Obtain the cost of the hunt from your contractors/outfitters/professional hunter. Check their credentials with their clients. Remember that we can supply contact details for reputable outfitters.
E-mail, fax or snail-mail Taxidermy Africa your 'wish list' so that we may:
Quote you on the taxidermy, crating and documentation.
Estimate the freight cost of the consignment to your home.
Contact the nearest conservation/customs authority in your country of residence for their requirements.
You may be required to apply for the relevant Cites I permit before embarking on your hunt. Example: Leopard and Scimitar horned-oryx. Your hunting contractor will have the African details.
If you are in the USA contact your nearest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for information.
EXPORT PERMITS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR OUTFITTER/HUNTING CONTRACTOR/PROFESSIONAL HUNTER. Please note that your professional hunter must enter your full name and home address in his Hunting Register. Ie. As it appears on your Social Security Card (USA), your Identity Card (other countries).
"The US Customs Border Patrol "CBP" must be able to verify the actual importer of note as well as his physical address in order to determine whether they are an actual US citizen with a valid physical address. A P.O. Box number is not acceptable as they cannot verify the actual address."
You may consolidate a consignment with your hunting partner. Ie a crate may be shared by more than one hunter.
Each hunter must have his own set of export documents. IE. Each hunter must have his own Hunting Register and Export Permits. You will however each be charged a customs, US Fish and Wildlife and Veterinary clearing fee.
Should more than one hunter share a crate and all the trophies are listed under one hunter, you will only pay one customs, US Fish and Wildlife and Veterinary clearing fee. Whilst you may save something on clearance charges with all the trophies under one name, please be advised it can become a costly exercise should the authorities query the ownership of the trophies.
Consolidated consignments are allowed and a crate mayb be shared by more than one hunter. EU countries will pay import duty on hunting trophies.
Taxidermy Africa requires a 50% deposit on all consignments. The balance is required before the consignment leaves our premises. DIP and Pack consignments must be paid for before they are despatched. At this time you will be required to pay your Freight Agent for the export of your trophies.
All foreign clients are required by South African Reserve Bank legislation to pay in foreign currency. We quote in U.S. Dollars.
Credit cards: We will fax or e-mail you a form to fill in and send back to us. In addition we will require a scanned or faxed copy of both the front and back of your credit card.
Bank Transfer: The safest method of payment is by bank transfer.
Cheques: No cheques will be accepted.
Our delivery period, currently 8 months, is determined from the date on which the deposit is received. Our account details are provided on receipt of trophies and final order.
Taxidermy Africa has been catering to the needs of international hunters for over a decade. Please ask us for a list of references. We are members of The Association of Professional Taxidermists and Game skin Tanners of South Africa, SCI, PHASA and the ECGMA.
We have vast experience in the hunting industry, stretching from the early 1960's which saw the birth of modern trophy hunting in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, to the mushrooming current industry in South Africa.
Terence Coffin-Grey, our consultant, one of the doyens of the taxidermy industry in Southern Africa, has over 65 years experience in both commercial and museum taxidermy.
John Peacock, the top dog, was trained by Terence, and has over 20 years experience in full time taxidermy. This studio was founded by John and is still under his direct supervision.
Taxidermy Africa is a reputable taxidermy studio which is a member of The Association of Professional Taxidermists and Game Skin Tanners of South Africa.
Terence Coffin-Grey our consultant has 65 years of experience in both commercial and museum taxidermy. John Peacock has 20 years experience in full time taxidermy.
Compare the 'landed' costs quoted by us with a REPUTABLE taxidermist in your home country, and you'll discover the following: The cost of our taxidermy work, plus crating and air freight, is more cost effective than having your trophies mounted in your home country by a reputable taxidermist.
We are perfectly placed to replace problem capes.
We have a vast and intimate knowledge of all facets of African wildlife. We sculpt our own forms which are anatomically correct in every way and are lifelike representations of your trophies.
In the African Winter. (April to September) Most African Countries have a prescribed hunting season. You will need to choose your country, contact a hunting safari contractor/outfitter/professional hunter who will determine the most favourable times.
In South Africa, whilst there is a prescribed hunting season, ranch owners with Certificates of Adequate Enclosure, are able to hunt all year round. Contact our staff at TAXIDERMY AFRICA.
Taxidermy Africa is a founder member of the Professional Taxidermists Association of South Africa. As one of the leading taxidermy studios in Southern Africa we are fully accredited by the Veterinary Department for the export and importation of hunting trophies.
Our reinforced plywood crates are custom made for each client. Trophies, whether raw or mounted, curios and personal purchases are packed so as to optimize freight space.
Please contact us to check on requirements for your home country. EEC countries require all trophies to be plastic wrapped. The USA requires certain species to be packed in separate crates or to be plastic wrapped. The rules change regularly!
You will be required to pay the freight and insurance fees to an export agent in South Africa. You may use a recommended broker in your country of residence for the clearing of your consignment or you may do the customs and veterinary clearing yourself.
We use the services of reliable export agents in South Africa for both air and sea freight. Quotations, delivery details, thorough checking of import and export permits are all part of the service provided by Taxidermy Africa's dedicated staff.
Taxidermy Africa is proud to be a member of the following organisations:
Association of Professional Taxidermists and Game Skin Tanners.