Trophies after hunting:

What happens to your trophies after the hunt?

After completing a successful hunt your Professional hunter will accompany you to our preferred taxidermist, Highveld Taxidermists, who has served hunters from all parts of the globe for over 30 years. They are regarded as one of the top taxidermy studios in the world. Their state-of-the-art technology and superb craftsmanship ensure you of museum-quality trophies. Here you speak directly with Lisa who will take note of your individual trophies and what you would like done with it.



For more information you can visit Highveld Taxidermists website or contact them below:

www.highveldtaxidermists.com

Lisa Ferreira, Office manager: lisa@highveld.biz



As we and Highveld Taxidermists are hunters ourselves, we understand how valuable your trophies are to you and thus will take great care of them. At Lindilè Safaris our skilled skinners will do all the field preparations of your trophies and then leave it in the capable hands of the taxidermist.

At Highveld Taxidermists all work is done in-house to insure the highest quality custom made trophies. They fully guarantee their taxidermy orders and assure you of the utmost best quality!

Hunting photos are always welcome so that they can use them as reference during the taxidermy process to enable them to make trophies as natural and true to life as possible.

Permits and export documents

Highveld Taxidermists take care of all relevant export permits and certificates needed for the shipping. However it is the client’s responsibility to apply for import permits for all CITES 1 species. Lisa Ferreira, the office manager, and Oxi Logistics, their shipping agent will gladly assist you with the process.

Shipping

Once crating has been completed and export permits are on hand, your precious cargo will be handed over to the shipping agents, Oxi Logistics and they will be in contact with you to plan the delivery to your chosen address.

Once it arrives at the destination, the crate will undergo customs clearance and Fish and Wildlife inspection. The trophies have to be sent to a USDA approved establishment and cannot be sent to your residence.

Process explanation

Dipping and disinfection is a process that is laid down by the veterinary authorities of South Africa and is designed to kill pathogens and diseases, not to preserve the skins and skulls. It is simply a procedure to make the shipment safe for export.

Permits and documentation

The taxidermist will apply for all relevant permits and export documents that are needed to transport your trophies to their final destination. In the case of CITES 1 trophies, the taxidermists will ask you to apply for the CITES import permit, but will guide you in the process.

Shipping

Once the dipping process has been completed and the permits are on hand, the trophies are handed over to the shipping agent, who will be in touch with you regarding the shipping costs and details. Once it arrives at the destination, the crate will undergo customs clearance and Fish and Wildlife inspection. The trophies have to be sent to a USDA approved establishment and cannot be sent to your residence.

Using the latest modified alum tanning technology from BASF Highveld Taxidermists can process your hides so that your taxidermist can start on them straight away without having to send them to a tannery first. They fully guarantee the quality of their tanned hides.

Should you decide to have all your trophies mounted in South Africa, Highveld Taxidermists are more than happy to do that for you.

Permits and documentation

The taxidermist will apply for all relevant permits and export documents that are needed to transport your trophies to their final destination. In the case of CITES 1 trophies, the taxidermists will ask you to apply for the CITES import permit, but will guide you in the process.

Shipping

Once the process has been completed and the permits are on hand, the trophies are handed over to the shipping agent, who will be in touch with you regarding the shipping costs and details. Once it arrives at the destination, the crate will undergo customs clearance and Fish and Wildlife inspection. The trophies can either be consigned to your home or business address or to your taxidermist directly.