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Have any of you traveled on JetBlue with a frozen hide? It doesn’t look like they are very hunter friendly by not allowing antlers but I’m curious about freezing a cougar hide in a cooler and checking it. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
They would never know what is in it. No issues.
I’ve flown with them a couple times. I had a bear hide and a Coues cape with no issues. They never even asked.
Not on Jet Blue, but flew a frozen elk cape back as a carry-on in a soft-sided cooler. We put the hide in a garbage bag and froze it right in the cooler at a hotel....they let us use their big freezer. The airlines gave us issues when they put it through the X-ray. Said it was too dense to see through. Guy made us try to unpack it, but it was a frozen block. He finally just let us on with it.....it weighed 49lbs btw.
I carried my lion hide as a carry on also. I didn’t want the airline to loose a checked bag.
In 2012 I flew JetBlue JFK to PHX and back for a lion hunt. On my way home, I bought a cheap cooler at wal-mart and put inside it my frozen lion hide (with head in tact) and same for 2 grey foxes. I went through security and they touched it to make sure it was frozen and I was good to go. This was all carry-on.