First Africa trip shipping estimates

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Costs are through the roof right now. My latest shipment came waterborne due the the eye watering costs of airborne. It is way beyond what I have paid in the past.
 

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How big was the crate and what was the savings over air freight, including any port/container fees?
 

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I’ll dig back in the email string in th AM and get you some numbers.
 

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Look into combining the shipment w/ your friend's to spare expense...it will take awhile before everyone in the chain requires payment (months-sometimes 1 yr.)
I believe that this is illegal according to the USFWS, the only trophies that can be combined are family members under 18 with a parents trophies. Sure it is done but if caught falsifying documents can be dangerous and the trophies will be returned to the original country at the hunters expense.
 

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Last September my buddy went to South Africa, he had the following shipped home: waterbuck, blue wildebeest, impala, gemsbuck. Shipping itself was 1800.00 for those 4 trophies. I think his dip and crate was 600 as well.
 

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I believe that this is illegal according to the USFWS, the only trophies that can be combined are family members under 18 with a parents trophies. Sure it is done but if caught falsifying documents can be dangerous and the trophies will be returned to the original country at the hunters expense.
Yes, they often conduct extensive audits to determine who shot what! Don't get caught in Operation WSW (who shot what! complete with bullet hole analyses.) Envision 2 packages, situated side-by-side (or strapped together vertically) with separate labels, but sharing the shipping costs. It's a thing. ;) Why a person would ship 1 hide separately is beyond comprehension, excepting big DG. I'm fairly certain ripping money is illegal too?
 

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I’ll dig back in the email string in th AM and get you some numbers.

My latest shipment was roughly 200 kg. It cost $2,500 USD waterborne. Air freight was quoted at just under $6,000 USD.
 

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Hi Guy, Please clarify, is the crate charge 10% or 20% of the taxidermy work? I see a post that says 10% from May but my recent quote indicates 20%. I appreciate the info.

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Good morning Sir. It is 20% of your processed work. Please let me know if I can help you further. Regards Guy.
 

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The shipping for my 2021 safari was $1800 alone. Buffalo european, waterbuck european, impala european, warthog skull and bush pig skull. Along with some finished leather items from my buffalo and waterbuck tanned hides, including two pairs of vellies, two belts, a small duffle, and some leather gaiters.
 

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