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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Butler / Moshannon Pa
I haven't noticed a difference with airlines when it comes to transporting firearms. There are some cities where the TSA screeners are wackier than others. The smaller, more rural airports are more laid back with guns, and the baggage handlers treat your gun cases with care. The best airports....Juneau AK, Deer Lakes N.L., Missoula MT. The worst....Toronto , Chicago, and Boston. Get a good gun case.
As far as meat, when we moose hunt we have meat freighted back to Canton Ohio from Newfoundland and pick it up at a big refridgerated warehouse there. I'm not aware of that kind of set up from the West, but it might exist. If it doesn't, it would be a great business to start up. I have flown with frozen meat / capes as checked bags. Some airlines are really reasonable, others not at all. The girl at the Alaska Air gate in Juneau had me and my buddy check a frozen brown bear cape, two 40 boxes of halibut, a double gun box, and two big GI duffle bags and never charged us extra. I don't think that was the airline's policy, she was just cutting us a break. Got similar treatment once at Denver.