A Note from Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy:
"As I have not increased tuition prices since 2002 and all my cost have more than doubled I will be raising tuition for my complete course to $8500 in 2020. All other classes will raise $100 for deer, fish, bird, mammal, turkey, and tanning. Rent on the apartment will also increase to $500 for 7 week class and $20 per night for daily rate. I've put this off as long as I could but now is time to get back with the cost of things."

     All specimens, supplies, some tools, and manuals are included in the cost of tuition and are the student’s to keep when the course is completed.  There are no additional charges for class or materials.


-        7-Week Complete Course:      $7,500


-        Mini-Classes:

            Deerhead/Gamehead. $1,500

Bird $700

Fish $900

Reproduction Fish $750

Mammal. $1,600

Turkey. $1,600


Method of Payment:

            Full payment is due upon enrollment.  Please enroll at least two weeks prior to the start of the desired session.  Due to limited class size, students are encouraged to either enroll early or put down a deposit in order to be ensured a spot in the session of their choice.  Some sessions fill up fast and have waiting lists.


            A spot in a session may be reserved with a $500 deposit.  Deposits will be transferred to another session, but not refunded.


            We accept payment by money order, personal checks, cash, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.


            We are also certified by the Iowa Dislocated Worker Program.  Some students may wish to check into this program for financial help, as well as other programs that award grants or loans for skilled trades.  

Lodging, Meals & Travel: 

           Students are responsible for their own lodging, meals, and travel.  The school has an apartment attached to the studio for those needing inexpensive lodging.  The school may also occasionally furnish some light meals at no cost at the discretion of management.


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