hunting trophies

hunting trophies

Hahn Intl has been handling hunting trophies for many years through U.S. Customs and Fish & Wildlife. We take all the stress out of importing your trophies.
The biggest problem with importing hunting trophies is knowing what documentation you need or filling out the documentation correctly. This is where Hahn International comes in to help with all of the red tape.
With 46 years of experience we’ve been helping importers, buyers, sellers, taxidermists and the entire hunting community process these types of products through the entire process.
Did you know that hunting trophies must be cleared through U.S. Customs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife and U.S.D.A. upon arrival in the U.S.?

Trophies can be shipped to the U.S. fully finished and mounted or in an unfinished state via a dip and pack service.

But if the trophies are shipped unfinished, And include any unmounted horns or skulls they will be required to move to a USDA-approved taxidermist for re-dipping.

Some trophies/animals might require an import permit. We can help you determine if your particular piece would require one and we’d be happy to help you apply for one quickly and easily.

Speaking of permits, C.I.T.E.S. is the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species and protects nearly 5000 endangered animals.

If your trophy is protected under CITES, you will need to have additional import/export permits in place before the trophies are shipped. It is the hunter’s responsibility to acquire the necessary CITES permits but again, Hahn Intl will assist.

And last but not least, if you’re looking for an approved taxidermist, we can help you find one. We have answers to all these questions and more. Hahn Intl is your one-stop shop to service all of your needs.


Final Rule of U.S. CITES Regulations – Federal Register, published 8/23/2007

Revised regulations that made many important changes to CITES regulations, including, but not limited to, permit validations, definition of a “hunting trophy” and made up articles.

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

Customs and Border Protection

The single unified border agency of the United States. CBP’s mission is vitally important to the protection of America and the American people.

USDA Animal Product Manual

Provides the background, procedures, and regulatory actions to enforce the regulations governing the import and export of animals, animal products, and animal by-products.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Service’s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the benefit of the American people.