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    Looking for suggestions for brokers or clearing agents for my upcoming hunt to SA. I'm hoping to bring 4 (Kudo, Impala, Eland, Wart Hot) European mounts home. One animal will be mounted (Nyala) if I'm lucky to get one on the ground.

    I'm still deciding on having the Nyala tanned in SA or dipped and packed. Either way my taxidermist here in the states will be doing the shoulder mount. From what I've heard it's better to have it dipped and packed because the tanning isn't that good in SA.

    I've done limited research and found a small customs broker that is located in Atlanta and someone here has used with good success. Then there are the 2 big ones, Fauna & Flaura and Coppersmith. Are there any problems going with a smaller broker vs one of the larger ones. Sounds like cost is 3x - 4x higher than a smaller one or one that doesn't specialize in taxidermy.

    Any suggestions/information would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have used Fauna and Flora they are not cheap but they get the job done.

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    I used these folks located in the San Francisco area. Everything went perfect, service was great. I will use them again.

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    Buzz,
    I used Coppersmith it did not go so well. I will try Hunter International next time. I have heard nothing but good things about them.

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    I recently dealt with Fauna & Flora. They seem to know what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enysse View Post
    I have used Fauna and Flora they are not cheap but they get the job done.
    Agreed, they do get the job done. I didn't find their fee expensive but the freight was, and it wasn't going far. I looked at it in total as paying for peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagar View Post
    Buzz,
    I used Coppersmith it did not go so well. I will try Hunter International next time. I have heard nothing but good things about them.
    I used Hunter International, they did a great job, excellent communication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ObsessedHunter View Post
    Agreed, they do get the job done. I didn't find their fee expensive but the freight was, and it wasn't going far. I looked at it in total as paying for peace of mind.
    I agree, I was paying for peace of mind too.

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