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Mounting Requirements

Mandatory Mounts Required for Graduation

3 Big Game Heads - Mule deer, whitetail deer, and the third mount is optional on species. (All skins will be tanned by the student using several tanning methods). Most students complete four to five shoulder mounts.
3 Birds - Waterfowl any species, pheasant, and the third bird mount is optional on species. One bird must be mounted with habitat scene. Many students mount up to five birds!
6 Fish - One trout and one bass are mandatory, the remaining four mount species are optional. One fish must be mounted two sided with habitat scene. One fish needs to be a fiberglass reproduction!
1 Life-size Mount - Any type, large or small, with habitat scene.
  Rug Mount - Will be demonstrated by instructor.

Fee Schedule for Supplies, Tools, & Specimens

Listed below are specimens commonly available for student purchase. Species not listed can be made available if necessary.

SPECIES HORNS or ANTLERS CAPES
(Green)
LIFESIZE SKINS (Green) BIRDS FISH
Antelope $25
$90
$175    
Mule Deer $45-80
$90
$175
   
Whitetail Deer $45-80
$90
$175
   
Elk $75-350
$140-180
$350
   
Caribou
$100-250
$300-400
   
Badgers  
$75
   
Raccoon  
$60
   
Black Bear  
$100
$100-400
   
Moose
$200-400
$300-400
   
Coyote  
$25
$75
   
Wolverine    
$300-450
   
Wolf    
$300-500
   
Otter    
$150
   
Lynx    
$300-500
   
Bobcat    
$200-600
   
Pheasant      
$30
 
Sharptail Grouse      
$30
 
Sage Grouse      
$30
 
Blue Grouse (when available)      
$30
 
Franklin Grouse      
$30
 
Ruff Grouse      
$30
 
All Species Fish        
N/C

Students are not required to buy specimens from the school, but are encouraged to bring as many of their own specimens as possible. Students must keep in mind that the mandatory mounting requirements must be met before graduating. If student elects to bring his/her own specimens, the specimens must be suitable for mounting.

Students will be required to purchase an airbrush kit upon arrival at a cost of approximately $145.

 

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