My stuff was in amazing shape. I took some of the hides to my taxidermist, KevinP, and he said he had never seen them packaged like mine were. Each individually wrapped. Also, all of the horns had been popped off and taken care of. If not done quite soon they have to be soaked a long time when they get home to get the sheaths off. My friends came home in tact and his freight bill was a lot more than mine since my horns had been removed and the animals took up less space. They put mine and my buddies 30 total trophies in one crate. Saved us a bunch on shipping.
Paul Smith who is located in Port Elizabeth handled the dipping and crating, Rex Freight forwarders sent from PE to New York, Fauna and Flora took from customs and shipped to a USDA taxidermist and then he shipped them to me. They are in tremendous shape. Very easy for me and all is well from what I can tell.
I have heard horror stories from others in this regard.