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Old 06-25-2009, 10:18 AM
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Default Shipping meat back from Alaksa

I will be going to Alaska in September for Moose and Bear. Does anyone have suggestions on how to ship the meat back from Anchorage to ND or MN.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:30 PM
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StHubert

I don't know about Alaska, but I checked into this same question for an out of state friend who is coming to Wyoming this fall. I asked a game processor in the area about it. They will freeze it and ship it. They said they do it all the time. BUT !!!! It is exspensive. They said they had to charge $8.00 a pound for it.

I hope you can find a cheaper alternative. Good luck and have fun. Wish I was going with you.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:21 AM
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Not sure if this will help but I new a guy that drove to Alaska and carried a large chest freezer in the back of a pickup. When they tagged and butchered their animals they would put the wrapped packages of meat in the freezer and let it freeze up while still up at the outfitters. And then each night on the way back they would plug it in at the motels. This guy said that all the meat was solid as a rock the entire trip with no problems. Sounds like a good idea if you are driving up instead of flying.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:29 AM
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I think the only way to get the majority of the meat home is to drive and transport it yourself. It is just too expensive to fly it home plus run the risk of a foul up with it setting in an airport baggage dept. for a couple of extra days or sent to the wrong place. I have filled coolers with frozen meat and they will last two days without much thawing at all.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:02 PM
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Thank you for the replies, we are flying up on NorthWest (Delta). I guess our options are limited.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:16 PM
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I have done this several times over the years. We used large wax boxes filled with frozen meat. We had the locker freeze them, then we packed the boxes, no ice, with several layers of newspapers around the meat, and took these as our carry-on baggage. I admit that two luggage pieces were free back then, so now there is more cost to this method. We also flew Northwest, and made it 36 hours to Iowa with the meat still frozen. I don't know that I would have wanted to go much longer, but all was okay.

Also, I don't know how much meat you would be bringing back, but probably more than we did. Our boxes would hold about 100 lbs. Mostly fish in them, but also other things that my brother had frozen for us to take back to the lower 48.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:05 PM
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Oldschool,
Thank you for the reply. That is what we have done in the past for bringing salmon home as well. We need to figure out how to get antlers, hide and meat back. Well, at least I am being optimistic that will be our problem. I know we will use that method for bringing some meat home.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:48 PM
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The 2 times I went to Ak. we shipped several hundred lbs. of fish (and clams) home. their are/were lots of places that will vac. pk., freeze and ship your meat. The big cost is the freezer box and the original shipping fee. I.E 20 yrs ago it was 62$ to ship 1# and 78$ to ship 100#. once the price of shipping the box was done, adding on poundage was minimal. It was a day to the main distribution pt. then another day to Cincinnati. We hade no problems w/ thawing despite it being july /aug. If you salt your cape & its dry you should have no problem shipping it but talk to your taxidermist or outfitter. the racks will probly be safe if you pad and box them as fragle luggage, probly too big for carry on.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:52 PM
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Go to Alaska forums and search 379 peterbilt, he will bring an entire moose home for you to the lower 48 for $500.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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Thanks for the plug Kevin!

Last edited by Eyesore; 07-20-2010 at 07:09 PM. Reason: wrong guy
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