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Shipping meat

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Peakbagger46, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    How much does it cost? Special regulations? I was thinking the way to go would be (in the winter) to ship it in a regular box, two day air, with dry ice.
  2. desidog

    desidog Senior Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    Shipping is generally by weight and size, right? Not to mention distance and alacrity.

    So what are you shooting at?
  3. countertop

    countertop Participating Member

    May 20, 2004
    At the diner
    Basically, by weight.

    Is it fresh or frozen? I assume its meat you just killed.

    This summer - on one of the hotter days of the year - I had a friend send me 30 lbs of CAB sirloin, ribeye, triptip and porterhouse. Put it in a styrafoam box and packed it tight. Sent it 2nd day UPS and I missed the delivery. Ended up picking it up at the UPS depot 50 hours after it was shipped and most of the meat was still frozen solid, with the stuff on the outside cold but thawing.

    Not a problem.

    I would suspect if you were shipping freshly killed game back it would be wise to pack with dry ice (though check with the shipper - at least airlines out of SD these days won't let you ship pheasant with dry ice as the CO2 can kill the dogs in the back of the plane). Last year I packed a cool with 15 pheasants, with a layer of ice on the bottom and layers of ice between each layer of pheasant. Filled it tightly, then covered the top with a towel and duct taped it up. Shipped it via cargo on the plane it it came through fine.
  4. chains1240

    chains1240 Member

    Jan 4, 2010
    West Michigan
    As others have said it depends. I tried shipping a box of frozen meat on dry ice to my dad in Colorado. $80!!! We will have to wait til he visits so he can take it home.

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