Physical Address: 2207 Avenue R, Snyder, TX 79549 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 757, Snyder, Texas 79550 325-574-1678 ctst@att.net

2 Week Course

“I thoroughly enjoyed your class and feel confident that I can successfully complete a quality shoulder mount. I will begin on my next one as soon as my supplies arrive. I cannot wait to attend the 6 week course in the future. Thanks again for teaching me the skills necessary
to perform a quality taxidermy job. ”
-Michael Mischner

Our Two Week taxidermy school tuition is $2300.00, which includes all of the specimens and forms needed. The following is our curriculum.

A 10% deposit is required with all enrollment applications. Applications received without a deposit will not be processed.

Two Week Taxidermy Curriculum

1. Game Heads 45 Clock Hours
2. 4 Clock Hours
3. European Skull Mount 2 Clock Hours
4. 25 Clock Hours
5. Business Lecture 4 Clock Hours
6. Painting and Finishing Work 24 Clock Hours
7. Dry-Preserving 1 Clock Hour
8. Anatomy 3 Clock Hours
9. Reference Filing 1 Clock Hour
10. Laws 2 Clock Hours

The tuition for our two-week taxidermy training is $2300.00, which does include all of the specimens and forms needed. During the two-week training program, students will receive a complete working knowledge in the following major areas of taxidermy.

Gameheads (45 Clock Hours) Includes:skinning, fleshing, salting, tanning, finishing, coding, form selection, anatomy and mounting. Students will be required to mount one gamehead.

Tanning Fur (25 Clock Hours) Includes: skinning, salting, tanning one fur bearing animal. Students will be required to complete one tanned skin.

Antler Board Mount(4 Clock Hours) Each student will be required to complete one antler board mount.

European Skull Mounts (2 Clock Hours) Discussion of whitening and preserving skull mounts.

Tanning (25 Clock Hours) Students will be taught the most advanced techniques in tanning and also the proper use of commercial tanning services. This will include skinning, fleshing, salting, tanning, coding hides, tagging and measurements.
(Outlining for all specimens)

Business Lecture (4 Clock Hours) Students will receive lectures on proper business practices and proper procedures on building his/her business from the ground up. They will also be taught about advertising techniques and accurate pricing of work by evaluating cost per hour and overhead.

Painting and Finish Work (24 Clock Hours) Students will be taught the proper colors and techniques in using airbrush on finishing his/her mounts. .

Dry-Preserving (1 Clock Hour) Students will be taught the pros and cons of dry-preserving, when to use and when not to use this technique.

Anatomy (3 Clock Hours) Students will be taught basic understanding of the anatomy of each specimen mounted. This is an essential part in the art of taxidermy.

Reference Filing (1 Clock Hour) All quality mounts are backed by having a good collection of reference photos. Keeping photos, proper measurements, and other related data is important for all successful taxidermists.

Laws (2 Clock Hours) State and Federal laws concerning taxidermist will be covered depending on the state in which they will be opening up shop.

 

Specimens
Gameheads: One Whitetail Deer
Board Mount: One Whitetail Deer antler board mount

Note: Some specimens may vary due to availability.

Students will be required to mount a game head and horn mount to complete the six-week taxidermy course. All specimens will be furnished by Central Texas School of Taxidermy at no additional cost. The forms that Central Texas School of Taxidermy uses are the best forms available on today’s market. Our Whitetail forms have been winning all major competitions for the last eight years.