I'm going to schedule a trip to Africa for either the summer of '13 or '14 depending on if I get a new job this summer. If I do get a new job the trip will have to wait until '14 since I doubt I'll be able to take vacation days during my first year with a new company. Anyway, aside from that tidbit of info my question is in regards to taxidermy. I have a list of 10-11 animals I would like to keep my eyes open for on my first trip but ideally I would really like to take at least 6-7 of these animals. 2-3 of these species I would like to do full body mounts of (Spotted Hyena, Baboon, Caracal). What are done to the skins of animals once they are taken to the taxidermist in Africa before they are shipped to the taxidermist here in the states who will be doing the mount work? Could I have half the taxidermy work done once I return from the trip and save half of the skins/mounts to be done six months after I return? I don't have any knowledge of the taxidermy process so this is all new to me. Thanks!