Taxidermy School News:

  • Attention: This is our last year of teaching, and we will be retiring after our Summer Class. Our classes are full for this year, but If you would like to be on our waiting list, please contact us. This year’s class dates can be found on our Calendar Page.

Taxidermy School Introduction:

Searching for Taxidermy Schools? Wondering if our taxidermy course is right for you? Rest assured, you do not need any experience to attend our course. We call our training advanced simply because it is very thorough. The techniques you learn will allow you to run your own business and guarantee your work for life! 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.

Taxidermy school graduate Rene Williams
Over the years, we have helped launch many new taxidermy careers. To see what some of our graduates have to say about our training, please see our references.

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 an efficient Four Week Course which is very thorough and includes gamehead taxidermy, birds, fish, habitat, business setup, and more. The day you graduate, you will be qualified to do taxidermy for paying customers, AND guarantee your work for life! 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?

Please see our Tuition page.

When are classes offered at your facility?

Our four week course is offered three times per year, in the Winter, Spring, and 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.

Do you accept VA Benefits?

We are no longer working with the VA to accept the GI Bill.

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.

Plenty of projects are completed during 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 have! 

We hope the above information is helpful as you begin your research into taxidermy trade schools.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

As this is our last year of teaching, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have taken part in our taxidermy training. We have enjoyed each and every one of you!