How many years did most of you work taxidermy part time before going full time. As always, I know this is a subjective question, since variables include economy, location, family business, etc. From what i have read, and heard, this could range from 1 year to several years. And yes, I know it depends on the quality of your work..... If you think about it, taxidermists are a lot like doctors, in that we are continually "practicing" what we do. Never have gotten over the "practicing" medicine, lol.