Always call ahead prior to shipping any trophies!
Be sure to follow all chronic wasting disease (CWD) guidelines for the area where you are hunting. Please see the link below or call us for more information.
Be sure that trophies being sent are properly prepared and preserved. Contact us for field preparation instructions.
Please attach a letter to your shipment stating the following information:
- DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER
- Hunting License Number
- Drivers License Number
- Tag or Seal Number
- Mail or fax a copy to our office so we will know to expect your shipment.
Make sure that each package is addressed carefully, and that your name and return address appear on the outside of the package. If the contents are perishable, please ship next day air.
If you plan to hunt Alaska, please contact our office prior to your hunt and we will advise you of the best shipping method for your trophies.
Hunter International Brokerage Services, Inc.
For Shipments originating from outside the USA, make sure all of your paperwork is in order and that all of the proper permits have been applied for and received. (Your outfitter will assist you in obtaining the proper paperwork for the species hunted.) Put a complete set in the box, attach two sets to the outside and send another to Rapalee Taxidermy. We CANNOT process your shipment without the proper papers and permits.
*Canada and Mexico trophies can be brought back with you by vehicle or air travel. However, you need to be 100% sure all of your papers are applied for and obtained. Your trophies will be held at the border if your paperwork is not correct.
All shipments originating outside the United States should be sent freight collect through the port of Baltimore as follows:
Hunter’s Name: __________________
c/o Rapalee Taxidermy Inc. (USDA Approved)
4975 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
U.S. Clearing Agent: Hunter International
Attn: Maria Felix Tel: 925-417-5270
“MUST SHIP TO BALTIMORE”
Please contact Maria Felix of Hunter International (925-417-5270) to arrange the necessary paperwork for entry of your trophies. Upon clearance of your trophies in Baltimore, an agent of Hunter International will contact you directly for payment prior to releasing the shipment to us.
USDA Approved Establishment
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: We only accept trophies that will be mounted, from start to finish, by Rapalee Taxidermy Inc. We ARE NOT a clearing house for shipments to be sent to other taxidermists.
Establishment Name: Rapalee Taxidermy
POC Name: Todd Rapalee
Address: 4975 River Road West
Goochland, Virginia 23063
Phone: (804) 457-4138
Approval Number: VA0002
Renewal Date: 2019-08-12
Rapalee Taxidermy is approved by the USDA to receive and/or process restricted imported animal by-products. Rapalee Taxidermy is approved to receive the following:
Products: FOS - FEATHERS ON SKIN FOR OTHER THAN TROPHIES (ie. fishing lures)
RT - RUMINANT HIDES FOR TROPHIES FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED WITH FMD
BH - BONES, HORNS, IVORY, ANTLERS, ETC. FOR OTHER THAN TROPHIES
BHT - BONES, SKULLS, HORNS, IVORY, ANTLERS, ETC. FOR TROPHIES
BT - BIRDS OR BIRD CAPES OR MOUNTS FOR TROPHIES from END regions
ST - SWINE HIDES FOR TROPHIES FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED WITH SVD, FMD, or CSF
ASF - SWINE HIDES FOR TROPHIES FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED WITH ASF (AND FMD)