falls, MT 59873 -- (406) 827-5180.
Looking for Serious taxidermy students! Our course covers advanced techniques, geared for competition level taxidermy, as well as commercial taxidermy. If you are serious about learning, and don't have a lot of time, check out our two, three, and five week courses! Our no-nonsense courses are jam packed with information! Maximum 5 students per class to insure the individual attention necessary for this type of training. Please visit our web site for more information.

Adventure Bound School Of Taxidermy (Oklahoma)
P.O. Box 61, 8106 N.35th st E. Okay, OK 74446 -- 918-441-0763 -- E-mail
Students will benefit from our small classes and friendly learning atmosphere giving each individual one on one immersion they require. Every student will go through 4 weeks of intensive training including mounting one whitetail deer, one life size mammal, one migratory bird, one upland bird, one antler plaque, habitat rock making and business ethics, we also offer 1 week express courses for specializing in one species only. Please visit our website for more information and see why Adventure Bound School of Taxidermy is the right choice for you! Email us or visit our web site.

Alaska School of Taxidermy (Alaska)
801 E. 82nd Ave. #A1 Anchorage, Alaska 99518 -- (907) 522-BEAR (2327), (907) 830-2610, (907) 529-5737 -- E-mail
Welcome to the fascinating world of taxidermy! The Alaska School of Taxidermy is the only year round educational program of its kind in Alaska. We strive to effectively teach all methods of professional taxidermy and tanning to our students. You can learn taxidermy and enjoy all activities and scenery The Last Frontier has to offer! Our Instructor has over 30 years experience in the Taxidermy Industry. His true-to-form mounts are award winning and internationally recognized. He has been teaching his art for the last 15 years and enjoys giving back to the industry that he holds dear. Come and experience his passion for wildlife artistry and graduate into a successful taxidermist, like so many of his former students have! Email us or visit our web site.

All Trophy's School of Taxidermy (Texas)
221 Plantation Rd., Springtown, TX 76082 -- 817-221-4422 -- E-mail
All Trophy's School of Taxidermy will give you the knowledge you will need to become a successful taxidermist and we will teach you the art of producing the highest quality mounts in the country! With thirty years experience, our financial and marketing specialist will teach you the basics on starting your business along with management guidelines to become a successful small business owner Visit our web site for more information.

Bill Allen's Pocono Institute of Taxidermy (Pennsylvania)
Box 2038, White Haven PA 18661 -- (570) 443-9166 -- E-mail
Bill Allen's Pocono Institute of Taxidermy was established in 1969 and is the oldest most reputable school in the business. Located in the heart of the Poconos, we are minutes away from Big Boulder, and Jack Frost Ski resorts, Interstates 80, 81 and the PA Turnpike. Experience the best fishing and hunting around. Our school offers a hands on 12 week course that can also be broken down. We have successfully trained 1000's of students who are now in business for themselves. Visit our web site, call or email us today!

American Institute of Taxidermy (Wisconsin)
4552 Hwy 51 North, Boulder Junction, WI 54512 -- 715-385-9146 or 1-800-853-9146
The American Institute of Taxidermy is located in beautiful Northern Wisconsin where you can enjoy excellent fishing and hunting while learning taxidermy. The schools objective is to prepare the student for a productive taxidermy career. We are committed to giving hands-on training and personal attention so that each student will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified taxidermist. The courses will include related information such as detailed mounting instructions, game laws, shop equipment and layout, management, advertising, display techniques, customer relations, and practical business ethics. Click here for more information.

Andersons Mountin' Man Taxidermy Whitetail School (New York)
2249 Kendall Road, Kendall, NY 14476 -- -- (585) 269-9933 -- [email protected]
Ed and Bill Anderson of Mountin' Man Taxidermy offer a 3 day whitetail taxidermy class. 50 Years combined experience. Class size is limited to 4 students, and is completed in just 30 hours,Friday through Sunday! Two teachers and 4 students. Hands on training. Our complete whitetail school is just $1,500 per person. This price includes a complete taxidermy tool kit which is yours to keep after the course. Included is your form, eyes, tanning supplies, several deer capes, and all miscellaneous materials worth $500. All you supply is your own set of antlers. You will take home your own deer head that you mounted!

Animal Arts Northwest School of Taxidermy (Alaska and Oregon)
13589 Crystal Springs Road, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 -- (541) 883-2492
    and Fairbanks, AK -- (877) 281-0936
RJ Simington, national award winner and NTA certified judge offers 2 week, 4 week and 6 week classes. All of our classes include food and lodging for their duration. We will supply all tools required for work in our studio. You will be given a one year membership in the National Taxidermists Association. For more information, please call Teresa Simington at 541-883-2492 or e-mail. Click here for more information.

Artistic School of Taxidermy (Idaho)
124 Cedar View Lane, Kooskia, ID 83539 -- 208-323-4477
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced taxidermist, Artistic School of Taxidermy provides you the personalized attention you will need to succeed. The custom one-on-one training is catered to fit each individual's learning goals. One, five, ten or 14-day courses are available. Lodging and meals are included in your enrollment cost. The Scenic views create a serene learning environment and often provide up close and personal live reference opportunities. Learn what it takes to produce mounts that will blow your competition out of the water and allow you to elevate your prices. You will develop more efficient and profitable production methods by learning specialized techniques. Interested in competing? Come and learn how to create winning competition pieces. All students enrolled in 5 or more days will also learn how to develop a working Business Plan to assist in your entrepreneurial endeavor. The studio is open for your convenience 24-7, and there is a complete Breakthrough Library for your reading enjoyment. If you're looking to maximize your learning experience, visit our website or e-mail us today!

AZ Taxidermy Training, LLC (Arizona)
3700 Industrial Loop, Show Low, AZ 85901 -- (480) 882-8330
"AZ Taxidermy Training, LLC" is a new and exciting venture in providing quality training to the aspiring taxidermist. Within our brand new facility, our personal goal is to provide the epitome of taxidermy education at reasonable costs to the student and backed by the finest instruction. At Arizona Taxidermy Training, we provide in-depth professional taxidermy training for those career minded individuals seeking a new challenge, or for the sportsman or hobbyist wishing to enhance and supplement an already exciting sporting lifestyle. Located in the heart of the beautiful White Mountains of Eastern Arizona. Please call us at (480) 882-8330 or visit out website at for more information, or e-mail us today!

Caleb's Animal Artistry School of Taxidermy (Oregon)
2116 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg, OR 97470 -- (541) 643-1813
Caleb's Animal Artistry School of Taxidermy was founded by Caleb May, a working taxidermist with 20 years of experience. This school is designed to give students the knowledge and confidence to successfully begin their own career as a taxidermist or simply learn and enjoy the art as a hobby from your own home. Visit our website for testimonials and pictures or call or e-mail and arrange to stop by and check out the school.

Call of the Wild School of Taxidermy (Tennessee)
1572 Cumberland City Road, Cumberland, TN 37052 -- (931) 387-2906
Call of the Wild School of Taxidermy welcomes any motivated and interested students. Most students come to us from communities that embrace the heritage of hunting and the craft of taxidermy. We offer a full Six week and specialized one week courses For more information, please call or e-mail. Click here to visit our website.

Rick Carter Instructional Courses (Georgia)
Bogart, Georgia -- (706) 247-3681 -- [email protected]
Over the years, I have judged and conducted seminars across the country at state, regional, national, and world shows. My greatest level of expertise is in deer, game heads, and mammals. My credentials include 30 years of experience, three National Taxidermist of the Year awards, two Bruchac awards for Best Whitetail Deer, four 1st Place Master's Awards at the World Taxidermy Competition, multiple People's Choice & Judges Choice Awards, as well as sculpting and product design awards. I have scored two perfect 100's at National competitions. I was the "Back to Basics" writer for Breakthrough Magazine for 10 years and my work has been featured on the covers of every taxidermy trade magazine. I have spent many years studying animal anatomy and have used that knowledge to sculpt several muscular and skeletal models that have been widely used throughout the industry. My instructional methods are also featured in the #1 selling whitetail deer mounting video (DVD270), Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount: A to Z with Rick Carter. I am currently scheduling 3 to 5-day one-on-one instruction on a first come, first served basis. This training will be intense and will be conducted with only one student at a time. The student will have my undivided & uninterrupted attention for the duration of each course. The classes will be designed specifically to fit the student's request. Open-mouth techniques (resin or acrylic), advanced casting & molding (RTV), finishing techniques, anatomy, skeletal mechanics...for any species of animal.
These courses are for the taxidermist who wants to take their work to a higher level of quality and accuracy, even at the competition level. Pricing and accommodations will be structured to fit the student's needs. If necessary, the course can even be conducted at the student's own studio. Call or email me if you wish to schedule a class. Rick Carter (706) 247-3681. Click here to visit our website.

Central Minnesota School Of Taxidermy (Minnesota)
310 West Main Street, P.O. Box 127, Rice, MN 56367 -- (320) 393-BUCK (2825)
Central Minnesota School of Taxidermy is one of the premier taxidermy schools in the industry. We offer a hands on, comprehensive course, which has the best instructors in their field. With multiple instructors you will receive a thorough and in-depth course study allowing you a better understanding of the methods and their applications. Visit us at, e-mail us at [email protected], call or text us at 320-393-2825. Let Us Open The Doors To Your Future.

Central Texas School of Taxidermy (Texas)
11610 West RR 152, Llano, TX 78643 -- (325) 247-4733
Kelly Leifeste operates this fully licenced and bonded taxidermy school located in central Texas. 2 week and 6 week classes. We are VA, JTPA and TRC approved. For more information, please call or e-mail. Click here for more information.

Colorado Institute of Taxidermy Training, Inc. (Colorado)
708 Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO 81212 -- (800) 733-6936
Training the nation's quality taxidermists with award-winning techniques for fish, birds, game heads, lifesize mounts and rugs, taught by state certified instructors. All training is "hands-on" and finished specimens are showpieces for your taxidermy studio. Full course is 10 1/2 weeks with classes starting bimonthly. Financing available. Click here to visit our web site.

Custom School of Taxidermy (Georgia)
495 John Pruitt Rd, Ila, GA 30633 -- (706) 789-3786 or (706) 870-1086
A to Z on all aspects of taxidermy, including gameheads, birds and fish. Tom King teaches high quality commercial style taxidermy through one-on-one lessons in his private taxidermy shop. Student references available. Click here to visit our website or E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Dakota Wildlife Taxidermy Studio (South Dakota)
846 E 5th Street, Winner, SD 57580 -- (605) 840-8530
DWTS is committed in giving you the best quality hands on professional training available. We will teach you all of the new and latest techniques in this ever changing and exciting field of work. We will prepare each student with the necessary information and hands on training to become a skilled and qualified taxidermist, whether in your own business or as a hobby. Visit our website for more information.

Dan Rinehart Taxidermy School (Wisconsin)
14 West Fulton Street, Edgerton, WI 53534 -- (608) 884-3047
Full-time training programs with master taxidermist Dan Rinehart and international champion Steve Henthorn. Personal training programs in gameheads, birds, fish and mammals. UAW and veteran approved. Visit our extensive website for more information.

Dave's School of Taxidermy (North Dakota)
P.O. Box 454, Newburg, ND 58762 -- (701) 272-6360
Dave's School of Taxidermy offers 8-week, 4-week or 2-week courses from January through August. A maximum of two students per training session allows enormous flexibility on how the course is set up to match your interest. Visit our website for more information.

East Coast Institute of Taxidermy Inc. (Pennsylvania)
1505 Bell Rd., Wapwallopen, PA 18660 -- (570) 379-3157
The East Coast Institute of Taxidermy provides the most modern and up to date methods of Taxidermy. Class size is limited to a small number of students so that each student gets the one on one instruction they deserve. Weekend classes available. We now accept the G.I. bill for prospective students. Visit our website or email for more information.

Flyway Taxidermy (Minnesota)
25043 63rd Avenue, Saint Cloud, MN 56301 -- 320-203-9370
Flyway Taxidermy is now offering classes to students with a taxidermy career in mind. All instruction is hands on learning with two time world champion taxidermist Jerry Froelich. Flyway offers classes intended to teach the students the how to's of duck, goose, and upland game bird taxidermy as well as artistic composition and habitat building. Jerry has had students of all ages and skill levels come to his school to learn the skills they need to be successful in their passion. Visit our website or email for more information.

Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy (Iowa)
2514 Victory Lane, St. Charles, IA 50240 -- (641) 396-2760
All roads to your next career or money-making hobby lead to us! We offer a complete 7-week course, as well as weekend mini-classes for specific animals. Students may tape record or videotape classes for future reference, if they wish, but are responsible for bringing their own equipment to do so. Visit our website for more information.

Holthus Taxidermy (Iowa)
1794 Grape Ave., Fairfield, IA 52556 -- (641) 472-2823
We offer 2 week courses of game heads, fish, birds or mammals. Hands on training, combined with the latest techniquies. We offer small classes of 2-3 students to provide a better learning enviroment. You can take 1 course or all at the same time. Call or email for scheduling in 2016 at 641-472-2823 or email at [email protected].

Iowa School of Taxidermy (Iowa)
PO Box 561, Carlisle, IA 50047 -- (319) 310-7182
Owner/instructor Jackson Tennant teaches you the fundamentals, the business aspect, and more importantly the art of the taxidermy profession. If you're looking to start your own taxidermy studio, or you are already a seasoned taxidermist looking for new and innovative skills, we teach it all. Our class sizes range from one to three students a course. Visit our website for more information.

Kindred Spirits School of Taxidermy (Iowa)
110 N. Gear Ave., West Burlington, IA 52655 -- (319) 753-0929
Dedication to bringing out the students' full creative potential, helping to reach individual goals. Small classes, insuring increased one on one instruction with award winning teachers. Choices of 2 and 4 week Mini-courses or 8 week complete course, catering to the students individual needs and interests. Click here for complete information.

Lenoir Community College (North Carolina)
231 Highway 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504 -- 252.233.6850
Lenoir Community College is located in Kinston, North Carolina and home to thousands of avid hunters and fishermen. As one of just a handful of Taxidermy Schools in North Carolina, Lenoir Community College is proud to provide one-on-one instruction in a knowledgeable classroom environment. This one year program covers fish, large life-size mounts, deer, and waterfowl. In addition, students are taught state and federal game laws, operating a taxidermy business, how to make specialized tools, and much more! Contact Sharon King at 252.233.6850 for complete information.

Mid Missouri School of Taxidermy (Missouri)
1446 Jade Road, Columbia, Missouri 65201 -- 573/474-2226 or 572/808-2842 Ask for Curt
Located 8 miles east of Columbia, right on Interstate 70, housing available 4 week hands on classes taught by Award winning Master Taxidermists, you will receive very in-depth studies in all fields. We don't just teach you, we want you to excel above and beyond. Click here for complete information.

Mike's Taxidermy (Minnesota)
16721 Valley Dr. NW, Andover, MN 55304 -- (763) 422-2007
Twin Cities based taxidermy instruction by Master Champion Mike Pendzimas for all skill levels. Classes are ongoing so call or email to register. Click here to visit our web site.

Missoula Valley School of Taxidermy (Montana)
P.O. Box 1169, Thompson Falls, MT 59873-1169 -- (406) 827-3170
Award winning instructors. Two, four, and eight week classes. All finished mounts property of the students. Licensed and bonded by the state of Montana. Minimum of 16 mounts completed per student. Click here for complete information.

Missouri Taxidermy Institute (Missouri)
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. 4043 East Hwy 54, Linn Creek, MO -- (573) 346-6871
4-week and 8-week classes. Professional, intensive training at an affordable price and time-frame. 4-week classes cover ducks, upland game birds, whitetail shoulder mounts, life-sized mammals, leather-wrapped antler plaques, cold-water fish, warm-water fish, airbrushing, habitat, base-making, skinning, salting, auto-tanning. 8-week traditional course covers all this, and more! Visit our web site or e-mail: [email protected].

Missouri School of Taxidermy (Missouri)
Wild Trophies Taxidermy School - 1008 South Hwy 79 - Winfield, MO 63389
Taxidermy school classes will be held as long as 8-10 hour days. Learn all aspects of taxidermy FAST from Master Taxidermist Bruce Owens. Call Bruce owens at 636-295-2214 or 636-566-894. Email: [email protected]. Website:

Montana School of Taxidermy and Tanning (Montana)
3280 Green Meadow Drive, Helena, MT 59601 -- (406) 443-0022
The oldest commercial taxidermy course in the Northwest. Each class is shown how to sculpt a new form using references and death masks, and are required to make one fiberglass mold. Our tanning course, worked in with the rest of our curriculum, is second to none. Click here to visit our website.

Montgomery Community College (North Carolina)
P.O. Box 787, Troy, NC 27371 -- 1-800-839-6222
Hands on one year full time Taxidermy Program. Covers large game, small game, fish, birds, habitat construction, reproductions and much more. A well rounded program since 1977. References upon request. Visit our website for more details.

Mountain Valley School of Taxidermy (Washington)
11826 SE 254th St., Kent, WA 98031 -- (253) 796-0878 -- [email protected]
The taxidermy program offers personalized training for those interested in the field, as a fulfilling career, or stimulating hobby. You will benefit from the small classes and personalized training that a smaller school can offer. Special three-day bird classes available. All specimens are mounted and retained by the student. Click here for complete details on our web site.

North American School of Taxidermy (Minnesota)
5392-290th Street, Cushing, MN 56443 -- (320) 749-2128 -- Fax: (320) 749-2128 -- E-mail
North American School of Taxidermy is a state of the art taxidermy program and facility. We offer a 4 week training class as well as workshops, along with an apprentice program for follow up training and support. North American School of Taxidermy is located on 425 acres of private property near the Brainerd Lakes Area. Many of our students are becoming some of the most talented taxidermist in the industry today! Please visit our web site for more information.

North Florida School of Taxidermy (Florida)
22935 County Road 250, Live Oak, FL 32060 -- (386) 658-2018 - Cell: (386) 209-1349
The North Florida School of Taxidermy provides the student with a lot of individual attention, teaching the latest techniques in taxidermy. We offer two and five week sessions at very competitive prices. Visit our website for more information.

North West Wisconsin Institute of Taxidermy (Wisconsin)
952 110th Street, Roberts, WI 54023 -- 715-222-4958
We are a school set up for the beginning taxidermist. We will teach you everything from beginning to end on how to perform taxidermy on fish, birds, mammals and game heads. We will also teach you how to set up and operate a successful taxidermy business. You will learn what tools and equipment you need and how to set up your shop. We are certified by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board and we are bonded. If you want to be successful in the taxidermy business, North West Wisconsin Institute of Taxidermy is the place to start. Call or e-mail for your free catalog and get stated today. Visit our website for more information.

Northeast School of Taxidermy (New York)
721 Park St. Ogdensburg, NY, 13669 -- (315) 393-1483
Taxidermy training the right way, your way, the best way with Larry Vielhauer! Students set the dates! Personal, private, hands-on training in fulltime shop with 1 to 3 students. Housing included. No one turned away. Total affordability and flexibility in course contents and time. References worldwide. Send phone number and I will call you. Click here to visit our web site or send an e-mail.

Northwest School of Taxidermy (California)
Sacramento, CA -- 503-477-3400
The Northwest’s touring taxidermy school with a 3:1 student / teacher ratio. Serving Washington, California & more! Visit our web site or send an e-mail.

Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy (Iowa)
Hwy. 71, Box 2711 Spirit Lake, Iowa -- 1-800-488-3256
The Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy was established in 1984 and since that time has successfully trained students from across the nation, as well as Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. Students are instructed in state of the art techniques by award winning instructors in our modern 7,600 square foot facility. Click here to visit our web site or send an e-mail.

Northwood Institute of Taxidermy (Pennsylvania)
2231 Stoystown Road, Friedens, PA 15541 -- (814) 445-6215
On site housing and partial financing available!! Experience the finest taxidermy instruction in the best hunting and fishing grounds in Somerset County. Master Instructor. Small class size. 13 weeks hands-on training. Also can be broken down into fish (4 weeks), birds (3 weeks), and fur (6 weeks). Click to visit our website or e-mail us for more info.

Old Heritage Taxidermy Online Courses
Now learning Taxidermy is just a mouse click away! Old Heritage Taxidermy now offers an online course for learning Upland Bird Taxidermy. The course is an in-depth coverage of all aspects of Standing Upland Bird Taxidermy and is offered for $39.99. The course is online; and to our knowledge, one of the first. The course is printable and can be accessed at anytime. Visit the course preview at and get the details of learning Taxidermy in the 21st century.

Pennsylvania Institute Of Taxidermy (Pennsylvania)
118 Industrial Park, Ebensburg, PA 15931 -- 1-800-GREY FOX Phone: (814) 472-4510 Fax: (814) 472-4545
The Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy was founded in 1983. For the past 16 years, we have enjoyed helping those, like you, who want the freedom and fulfillment of having their own business, get the right start. Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy is often imitated but, never duplicated. We are the only accredited taxidermy school in the country. Our reputation is second to none! Take the first step necessary to start your new career -- Call us today. Click here to visit our web site.

Pro Mount School of Taxidermy (Montana)
529 Jaque Lane, Billings, MT 59105
Pro-Mount School of Taxidermy's primary purpose is designed to develop the skills necessary to become a fill time professional taxidermist. The curriculum and method of one on one instruction are custom tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements of the individual student. You can be assured the full attention of the instructor because of the one on one instruction you will receive. The school has only one major objective: to provide each student a method of instruction and skill development that will insure succes. Click here to visit our web site.

Second Creation Taxidermy School (Kansas)
11501 Riverview Ave., Kansas City, KS 66111 -- (913) 422-3111 -- Fax: (913) 422-1772
We offer one on one hands on taxidermy lessons. You pick your class: Deer Heads, mammals, fish, birds, ect. ... or you can learn them all. More info on the web site. Feel free to call or e-mail me.

Second Nature School of Taxidermy (Montana)
20360 Hwy. 200 E., Bonner, MT 59823 -- (406) 244-5404
Complete training on the Blackfoot river in beautiful western Montana. Our 5 week course gives you the skills you need to start your own taxidermy business. Second Nature School of Taxidermy is the proven choice of career minded taxidermy students from coast to coast. Second Nature is a VA approved taxidermy school. Visit our web site or e-mail: [email protected].

Specific Species' North American School of Taxidermy (Kentucky)
5042 Holtz Drive in Cold Springs, KY 41076 -- 859-441-5204
Specific Species' North American School of Taxidermy offers a complete hands-on taxidermy course based on the state-of-the-art techniques tools and materials. We do not conduct large classes where students can be lost in a large class room environment. But rather students learn and work in an intimate one-on-one setting, with a maximum 2 to 3 students per class, where individually-customized instruction is available according to the students needs and skill level. Visit our web site, call or e-mail today!

Southland School of Taxidermy (Louisiana)
2603 Osceola Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70805 -- (800) 984-7328
The Southland School of Taxidermy offers a full-featured course of instruction preparing serious, interested persons for a successful career as a professional taxidermist. Huey Tortorice, a leading Southern taxidermist, offers personal, hands-on instruction to students. This gives the student a definitive advantage, leading to an in-depth understanding of the technical art of taxidermy. Click here for more information.

Stoney Hills School of Taxidermy (Minnesota)
5392-290th Street, Cushing, MN 56443 -- (320) 749-2128 (2825) -- Fax: (320) 749-2128 -- E-mail
Stoney Hills School of Taxidermy is a state of the art taxidermy program and facility. We offer a 4 week training class, along with an apprentice program for follow up training and support. Not unlike our taxidermy business, we strive to offer the best and most advanced taxidermy training offered in the industry. Many of our students are becoming some of the most talented taxidermist in the industry today! Please visit our web site for more information.

Surry Community College (North Carolina)
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017 -- (336) 386-3244
This one year hands-on program covers one of the four major topics of deer and other game heads, fish, birds, and life-size mounts each quarter. These courses are appropriate for anyone interested in learning the art of taxidermy or for those wanting to improve their techniques. Included throughout each topic is instruction on habitat, casting, operating a taxidermy business, state and federal game laws, how to make specialized tools, and much more. Students can enter at any quarter and can choose between evening or Saturday classes. The college is also the new home of the "Taxidermy Mini-Course" previously held at Piedmont Community College for the past 31 years. Click here to visit our website or Email us at [email protected].

Taxidermy Tech (Florida)
8929 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola Florida 32534 -- (850) 549-3497 Toll Free: (844) WILDART
Taxidermy Tech provides taxidermy training programs and business support services. Our programs are perfect for anyone from those with a competitive edge looking for a challenging hobby to the "do-it-yourselfer", but they are primarily focused on beginner and intermediate level students that are motivated and dedicated to starting their own Taxidermy business. Call us today or email [email protected]. Website:

Tracks Taxidermy (California)
11416 Clementina Court, Oakdale, CA 95361 -- 209-300-4567
We offer weekend workshops, as well as full-service taxidermy. Our classes are limited to six students, and we teach mammals, fish, and birds. Visit us at, e-mail us at [email protected], or call 209-300-4567.

Vermilion Community College (Minnesota)
Enrollment Services, 1900 E. Camp St., Ely, MN 55731 -- (218) 365-7224 -- Fax: (218) 365-7218
Learn taxidermy in remote, northeastern Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Ten week intensive training certificate. Expert instruction from a Master Taxidermist. Hands-on studio labs. Tools and equipment are available on campus. Vermilion is one of the leading outdoor, environmental colleges in the country with degrees in Water Resources, Natural Resources, Parks & Recreation, Law Enforcement, Wilderness Management and Wildlife Management. E-mail: [email protected].

Wegner's School of Taxidermy (Wisconsin)
2214 E. Manogue Rd., Milton, WI 53563 -- (608) 868-4022
Wegner's School of Taxidermy will provide skills in the field of taxidermy needed to provide the student's future independent financial success. Visit our web site or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

West Tennessee School of Taxidermy (Tennessee)
Jackson, TN (between Memphis and Nashville on I-40) -- (731) 426-4602
Whether you want to develop taxidermy as a new career or you are looking for a hobby that you can develop into a part time job, West Tennessee School of Taxidermy can help you achieve your goals. Visit our web site or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

Western Pennsylvania School of Taxidermy (Pennsylvania)
3058 Rt 36, Oliveburg, PA 15764 -- (814) 938-6508
Learn to mount Gameheads, Lifesize, Birds, Fish, and Rugs, in eight weeks! Visit our web site for more information.

Woods To Walls Taxidermy Academy (Iowa)
403 N. Marshall St., Prairie City, IA 50228 -- 515-205-8533
You can take a 2 week mini course, a four, six, or eight week professional course. Take them all at once, or break it up over time, it's up to you. Due to the classes being small, and the price only a small fraction of what you would pay at a traditional school. Visit our web site or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

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