Taxidermists Code of Ethics
as adopted by the National Taxidermists Association
1. I will obtain and renew as necessary all applicable licenses for the types of taxidermy work in which I am engaged.
2.I will fully cooperate with State, Federal, and Provincial wildlfe officials and will abide by and advise my clients of all applicable conservation and game laws, statutes and regulations, and I will not condone their violation.
3.I will maintain a clean and orderly shop with modern equipment to provide professional service for my clients.
4.Rates for services will be clearly defined to clients before work is accepted. I will not misrepresent rates, services, nor otherwise mislead prospective clients through false or ficticious advertising. I will at all times conduct my operation and services in an ethical and business-like manner.
5.Barring unforseen conditions, all work will be done in a professionally accepted manner and within the time period specified to the customer.
6.I will make every effort to fully acquaint my clients with the true potential of their trophies to avoid possible disappointment with the finished product.
7.I will refuse to alter or falsify trophy characteristics. I will replace broken portions of a trophy only at the express direction of the client.
8.I will not accept as work any trophy or material that appears to be in violation of legal statutes or commonly defined rules of sportsmanship.
9.I will at all times provide for the safety and proper handling of specimens entrusted to me for trophy preparation and I will honestly advise clients of any conditions that might endanger their trophies or their quality.
10.I will instruct clients in proper care of their finished tropies to ensure lasting satisfaction. I will also offer instructions to clients on proper field care of game to ensure future trophy quality.
11.I will not cast or reproduce any form or part thereof except my own, sculpted by me or my employee(s), unless I have the specific permission to do so from the originator of the form.
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