Plan your Importing Journey in 6 Easy Steps

Easy as 1 – 2 – 3. We’ve heard that before, haven’t we? When it comes to importing, there are no simple solutions. It takes a whole lot of pre-planning. The steps of importing is covered in the article, The 5 Steps to the Importing Process.

As soon as you booked a hunt, let us know. We will assemble a Trophy Import Packet (TIP) filled with all the useful information you will need for planning for importing. There will also be Trophy Identification Tags, essential in getting your trophies where you need them.

Follow these steps to keep the importing process as seamless as possible!

Often, upon the recommendation of outfitters, you will be presented with the option of getting your trophies mounted in the respected countries. At first, it may make perfect sense. Certainly, because of their extensive familiarity, native-based taxidermists should be the best in creating realistic mounts and habitat. However, the negative outcomes usually outweigh any benefits. More often than not, fully mounted trophies are damaged from the long transit to the US. Compounding the problem is the distance between the taxidermy company and the damaged trophy making repairs next to impossible. Reality is this no matter the savings of getting the trophies mounted in country the cost of shipping a fully mounted animal offsets any potential savings. It is in your best interest to have your skins, skulls, and antlers or horns shipped to the US and to get it mounted by a US-based taxidermist.

Of course, no matter how much planning you have done or knowledge you have acquired, situations do arise, but you are not alone. Along the way, the different companies should be able to answer questions, help resolve difficulties, and support you. Here at Kanati Studios we will do everything in our power to help you. Rest assure, the whole process can be smooth and seamless. So get out there and import confidently.