USFWS Seizes Another Lion Trophy For A Simple Paperwork Error


Published: October - 2011

Another subscriber says US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) seized his lion trophy because of simple paperwork error. Seems the individual who validated his CITES export paperwork indicated that the shipment contained a lion skull and full-body mount, when he should have written a skull and full-body skin. That error could cost this hunter his trophy. Making matters worse, the error could have been caught and fixed before the trophy was shipped had his shipper followed his instructions. "I told them to fax a copy of the paperwork to Coppersmith for review before shipping the trophy," he told me. "The paperwork arrived the day before the shipment." You'll remember one of the hunters with a Mozambique leopard problem last month used a shipping agent who also ignored his concerns. Based on these incidents, I am going to start handling such bungling as controversies in these pages. Shipping agents and brokers listen up! Take the issues with US Fish & Wildlife more seriously or your company will be held accountable in these pages. The Hunting Report and Conservation Force have been warning about these problems and how to avoid them for quite some time. Start listening! Download Jackson's free guide to avoiding seizures from The Hunting Report website at http://www.huntingreport.com/temp_Tips_To_Avoid_Trophy_Seizures_In_The_US.cfm.

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