A packing list declared a shipment contained one fiberglass elephant foot when in fact it contained a real elephant foot.
Another packing list indicated a shipment contained two baboons when in fact it contained a baboon and a vervet monkey.
A third packing list indicated a shipment contained one duck when it actually contained two.
These are just some of the mistakes he has seen in the last 60 days and every one of them had the potential of subjecting the hunter to a Lacey Act violation. That's right - the hunter, not the exporter. So far, US Fish and Wildlife investigators have been lenient, but their patience is understandably growing short. The number of mistakes has caused them to be even more vigilant, Meehan says, which may result in even more problem shipments being uncovered. This is serious stuff. If you have trophies coming in from Africa (or from elsewhere for that matter) and you doubt the ability of your trophy exporter, right now is the time to get in touch with him and remind him of the importance of getting paperwork right.