Welcome to Tracks Taxidermy
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TRACKS
TAXIDERMY
BIRDS
2-DAY CLASSES
SAT-SUN
FULL SERVICE TAXIDERMIST
AND
INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOL
OFFERING
FLEXIBLE WEEKEND CLASSES
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA
DEER
3-DAY CLASSES
SAT-SUN
& FOLLOWING SAT
FISH
3-DAY CLASSES
FRI-SAT-SUN

About Us

PATRICK  ABRUZZINI

SHELLEY ABRUZZINI


I was born and raised in Northern California, and have been an avid outdoorsman since I could hold a gun and a fishing rod.  I worked many years in the construction/manufacturing industries, but spent all my free time outside doing what I enjoyed most.
 
I had many animals mounted throughout the years, and soon realized that I was always slightly dissatisfied with what I was receiving.  I've always ascribed to the theory that if you want something done right, you should do it yourself; and soon I began studying and exploring taxidermy.
 
I am a taxidermist full-time, and specialize in North American game.  I decided to begin teaching because it's so rewarding as soon as you learn a few basic principles and techniques.
 
My goal is to provide quality mounts at fair prices, as well as to instruct others in the art of taxidermy.  Our classes are scheduled to work around a working person's schedule and budget.


I'm also a Northern California native, and grew up on a large ranch filled with abundant wildlife.  My outdoor passions lie more with fishing and camping, than hunting; although I must admit I benefit from the tasty game that Patrick brings home.

We have worked together for 35 years, and look forward to sharing our knowledge and skills with our clients and students.

...Oakdale

Our classes generally run from 9-5 with an hour lunch break.  If students need more time they are welcome to stay beyond these hours to finish a project.  Our school operates out of our studio-shop behind our residence.  This detached building also houses our Game Room, and opens on to the pool/BBQ area.  These are great areas to take a break, a swim, or play a game of pool or foosball.  Our students are welcome to pack/bring  a lunch and relax poolside during lunch break. Coffee and snacks are provided during the day, and refrigerator space is always available.  We often host a saturday night BBQ for those who would like to come.

We are located 2 miles from town with many choices for accomodations/dining.  The Stanislaus River flows within walking distance, and is   great fun for rafting, kayaking, and fishing.  We have many  lakes within 30 minutes, and Yosemite National Park is about a 1.5 hour drive.  Moccassin Creek Fish Hatchery is a great destination adjoining Lake Don Pedro Reservoir, and is about a 30 minute drive as well.
825 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-8181
828 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209)847-9121
950 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209)847-7023
1450 E F Street,
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209)845-2500  

2017 CLASS SCHEDULE
& TUITION

  1. 3-DAY FISH CLASS--$950
    Introduction to skin-mounting fish, as well as reproduction specimens. Skin-mount Bass or Trout as well as choice of reproduction project. Class size is limited to 3 students, and all students will complete their fish projects, and take them both home. All supplies and fish provided. Tuition includes all tools required; and are yours to keep at conclusion of class. This kit is valued at $250 and includes: airbrush & hose, scalpel,knives, scrapers, needles, calipers, scissors, molding tools, brushes, detailed instructions and paint schedule. February 24-25-26 2017 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  2. 2-DAY BIRD CLASS--$800
    Introduction to mounting ducks or pheasants. Birds are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. Class size is limited to 3 students, and all students will complete their bird project, and take it home. All supplies and specimens provided. Tuition includes all tools required; and are yours to keep at conclusion of class. This kit is valued at $225 and includes: airbrush & hose, scalpel,knives, bird skin deffating tool, needles, calipers, scissors, molding tools, brushes, detailed instructions and paint schedules. February 4th and 5th 2017 (Saturday-Sunday)
  3. 3-DAY DEER CLASS--$1350
    Introduction to Shoulder-mount Bucks. Blacktail or Mule deer capes are provided; antlers will be provided at an additional cost if requested; you are encouraged to bring your own antlers. Class size is limited to 3 students, and all students will complete their deer project, and take it home. All supplies and specimens provided including form, eyes, etc. . Tuition also includes all tools required; and are yours to keep at conclusion of class. This kit is valued at $275 and includes: airbrush & hose, scalpel, knives, needles, calipers, scissors, molding tools, brushes, brad pusher, hide stretcher, ear openers, wire brush, hide brush, lip tuck tool, lip slot saw, detailed instructions and paint schedules. February 11th-12th & 18th 2017 (Saturday-Sunday and the following Saturday)

MOUNT PRICING

MAMMALS: 
    (SHOULDER MOUNT)     
  • ANTELOPE              
  • DEER           
  • ELK                             
  • PIG                       
  • BLACK BEAR         
LIFESIZE:
  • ANTELOPE             
  • DEER                      
  • BLACK BEAR        
  • BOBCATS               
  • BADGER                 
  • COYOTE                   
  • RACCOON              
*Additional charge for detachable antlers,
  open mouth, bugling,pedestal mount, repairs
EUROPEAN MOUNT:
  • ANTELOPE              
  • DEER                          
  • ELK                                                              
FISH:
SKIN MOUNT (ONE SIDE) $16 PER INCH $250 MINIMUM
REPRODUCTION $20 PER INCH  $300 MINIMUM
DRIFTWOOD HABITAT-$50

50% NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT AT DROP-OFF

*NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR HAIR SLIPPAGE DURING TANNING PROCESS         
**PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF PICK-UP
***ITEMS LEFT LONGER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER COMPLETION WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF TRACKS TAXIDERMY



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Please contact us for further information and registration materials,
and we will respond promptly.
Thank you!
BUSINESS HOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

**Please call for appointment to drop-off or pick-up

Tel.: 209-300-4433
         209-300-4567

Email:abruzzini4@comcast.net
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OAKDALE, CA 95361
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