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Well as y'all know my active duty military career comes to an end in a month. Going to join the reserves so I can get the retirement check. But I have been thing long and hard about what I want to do next. For the time being I'm going to get a federal job on base and go back to school. I am really thinking on enrolling into a taxidermy school and learning the art. My wife is all for it. I know they have a few in the state and I plan to check them out.
 

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There is decent money to make in taxidermy. Okla also has a great gunsmith school. I believe its Rose state college. If your inclined to go that way, the classes are known around the country to be good.
 

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I have considered that as well. Always been torn between the two. Maybe I can combine the two into something like Gundermy learn to stuff guns.
 

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The best gunsmith school is here, www.nragunsmithing.com/murray.html

They have some great summer courses on AR's and 1911's. You build the gun from scratch for the class.
 

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That's the one I was thinking of. Thanks for getting that correct:D
 

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That's the best part, yes you do get to keep 'em. Honcho went to one of the AR classes and got a ton of free goodies from Brownells. They have regular semester full time courses that get into the machine work, stock building, the whole 9 yards of gunsmithing.
 

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Bull, You might check with Hillmans Taxidermy in Yukon. Last time I was in there he was really having problems keeping help and needing an apprentice. Hes looking to retire soon and would love to see someone keep the show going. I would have done it myselft if it wasnt for my job. I would have done it for free just to learn how to mount animals.
 

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Was gonna take a trip around the area next week the the different shops and talk to them face to face.
 

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I went to Murray State College, in the Conservation and Wildlife Management program, but some of my friends were in gunsmithing. The first gun they built as a freshman class was a rifle. Sophomores built a 1911, with parts from Kimber. The guns you build are name brand, but you get to make all the mods you want (within reason), including caliber, porting, fluting, etc. I believe they even teach you how to etch and some basic woodcarving for custom stock work. Good program! Looking back on it, I wonder if I could've double-majored!?!

I guess I could always go back! ;)
 

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Hope it all works out for you. 8)
 
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