I’m new here and have been reading about as much as I can get my hands on. I’m 49 years old, semi retired and looking to make a life change and was considering taxidermy school and then on to a business, but is it really worth it financially? I realize customers aren’t going to come running but every single taxidermist within 100 miles of me stays way behind so there has to be room for one more. I’ve gone out and made a really good living but I’m tired of chasing money around the globe and would rather make a decent living right here at home if possible. Being a very detailed oriented and anal person by nature I think I would be good at it but I can’t make myself spend the money ,which is considerable, unless it makes financial sense. I guess my question is for the guys that are doing it for a living currently, how hard is it to make a living doing this work? Would I be better off finding something else to do as a business and just buy some videos and do my own mounts as a hobby?