Students interested should call or write
for more detailed information and the complete enrollment application.
A signed copy of the student enrollment
agreement must be sent to the Montana School of Taxidermy
$500 deposit to cover the Commercial
$250 to cover the tanning course,
if the student elects to take the tanning course only,
$250 for the Advanced Habitat class
if the student elects to take the course separately.
Students who take the commercial Taxidermy
course need not pay a deposit on the Tanning or Advanced
You might be surprised to learn we don't
have email -- but we're too busy teaching taxidermy to
do justice to you answering email. If you call us, we'll
be glad to give you the personal attention you deserve.
Student must be at least 17 years of
age. In the case of a minor, parent or guardian consent
is required and a personal interview by institute
personnel is necessary.
Students must be able to read and write
English; if not, they must bring an interpreter.
Students must have reasonable manual
Students must have normal eyesight.
Students must have normal color vision.
Standard tuition for the complete 48 day course
is $4,900, which includes incidental supplies and all
The remaining balance of $4,400 is due
at the end of the first week of classes. Supply bills
and costs of specimens purchased form the Montana School
of Taxidermy are due each Friday after being issued
to the student. A price list is available for purchase
of specimens. All amounts owned by the student are to
be paid in full prior to graduation.
Students are responsible for all specimens
(such as fish, birds, and game animals) plus the materials
used in taxidermy procedures. These items include manikins,
glass eyes, bondo, construction materials for fish
and bird mounting, rug materials, base materials, airbrush kit, tanning
and shipping fees. Students can bring their own specimens
or purchase them from the school.
Housing can be arranged through the Montana
School of Taxidermy. Currently, motel rates
are approximately $900 per month. Refrigerators and microwaves
are supplied for each room. Weekly room service and continental breakfast are provided.
If a student wishes to arrange his or her own housing,
the student should arrive prior to pre-registration.
Two KOA campgrounds are located in Helena. Rates run up
to $500 per month.