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Walleye Mounting
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Large Gamehead Mounting
 
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Raccoon Mounting
 
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Largemouth Bass
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Since 1975, The American Institute of Taxidermy has been proud to be the leader in taxidermy training. Now we would like to bring that training to the comfort of your own home by being the first to offer online classes. Starting in January 2008, we began offering Deer and Pheasant Mounting sessions. In August 2008 we expanded our offerings to include sessions in Coyote, Bass and Squirrel Mounting.
 
Advantages of OnLine Taxidermy Training
  • Flexibility - Continue to live your life, devote time to family, friends and work as needed, and still have time to learn a new career.
  • Save Time and Money - Work a full-time job while learning your new career, thus saving you time lost having to attend classes or going to part-time status. No travel or lodging fees.
  • Learn - A new career in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.
  • Mount - Your own trophy Deerhead for under $70 in materials, or your own trophy pheasant for under $15.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion upon sending pictures of your completed mount and approval by Dennis D.Rinehart..
 
READ WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY!
 
Gamehead mount by Mike from Colorado "... Every step of your video was very clear and concise. I found when I had questions your staff at American Taxidermy Online was extremely helpful in getting me in touch with you or another staff member that could answer my question. I'm looking forward to taking more classes as I've notice there have been others offered since I took my first class in Pheasant mounting. Thank you Dennis for everything; you have provided me with a new trade that I enjoy immensely and the tools to be successful in taxidermy."
       
Mike from Colorado
"... I have thoroughly enjoyed this class and have learned a great deal. The video quality was more than I expected and more than explained any question I may have had. I look forward to starting my next class soon."      Eric from Pennsylvania student gamehead mount
student grouse mount "... I LOVED your on-line course! Your instructions were clear and concise and I loved having the disks to go back and review your procedures. I especially liked your personal contact in response to the few questions I had. You are an excellent instructor and a fantastic taxidermist! Your style of teaching makes learning easy!...."
       Alison from Michigan
"... Enjoyed mounting these squirrels a lot and I can see that I did a better job on the second one than the first. I'm looking forward to my next class (coyote) and challenge."
     
Jack from Indiana
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student gamehead mount "... I thought the online course (and the DVDs that come with it) were far more detailed than anything I have seen. I never had to guess at anything because nothing was missing. I look forward to taking the online bird class soon...."
       Bob from Iowa
"... The class was very easy to learn from and let me produce good quality mounts...."
       Philip from Nebraska
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student gamehead mount "...The class took me step-by-step to an awesome finished mount. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge with someone that enjoys the great outdoors from harvest to memory reminders each time I see my mount on the wall...."
     
Darin from Texas
 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY AT 9 AM!!!
 
Enroll in the series of your choice and begin training THIS SATURDAY!!!
 
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Walleye Mounting
NEW!!! Walleye Mounting
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Waterfowl Mounting
Mallard Duck mount
 
CLASSES OFFERED
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Largemouth Bass
Walleye Mounting
 
Mallard Duck mount
Waterfowl Mounting
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Large Gamehead Mounting
 
Racoon
Raccoon Mounting
Largemouth Bass
Bass Mounting
 
Pheasant Standing mount
Upland Game Bird Mounting
     
Coyote mounts
Coyote Mounting
 
Black Squirrel mount
Squirrel Mounting
     
Turkey flying mount
Turkey- Flying
 
Turkey flying mount
Turkey- Strutting
     
coyote rugs
Rug Mounting
 
COMING SOON!!! Coyote & Fox Head Mounts!
Small Gamehead Pedestal Mounting
 
Waterfowl Mounting-Flying
$89

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.
Mallard Flying mount

This program will show you step-by-step instructions to create any flying waterfowl mount. From fleshing, proper washing, positioning, making your background and hanging it on your wall, you will be delighted with the resulting quality mount.

Total instruction time for the five-session Waterfowl mounting class is 3.83 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Click Here for Video Introduction to Waterfowl Mounting-Flying
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register Waterfowl Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Largemouth Bass

Fish Mounting - Walleye
$89

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

The secret to excellent fish mounting is proper mounting techniques and painting, which you are about to learn. This program will take you from selecting the best side, skinning, fleshing, manikin prep, mounting, fin work, eye set to painting, step by step with clear and specific demonstrations and instructions. Program includes illustrated painting instruction drawing.

Total instruction time for the four-session Walleye mounting class is 5.22 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Walleye Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Walleye Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Walleye Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Small Gamehead Pedestal Mounting
$125

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor

COMING SOON!!! Coyote & Fox Head Mounts!

Learn a beautiful new way to mount your small mammals – pedestal mounting. This program demonstrates the techniques for creating both a fox and a coyote pedestal mount (can be used for other animals as well).

We go from skinning, fleshing, manikin alterations, mounting to finish work and show both the cast lip/nose system as well as the traditional method. The techniques you learn in this program will result in quality pedestal mounts that you will be proud to show your customers.

Total instruction time for the seven -lesson class is more than 7 1/2 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Turkey Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Small Gamehead Pedestal Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Small Gamehead Pedestal Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Turkey (Strutting)
$89

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor

Turkey strut

This program will show you step-by-step instructions to create an awesome strutting turkey mount. From fleshing, proper washing, positioning, making your background and hanging it on your wall, you will be delighted with the resulting quality mount. The techniques you will learn in this program will result in stunning mount you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the 7-lesson Turkey class is more than FIVE HOURS!

Turkey Strutting
 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Turkey Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Turkey (Strutting) Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor

Click Here to Register for Turkey (Strutting) Mount Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Turkey (Flying)
$89

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor

Turkey flying

This program will show you step-by-step instructions to create an awesome flying turkey mount. From fleshing, proper washing, positioning, making your background and hanging it on your wall, you will be delighted with the resulting quality mount. The techniques you will learn in this program will result in stunning mount you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the 6-lesson Turkey class is over FIVE HOURS!

Turkey Flying
 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Turkey Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Turkey (Flying) Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor

Click Here to Register for Turkey (Flying) Mount Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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RacoonRaccoon Mounting
$149

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

Using clear and detailed demonstrations and instructions, the techniques taught in this program can be used by the beginner and the professional taxidermist alike. We go from skinning, fleshing, manikin preparation, eye setting, mounting to finish work. Using professional and non-professional equipment, the techniques you will learn in this program will result in a quality raccoon mount you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the six-session Raccoon mounting class is more than 5 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Raccoon Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Raccoon Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Raccoon Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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coyote rugsRug Mounting
$195

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

Using clear and detailed demonstrations and instructions, the techniques taught in this program can be used by the beginner and the professional taxidermist alike. We go from skinning, fleshing, eye setting, mounting to finish work. We show both the cast lip/nose system as well as the traditional method. Using professional and non-professional equipment, the techniques you will learn in this program will result in a quality rug you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the nine-session rug mounting class is more than 10 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Coyote rug demo Click Here for Video Introduction to Rug Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Rug Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Coyote mounts

 

Coyotes: Full Mount, Shoulder Pedestal Mount, & Tail Mount
$149

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

Using clear and detailed demonstrations and instructions, the techniques taught in this program can be used by the beginner and the professional taxidermist alike. We go from skinning, fleshing, manikin, wiring, mounting to finish work, resulting in these incredible coyote mounts. Using professional and non-professional equipment, the techniques you will learn in this program, will result in quality coyote mounts you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the seven-session Coyote mounting class is more than 7 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Coyote Mounting Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Coyote Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Coyote Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Black Squirrel mount
Pine squirrel mount

Squirrels: Black Squirrel & Pine Squirrel
$95

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

Small mammals are exciting to mount because of the creative and numerous positions in which they can be mounted. Using clear and specific demonstrations and instructions, the techniques taught in this program can be used by both the beginner and the professional taxidermist. We go from skinning, fleshing, manikin, wiring, mounting to finish work, resulting in incredible black squirrel & pine squirrel mounts. Using professional & non-professional equipment, the techniques you will learn in this program, will result in quality squirrel mounts you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the five-session Squirrel mounting class is more than 4 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Squirrel Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Squirrel Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 
 Click Here to Register for Squirrel Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth bass

Bass: Largemouth & Smallmouth
$125

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

The secret to excellent fish mounting is proper mounting techniques and painting, which you are about to learn. This program will take you from selecting the best side, skinning, fleshing, manikin prep, mounting, fin work, eye set, to painting, step by step with clear and specific demonstrations and instructions. Program includes (2) illustrated painting instruction drawings.

Total instruction time for the five-session Bass mounting class is more than 4 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Bass Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Bass Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Bass Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Gamehead imageLarge Gamehead Mounting - $195
with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.

The secret to the success of this program is the quality instruction that provides clear and detailed demonstrations of each step. I will show you every step from taking the cape off the animal to putting in on the wall including skinning, fleshing, tanning, repairing bullet holes, manikin prep, mounting, antler repair and finishing. You will learn everything you need to know in this highly informative program.

Total instruction time for the seven-session Large Gamehead class is more than 7 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart Deer Intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Large Gamehead Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Large Gamehead Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

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Upland Game Bird Mounting
$125

with Dennis D. Rinehart, your personal instructor.
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This program will show you step-by-step instructions to create 2 gorgeous Upland Game Bird mounts - one flying and one standing. From fleshing, proper washing, positioning, making your background, and hanging it on your wall, you will delighted with the resulting quality mounts. The techniques you will learn in this program, will result in a pair of stunning mounts you will be proud to display.

Total instruction time for the six-session Upland Game Bird mounting class is more than 4 1/2 hours!

 
NEW CLASSES START EACH SATURDAY!!!
 
Dennis Rinehart pheasant intro Click Here for Video Introduction to Upland Game Bird Mounting
by Dennis D. Rinehart, owner, professional taxidermist, & instructor
 

Click Here to Register for Upland Game Bird Mounting Classes
(Log-in information for class attendance will be provided prior to the start of class.)

 

 
 
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Free Mount Preparation Tutorials
Click on the links below to learn how to prepare your specimen for mounting.
Deer prep video
Pheasant prep video
 
About the Instructor

 photograph of Dennis D. RinehartAfter teaching 1000's of students, I have learned what students need to know to learn the art of taxidermy. I have mounted for sportsmen, museums, and schools. Mounts done by the students of American Institute of Taxidermy under my supervision have won numerous awards in competitions. I have been featured in sports magazines, TV sport shows, and have given numerous presentations and demonstrations for Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, White Tail Unlimited and other organizations. I am now sharing this knowledge, my 40 years in the field of taxidermy completing over 35,000 professional mounts, in these taxidermy programs for you to learn taxidermy in your own home.

The secret you need to know to be successful in the art of taxidermy is quality instruction. In these programs I become your personal instructor in your own home. I will take you step-by-step from skinning to finishing using clear and detailed demonstrations and instructions. My experience and skills as a taxidermist and instructor will teach you to successfully complete a beautiful and professional looking mount.

I look forward to working with you.

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Dennis D. Rinehart
Owner, Professional Taxidermist & Instructor

 
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