Cost of Dip, Pack and Crate...The Real Cost???
I have been doing my homework preparing for my first African safari for nearly a year. I've talked to numerous outfitters and negotiated rates and trophy fees. I also spent 3 of the last four days at the Dallas Safari Club convention speaking to many of the same outfitters plus several more. One expense that caught me off guard was the cost of dip, pack and crate of trophies.
I plan to bring home 6-7 animals, all plains game. For example one operator in Zim says 3-10 species is $600. One outfitter in Namibia said to expect a $2000 bill. And SA estimates run the gamut between the two.
What have y'all had to pay to dip, pack and crate 6-7 animals???