News & Updates: Our 2019 Six Week Class Dates are now posted. If you don't want to wait until 2019, Please consider one of the few openings left in our 2018 Specialty Courses.
Searching for Taxidermy Schools? At ATTC we take your taxidermy training seriously.
We have one goal, and that is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to run your own successful taxidermy business. The techniques we teach allow you to guarantee your taxidermy work for life. We also teach you novel and enjoyable ways to attract customers.
If you are serious about learning taxidermy for a new career, your number one goal is to find a school with a proven track record. Over the years we have helped launch countless new taxidermy careers. In fact, we host a Facebook Graduates Group, where you can keep tabs on what many of our graduates are up to!
Whether you want a lucrative, full time career in taxidermy, or just a great way to make extra money in today's economy, ATTC is a great choice! After you graduate, we always remain available to answer any questions you may have.
To get started, please browse the questions/answers below (or use the quick links at the top of the page).
- How much money can I make as a taxidermist?
Short Answer: If you are self motivated, taxidermy can be extremely lucrative! If you are on the lazy side however, (and we're being honest here)...you probably won't make a lot of money.
Long Answer: A motivated taxidermist can reasonably earn over $10,000 per month. See our Making Money in Taxidermy Page for details.
- What is covered in your taxidermy courses?
We offer a Complete Six Week Course (includes all areas of taxidermy), a Specialty Gamehead Course (2 weeks), and a Specialty Bird & Fish Course (2 weeks). Our training is thorough, and ALL supplies are included. There are no hidden costs. Please see our Taxidermy Courses page for complete details.
- Is your taxidermy course approved for the use of Veterans Education Benefits?
Yes, you may use your GI Bill® to pay for taxidermy schooling here at ATTC. No matter which school you choose, the first thing you will need is your Certificate of Eligibility. See Obtaining your Certificate of Eligibility Online.
- How much does your taxidermy course cost?
It depends on whether you take our 6 week course or one of our shorter Specialty Courses. Please see our Tuition page.
- When are classes offered at your taxidermy school?
We offer Winter, Spring, and Summer classes. Please see our Schedule page for specific class dates.
- Where will I stay while I'm attending school in Montana?
Please see our Housing page for a detailed chart of availabilities.
- Where is your school located?
ATTC is located in NW Montana, in the quaint town of Thompson Falls. Please see our Location page for area info, and our Map page for driving directions.
- In addition to teaching, do you also run a commercial taxidermy shop?
Yes, we run Something Wild Taxidermy, and it is operated from the same location as our taxidermy school.
- Why should I choose ATTC over all the other taxidermy schools?
This is a common question, and we always have the same response....In order to honestly critique another school, we would need to attend their program first hand. We would need to observe things such as teaching skills, quality of techniques taught, and whether the curriculum allows adequate time for all of the important details!
Of course, it is not practical for us or any other taxidermy school to do that. Although some schools may like to make assumptions about their competitors, we find this practice unbecoming. Therefore, we simply make sure we do everything possible to ensure you receive quality training at our school.
We include plenty of projects in your training, without including so many that you feel rushed. We believe in quality over quantity. We do not teach speed in our course; that comes naturally over time. This is not about us, it is about you! If you are rushed through, quality suffers, and once bad habits are learned it is difficult to back peddle. Our graduates are able to guarantee their mounts for life right from the start, upon graduation from our taxidermy course! We have been teaching for nearly 30 years, our training is impeccable, and our successful graduates are proof of this. So please take the time to research our site, check our references, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! And finally, please check out our Graduates Facebook Page to see examples of some of the beautiful work our graduates are putting out!
We hope the above information is helpful as you begin your research into taxidermy schools. For more detailed information please browse the individual page links. And finally, our FAQ's page answers questions you may have after browsing through some of our key pages. Enjoy browsing our website, and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!