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TAX 100 Principles of Taxidermy (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course will introduce students to the regulations, materials, wildlife identification, and basic techniques appropriate for preparing natural specimens. This gives the students a basic introduction to what a person must know to start in taxidermy. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


TAX 101 Small Mammal Taxidermy (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course will provide basic but intensive experience in the use of tools, materials, and techniques in the preparation of actual mounts. Students will prepare several mounts, partake in demonstrations, and specialize in one type of specimen preparation. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


TAX 102 Fish Mount Preparation (3-0) 3 hrs.

Fish Mount Preparation will expose students to a variety of materials, tools, and methods appropriate for the preparation of fish mounts. Each student will produce several mounts. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


TAX 201 Bird Mount Preparation (3-0) 3 hrs.

This course will provide intensive experience in the use of tools, materials, and techniques in the preparation of bird mounts. Students will prepare several bird mounts during the course. S View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


TAX 202 Topics in Advanced Taxidermy (3-0) 3 hrs.

Designed to provide extensive training for taxidermists in the areas of birds, small mammals, and fish preparation. Skills developed will include fleshing, tanning, painting, and presentation of mounts. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Students may repeat this course for credit in each of the different topic areas. Prerequisite: TAX 100. F View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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