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PILOT MOUNTAIN — Novice and advanced taxidermy enthusiasts can learn and fine-tune their skills during Surry Community College’s upcoming taxidermy courses at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.

Surry Community College is offering two taxidermy courses, both which start in August and last through December.

The taxidermy fish, reptiles, small game and life-size class will cover both fish/reptiles and small game/life-size mounts.

Topics include skinning, fleshing, tanning and drying the skins of fish and small to large mammals.

Also covered is the correct use, alteration and rebuilding of purchased manikins in addition to mounting and finishing the animal.

This class will be held on Saturdays, Aug. 9 through Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The course taxidermy advanced techniques and special topics is open to advanced taxidermists, past students or those currently enrolled in another SCC taxidermy course.

Participants may work on any project of their choice and receive individualized instruction as needed.

The advanced class will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 13 through Dec. 4, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The cost of each course is $183. Advanced registration and payment is required.

Call 386-3618 for more information.

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