Hello everyone I have always been fascinated with taxidermy I love the final results and the beauty of the animal it relays back to the viewer. I have always wanted to do taxidermy but do to my job, family, and other responsibilities I have had to keep it on the back burner. Well due to the dynamics of my life changing I finally have the time, means and space to do taxidermy. So in a long winded way I am asking for any advice on how to start as far as the right tools, types of mounts, best places to buy supplies, and or the best place for instruction. I have always been a self starter and I prefer to learn by making mistakes rather than learn by going to a class. So if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You to ALL in advance Terry D.