Below are our South African Taxidermy Prices and price list for and costs 2023.
Nick Bowker Hunting uses African Wildlife Artistry as our South African taxidermist. Our African taxidermy rates are competitive and transparent for your hunting safari.
Whether you are trophy hunting, dangerous game, or plains game, we have all your taxidermy needs covered in South Africa.
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South African Taxidermy Prices for 2024
The process for your taxidermy – Nick Bowker Hunting
Alternative one is that you dip and pack your trophies and have your taxidermist do the Taxidermy. Dip and pack is a chemical treatment of your trophies and a legal requirement for entrance in the United States.
Alternative two is that you use South African taxidermists and have the final product shipped.
For both alternatives, you need to decide which trophies you will be doing a shoulder mount (or pedestal mount) for and which trophies you will be doing a European skull mount for. (And if you wish to do a back skin or flat skin)
Most hunters only decide on that upon the completion of their hunt in Africa.
We take care of all the field preparation of trophies and delivery to the Taxidermist, all of which are included in your package. Our skinners have a lifetime of experience in field trophy preparation. African Wildlife Taxidermy collects trophies after each hunt.
Nick Bowker Hunting and African Wildlife Artistry make sure that your Taxidermy mount is of high quality, follow up on delivery, and make sure that your trophies are delivered safely and sound.
The process for your taxidermy – African Wildlife Artistry
We work on an eight-month to yearly basis from the date of deposit and will keep you updated on the progress.
Please also advise us of how you want your trophies mounted, for example, looking to the left or the right or straight from the animal’s point of view.
Please specify when having a floor pedestal what kind of pedestal you would want (rustic, teak), and please specify if you have any height restrictions?
You can take a look at our website for mounting instructions.
We used trusted shipping agents. Once trophies are ready to go and are delivered to the shipping agent, he will email you with the airfreight amount which you can deposit directly into his account, and then he will send the trophies.
Please also email us the clearing agent’s details you will be using on your side to clear your trophies. If you do not know one, we can assist with emailing you details of one.
Please confirm with your clearing agent if Import permits are needed, especially if there are CITES animals.
About African Wildlife Artistry
African Wildlife Artistry is located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, only 180 km from Port Elizabeth in Somerset East.
The Taxidermy is operated under the family guidance of Rudolph and Caroline Ferreira. Rudolph was qualified in Helena, Montana, USA.
Being an avid outdoorsman & artist for so many years, Rudolph has found great pleasure in creating pieces that reflect the true beauty of African game. African Wildlife Artistry offers an exclusive, high-quality & comprehensive service to both local & international clients.
Our South African taxidermy services include the mounting, dip & packing, and tanning flat skins of all animals, birds & reptiles to the client’s specifications. With the backing of supported staff members & using only the latest products & methods, African Wildlife Artistry has established a name for artistic innovation, quality & personal attention to detail to create life-like trophies.
Safari trophies, dip & packing are collected & delivered to our clients with all the necessary documentation taken care of.
The National Department of Agriculture approves our premises & all items are checked & tagged before entering into our preparation process. To ensure shipping cost is kept to a minimum, our crates are custom-built for each client on the premises.
Our objective is perfection & we hope to leave our clients with the best memories of their hunting experience in the reproduction & lifelikeness of their prized trophies.
African Wildlife Artistry is a leading South African taxidermist with a worldwide client base. Our African taxidermist price list is competitive and transparent.
Detailed price lists for the species offered by Nick Bowker Hunting for each essential category of available Taxidermy are below. These include:
- Shoulder Mounts
- European Skull Mounts
- Full Mount
- Half Mounts
- Shoulder Wall Pedestal
- Floor Pedestal
- Tanning of Flat Skin
- Tanning of Back Skin
- Dip and Pack
- Sheild Mounts
- Bleeched Skulls
Terms and Conditions
A 50% deposit and all taxidermy instructions are due before we commence taxidermy work; the balance is due before shipping.
All South African taxidermist work incurs a 10% fee for export documentation, packing, crating, and admin. Other custom work is priced as follows:
- Shield Mounts are 70% of the skull mount price
- Bleached skulls are 70% of the skull mount price
- Half Mounts are 60% of the full mount price
- Floor pedestals are shoulder mounts + $390 for the pedestal
- Open mouths are plus 15%
Our South African Trophy Taxidermist Price List for 2023
Shoulder Mounted Trophies – African Taxidermy Prices
Skull Mount – South African Taxidermist Price List
Full Mount – South Africa Taxidermy Prices
Shoulder Mount Taxidermy – Wall Pedestal Prices
Dip and Pack – South Africa Taxidermy Price List
Back Skin – South Africa Taxidermy Price List
Tanning of Flat Skin –South Africa Taxidermy prices
Enquire about a shield mount if you would like some animals with a shield mount.
We reserve the right to change taxidermy prices without notice.