Aaron, I wanted to let you know that my Waterbuck mount arrived yesterday and is very well done! Your attention to detail and thoroughness show in your work and the mount will be a cherished addition to my African plains game wall in my trophy room for many years to come.
Not knowing what's happening and where your trophies in the shipping process are is very concerning to the international hunter. The last trophy shipment from SA took nearly a year to get shipped and was a hassle after another working with the shipping company in SA to get them picked up from the dip/ship taxidermist, hauled to the airport in Jo'berg, and finally scheduled for delivery – never again!
Being kept in the loop with timely notices from the time the trophies were picked up from the concession in SA, shipped from Jo'berg, cleared customs in New York, and delivered to your shop, I knew where my trophies were at all times. Getting my trophies out of Africa, through customs, and delivered to your shop in 121 days was impressive, to say the least.
The domestic freight company called several days in advance to let me know when the shipment would arrive, and the driver actually showed up an hour and a half early of the scheduled delivery time. The freight forwarding company built a sturdy and very secure container and sent an email notifying me of the tracking number of the shipment. I was impressed that any common carrier could get my trophy picked up on the east coast and delivered to south Texas in 4 days! Most freight sits in a warehouse and can take up to 2 weeks to find space on the trailer and be scheduled for transport; usually arriving at the shipper's freight terminal. Having a trophy shipment delivered to my house will certainly spoil a guy!
Thanks again for all your hard work and professional attention to making sure my trophies were handled with the utmost care and delivered at very reasonable prices and unexpectedly fast time frame!
If my male lion hunt is successful this coming fall, I look forward to working with you to create the two life-size mounts of the lion attacking my trophy Nyala bull!