Hey guys just wanted to give you all a heads up about what is happening in Missouri. As you can see from my name i am a Part Time Taxidermist, and do not claim to be anything else. We have a certain Gentleman in Missouri that seems to have made it his mission to put every home taxidermist out of business. Apparently according to my home county if you do taxidermy work from your home, you the same as running a mortuary!!! This guy has contacted at least 4 counties so far and 2 have sent letters to taxidermist in their counties stating the we must cease operation immediately. According to this guy, the only true professional taxidermist are ones who own a commercial building which they work out of. I in no way claim to be a professional, this is something i do for fun, but under the codes of Missouri Department of Conservation, I must have a Taxidermy License if anyone reimburses me for materials. The counties involved went to the Conservation Department and got our address and license numbers and sent out letters to all in the county to cease operation unless you could prove you were in a commercial non residential area. From my understanding he is attempting to do this state wide and knowing how much of a tool he is he will try it. He has pulled some entertaining things in the past. Seems if he is such a Professional he would let his work do his talking, but from what i have heard he charges large prices and the quality is just not what the customer sees when they go in his shop. He thinks if he puts all the home shops out he will get all the business. I guess reputation has nothing to do with it anymore. I want to adhere to the policy of this forum and will not post his name or his shops name but will tell you he is located about 40 miles west of St Louis and has been around for some time. Any one driving up and down Interstate 44 has seen his shop.