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Company to Ship Deer Mount Recommendations?

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Sandy, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Does anyone have a recommendation on companies to ship a deer mount through? I am getting crazy prices. I do have the box built. Its 24"x25"x36" and weighs 60 pounds. The lowest quote I received was $170, or does that sound like a decent price?
     
  2. grumpa

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    Depends on how far it's going. Who has low bid? Did you try any freight expediters?
     

  3. No I haven't. What companies should I check? Its going from NJ to Georgia. Gentleman is in the Coast Guard and was transferred.
     
  4. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    Have you guys/girls ever tried Greyhound? It's been many years, but I've shipped things with them. It's not as convenient as door to door service, but maybe more cost effective. I don't know.

    I will mention, I took a bus to Va Beach once..My luggage and I somehow became separated in a DC transfer. My bags continued on their own little trip around the Carolina's. It was 4 days before we were reunited.
    One of those damned if you do. Damned if you don't situations.
     
  5. Are you an NTA member? If so ABF might offer you a large discount.
     
  6. margip

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    EA is dead on with bus line. I used to ship mounted deer from Georgia to Texas by bus. I would place heads in cardboard boxes much the same as the size your talking about. Freight was about $32-35 per box. These boxes are handled just like luggage and there was never any damage. Plus, most times the boxes are never offloaded to another bus and go straight through. I used this to transfer my wholesale work for two years and like I said, never had a single issue. But as has been mentioned, someone has to go to nearest terminal to pick up once it arrives.
     
  7. I use Scott Stagg of Stagg Transport exclusively, Scott understands the needs and issues of shipping taxidermy work across the United States, and he's reasonably priced.
    His number is 435-729-0245
    DC
     
  8. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

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    I ship Pronghorns across the country in a crate about that size threw FedEx and it usually runs about $150.00. Make sure they are packed good. Bigger antlered animsls either go ABF freight or Trophy Transport for lifesize with no crating.
     
  9. Instructor

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    Try Uni-Shippers .Special discounts for UTA Members.Very Good service! Contact Kathy Lowry in Montana.Phone 406-563-0058
     
  10. gab

    gab Active Member

    that price sounds right if it will go UPS they'd charge about 80 but add extra charges for handling the crate.i use diversified transport.Ask for nick 406 459 9665