Trophies And Taxidermy

Want to Know about Trophies And Taxidermy?

How we do treat Trophies And Taxidermy at Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris.

Field Preparation of Trophies

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The field preparation of trophies (skinning, salting, drying and tagging) is included in our daily rate prices as well as normal transport of your trophies to our local taxidermist in Namibia, Taxidermy Studio & Tannery in Otjiwarongo. On rare occasions a special trip to the taxidermist may be required, for instance for transport of a Giraffe skin that cannot wait to be treated, then an extra transport fee might be charged by the taxidermist. With many years of experience refining their skills, our skinners working under the guidance of your Professional Hunter will ensure that each of your hunting trophies is prepared to your specifications and treated with the exacting care it deserves.

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Dip Pack and Taxidermist

You may choose to have your African taxidermy work done in Namibia, partially or fully, or you can have it sent to be done by your own African animal taxidermist. What ever you decide your hunting trophies will be taken to a taxidermist in Namibia for processing, after the first preparation of your hunting trophies which is done at Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris. It usually takes us anywhere from 3 to 4 weeks to be finish with the first preparation of your trophies and have them delivered to the taxidermist. Should you not be doing your trophies’ taxidermy work in Namibia, we recommend that you bring to Namibia your taxidermist’s contact information along with their trophy tags, which your taxidermist should easily be able to supply you with. Laminated trophy tags labeled with all relevant delivery information including your name, specific wildlife port of entry in the US or other country, and final shipping destination with full contact information (usually the taxidermist or you). Your taxidermist should be the one to provide these ready made tags to you well prior to your trip, and they should also give a couple of copies of this information to you on paper to give to us.

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Once the taxidermist has your trophies, they will contact you to confirm your order for the work to be done and request payment. Payment to the taxidermist is done by wire transfer directly to them, usually a month or so after you have returned from your hunting safari. The taxidermist will then process your trophies for exportation into the country of destination which will be done through the shipping agent. Once the work by the taxidermist is done, the shipping agent will be contacting you for payment (see next section).

Should you want detailed information, or a quote for the dip pack only or the dip pack and taxidermy of your trophies please find the contact information below of the taxidermist in Namibia that we have been working with for many years and that we refer to our clients.

Taxidermy Studio & Tannery
Mr. Marlon Beyer
email: mbeyer@iway.na
tel: 264 (67) 30.2763
tel: 264 (67) 30.2723
fax: 264 (67) 30.2792

For Taxidermy Price List in US$, click on the following link:
Taxidermy Price List US$

For Taxidermy Price List in Euro, click on the following link:
Taxidermy Price List Euro

For Dip & Pack Price List in US$, click on the following link:
Dip & Pack Price List US$

For Dip & Pack Price List in Euro, click on the following link:
Dip & Pack Price List Euro

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Trophy Shipping Agent

In regard to the shipment of your hunting trophies, we refer our clients to African Shipping Services to ensure that they are handled and shipped with care so that they reach their destination safely. Owner and manager of African Shipping Services, Rainer Sentefol has many years of experience in the Namibian transport industry and consistently provides high customer service, expert advice and competitive pricing, since every shipment is unique, they constantly source the most beneficial rates for you.

African Shipping Services’ storage facilities have been specially built to ensure that your hunting trophies are kept safe and secure. Shipping is their core business and they are focused on hunting trophy shipping in particular.

Once African Shipping Services has received your hunting trophies from the taxidermist in Namibia, they will be stored in their warehouse for safe keeping until such time that they are ready to be shipped. You will be contacted by them with shipping costs, proposed routing and they will confirm with you that all shipment details are correct. You can also inform them of your preferred agent and customs broker. Once you have agreed with the arrangements, they will obtain the necessary paperwork such as Export Permit, CITES, Health Certificate, Transit Permits and Certificate of Origin. Throughout the whole process they will be in touch with you via email or phone.

Depending on the type of shipment, once the payment is processed, and you give the final go ahead and all paperwork is completed, they will do the final preparations for dispatch, for instance Insurance, Flight Bookings, Waybills and Customs Clearance. They personally deliver your hunting trophies to the airport of departure and will notify you once more when your hunting trophies are safely on their way.

Feel free to contact African Shipping Services to check for your closest Port of Entry and find out if ocean freight is a viable option to ship your trophies. African Shipping Services has a longstanding relationship with most major shipping companies, clearing agents and customs brokers worldwide that specialize in the transportation, distribution and clearing of hunting trophies in your home country. If you prefer to consign your hunting trophies to your own clearing agent with whom you have a working relationship, please feel free to advise them accordingly. If not specifically included in your shipping quote, clearing fees and delivery charges from Port of Entry are payable by you.

Should you want detailed information, or a quote for the shipping of your trophies to the country of destination you can find their contact information below. African Shipping Services is the shipping agent in Namibia that we have been working with for several years and that we refer to our clients.

African Shipping Services
Mr. Rainer Sentefol
email: rainer@africanshippingservices.com
website: www.AfricanShippingServices.com
tel:   264 (61) 305.821
fax:  264 (61) 309.822
cell: 264 (81) 306.3025

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Trophy Hunting Importation Specialist

We highly recommend that when it come to the intricacies of importing your hunting trophies do yourself a favor and hire experts to facilitate the process. Robert and Rosella Quartarone from Safari Speciality Importers (www.SafariSpecialtyImporters.com) is the company that we believe offers the best service in the business not only because they are fellow hunters and have been devoted to specialty clearing of hunting trophies for so many years but they have put together an unrivaled team of dedicated professionals and alliance partners addressing all areas of expertise. They truly provide an invaluable FULL SERVICE, in a way that no other company does, for managing an increasingly more detailed and complex process for the importation of your trophies from start to finish.

Safari Specialty Importers, Inc. – Your Personal Importer for Hunted Trophies
Robert & Rosella Quartarone – Hunting is our Only Business!
tel: (845) 943-5943
email: info@safarispecialtyimporters.com
website: www.SafariSpecialtyImporters.com

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There is a reason that Safari Speciality Importers are personally endorsed and used by two legends in hunting, Jim Shockey and Ivan Carter, because they really are the best in the business! So do yourself a favor and go straight to the top of the pack, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and frustration and you’ll enjoy your hunting experience abroad even more!

Permits and Importation Procedures for Trophies

All trophy importation permits from country of residence are the hunters’ responsibility to obtain; we are unable to apply for them on your behalf.

Laws and regulations pertaining to permits and importation for sport hunted trophies may change, therefore this article includes links to send you directly to the source rather than supply you with information that could be out of date.

Some species may not be able to be imported back into your country of residence or whatever country you intend on importing your trophies into. You can find information on the importation of sport hunted trophies for the United States at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at http://www.fws.gov/permits/ or the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at http://www.cites.org/. For other countries’ importation regulations please refer to their appropriate agencies.

It is legal to hunt a Cheetah and Black-Faced Impala in Namibia; however please note that the USA does not permit the importation of Cheetah and Black-Faced Impala hunting trophies. Canada, many countries in South America, Mexico and most countries in Europe, such as Spain and France will permit the importation of a Cheetah and Black-Faced Impala trophy.

Hunters must be identified on their hunting license and hunting permit by their full name as it appears on their passport. A copy of the passport of a trophy hunter must be attached to the application for a predator trophy hunting permit.

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife and CITES Permits for Trophies

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All trophy importation permits from country of residence are the hunters’ responsibility to obtain; we are unable to apply for them on your behalf.

The import, export, or re-export of a number of sport hunted trophies may be regulated by a conservation law or treaty, which is implemented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and requires a permit. This regulation is part of domestic and international conservation efforts to protect wildlife subject to international trade. You can find up to date information on the importation of sport hunted trophies, how to obtain a permit, as well as instructions on how to fill out the application by going directly to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at www.fws.gov/permits/.

The importation of particular sport hunted trophies requires a CITES permit (i.e. African Elephant, White Rhinoceros, Leopard, etc.), you will need to submit an application to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. You can download the CITES permit application forms at www.fws.gov/international/permits/sporthunted.html. CITES stands for Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, visit their web site at www.cites.org.

Should either of the above links be broken visit the home page of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at www.fws.gov and just simply browse through their web site to find the link to the permit page.

Here are a few resources from CITES which you might find interesting:

How CITES works (the species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices according to the degree of protection they need)
The CITES Appendices
Appendices I, II & III
CITES Species Database (search species by country)

Residents of other countries should consult their local CITES Permit agency or refer to their appropriate agencies.

Center for Disease Control for Baboon and Warthog Trophies

All trophy importation permits from country of residence are the hunters’ responsibility to obtain; we are unable to apply for them on your behalf.

For hunters wishing to import or transport primate trophies such as Baboon, skin or skull that has not been fully taxidermied or treated so that it is non-infectious, you will need to get a permit to import or transport etiologic agents hosts or vectors of human disease from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program. Fully taxidermied or treated Baboon trophies will not require such permit for importation into the United States.

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Unworked dipped Baboon (primate) and Warthog (swine) trophy parts have to be packed separately.

They can however be:

  • shipped together (in it’s own package) as an extra package with the main consignment

OR

  • integrated in it’s own package within the larger main consignment - as long as it is packed separately - contamination free - and marked accordingly. The local taxidermist should be aware of the special shipping conditions applicable to both primate and swine trophies.

You can find up to date information on the import or transport of etiologic agents hosts or vectors of human disease, how to obtain a permit, as well as instruction on how to fill out the application by going directly to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Etiologic Agent Import Permit Program at www.cdc.gov/od/eaipp/ or visiting the links below.

Residents of other countries should consult their local agencies.

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