Your career as a Professional Taxidermist starts here!

Courses:

Classes fill up fast and are booked on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your spot early!
Signing up at least four months prior to the class you want to attend is recommended.

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Bobcat on a Limb Mount

Student Kevin Norman from Utah mounted this nice life size Bobcat

 

 

The above video explains how to choose poses, turns and custom display options for Whitetail Deer.
Click the icons in the screen to play and enlarge the video screen. Enjoy!

      

About the Second Nature School of Taxidermy Course Curriculum

 

BIRDS:

  • Measuring

  • Skinning and fleshing

  • Proper form selection

  • Mounting techniques

  • Base making

  • Finishing

 

GAME HEADS

  • Measuring

  • Skinning and fleshing

  • Proper form selection

  • Form alterations

  • Mounting techniques

  • Finishing

  • Airbrush painting

  • Pedestal bases

  • Competition techniques

 

LIFESIZE

  • Skinning and fleshing

  • Proper form selection

  • Mounting techniques

  • Open mouth work

  • Base making

  • Finishing

  • Airbrush painting

FISH

  • Selecting the right reproduction

  • Using watercolor pencils

  • Using powder paints

  • Airbrush painting

  • Displaying your fish

  • Artificial water

OTHER ITEMS COVERED

  • Advertising and promotion

  • Pricing your work

  • Shop design and layout

  • Proper licensing

  • Tanning (includes field trip to local commercial tannery)

  • Federal bird regulations

  • Keeping Books

  • Recommended trade journals

  • List of Suppliers

  • Crating and Shipping

  • Special effects

  

 

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