Importation of Avian Trophies


Gunners Taxidermy inc. is a licensed USDA approved establishment to receive Avian trophies from around the world. Whether you have been to Argentina for Magellan Geese or to Mexico for Ocellated or Goulds Turkeys, Gunners will receive your bird trophies, disinfect and clean the skins and ship to your favorite taxidermist . Gunners can also provide the taxidermy services if you prefer. In addition, Gunners will see that all documents are in order for each skin to be imported into the USA. This documentation will accompany each skin whether Gunners is doing the taxidermy or not. If you are planning a hunt abroad, contact Gunners in advance to coordinate the clearance and importation of your trophies. Please see price list below for charges incurred for USDA clearance. Other Fish and Wildlife fees may apply.


Fees for Importing Birds


VS Permit fee: $250.00 (If Gunners acquires Permit)
One permit can be used per group but a hunter in the group must have his name on the permit and take responsibility for getting the trophies to the approved establishment named on the permit.

USDA Permit usage fee: $100.00 per hunter importing bird trophies

Clearance fees (Gunners gets the taxidermy work):

Ducks, unskinned: $60.00 per duck for clearance
Ducks, skinned: $40.00 per duck for clearance
Turkeys, both Goulds and Ocellated,: $100.00 per turkey for clearance

Clearance fees (Gunners does not get the taxidermy work):

Ducks, unskinned: $60.00 per duck for clearance plus $125.00 per duck for skinning and fleshing
Ducks, skinned: $40.00 per duck for clearance plus $75.00 per duck for fleshing
Turkeys, both Goulds and Ocellated,: $100.00 per turkey for clearance plus $250.00 per turkey for skinning and fleshing

Laws have changed concerning the importation of Avian trophies into the US. Please call Gunners to be updated on import procedures surrounding these trophies.

Importation of Big Game Trophies


Gunners can also assist you in getting your Big Game trophies back to the USA from abroad. Gunners will use the most economical avenues to get your trophies state side while assuring the trophies safe care during transit. We typically use Houston as the port of entry with ABX Logistics, USA, expediting the clearance. Advantage Fur Dressing at that point will pick up the trophies and dress all of the skins which saves the client shipping charges state side. Please contact Gunners well in advance of your trip to coordinate the importation of your trophies. Prices for importation vary due to weight of shipment , contents and origination of the shipment.