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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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shipping meat home

ok guys im looking for the most inexpensive way to ship meat from colorado to home?
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If your going to ship it, read this first... it helps!

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...58#Post2069958
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are you driving home or flying? if driving get a uhaul trailer and some coolers and dry ice to pack it in and head for home.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: shipping meat home

that's a great idea but i'm looking to get elk meat home that is just frozen not
cured. i checked with fed ex and for 200LBs it would be 8-9 hundred bucks.
that's crazy.
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Re: shipping meat home

Are you planning for the future or trying to get last seasons meat home now? If planning for the future, fly Southwest (first two bags free) then buy the Southwest-approved cardboard meat boxes for $10 a piece, and fill with with 45 lbs meat, 5 lbs dry ice. I've been doing this for the past 15 years and never had a problem and usually don't spend more than $100 per elk to get it home.
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wow thats great info, I'm working on plans to head out this year for 1st rifle,
near steam boat i checked a few ways and the prices i got are totally out of line,
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Pa slim im pricing it out right now to see whats better fly or drive?
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 05:33 PM
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Re: shipping meat home

IMO Flying saves time, driving saves headaches.

Shoot straight

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I always thought if I went out, get a small freezer, trailer it out and take a small generator,would not trust shipping by air or express.....
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Re: shipping meat home

Quote:
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IMO Flying saves time, driving saves headaches.
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