Kindred Spirits School of Taxidermy

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Hello, and thank you for your interest in our taxidermy program.  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. The school was started in 2000, and we have taught hundreds of students and many have gone on to win state and national titles. 

The school will be closed for a time  because I will be undergoing major surgery and will not be able to conduct the classes for awhile. Please check back with me next year and hopefully we will be in gear again. 

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. I am still available over the phone and through facebook to support my graduates and their questions. You can contact me there or over the phone as many of you have done to question about a mount that you have seen that we did here at the school. Advice is free, and I give it freely. 

Thanks, JoAnn

110 North Gear Ave, West Burlington, Iowa 52655



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