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  • Hands-on Training
  • Personal Attention
  • Up-to-Date Techniques
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Full Time or Part Time Career Potential
  • Located in Beautiful Northern Wisconsin
  • Learn proper techniques in the art of taxidermy
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
  • The opportunity to fulfill your dreams of owning your own business and being your own boss
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"My career as a taxidermist has been a profitable and rewarding part of my life for over 30 years.

Now is the time for you to gain financial independence and have your own business. I look forward to helping you start your career as a taxidermist."

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Dennis D. Rinehart
Owner, Professional Taxidermist & Instructor
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AIT is located in beautiful Northern Wisconsin where you can enjoy excellent fishing and hunting while you learn. Our school's outstanding teaching record will enable you to pursue a full-time or part-time professional career.

The school's objective is to prepare the student for a productive career as a taxidermist. We are committed to giving hands-on training and personal attention so that each student will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become a qualified taxidermist.

The courses involve the actual mounting of fish, gamehead, small mammals and birds. These courses will include related information such as detailed mounting instructions, game laws, shop equipment and layout, management, advertising, display techniques, customer relations, and business ethics.

Completion of the course(s) will give the student the opportunity to set up his/her own business. Or, job opportunities can be found working for a game preserve, guiding service, museum, another taxidermist, or a sport shop. Also, upon completion of the course(s), the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

AIT is approved by the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. The school's curriculum, catalog and all materials are reviewed and approved by this agency.



Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, school administrator, instructor, studio owner and a professional taxidermist for over thirty years, has experience in all aspects of the art.

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Dennis has completed over 35,000 mounts during his professional career. Mounts were done for individual sportsmen, museums and schools. Also, mounts done under his instruction have been entered in competition by his students which won numerous awards. He has been featured in sport magazines and on television and has given numerous talks and demonstrations for Ducks Unlimited, Trouts Unlimited, Whitetail Unlimited and other organizations.

Previously, Dennis was a lead instructor at The American Institute of Taxidermy, Inc. when the school was located in Janesville, Wisconsin. Also, he instructed when the school used the facilities at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin as a teaching location.
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