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How many are Fulltime and Partime taxidermist?

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Lou, Sep 12, 2006.

At what level do you do taxidermy?

Poll closed Sep 26, 2006.
  1. Fulltime

  2. Partime

  3. Hobyist

  1. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    I'm not full-time yet, but my husband does have a full-time job which provides medical insurance. If it weren't for that, there is no way I could even consider going full-time myself.
  2. circleh

    circleh New Member

    Part time here. Maybe fulltime someday. Just have to see what happens.

  3. Keller

    Keller New Member

    I'm the boat pilot on the casino....remember me now. The boat that never moves
  4. Wow! I've been away from these forums to long! I like the new format!
    Last time I checked I was a full time fish repo guy here in Hawaii/

  5. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    So Keller, you work the first two weeks of the month at the casino and then everybody has blown their paychecks and can't gamble the second half of the month, therefore they don't need you? :)
  6. Muthagoose

    Muthagoose You do your thing, I'll do mine.....

    Part time since mid 60's when I got the JW Elwood lesson..Then 5 years ago the 5 year full time plan took affect and teaching at the college fills the in the vacation $$$$$$ VOID. Retired from guide'n and Govt contracts...
    Generally take about 3 months off for hunting and fishing/research...
    The place and the toys are paid for and I am heading back to"referrence/hunting" camp for "another" month...
    Lifes GOOD......
  7. Keller

    Keller New Member

    It's still a boat...thank god at least the Coast Guard see's it that way. Otherwise no they really don't need me. Guess I have to milk it while I can. ;)
  8. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

    I've been full time for 20 years.No working wife-or non-working!
  9. Todd B

    Todd B Active Member

    I have been a partimer for 24 years. But I do charge the same price as full timers do. So I am not undercutting any one. I would like to be full time someday but cannot justify it as of know.

    Todd B
  10. Started in doing taxidermy in 1982, I went full time in 1987.
  11. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

    I have been doing taxidermy for 2 years now. First year was just as a hobby, doing family, friends, and my own animals. This is the first year I am going to do it part-time. Maybe someday I will get enough business to go full-time.
  12. Definitely FULL TIME. Had to hold down another part time job for nearly five years before I got enough nerves to quit and do the taxidermy full time. I have never regretted the move. I made a lot more money in my part time job, but money just can't buy you happiness. Taxidermy makes me happy, and there is nothing in the world that beats being your own boss. I don't think I could ever work for someone else again. :)
  13. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or does Evelyn (in her avatar) have that Jenna Elfman (from Dharma and Greg) thing going? (That's a good thing btw!!!)
  14. And exactly what thing would that be? ;D I don't have a clue, I never watched the show, but now I'm curious. ;)
  15. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I haven't taken the time to figure out how to post pics - plus I don't know what the legal ramifications are of pulling one off the internet. But there are gaggles of pics on the internet - just do a search of "Jenna Elfman". I think you two have very similar facial features...
  16. weekley2006

    weekley2006 New Member

    just got out of school had a wonderful teacher at missouri school of taxidermy- chip and carrie stamper and their help melvin,deanna where great also and was wondering what full time can make because im disabled because of my back and need to know what to exspect.
  17. aussiesam

    aussiesam I'm an Australian.

    Dont know what i call myself. Part time i guess.
    My workshop is attached to the house and i am in there when ever i can, i still have a daughter yet to go to school so she takes up alot of time, but then i also do the odd security stint to pay for extra 'goodies' and to get out of the place.
  18. I guess you could say part-timers because we both have jobs but I think we are in the shop more then 40 hrs. a week. We are like alot of folks been at our 'real' jobs to long to much money to past up and retirement is just over the hill. We still have three kids in college and are supporting them. Maybe Dwayne will quit when the last one is out and on her own.

    Kim Collins
    Bubba's Taxidermy
  19. Mark V.

    Mark V. Chinook Salmon replica

    Fulltime Been doing for 27 years 22 have been full time. Sometimes I wish maybe I chose something else but then I look around and see that it isn't so bad. ,Mark V.
  20. kbauman

    kbauman Active Member

    I am not for sure. Let see, I get up every morning and go teach zoology at a public high school until 3:30. I come home, get in the shop at 4:30 and stay till 10:00. On weekends, I spend about 10 hours a day in the shop. In the summer, I spend about 10 hours a day everyday for 3 months in the shop. I am not for sure which one is my full time job. I know without either job, my family doesn't live the way they do. So, I pretty much teach and do taxidermy full time. Now, since I am my own boss at the taxidermy end, I take off whenever needed to pursue the finer things in life, like my family and hunting whitetails. Good thread.