NAMIBIA: The Return to... Ozondjahe Hunting Safaris Namibia

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  1. BRICKBURN

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    I have just really unpacked the skulls fully today.

    The CFIA guy did not make a mistake. These trophies are DONE and FINISHED.


    If this is Reiser Taxidermy's D&P I am not sure what else they do for a Euro mount but include a plaque.

    The only trophy I will have to bleach any more is the Giraffe and a couple of small spots on the Wildebeest.

    The only issues:
    Two of one of the Eland's teeth and missing and a couple fell out. (possibly over boiled)
    Two of the Giraffes small teeth and missing.
    Of course the the Steenbok small bones are broken (Shipping vibration could have done that)


    All in all, I am happy with the result.
     
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    Really enjoyed this Brickburn, I was going to go to Canada next year for Black Bear, but now I am think of Namibia instead.

    cheers
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    Chris, I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    Have fun in Namibia, as you have already read, I sure did!
     
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    I also have some teeth missing from some of my skulls, just seems to be a common things. Also they fall out from time to time and will need to be glued back in. I am missing 4 teeth on a cape buffalo skull.

    The all dip and pack company's do just about a finished product for a euro mount. (They will be re-bleached in the States.) Or you would see more trophy's being seized by customs.

    Glad everything is working out for you.

    I had my Giraffe skull done in Africa and could not be happier. The painted African motif is outstanding. I now am having a turntable made to showcase it and put it on.
     
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    Brickburn,

    Not to difficult when you get through the paperwork.

    My South African shipment was Dipped - packed and boxed and ready to go at Holiday time, i expedited my payment by wire transfer and then they clsed the doors when they shut down for 2 weeks at Christmas time. Shipments kept coming in and my box was being buried by daily in shipments for the 2 weeks shipper close down.

    4 months later i was still looking for my box of goodies. They wanted to be paid again and that took a month to sort out that the shipment for was paid in November. Cost of the shipping went up and they wanted additional money. I held steadfast and they eventually sent my box, after i had my PH get involved to find out what the hold up was.

    And shipping through 2 countries is even more difficult when in one country you cannot pay by credit card or wire transfer. That took some creative thinking and billing.
     
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    James, it can be a pain in the ass. If you have not done so already, please share the pictures of your trophies.

    I have unwrapped it all and am still working on the plan for the Giraffe Rug. Oh to be the Queen of England and have all that space in the palace for a Giraffe throw rug. :)
     
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    My giraffe rug became a tripping hazard and it is not in a bag in the garage. I will be looking at doing something else with it. Not sure what.

    Pictures you say:

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    Those little caves up in the ceiling are a pretty cool place to hide some trophies.

    Your Zebra rug reinforced and idea that I have for my Giraffe Rug.
    I am going to "wrap" my small office in the rug.
    Start at one wall, over the ceiling and then down the opposite wall.

    Effectively, Giraffe wall paper.

    I can even put some other trophies over top, if required. Likely will be required the way I keep going.
     
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    Brickburn,

    Very creative idea on the giraffe. I have always thought an old black stink bull would be a great trophy but really don't have a place to put it. A ceiling wrap is a neat idea. Please post photos of the finished wrap!

    All the best.
     
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    Still working on figuring the placement out for everything. It is all cleaned up and finished now. Including gluing the Giraffe jaw back together.
    Life does get in the way of all these fun tasks. :)
     
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    Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished product.
     
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    GREAT ROOM.jpg Brickburn, I know the feeling as to where to hang our trophies. When we moved to GA, we wanted to make sure our new home would have enough wall space and high ceilings to hang my trophies. We bought a house with 14.5' celings, and this is what one side looks like. :D BTW, excellent report, thanks for sharing it with us.

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