I recently returned from a 6 week Taxidermy School in Texas (Central Texas School of Taxidermy). After retiring from the Army, I have been looking for my next pursuit and I think this might be it. I really enjoyed doing the habitat stuff. Making rock bases, pedestals, etc falls right in line with my love of carpentry and working with my hands. These are the first pieces that I have done. The owner\instructor told me that the fox and it's base are one of the best he has seen go out of his school in 20+ years. He may be blowing smoke down my boots but it was encouraging either way.