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Headed to Africa #5332017 09/29/14 04:20 PM
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I asked this in the general hunting forum but probably should go here also.

Do mounts in South Africa or ship back to USA? Right now I am just planning on South Africa. My outfitter uses Taxidermy Africa.

positives and negatives of both please.

Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5332036 09/29/14 04:33 PM
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I've always had them done in the states. Woodbury's, Wildlife Gallery, and will be using Huffaker in Abilene, TX for this last batch. Can't really speak to the pros and cons. There's great ones and horror stories on both sides of the ocean.


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Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5333062 09/30/14 01:16 AM
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Bring them back to the states. It's just hard for the african taxidermist to get quality supplies to mount your trophies right

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Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5333723 09/30/14 01:48 PM
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I always tell our clients to bring back your hides and have them done locally. If there is a problem or you have questions you are right there and able to go to the shop and talk to the taxidermist. If they are done in Africa you have absolutely no control over what is going on with your mounts and the shipping costs to have mounts shipped back to the US are going to cost you every bit as much as if you would have done the mounts locally in the first place. Personally I have yet to see high quality mounts coming back from Africa. There always has been an issue of some sort.


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Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5337881 10/02/14 01:51 PM
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I wish we would've had them done in the states.

They don't look bad, but the details aren't the same. I will say, they did very well on the Kudu, and the birds turned out decent as well. They are doing high volume mounts too, and not necessarily spending as much time as needed.

The tanned hides turned out very well though.

My only major complaint was they switched mine and my dad's warthog orders. I had a great warthog that was getting shoulder mounted, and my dad's small one was getting the European. When we got them, it was obvious that they got that request backwards.


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Yeah cuz its a great time to go over there and all... people need to be quarantined for 20 days until they are let come back. just ridiculous

Re: Headed to Africa [Re: Navasot] #5337905 10/02/14 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Yeah cuz its a great time to go over there and all... people need to be quarantined for 20 days until they are let come back. just ridiculous

They should close down letting anyone from leaving or going over there and solve a lot of problems form here on out!

Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5337948 10/02/14 02:30 PM
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Wonder if they make these in a camo pattern?

Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5342702 10/05/14 04:23 PM
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I brought my stuff back, figured if done here I can work with taxidermist to get what I want verse having to accept what I received.

Re: Headed to Africa [Re: rowdydog1] #5343899 10/06/14 03:46 AM
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I have had my mounts done in S. Africa. Never had a problem and the mounts look great.

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