CUSTOM SCHOOL of TAXIDERMY Danielsville, Georgia

Phone 706-789-3786

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Scheduled 3 week Whitetail Mounting Course

This Class is something New that I'm going to try and see how it works out.
This Class will be exactly the same as My Normal Deer Mounting Course but with these exceptions.
(1) I will Teach Two Classes at once. You can still come with a Team of Two for the same Price.
(2) The Class will be Pre-Scheduled to a set Date. This means You can not Pick your Own date or change it.
(3) Students must provide Antlers and Purchase Capes. I will get the Capes as needed . Price depends on availability and size of Cape needed.
(4) Deposit will be set at $500.00 Non-Refundable. If you can not make the scheduled date then the deposit will be forfeited.
Total Cost for this Course will be $1600.00. I can only take in Two Classes at a time.Remaining Balance paid the morning of the start of the class.
It will Require Three Trips.....
First Trip..... 5 Days Starting April 30th Ending May 4th.
Second Trip .....7 Days Starting May 14th Ending May 20th.
Third Trip..... 4 Days Starting June 21st Ending June 24th.
By Pre-Scheduleing this class and Teaching two classes I am able to give a very substantial Discount off the normal rate.....
Call now while its available 706-789-3786​​

Scheduled 1 week Bird Mounting Course

In This course you will carry Home four bird mounts, Two Flying and two standing. These can include Pheasant or Ducks depending on specimens that you have or that are available. Hopefully we will have at least one Wood duck Drake, but if not I will still teach you how to paint the beak since wood ducks are the most popular mounts.

This course will take 5-7 days depending on the students progress and is scheduled for 7 days.

The cost of this course is $1500.00

You are taking home a Value of approximately $1000.00 worth of Mounts!

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Turkeys are not taught in this course but are set up as a Workshop style class after the bird class......

Call for details @ 706-789-3786

Scheduled 1 week Fish Mounting Course

In this course you will  carry home four fish mounts. Two will be the size of a Crappie or Bluegill and I will teach what is called the fish filler method. Two will be largemouth Bass which will be mounted on a form. Bass are the most common mounts that Taxidermist take in depending on your location.

This course will take 5-7 days depending on the students progress. How ever it is subject to two separate trips. Fish take a long time to dry and the Painting (Tinting) process is a valuable part of the course.

The cost of this course is $1500.00

You are taking home a Value of approximately $800.00 worth of Mounts!

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Trout and fiberglass replicas are not taught in this course but are set up as a Workshop style class after the fish class......
Call for details @ 706-789-3786

Scheduled 1 week Small Mammal Mounting Course

In this course you will  carry home two Small Mammal mounts. We will mount 2 Squirrels and two the size of a Bobcat, Racoon or Fox depends on what specimens you have or what's available. Coyote include an extra charge of $60.00 to cover the additional cost of the form.

This course will take 5-7 days depending on the students progress and is scheduled for 7 days.

The cost of this course is $1600.00

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your date.

Call for details @ 706-789-3786

3 Week Special Deer Mounting Course


Take a look at what I've got to offer and sign up for my taxidermy class that's specialized for the beginner. The goal at the end of this class is for you to be able to go into your own business right away. I teach how to do high quality commercial mounts which most students do not need my complete attention after their second deer mount with me, but are welcome to return to mount as many as they need in my shop. I provide all materials for all three mounts with the class rate but please take note that if you need or wish to mount more than 3 deer  THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO COVER THE COST FOR ALL MAJOR MATERIALS. We will mount three deer in the class that you can take home to display in your upcoming business as an example to your customers of your work.

PRICE: $2200.00 for A-Z detailed instruction. We will mount Three White tail Bucks. You will take home One mount.

The First two Deer that We mount are Shop Mounts. All materials are provided for One mount. If you want to mount and take home More than One then there is a Charge of $150.00 for each mount that is due on the first day of Class.

Capes for Re-Capes are Xtra.The price depends on the size needed. The students have to supply the antlers.

Two people may come as a team for the price of one. You will work as a team on the same mounts together.

PAYMENT: A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a starting date and the remaining balance is due the first day before the class begins.If you are sending a check then I will hold the spot for you for four days until your payment arrives.

TIME and SCHEDULING: This class requires at least three trips. One week start and a time between (at least 1 week which allows time to order materials needed for the 2nd week). A third trip will be needed for mounting the third deer and a finishing class.This will require 3 days plus, depending on the students progress (usually set up on a weekend). Set your own date by going to the Class Schedule Page and pick any week that is available. If there is not a class written on the calendar then it is available. FOR STUDENTS THAT LIVE TO FAR AWAY TO MAKE MORE THAN ONE TRIP, SPECIAL SCHEDULING CAN BE ARRANGED TO GO STRAIT THROUGH THE COURSE.......

The First week needs to be set up from Monday to Friday but may or may not require the whole week depending on your progress and includes the following....

-Verbal instruction on proper field care, documentation, bagging and tagging for storage and laws of taxidermy for business.

-Hands-On Instruction of Inspecting the head (Cape) for any defects or problems (If we do not have a cape available then you may need to return for this when you have one due to lack of space to keep full heads in the freezer).

-Skinning the head from the skull (capeing) and sawing off the antlers to preserve them for mounting.

-Turning the lips, eyes, nose, ears and preparing the cape to send to a tannery or do home tanning. I will verbally discuss many home tanning systems but I will teach you the use of Krowtan or a Tann of your preference.The turning usually takes about three days.

-Shaving the cape with a shaving wheel and detail shaving around the eyes, nose and lips.The goal of this is to be sure you know how to use the tools but usually requires a lot of practice. However capes can be sent off to be done so you may skip doing this yourself if you wish and still start your business.

-The main goal here is to get at least the first two deer mounted.This week needs (if possible) to be set from Monday to Saturday although progress depends on each student.

-We will mount the first deer and every detail will be fully covered, this will take three to four days. You will do as much as half of the work. Everything is all hands on, no book smarts required!

-You will mount the second deer with my help as needed (I will turn you loose on the mount a little more). I have a step by step check off list to help as a reminder for each step. You will most likely need a lot of my help.

-Takes three to four days depending on the  progress of the student, but some students may need an extra week depending on their progress. (Note: There will be no added fee for extra instruction.)

-You will mount your third deer with my help only as needed. I try to instruct you verbally through problems if possible.
-We will finish one or two of the first deer that we mounted.

For any additional information please call me @ 706-789-3786 or 803-616-1959

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