Adventure Bound School of Taxidermy

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About Us

Whether you are looking to start a fun and rewarding career or want to learn a new and exciting hobby, Adventure Bound School of Taxidermy will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to embark on this new and unique adventure. Students will benefit from our small classes and friendly learning atmosphere giving each individual the one-on-one immersion they require. Every student will go through either a four week program or an economical one week program of intensive training including mounting one Whitetail Deer, one life size mammal, one migratory bird (duck), one upland bird (pheasant), and one antler plaque. You will also learn habitat rock making and business ethics. All students will take their mounts and tool kits home along with a wealthy knowledge of what it takes to be a successful taxidermist. CONTACT US OR COME BY AND SEE WHY ADVENTURE BOUND SCHOOL OF TAXIDERMY IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU!

live whitetail studies on site!

whitetail deer

Meet the Instructor

As an avid hunter and fisherman, I wanted to find a career in the outdoors. So I finally realized that I wanted to be a taxidermist. At that time, there were no taxidermy schools in Oklahoma. I found myself at Missouri Taxidermy Institute, I completed the program and quickly began my taxidermy career. Today my wife and I run a very successful taxidermy shop. In fact, it became one of the largest taxidermy shops in NE Oklahoma. I currently serve on the Board of Directors with The Oklahoma Taxidermy Association. In my years of competing, I've won several awards such as People's Choice, Best of Show, Van Dykes Award, McKenzie Award, Wood Guy Award, several Best Whitetail awards, two time best game head awards, three time state champion, two time state mounting contest champion, two time mini competition champion and best mammal award and I am currently working on my master's certification. We have designed our school for small classes so the students will get the attention they deserve. We truly hope that you will embark on a fun-filled learning experience with us at Adventure Bound School of Taxidermy. We look forward to meeting and teaching you all that we know.


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Four Week Courses $4,500. One Week Courses $2,200 with flexible scheduling available (must call or email to schedule a one week course). All supplies and specimens included.
1st Four Week Course Schedule 2019 2nd Four Week Course Schedule 2019
Whitetail Deer Feb. 18th - Feb. 22nd Whitetail Deer April 8th - April 13th
Life-size Mammal Feb. 22nd - March 1st Life-size Mammal April 15th - April 19th
Waterfowl and Upland bird March 4th - March 8th Waterfowl and Upland bird April 22nd - April 26th
Habitat, Rocks, Basework March 11th - March 15th Habitat, Rocks, Basework April 29th - May 3rd
3rd Four Week Course Schedule 2019 4th Four Week Course Schedule 2019
Whitetail Deer July 1st - July 5th Whitetail Deer Aug.19th - Aug. 23rd
Life-size Mammal July 8th - July 12th Life-size Mammal Aug. 26th - Aug. 30th
Waterfowl and Upland Bird July 15th - July 19th Waterfowl and Upland Bird Sept. 2nd - Sept. 6th
Habitat, Rocks, and Basework July 22nd - July 24th Habitat, Rocks, and Basework Sept. 9th - Sept. 13th
Four Week and One Week Classes Available: Monday Through Friday From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch 12:00 - 1:00)


This is the lodging that we recommend. Lodging is located five minutes from the school with views of Lake Fort Gibson. Several private cabins available. Noodling, fishing, swimming, boating, and plenty of wildlife to experience.

Name Address Phone
Cypress Cove Marina and Cabins 6372 E 101st Street Wagoner, OK 74467 (918) 687 - 4073

There are also plenty of hotel chains available within 10 minutes of the school in Muskogee, OK.

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