Mounted FishStudents in this course will study and gain practical experience in the fundamental techniques of taxidermy. Course topics will include, but are not limited to the mounting of small and large game such as deer, raccoon and squirrel and in the identification and mounting of birds and fish.

This course will focus on animal identification, rebuilding techniques, specimen posing, and natural setting for displays. In addition, this course will familiarize students with the state and federal laws by which they must abide when working with wildlife.

Registration fee for each course is $100.
Payment must be received to secure your seat in the class; seats are limited! No course refunds will be issued unless Howell Woods deems it necessary to cancel the course. Payments are non transferrable.

Please note, inclement weather can cause the schedule to change. Students will receive direct notification from their instructor or a Howell Woods representative.

During the first class, students will receive a supply list. The cost of these supplies is not paid to the College; they are purchased by the student. Only the registration fee is paid to the College. Supplies purchased are for the student's to keep.

The instructor of each course is Tim Knight from Knight's Taxidermy of Clayton, NC.

Participants must provide their own specimens for each class​​​.

REGISTRATION: Click here to view and complete the registration form. 

Taxidermy Course Information

Course Available: 2021 Dates of Course:
Large Game January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9
Duck February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Small Game March 30, April 6, 16, 20, 27, May 4
Fish May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22


Contact Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center at 919-938-0115 to pay for your registration over the phone.
Registration will not be confirmed until payment is made. 


Jordan T. Astoske
Director of Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
Office: (919) 938-0115 ext 221