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    Flying home after a successful hunt?

    Hey guys, any one done hunts where you fly from north island to sth and vice versa, I'm assuming we would use auckland and Christchurch airports.

    How do you get antlers/horns and meat home from the south island if you have flown down and back? We are just throwing around some ideas of doing our first sth island trip and this occurred to me, I guessing you can't just walk into Christchurch airport with a fresh deer skull, any one got any pointers?
    Also I assume taking your rifle and ammunition is not a problem?

    Thanks

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    Definitely wouldn’t do it over the next few days

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    Was a thread a month or so back on flying with rifles.
    I did it from Whangarei to Queenstown 18 months back and due to go again next month.
    Not a problem with the rifles. Battery banks and PLB more an issue.
    Just book your tickets and then an extra bag for your gun case with locks on it. Phone Air NZ and follow their instructions, also check aviation security.

    I would expect meat sealed up a chilly bin would be OK. A good head may be an issue regarding size. If its well wrapped up possibly, as I would imagine any liquid or smell leaks could get it bounced,
    Other option is to drop meat and head at at a courier depo and get it delivered to yourself the following morning. (Winter weather should keep it cold)
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    Was at NZC depo the other day when a guy dropped in a large chilly bin of smoked fish that he was couriering to himself at the other end of the island.
    He was riding a motor bike and did not want to do an 11hr ride with 30kg of chilled fish in a box.
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    Have often seen heads checked in as baggage, if you haven't had time to boil it, keep it cool so it dont get smelly, wrap it well in paper and plastic, lots of tape. And cover the points with pieces of plastic hose. Not sure if you can trust the baggage handlers, but check it in as fragile. And meat is no problem, so long as it is cooled, and in a chilly bin.
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    Duck into a Bunnings and grab some pipe lagging (foam insulation) to cover your antlers.
    Use the search engine here to get info on flights and firearms ammo.
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    Flying home after a successful hunt?

    I travelled from Nelson to Wellington recently with meat (all frozen ) and firearm. Bolt and ammo in seperate locked container to rifle and meat in my check on. No issues but I didnít have a head with me


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    Like everyone else has said. You will need to check it in at the oversize luggage area. Aier NZ are usually the best for this. Jetstar are farkin hopeless at this and will charge heaps too.

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    Cheers guys,

    sounds like a bit of common sense is all I need, surprising to me they still allow us to do it but it is great news. I have never travelled so it's all new to me.

    I can imagine riding a bike with a chilly bin full would be a slow trip as I would need to keep pulling over for a snack

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    You could also send the meat up via courier in a polystyrene box, could be cheaper than taking it on a plane?

 

 

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