I'm Roger Hutton, owner and instructor of the Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy. I have well over 40 years experience in the art of Taxidermy. I have presented many seminars and guided many taxidermist friends in the field of Taxidermy. I was also a pioneer in the establishment of the Iowa Taxidermist Association and remain an active charter member and have also been involved each year in committees to put on the annual show and competition, as well as serving on the Board of Directors and as an officer. In addition, I continue my own professional education through taxidermist publications and seminars at the state, national, and world conventions.
I am now approved for GI Funding for Veterans. He is also approved for non-immigrant students from other countries!
Although I've won my share of awards in many competitions over the years, it is my primary goal to get you started in your career as a respectable professional Taxidermist, or teach you the trade for an enjoyable hobby. Either avenue you decide to take your training, you will produce solid, top quality commercial mounts that you and your customers, if you open your own full-time or part-time business, will be proud of.
Since class sizes are purposely kept small - only four students per session - you will benefit from as much close, individualized instruction as you need. I will assure that you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet your own personal goals - as well as help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in order to best use your artistic wildlife talents.
The small class environment also allows me to share tips and procedures of the trade that cannot be fully gained from videos or manuals alone. This better prepares you to successfully preserve wildlife and hunting/fishing experiences through the pieces you will mount.
All specimens and supplies are furnished with the class and included with the cost of tuition - there will be no hidden charges. While there is no extra cost for the specimens, you may bring your own trophies to mount if you choose.
You will also receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the session. However, your training does not stop when class is over. You will continue to receive personal technical support when you begin to produce mounts at your own home or business for as long as you need it in the categories of species for which you have trained.
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