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Flying with meat????

Does anyone do this?  I am looking at hunting Nebraska next fall, since I have an invite and have family there.  Frontier has started direct flights between San Diego and Omaha, so that would make the trip a nice 3 hour flight.  However, I don't like the idea of hunting if I don't get to at least keep some of the meat.  So I am wondering what people do when hunting somewhere that they fly to.

I have friends that go places to fish, like north to Alaska or south to Cabo, and bring back meat, but I am not sure about deer.

Thanks for any info.

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I believe you can do it and I

I believe you can do it and I found this site.  http://www.hunts.net/meatcare.html

I'd still probably check with the airline on which I was flying to make sure.  I'd also check the TSA website to see if they have any specific rules on it, but as far as I know it is ok to do.  I'd probably freeze it solid and check it as baggage, but again check with the airline.

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I know you can do it. You

I know you can do it. You just need to check into the airlines rules and see what are the details of doing so. Everytime I am up in Alaska I see lots of happy hunters bringing there freezer boxes full of moose and caribou. We have brought halibut and salmon meat back from Alaska on many occasions and I want to say that it was a pretty easy process. I know that we were not able to use dry ice to keep things cool. Imagine that... they don't want a substance that can create crazy pressures when confined in containers to go flying. It was cheaper to just pay the extra baggage fee and fly it with you compared to shipping it via fedex or ups.

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Besides being cheaper, it is

Besides being cheaper, it is nice to have the meat there with you on the plane, unless the plane loses it, but that doesn't happen too often.

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I know I have to contact the

I know I have to contact the airlines and find out their regulations, but what I was looking for, is if any of you have actually done it, and if it is a complicated thing to do.  I have gone to Vermont in the past, and just carried on some frozen packages wrapped in newspaper, on to the plane with me.  You can get a good amount of steaks in a backpack.  However, I am thinking that with todays security measures, not being able to carry on liquids or suspicious substances, would the not let it on?  I wonder if they would think something is frozen inside the blocks of meat.  Silly, I know, but given the TSA stuff going on lately, I think it's a legitimate concern.

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