Physical Address: 2207 Avenue R, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 757, Snyder, Texas 79550 (325)574-1678


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The FIRST Licensed Taxidermy School in the State of Texas: Established in 1988

NOTICE : Make sure the school you attend is licensed… Licensed schools have to follow strict rules and regulations by the state.


Welcome to a fascinating and rewarding career in Taxidermy…

Central Texas School of Taxidermy will teach you all you need to know to have a professional and successful career in Taxidermy.

There is a great demand for qualified taxidermists. Did you know that most taxidermists are more than a year behind in their work and Americans spend more than $40 billion a year on hunting, fishing and wildlife activities?

Central Texas School of Taxidermy offers a very personal approach to teaching, which we feel is very important in learning taxidermy techniques. Our training program offers the most advanced and latest techniques available today. Students will receive a minimum of 240 hours of intensive taxidermy training during our six week course and 80 hours during our two-week deer course.

Central Texas School of Taxidermy has become one of the most respected and well known schools of its kind. We have had inquiries regarding our school from all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, Africa and Japan. References from our past students are available upon request. We are members in good standing with the Texas Taxidermy and the National Taxidermy Association.

Owner Kelly Leifeste has been active in the art of taxidermy since 1978 and has a bachelor’s degree in business from Southwest Texas State University. Central Texas School of Taxidermy was established in 1988 by Kelly Leifeste to better educate future taxidermists. Jason Bynum, a former graduate of the school, joined Kelly in 2008.

Central Texas School of Taxidermy has been approved for full Texas Rehabilitation Commission and Veteran’s Benefits.

Approved and Regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas.