Just had our trophies rejected by CFIA in Calgary

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  1. wolfwatcher

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    Yes apparently
     
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    If it is "finished" tanned it will pass inspection.
    As long as there are no bugs and it's clean.
     
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    The Canadian Regs so funny I laugh. The things ,( organisms, (insect) or disease ) they are trying to stop can be in the grooved sole of any shoe getting off any plane from any country. Or in any suitcase or even the belly of the plane. It's the cart chasing the horse and is all a con job by a few well connected taxidermist in canada and the canadian government. Feel sorry for you guys.
     
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    Dennis, there is certainly nothing truly rational about it.
    Bugs in my shoes for sure.

    I certainly wonder about the motive.
    The process is open to anyone who applies and has the facilities required.

    I hope we can get someone in the department to clue in at some point and make it specific. Not Continental (Africa).
    If there is a lousy shop processing D&P punish them by demanding all their shipments for a year are disinfected.
    The market would then penalize them.

    I'd pay a higher inspection fee just to give them the time to add the information into a database to get rid of this enforcement/inspection and force the dirty shops out of business.

    This blanket policy is not reasonable and it is a con job.
     
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    Brick your spot on and your points about bad D+P companies would rid the marketplace of the BAD APPLES and save hunters money and the misery of lost trophies capes and life-size skins from shotty handled ruined skins also.
     
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    Well my saga still continues....Seems that people dont really know their head from their ass and the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing.
    If they want to enforce this they should have their shit together to make it run a bit smoother.
    Now they are claiming I have CITES animals in my crate. There my stuff is still hung up in the cargo area and hasn't cleared customs.
    Unless I am mistaken I did NOT shoot a CITES animal.
    Could someone please give me a link to a list of animals that are considered CITES from South africa.
     
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    Wolfwatcher, I don't have a list for you, but use the Cites site and type your animals name in the search function on the right, if it is a CITES animal it will come up. Example Bontebok. What's in the crate?

    http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/species.php
     
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    It all depends on the customs agent. Sometimes you run into an idiot and it goes both ways some guys are overly cautious or they con you as you say whereas others are completely careless. I know one guy in Canada who ordered and imported African skulls into the country, and some of these skulls still had rotting flesh and bugs on them (it wasn't his fault the seller said they where completely cleaned). There was also a skull from a mandrill (a CITES I-intl trade forbidden) species without any paperwork nor did he tell the buyer, I guess he threw it in as a gift of bonus because the order was pretty big or even declare it. Yet it all got through.
     
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    What did you shoot?

    http://www.ec.gc.ca/cites/

    Look this up. Down Load it.
    You may be able to assist them in identifying the animals with a guide provided by Environment Canada.
    This is the cover. It helps NON HUNTER CUSTOMS FOLKS PROPERLY ID Game animals
    and provide common mistakes.
    All with pictures. Relates to Canada.

    cites id hunting trophies.jpg
     

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