Backcountry Taxidermy can prepare, crate and ship your hunting or fishing trophy to your home or taxidermist.
$200 for the first animal on an invoice an $150 for each additional animal on the same invoice. This includes your trophies being invoiced. Tagged. And logged in the computer, skins handled & checked over, resalted if necessary, and customer contacted. Does not include fleshing, crating, or shipping costs.
For International hunters wanting to ship their trophies overseas you will need export permits and an inspection to leave Alaska. Some permits can take up to two weeks to obtain.
CITES TROPHIES & PERMITS
If you plan to take your animals to your taxidermist back home and need help getting them there, we call that expediting. We will skin, flesh,salt, salt dry , Store and hold your animals, meet you after hours, arrange shipping, and do the dirty work like, boil, clean and bleach any skulls and clean your skull plates.
Expediting, this generally means we will pickup your trophy and bring them to the shop.
- We will even pack your horns and cape ready to take with you if needed.
- We will bring your trophies to the airport to meet your if arranged ahead of time.
- We will get the best shipping rates available thru FedEx trucking. We use others shippers as well depending upon the situation. On smaller Items we will use FedEx or UPS..
You might want to call your taxidermist to let him know to be expecting your skins, or we can ship directly to you, its cheaper to ship to a business address. I suggest That you call The Taxidermy shop here 907 980 - 6423 and get the general idea of cost associated with shipping your trophies back home, if you're dealing with Moose and Caribou, because you’ll need to factor in the expediting fees, crating fee’s, fleshing fees and trucking cost as well .
If you’ll present your situation to us, Backcountry Custom Taxidermy will give you the best possible advice about getting your valued trophy home. We expedite overseas and help provide all documentation needed. You might consider having your skins tanned before shipping into foreign countries and you must have all skulls and bones cleaned and bleached.
Getting your animal out of the field can be an added cost. Be prepared for it !
Getting it by airplane from the field to an airport then being shipped into Anchorage. Make arrangements with the shop so we know to be expecting it. After hours pickups are available but you must call the shop for the arrangement. We pick up all over town at hotels, and the airports.
Common carriers we pick up from are Northern Air cargo, Everts air cargo, Alaska Airlines and Penn Air. These are just some that ship into Anchorage that we commonly pick up from.
Also, please be sure you know who your shipping to and from. Some hunting guides may ship your animal later, after you have left the field, this is normal for guides to bring everything out of the field all at one time, this is because of cost and remoteness of Alaska. They could have a separate charge from bringing in your animal. These are questions to ask your guide before the hunt.
All taxidermy prices are subject to change.
NOTE: on TANNING -- Until further notice we will not be accepting trophies for tanning only. We will only accept trophies for tanning in conjuncture with taxidermy work.