Put Shawn Dawson’s taxidermy education and experience to work for you as you pursue your own path to expertise! Shawn’s services are backed up by a strong education in taxidermy and years of experience.

Here are a few of his qualifications as a taxidermist:

  • 17 years of experience
  • Recipient – National Taxidermy Association Award of Excellence
  • Certified by the National Taxidermy Association
  • Graduate – Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy
  • Graduate – Advanced Gamehead Training Class conducted by world champion taxidermist Joe Meder
  • Graduate – One-on-One Advanced Gamehead course with world champion Tom Weickum
  • Museum work for Grand Arts Museum, Kansas City, MO
  • Member – Montana Taxidermy Association
  • Member – National Taxidermy Association
  • Member – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Recipient of awards at several state and national taxidermy competitions

And as a taxidermy judge:

    • Certified Judge – National Taxidermy Association
    • Judge – Oregon State Show 2009
    • Judge – Kansas State Show 2010
    • Judge – Idaho State Show 2010
    • Judge – Kansas State Show 2011
    • Judge – Illinois State Show 2012
    • Judge – Nebraska State Show 2012
    • Judge – Idaho State Show 2012
    • Judge – Illinois State Show 2013
    • Judge – Nebraska State Show 2013
    • Judge – Minnesota State Show 2014
    • Judge – Minnesota State Show 2015
    • Judge – Oregon State Show 2016


The potential benefits to you are obvious: Shawn has in-depth experience in the field, not only as an accomplished practitioner of the craft, but also as a recognized expert with the ability to identify detailed areas for improvement and make them known to you. Combine that with his ability to tailor teaching methods to different individuals and his dedication to passing along his knowledge, and you have an outstanding opportunity to enrich your own skills.

Timberland Taxidermy/Taxidermy Workshops is approved
to accept students using GI Bill Benefits

Call now to check class availability (406) 452-8500

That's Shawn (holding the flashlight) giving a critique to competitor Bob Helm of Salina, Kansas at the 2010 Kansas state show.

That’s Shawn (holding the flashlight) giving a critique to competitor Bob Helm of Salina, Kansas at the 2010 Kansas state show.

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What My Students Say…

Shawn is very charismatic creating a relaxed, friendly, non-intimidating, but yet professional, hard working atmosphere in which he generously shares his knowledge and expertise. --Kerwin Schetter