Best way to fly geese/ducks back into U.S.?

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Best way to fly geese/ducks back into U.S.?

Postby cwonder duck » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Can anyone comment on best ways to pack ducks/geese for flights back to U.S. Regulations, cost of extra weight, packing, etc...
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Best way to fly geese/ducks back into U.S.?

Postby tenfingergrip » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:18 am

We generally have a couple of guys that will fly up for a week and join us while we're up in Sask. We'll usually take their waders, shells and a cooler for them to pack out their ducks & geese back to the states. We have someone that cleans our game, labels it and freezes it while we are up. Our friends, that are flying back, simply put the frozen game in their individually labeled (with contents, name, license number etc.) coolers and check it through to their destination. They also carry a roll of duct tape to tape up the coolers tops after it is inspected by customs so the meat will stay frozen til they get to their destination. If you make sure each individual package is labeled with the contents (mallard, gadwall, Canada goose, etc) and the totals are on the outside of the cooler, the inspection process will go much smoother. You do have to fill out a complicated form for the US Fish and Wildlife Svc called the Declaration of Improtation/Exportation of Fish or Wildlife when you get to US Customs, so it's best to have your totals handy with you on a slip of paper as well.

http://www.fws.gov/le/declaration-form-3-177.html
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Re: Best way to fly geese/ducks back into U.S.?

Postby tenfingergrip » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:25 am

US F&W will allow 3 days limits on ducks and geese, now, since Saskatchewan upped their possession limits three years ago. Not sure of the other provinces. As far as regulations, you must accompany your game unless you have it shipped back by a shipping service, you must have name, license #, habitat certificate #, and duck stamp # (migratory game permit), all listed on the outside of the labeled container, etc, etc. As far as cost, whatever the airlines charge you for the extra baggage is the only cost.
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