Mounted Fish

The curriculum covers everything you need whether you are a hobbyist interested in mounting your trophy, or seeking the knowledge and skills needed to enter the taxidermy profession.

**Participants must provide their own specimens for each class.**
**Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult for each class.**

During the first class, students will receive a supply list. The cost of these supplies are not paid to the College; the student purchases them. Only the registration fee is paid to the College.

The instructor of each course listed below is Kenneth Smith from Boon Hill Wildlife and Wild Game Processing in Princeton NC.

Please note, inclement weather can cause the schedule to change. Students will receive direct notification from their instructor should the schedule change.

Basic Level Courses (6 weeks each)

Six-week basic level courses offer students practical experience in the fundamental techniques of taxidermy. Course topics will include, but are not limited to the mounting of small and large game such as deer, raccoon and squirrel and in the identification and mounting of ducks.

Course Course Start
Time Registration Fee
White-tailed Deer Shoulder Mounts Jan 16, 2024
Jan 23, 2024
Jan 30, 2024
Feb 6, 2024
Feb 13, 2024
Feb 20, 2024
7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150
Small Game Head Mounts Feb 27, 2024
Mar 5, 2024
Mar 12, 2024
Mar 19, 2024
Mar 26, 2024
April 2, 2024
7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150
Large Game Head Mounts April 9, 2024
April 16, 2024
April 23, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 7, 2024
May 14, 2024
7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150
Duck Mounts May 21, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 4, 2024
June 11, 2024
June 18, 2024
June 25, 2024
7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150

Advanced Level Courses (4 weeks each)

Four-week advanced level courses offer students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and gain the skills needed to continue practicing the art of taxidermy at a professional level.

Course Course Start
Time Registration Fee
Form Alterations, Anatomy & Sculpting   7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150
Advanced Finishing Work & Airbrush Techniques   7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150
Basic Business & Laws Pertaining to Taxidermy   7:00 pm-10:00 pm $150

For questions or further information call Howell Woods at (919) 938-0115