In a nutshell the answer is because your hunting trophies are too valuable! Of course they hold a monetary value, but more than that, they hold a sentimental value. Your hunting trophies are a representation of the success of your entire hunt, the experiences that you had and the memories that you made. For these reasons it is well worth hiring someone who specializes in the intricacies of trophy importation to take care of them for you. Over the course of the years, when it comes to stories of negative experiences that I have heard from hunters, by far more issues arise from hunting trophy shipping and importation. The challenges of getting all of the paperwork details in order and getting hunting trophies back home is more challenging than the hunt. Today more than ever before you have to dot your i's and cross your t's, (and hope everyone else involved in the process has too). It is daunting even for me to keep up with all the different laws and changing regulations and requirements in the many countries from where you hunt to where you live. I have long believed that it is well worth your while to hire experts to help you navigate this process. Not only will you save yourself a lot of time, hassle and stress but more importantly you will avoid the MANY obstacles, compliance issues and complications that you can encounter during the process of importing your hunting trophies. And most importantly you will reduce the risk that your trophies may be delayed, lost or confiscated. As any of you who have spent any time on here well know I strive to make AfricaHunting.com the best hunting site and resource for hunting in Africa and abroad. I want all of you to have access to the very best people and companies to work with, as well as reliable information and advice from those who really know what they are talking about. For this reason I am happy to announce that Tom Kelly from TROPHY SHIPPERS (www.trophyshippers.com) along with their team have joined AH as our recommended hunting trophy shipping and importation specialist. Shipping & Importing Your Hunting Trophies Back I highly recommend that when it come to the intricacies of importing your hunting trophies do yourself a favor and hire experts to facilitate the process. Tom Kelly from TROPHY SHIPPERS (www.trophyshippers.com) offers an incredible service at a great price. TROPHY SHIPPERS is a family owned company and have been in business since 1981. They are a customs brokerage and freight forwarding company that is dedicated to helping hunters quickly and efficiently get their hunting trophies home. They know what your hunting trophies mean to you, because they are a family of hunters themselves. 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! They truly provide an invaluable full service for managing an increasingly more detailed and complex process for the importation of your trophies from start to finish. If you would like to contact them, TROPHY SHIPPERS can be reached at Cell +1 (815) 529-0087 / Office +1 (630) 595-7300, or via their website www.trophyshippers.com, click here.