The cost of shipping Trophies

Osama Mahdi

AH veteran
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
177
Reaction score
226
Deals & offers
1
Media
7
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Greetings,

I recieved a notification informing me about the price for the trophies shopping for South Africa to Chicago.

$1085
One box, the dimensions 132×70×45. I don't know if that in centimeters!?
4 trophies plus one skin.

Since this my first, I don't know if that was expensive or not?
What was it before the covid madness?
With the oil prices rising up and up, should we expect more cost in the future?something to consider unfortunately.

Thankfully my wife not on this great site.

Regards!
 

Osama Mahdi

AH veteran
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
177
Reaction score
226
Deals & offers
1
Media
7
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
What about other African countries?
Is it similar or significantly different?
Thanks in advance!
 

Rare Breed

Gold supporter
AH elite
Joined
Dec 23, 2018
Messages
1,473
Reaction score
2,410
Location
Atlanta GA
Deals & offers
2
Media
27
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Greetings,

I recieved a notification informing me about the price for the trophies shopping for South Africa to Chicago.

$1085
One box, the dimensions 132×70×45. I don't know if that in centimeters!?
4 trophies plus one skin.

Since this my first, I don't know if that was expensive or not?
What was it before the covid madness?
With the oil prices rising up and up, should we expect more cost in the future?something to consider unfortunately.

Thankfully my wife not on this great site.

Regards!
I just paid for 3 should mounts and 1 rug from SA to Atlanta and the cost was $3,400. There will be about $600 more when it gets into port to get them finally to me.
 

Hunt anything

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 19, 2020
Messages
683
Reaction score
1,209
Media
9
What were your shoulder mounts? What shipper did you use? I’ve got a shipment in a few weeks and am scared that the shipping will equal the cost of the taxidermy.
 

Osama Mahdi

AH veteran
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
177
Reaction score
226
Deals & offers
1
Media
7
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
1
What were your shoulder mounts? What shipper did you use? I’ve got a shipment in a few weeks and am scared that the shipping will equal the cost of the taxidermy.
Yes Sir all shoulder mount. I am using trophies shopper. I am not sure what airline
 

3S SAFARIS

Sponsor
Since 2017
AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 15, 2013
Messages
600
Reaction score
450
Location
76476
Website
www.3ssafaris.com
Deals & offers
100
Media
236
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Canada, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Kansas
I would say that is reasonable amount considering the higher cost of everything that is going on in the world today.
 

3S SAFARIS

Sponsor
Since 2017
AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 15, 2013
Messages
600
Reaction score
450
Location
76476
Website
www.3ssafaris.com
Deals & offers
100
Media
236
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Canada, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Kansas
I've got some coming into Houston by ship. Should be in port within a week.
I was quoted per kg $12 for air and $6 for sea
Let us know who you used and condition they arrived. Heard lots of horror stories of ship freight charges daily until shipment clears customs on top of shipping fee.
 

Rare Breed

Gold supporter
AH elite
Joined
Dec 23, 2018
Messages
1,473
Reaction score
2,410
Location
Atlanta GA
Deals & offers
2
Media
27
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
3
What were your shoulder mounts? What shipper did you use? I’ve got a shipment in a few weeks and am scared that the shipping will equal the cost of the taxidermy.
I used Zarach & Associates. I had a Cape Buff, Nyala and Black Impala in wall pedistal mounts then a Golden Wildebeest rug
 

Mark Biggerstaff

Silver supporter
AH elite
Joined
Feb 28, 2017
Messages
1,961
Reaction score
5,146
Location
Texas
Media
256
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
1
Just had Trophy Shippers clear and deliver my crate from June 2021 trip. Yes, shipping is way up! All of mine were dip and pack. I also had a Big 5 in crate (Buffalo). That made choices on airlines limited Tom said. Turkish Airlines flew my crate out. Tambo-Istanbul-Houston
 

Hunt anything

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 19, 2020
Messages
683
Reaction score
1,209
Media
9
I had a shipment in June 2021 and it was about 3000, it flew Johannesburg/ Istanbul / Atlanta. It was 10 mounts. 2 big mounts kudu and waterbuck. My next shipment is 6 mounts with 2 big animals roan and gemsbok. Hopefully the shipper can find a direct flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta.
 

Buffalo1

AH enthusiast
Joined
Jan 12, 2009
Messages
385
Reaction score
645
Media
2
Member of
Pope & Young Club; DSC; SCI; MS Bowhunters Assoc
Hunted
2
Crate cost is determined by size and weight. The internet offers a nice conversion calculator of centimeters to inches. Kilo weight is 2.2#. Very common knowledge among drug dealers and users !! LOL
 

Tgood1

AH enthusiast
Joined
Apr 18, 2020
Messages
405
Reaction score
941
Location
west virginia
Media
9
Hunted
US canada africa
It appears Turkish air dows a lot of shipping. Myself and 2 others were handled by then July 2021 til now
 

Hunt anything

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 19, 2020
Messages
683
Reaction score
1,209
Media
9
They do, my first shipment in 2014 was done by delta, it contained buff and ivory, then the Cecil debacle and they went politically correct and won’t do big 5 anymore. Good intentions are going to ruin this world.
 

Charlie P

AH member
Joined
Dec 22, 2019
Messages
43
Reaction score
77
Location
Alabama
Media
8
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
NRA
Hunted
South Africa 2X, Alaska 3X, Idaho 2X, Wyoming, Alabama lifelong
I have a crate that's been sitting in Atlanta since Feb 25th waiting FWS & Customs to clear. It contains 2 shoulder mounts, Kudu, & Gemsbok and a Sable floor pedestal mount. Crate size is 49x42x41 and weighs 214 lbs. Rex Freight Forwarders (great family business, very responsive to multiple inquiries) out of Port Elizabeth handled the shipment, traveled with Turkish Airlines, and Coppersmith as broker. Price breakdown is:
Freight $ 2453.00
Terminal fee 67.00
Depot handling 65.00
Fumigation 64.00
Courier 92.00
Insurance 113.00
Rex Freight 255.00
Total $ 3109.00
 
Last edited:

Forum statistics

Threads
45,909
Messages
931,104
Members
79,767
Latest member
Jbbhm
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Nevada Mike wrote on qmrp2567's profile.
375 H&H brass...

I'd like to have them. $125 for the 100 cases, don't want the smashed ones.

I am in Sonoita, AZ

Mike
We cannot wait to share in some amazing adventures with everyone in 2023 again! Please don't hesitate to message us for a quote, customized safari or even just a chat! #HuntBaylySippel
BLJC30 wrote on Tgood1's profile.
I seen a post saying that you do taxidermy in WV. Where are you located in WV and do you have a price list?
I'm going on my first safari in June.
SteveSac wrote on mdwest's profile.
Hey There,

Im looking to book my first African Safari for 2024 for my 40th birthday. I've never hunted Africa before, but was going to head to SA with my wife for a week then see her off and then stay and hunt.

Saw your safari come up as a recommendation and wondering if you had any time to chat.
Thanks!
Steve
ofbiro wrote on Theleatherman's profile.
Hi Theleatherman, I attach two price lists, one in English, one in Italian, because several words of the language used by the agent are very difficult to understand. If you get in touch with Laszlo Keresztes (owner/manager) tell him that you got the name from Paolo Sinha, italian hunter.
Suerte!
 
Top