Father-in-law and I are going hunting in August with hopes of getting a caribou and/or moose. He will be driving back any antlers back we get back to the lower 48 (if we are lucky enough to get one or a couple). We both have licenses, but in the hopes of both us getting one, if he is traveling with mine and his, does anyone know (or have experience) on how to show that they are legal and he didn't poach an extra pair of antlers? We are a little extra worried about the Canadian borders.
If I get one, I would like to have a local Fairbanks taxidermist prepare the hide for shipping down to my local taxidermist (which I have already discussed with both of them), but to save a little extra on shipping, I was hoping I could just have the antlers driven back down to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.