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Shipping....not From Suppliers.....but

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by 0islandson, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. I gotta vent. Had a client go to Wyoming to hunt mule deer and black bear and got to fill his tags. Went to a local "reputable" taxidermist in Wyoming to cape his deer, clean the skull cap, box and ship his trophies to me, his preferred taxidermist. We got the tracking number last week with no movement other than the label being printed. My client called and they said it would ship this week. Once again the tracking showed no movement. While talking to another client at the shop Fedex showed up with what I had hoped was 2 forms that I was waiting on but there were horns sticking out of the busted up box from a different supplier. Low and behold it was my clients items from Wyoming. I opened it up and am extremely disappointed. The mule deer cape was warm and flies exploded from the garbage bag it was in and obviously green (rotten) and warm. The black bear (color phase) was at least cool on the inside and may be salvageable. I know that delays happen in shipping but for this to be shipped halfway across the country, Wyoming to South Carolina with out any insulation what so ever is ridiculous. I personally would not let this happen in my shop.
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    So frustrating and sad. I just don't understand what people think when shipping sometimes...and I bet the shipping on that was very expensive too.

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Sad to lose something like that. Possibly done out of spite as they weren't getting the work. Hopefully the antlers are intact and you can get a replacement cape. The shipper should provide a replacement but I almost would not trust him. If that had been frozen and packaged up frozen .. why were there flies in the bag? Fly life cycle from maggot to a fly is a lot more than a few days. Even if that hide was shipped with maggots on it, they would not have developed into flies in that time.
  4. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    I do alot of prep and ship work from here in Wyoming. I also charge alot and do a great job for hunters. There is zero excuse for crap work at any level. Sorry you had this happen from a fellow Wyoming taxidermist.
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  5. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    -/——————————-/————————l had the same issues in the 70’s, guess nothing has changed.