2024 Course Dates

Two Week Courses

  • Jan 22 - Feb
  • June 3 - June 14
  • Sept 9 - Sept 20

Six Week Courses

  • Jan 22 - March 1
  • June 3 - July 12
  • Sept 9 - Oct 18

What we do

Central Texas School of Taxidermy is the 1st Licensed Taxidermy School in the State of Texas.

Central Texas School of Taxidermy will teach you all you need to know to have a professional and successful career in Taxidermy.

There is a great demand for qualified taxidermists! Did you know that most taxidermists are more than a year behind in their work and Americans spend more than $40 billion a year on hunting, fishing and wildlife activities?

Our school offers a very personal approach to teaching, which we feel is very important in learning taxidermy techniques. Our training program features the most advanced and latest techniques available today. Students will receive a minimum of 240 hours of intensive taxidermy training during our six week course, and 80 hours during our two week deer course.

Central Texas School of Taxidermy has become one of the most respected and well-known schools of its kind. We have had inquiries regarding our school from all over the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, UK, Hong Kong, Africa and Japan. References from our past students are available upon request.

The cost of our six-week taxidermy class is $8000.00.
The cost of our two-week taxidermy class is $3100.00.
The cost of our Rock and Habitat class is $2000.00.

A 10% deposit is required with all enrollment applications. Applications received without a deposit will not be processed.

Approved for full Texas Rehabilitation Commission and Veterans Benefits.

Approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our school's programs are approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission.

We are members in good standing with the Texas Taxidermy Association.

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“Jason, I just wanted to thank you for providing me with the tools and knowledge to start my own business. I had the best time and made some life long friends.

The techniques and procedures that you teach are at the top of the game!”

-Jason Fortune
Swamp Donkey Taxidermy

“If you are going to do Taxidermy for family and friends or if you plan to make this a career, why not learn the trade from the BEST!”

-Kaleb Tierce
Trophy Case Taxidermy

"The classes were a blast and it takes no time to create great friends with other classmates. You can never be too young or too old for these classes. I enjoyed getting to know men and women in my class from all across the states and even the UK.

The best thing is even after the class Jason is always just a phone call away and can help you with any problems you may run into! Special thanks to CTST for getting me such a jump start in my new trade!"

-Leigh Ann Stumfoll
LAs Taxidermy

“Thank you again for teaching me the right way to do commercial taxidermy. I also appreciate the instruction on how to run a taxidermy business.”

-Barrie Roquemore
Three Rivers Wildlife Expressions
Farmington, New Mexico

"...my business has turned into a great success story for me and my family... and it feels so good to do a job that we love doing!”

-Buddy & Ann Manners
Rustic Oaks Ranch Taxidermy
Anson, Texas

"Bar none, Jason Bynum was the pinnacle of taxidermy perfection. What an opportunity people must have to now learn from the best!"

-Joel Swan, Owner
Champion Ranch, Texas

“I thoroughly enjoyed your class and feel confident that I can successfully complete a quality shoulder mount.

Thanks again for teaching me the skills necessary to perform a quality taxidermy job. ”

-Michael Mischner

Our Courses

Two Week


Curriculum includes...

  • Game Heads
  • Antler Board Mount
  • European Skull Mount
  • Tanning
  • Business Lecture
  • Painting and Finishing Work
  • Dry Preserving
  • Anatomy
  • Reference Filing
  • Laws
Rock &



  • How to build custom rocks
  • How to cast real rocks
  • Where to get your supplies for nice habitat scenes
  • How to pour and make your own icicles
  • New snow base techniques
  • How to construct custom trees and branches
  • Trophy room designs

We've had students from all over the USA
also Mexico, UK, Germany and Hong Kong

CTST Graduate Hometowns