Before the season starts, I thought I would take the opportunity to give you some early season reminders. Please return all folders for updating of price-lists.
A. Label trophies correctly.
We don’t need your business name on the animals, but we need the clients name that is surname and first initial eg J. Smith and instructions Taxi for Taxidermy and Exp for Expedite or To advise if unknown. We also need the species and item e.g. Stag whole skull or Stag cape etc. We need this information upon delivery so as to not delay the processing the trophies, freezer storage space is limited.
B. Locate the labels correctly and use cable ties.
Free laminated instructions on how to label trophies are available from our studio.
C. Ensure you maintain proper standards of field care. Do not wrap the skin around the head when freezing this can cause “hair slip” and delays the thawing process. Beware of flyblow on early season hunts. Do not tie trophies to the top of your vehicle exposed to the elements. If you do not have access to a chiller hire on we can get one for you at a special rate get one or utilise our 24 hour drop off service.
D. To help your hunters can budget for your trip, we are happy to provide comprehensive no hidden cost quotes by in advance of the hunt.
We are happy to work with you on this. I would rather spend their money with you killing more animals and worry about the taxidermy cost once they get home.
E. Please ensure that the client provides credit card details for expediting before they leave the country. Last year I spent hours on the phone and computer chasing up payments while the boxes piled up in our store. I still have some outstanding unpaid expediting consignments from 2009. We simply don’t have the room to store unpaid expediting goods and insurance cover on them is limited.
F. Familiarise yourself with our “Terms”. It is in everyone interest that we maintain a professional approach to these aspects of our business.
G. Our showroom is our greatest marketing asset: our work and studio sells itself but the hunters need to see it. We can pick up at they airport if they are passing through. Hunters that may wish to visit our studio on weekends or on public holidays Please have a look at your year planner now and give us the heads up.
H. Familiarise yourself and your guides with the new types of mounts on offer.
Wallbust are pedestals are all in vogue and you need to be familiar with any special skinning and labelling requirements.
Thank you for your co-operation, if you have any questions do not hesitate to call me we are happy to come and visit you and provide all the staff training necessary. We look forward to being of assistance this season.