At the same time you settle your hunt balance with Shane and Nicki Quinn, they provide you with an invoice which will include all work done by us – Trophy preparation, crating, documentation and shipping fees. The freight quoted is to your nearest US Port of Entry.
When you have finished your hunt with Alpine Hunting, your Guide will help you fill in the job sheet for how you want your trophies prepared before you depart the Lodge. It should have your full physical address, phone number and email address. Also the contact phone and email address of the Customs Broker that may be involved in the shipping process.
This does not include customs clearance fees and local charges, which are payable by you. You need to deal directly with whichever shipping option you choose to go with from here on. Any charges incurred in the clearance, handling and subsequent delivery within the USA, is the hunter’s care and is in addition to the shipping cost.
(IATA and Airline regulations stipulate that 1 cubic meter is equivalent to 167 kilograms (368 pounds). Airlines charge freight on actual or volumetric weight, whichever is greater).
Please organise your own insurance if you feel this is necessary as once these items leave our premises we are not responsible for this. In New Zealand the insurance purchased to cover trophies in transit is referred to as CARGO OPEN or MARINE INSURANCE POLICY whether SEA or AIRFREIGHT is used.
We will arrange and present all necessary documentation at point of export in New Zealand, however you will be requested by other US government agencies to supply further information once your items have arrived in the USA.
You, or your taxidermist/fur dressing company, may have a customs broker within the USA.
These agents will clear your animal trophies through US Customs and US Fish & Wildlife on your behalf and will also arrange delivery to your nominated address. They may require you to sign a “Power of Attorney” form so they can act on your behalf. All broker fees need to be paid by the hunter prior to on-forwarding from the customs location. All charges/costs incurred in the clearance, handling and delivery of your crate within the USA are hunter’s care, as are any additional freight charges.
ONE HUNTER PER CRATE
"To properly monitor every single parcel/consignment entering the US, CBP no longer permits combined shipments and therefore have ordered all cargo carriers (Airlines etc.) to mandatory reporting/manifesting only one consignee or importer per shipment. Any combined shipments can be refused clearance, seized or re-exported at the consignee's/client's expense." - Customs and Border Protection, under the Department of Homeland Security new regulations (CBP).
DESIGNATED PORTS FOR WILDLIFE
Wildlife must be imported/exported through a designated port or as authorized by an Exception to Designated Port permit.
SHIPPING ONE STAG TO ANYWHERE IN THE US (Split Antlers)
$220 Trophy Prep
$180 Packing, certificates and admin
$800 Freight to Port of Entry (approx)
NOTE - shipping will cost more for un-split antlers because of crate size having to be larger
SHIPPING ONE STAG, TAHR & CHAMOIS TO ANYWHERE IN THE US
$220 Stag Trophy prep
$390 Tahr life size prep
$220 Chamois Shoulder prep
$260 Packing, certificates and admin
$800 Freight to port of entry (approx)
NOTE - Multiple large antlers will increase crate size and cost
Whilst we endeavour to keep all clients informed of any changes, they are always subject to alteration with or without notice.