Taxidermy School Introduction:
Searching for Taxidermy Schools? Wondering if our ‘advanced’ taxidermy school is right for you? Rest assured, most of our students are beginners. Our in-depth training works for anyone who is eager to learn taxidermy, no matter what their background is. We call our training advanced simply because it is very thorough.
Our number one goal is to provide you with the tools needed to run your own successful taxidermy shop. The techniques you learn will allow you to guarantee your work for life!
Over the years we have helped launch countless new taxidermy careers. 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 taxidermy school choice! After you graduate, we always remain available to answer any questions you may have.
Common Taxidermy School Questions:
- 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 average over $5,000 per month, and possibly up to $10,000 or more per month during the busy season. See our Making Money in Taxidermy Page for details.
- What is covered in your taxidermy school training?
We offer a Complete Six Week Course (includes all areas of taxidermy), and a Specialty Gamehead Course (2 weeks), which will also train you in open mouth rug procedures. Our training is thorough, and ALL supplies are included. There are no hidden costs. Please see our Taxidermy Courses page for complete details.
- How much does your taxidermy training cost?
Our taxidermy school costs depend on whether you take our 6 week course or our shorter Specialty Course. Please see our Tuition page.
- Is your training program approved for the use of Veterans Education Benefits?
Yes, you may use your GI Bill® to pay for taxidermy school here at ATTC. No matter which school you choose, the first thing you will need is your Certificate of Eligibility. Call 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7 pm (ET), to request an application be sent to you, or see Obtaining your Certificate of Eligibility Online.
- When are classes offered at your facility?
We offer our full six week course three times per year, in the Winter, Spring, and Summer. We offer our two week specialty course in the late summer. Please see our Schedule page for specific class dates.
- Where is your school located?
ATTC is located in NW Montana, in the quaint town of Thompson Falls. It is extremely beautiful here, and there are many things to keep you occupied after class hours. Please see our Location page for a map photos, and more area info.
- Where will I stay while I’m attending your course?
Several options are available. Please see our Housing page for a detailed list of motels, campgrounds, and apartments.
- In addition to teaching taxidermy, 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 everythingpossible 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!