Kindred Spirits School of Taxidermy

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Hello, and thank you for your interest in our taxidermy program. Please take a few moments to look through our information and please let us know if you might want to have more info. We are located in Southeast Iowa, where Illinois, Iowa and Missouri touch, right on the Mississippi River. My name is JoAnn Waddell, and I have been a taxidermist since 1993. I have forty years experience as a teacher and established the school in 2000. We have trained over 500 students now and many have gone on to win awards in their respective states, nationals and world taxidermy competitions.

Besides this website you can locate us on Facebook where you will be able to scroll back into our archives and see classroom photos, view students working on their mounts and finished mounts, also comments from past students. If you wish to get further info please feel free to call, email or write to us.

110 North Gear Ave, West Burlington, Iowa 52655



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