Shipping & Importing Your Hunting Trophies

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Hello Everyone!
I am Tom Kelly and my company is Trophy Shippers. We are a family owned company and have been in business since 1981. We are very excited to join Africahunting.com as a member and sponsor of the site. Our company is a customs brokerage and freight forwarding company that is dedicated to helping hunters quickly and efficiently get their hunting trophies home. We know what your hunting trophies mean to you, as we are a family of hunters ourselves. If you have trophies that you need brought back to the United States or are planning a trip to Africa to hunt or anywhere in the world, let Trophy Shippers handle all of the paperwork, clearances, and shipments for you! Thank you and we are very excited to be a part of the AfricaHunting.com community! I am looking forward to helping our AH members! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or my team at any time!

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Meet The Team

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Ed Zarach: Ed started our company in 1981. Throughout the past 37 years, Ed has grown our company to be one of the leading customs brokerage and freight forwarding companies in the world. Ed enjoys golf, the Chicago Bears, family time, and of course hunting trips!

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Allan Zarach: Allan joined our company in 2010 and helps lead our companies day to day operations. His experience lies in business planning, operations management, and sales. He enjoys world travel, The Chicago Bears, The Chicago White Sox, and family time! Allan recently went on his first hunting trip, and has plans for many more!

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Tom Kelly: Tom joined our company in early 2018 and started the Trophy Shippers division. Tom brings international business and sales experience to our team. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, archery, golf, and snowmobiling!

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Our Business
Trophy Shippers is a business that is for the hunter by the hunter. We recognize that your blood, sweat, tears, and hard earned money go to the hunt and a memory that lasts a lifetime. Your hunting trophy represents the hunt, the people, the process, the adventure, the adrenaline rush, the memory, and the story that will last for not only your life, but generations to come. Our mission and sole purpose is to safely and efficiently transport and import your trophy for you. Our business was established in 1981 and specializes in customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and international trade services. Trophy Shippers, a division of Edward J Zarach & Associates, is dedicated to providing the best customer service and logistics solutions for hunters traveling around the world.

Services
Customs Clearances:

We will handle any customs clearances your hunting trophies may need to enter the United States. We act on your behalf in filing the entries with the proper government agencies. Our company’s expertise lies in clearing specialized cargo through US Customs and Border Protection, US Fish and Wildlife, USDA, CDC, and many more.
Transportation:
We can arrange shipment for your trophies from the point of your hunt to your doorstep. There are many moves necessary between a foreign country and your door, so let Trophy Shippers handle all of your transportation needs for you. You handle the hunt, we’ll handle the rest!

 
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When The Memory Fades, The Trophy Lasts Forever
First and foremost, we’re hunters, too. Trophy Shippers understands what goes into planning the hunt of a lifetime because we’ve taken that trip. Every hunt is a unique experience that can grow outrageously complex as the process unfolds. Because we hunt, we understand that process; because we’re freight forwarders, we know how to get that process right and ensure your trophy arrives at your door promptly and perfectly. As a division of Edward J. Zarach & Associates, we’re dedicated to providing the best customer service and logistics solutions that are finely tailored to the needs of the hunter, the outfitter, and the taxidermist. We’ll use our decades of experience and first-hand expertise in trophy hunting to help you navigate, prepare, and execute the documentation element of your event. The only concern that you have is making the shot.


Testimonial
“As a lifelong hunter, nothing can ruin an experience as fast as confusion during the import process. We hunters need a strong team to navigate the red tape that seems to grow like a weed. Trophy Shippers understands the needs of hunters and can predict with uncanny accuracy the pitfalls of working with the federal government to prevent problems before they arise. I owe my success as a hunter to my keen eye and patience, but I owe my trophies to the steady hands of the remarkable team at Trophy Shippers.” ~ Scott Anderson, hunting enthusiast and Trophy Shippers customer.


5 Steps To A Successful Hunt

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Paperwork Presentation
The first step to a successful hunt is always going to be information. Trophy shippers will need you to fill out some forms that enable us to act on your behalf such as a Power of Attorney. After you’ve filled out and signed the forms, we will need to know the animals you’re planning to hunt, the location, and time when your excursion is scheduled, and we have an easy contact form where you can fill in the blanks! A copy of your itinerary with guide details, flight information, location specifics, and duration listed should suffice.

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Outfitter And Taxidermist Information
Trophy Shippers works as a team with your outfitter and taxidermist all throughout the process taking the stress off the hunter. We’ll coordinate the documentation and planning with your professionals well in advance and make sure all parties are up to date on providing you the finest service for the duration of the hunt.

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Hunt!
We think this is the most important step you can take. You’ve reached out to Trophy Shippers to have an experienced and knowledgeable advocate in your corner and we’re here to do just that. We want you to live in the moment and have the hunt of a lifetime knowing that Trophy Shippers has everything covered. This time should be spent hunting and making memories, not worrying or checking in with us. We know what needs to be done; all you need to do is hunt.

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International Shipments and Customs Clearance
We can handle the export and transportation to bring your animal back to the United States. Trophy Shippers is on hand to manage the customs clearances and any necessary inspections. We’ve built strong relationships with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the USDA, CDC and US Customs and Border Protection and are expertts at the regulations and processes necessary to ensure a smooth trophy import.

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Domestic Delivery
From the airport / seaport to your taxidermist and from your taxidermist to your door, Trophy Shippers can handle the movement of your mount between any points to ensure its kept in pristine condition. Shippers can’t waste time with pickups and deliveries when it comes to a hunting trophy and we understand the urgency. Let Trophy Shippers keep your skins moving so they’re preserved perfectly from one point of the journey to the next.
 
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When Big Game Is Your End Game
If trophy hunting is a game, then the mount is the big boss and you’re on the team. We uniquely understand the challenges and tribulations that accompany importing a hunting trophy and we’re committed to working with you to ensure your clients have the smoothest shipment possible. By building our service for the hunter, we’re on your side preparing clients for what to expect before they ever embark on a hunt. Trophy Shippers can help with paperwork, imports, transport, and organization at every step of the journey. You handle the mount, we’ll take care of the rest!

Attention to Detail
Attention to detail is a key ingredient in what you as an artist, provide to your customers. Providing world class wildlife artistry to customers in a timely manner is your goal. Our mission is to help you stay focused on your art. We will help you get unfinished trophies back to your facility as fast as possible, to help avoid severe problems like rotting, or pests. Does your customer want their prized trophy back as soon as possible? We can help with that too. We can provide logistics solutions that will quickly and carefully pick up and deliver finished mounts, skins, etc.. from your door to theirs. Customer service is important to your business, and providing great customer service is what we do best.

Sign Up To Be A Preferred Trophy Shippers Service Provider!
Trophy Shippers has a network of preferred taxidermists that are recommended to our clients needing new mounts, repairs, crating, etc. Trophy Shippers also ships a lot of hunting trophies around North America and offers an extremely fast delivery service for clients needing their trophies shipped somewhere. Sign up today to become a preferred taxidermy service provider in your area.
 
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Customer Service Is Your Main Ingredient
You provide a service, a schedule and if all goes well, the chance to bring home a trophy.
We help provide that next level service that keeps hunters coming back, hunt after hunt.
We understand the planning, negotiating, coordinating and timing required to orchestrate a hunt and we’re here to support you.
Whether you’re working with a large game reserve or a weekend warrior excursion, Trophy Shippers has your back to make sure you remain in compliance when arranging transportation for the trophies that your clients need shipped.
 
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We will handle the importing and any transportation needs you have for your hunting trophies.

Contact us today for more information!

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Congrats to our friend Rich on this beautiful Gemsbok! We will take care of bringing your shipment home!

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GETTING YOUR TROPHY HOME

Planning a hunt can be exhilarating, exciting, exhausting and overwhelming. Everywhere you turn there’s another decision, another option, another choice and because we at Trophy Shippers are hunters ourselves, we understand these confusing times. Here we will discuss the question we hear most often, “How do I get my trophy back home after my hunt?”

If this is your first time overseas, work with your outfitter to choose a taxidermist. Your outfitter is an expert at matching hunters with a reputable taxidermist who is skilled in the game you’re hunting. Reputable, experienced taxidermists are familiar with the processes and regulations of bringing home a hunting trophy and your outfitter’s recommendation is often invaluable when planning. This is not an uncomplicated process and having a team with experience and knowledge working for you is the greatest preparation you can take.

Once you’ve chosen a taxidermist to handle your animal, Trophy Shippers will handle the rest. We will work directly with your taxidermist to review, validate, and expedite all paperwork, to help ensure a smooth process. Trophy Shippers can arrange pick up from the taxidermist, export, and international shipment of your crates and handle any and all customs clearances necessary. By taking the guesswork out of the mountain of bureaucratic red tape, Trophy Shippers ensures a smooth return of your trophy. We can also handle any domestic transportation needed from your nearest US Fish and Wildlife Port of Entry to the final destination, right up to your front door.

With Trophy Shippers in your corner, your main responsibility is to enjoy your hunt. These excursions are often once in a lifetime events that give the hunter and their compatriots a chance to enjoy a sportsman’s paradise and work together as a team. The memories you’ll make and the trophies you’ll bring home are the most important part of this hunt and Trophy Shippers cares for them with as much attention as it took for you to create them.
 

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