Trophies Just Arrived, can anyone beat 5 months from hunt to hang on the wall?

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  1. Cliffy

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    Hunted in April with Sadaka Safaris in SA (Great Hunt) and Ewert Vorster. One of the best safaris we've ever been on. Used Bullseye Taxidermy. I had 4 tropies. My hunting partners had 13 and 11 each (including a Sable and several Kudu). All arrived last week fully taxidermied, ready to hang. The work is very good. Used Hunters-International Brokerage and had NO problems at all. Cleared in LAX. US Fish and Wildlife was slow the do their work, Customs was not. Hard to believe but 5 months from the hunt and everything is done and hung on the wall. Can anyone beat that?
     
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    Sounds first rate. Can you post some photos of the trophies, and maybe a detailed hunt report?
     
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    Just go to South African Hunt Reports on this forum, May 11, or search 'cliffy" and you'll see my full report under "Another GREAT South African safari"
     
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    Cliffy, I'll let you know in the next few weeks. Not five trophies but but Three.

    I was contacting the taxidermist a three weeks back, just to make sure the instructions I had given were understood, when I got the reply from the taxidermist in Otavi, Erongo Taxidermy,(Home) that my trophies were completed. (I had another item that needed to be packed so the shipping has been delayed 3 weeks.)

    TWO months after they were dropped off.

    I asked for some pictures and they looked good. (I'll post some pictures when I personally take them)


    We'll see about that delivery to my door now.
    They are on their way, from all reports.

    I have trophies here in Canada that I have almost forgotten about the hunt details before I ever got them back.

    This is a small shop but they had a bunch of other work to do. I was promised 6 months or so and they have delivered.
     
  6. Cliffy

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    My first African hunt took 14 months to deliver!!! I sure like these folks now. All told, we had 28 trophies done and delivered last week among 5 hunters
     
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    Thanks, Cliffy (and Jerome), for the link. The hunt report was great, you must have had a wonderful time. I would love to see some photos of the finished trophies.
     
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    That is amazing.
    Either they have twenty workers, no work or liked you guys a lot.
     
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    Would love to see photos of the mounts.
     
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    Well, the first set of trophies from Namibia has arrived at the airport.
    3 Months from the point they were dropped of at the taxidermist to get to the airport here.
     
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    You might have us beat! I'm working on posting pictures soon
     

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