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    My son's ox hunt got moved up a month, and we are heading in February 6th to punch his tag. Anybody else going in for the opener? I did this hunt a few years ago and have most of list down. I'm planning on taking the head and hide out together. Last time I used an oversized duffle bag, but don't have it anymore. Anybody know where to get the super sized ones?
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    Check play it again Sports for a large hockey gear bag. I bet Don has something big enough. Look forward to the pics and story when you return.
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    Contractor trash bags and ducktape

    Your gonna be eating pretty good soon .

    Good luck!
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    Check rei, I remember seeing one there.
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    Not sure about the bag. My outfitter recommended a large trash bag with an oversize game bag around it. I'll be there February 1-5 and flying back the 6th. Best of luck!

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    My entire hide fit, rolled up in an extra large heavy duty game bag. I put the skull/horns in a water bag.

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    Go to the military surplus store and get an A-3 or C bag. They have a plastic type coating on the inside that will help.
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    One thing to remember is AK Airlines won't let you check any bag/case that weighs over 100lbs.

    Did the hunt in Feb 2016, coming back through the Bethel Airport we had the hide and skull in the same large duffel and it was 106 or 107lbs. (somewhere around there). They wouldn't accept it and told us we either had to ship the duffel freight or separate the skull/hide. AK Cargo had just closed about 15 minutes prior so we were SOL there and we didn't have another bag. The girl at the ticket counter ended up giving us some small broke down cardboard boxes and some clean rags, so we wrapped the skull in rags, cardboard, duct taped the hell out of it, and checked that SOB! Ha! Pretty crude but everything made it home in one piece.

    Cargo/freight services had closed at 6pm, FYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK145 View Post
    My entire hide fit, rolled up in an extra large heavy duty game bag. I put the skull/horns in a water bag.
    Curious if you did a shoulder mount or a euro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Curious if you did a shoulder mount or a euro?
    Shoulder mount...but I brought back the entire hide minus the feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK145 View Post
    Shoulder mount....
    Got a pic?
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    What about an oil drum? Do people live on that island? If so, can you bring stuff in for them?

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    Get a heavy duty trash can, best advice I've ever gotten. My first trip I used a huge dry bag that ended up leaking, that was a lot of fun in the Bethel airport trying to figure out what to do.

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    It's been a few years but we used a "jumbo" black and gray Action Packer for the whole hide and skull. It was 100# plus but a few $$$ passed to the baggage handlers in Bethel and it made it on the plane no problems.
    As for the meat we used 14 gal rubbermaid totes with the lids zip tied on. Put the meat in before it freezes and it will fit better!!
    There were a couple of good threads on here about 6 or 7 years ago with a lot of ideas about packing the hide and meat. Most of the people had been there and done that.
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    http://www.cabelas.com/product/CABEL...5.uts?slotId=6

    I used the 48" size for the entire hide.

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