I went on safari in 2008 and had my animals taken to a taxidermist in South Africa. Earlier in the year, I asked the taxidermist via e-mail if they had an official SCI scorer to measure my animals as most of my trophies would make the SCI record book. They confirmed they had an official scorer and would get back to me with a score record. A few months later, I got a worksheet that listed the animals and their score. I eagerly compared this to the field scores my PH had taken before the animals hit the salt. All of the rough scores were within 1/2" of the "official score" done by the taxidermist...... EXCEPT ONE!!! I shot two Kudu during my safari and the smaller one we measured in the field at 54" and 53" right and left. The taxidermist measured the Kudu at 49" and 49 1/2" right and left. The other kudu that field scored approximately 56" was within 1/2" of this msmt by the taxidermist. I can only conclude one of two things happened: 1) the outfitter got my tag switched with someone else's kudu before they delivered it to the taxidermist, or 2) the taxidermist made the mix up. In either case, even with "drying" of the horns, as is required here in the US with our deer, there is no way the horns on my kudu lost 4" during this process. So.......... what do I do now? Can I refuse the animal? How do I proceed?