Before you go on a hunt to the great white north--please remember to factor in how much it will cost you to get that animal back home and on your wall. I will use myself as an example if it will save someone a few $ in their pockets.
3 years ago I got to go moose hunting south of fairbanks and was lucky to kill such a creature, nothing monsterous--53"/4 brow tine bull. Before I went on my trip I still hadn't worked out my plans for coming home, but to cover all basis, I called Alaska air and asked how I would transport antlers back to Anchorage--What were there expectations. The customer service rep stated that I had to have the antler tips Duct taped, I am assuming that it wouldn't puncture any luggage. So I show up to the airport with a pair of antlers covered in duct tape. They inform me that I need a box to put my antlers in, mind you I was dropped off at the airport by the air transport and there was no close facility open that I could walk to and get a box, so after a while, one of the ladies found me a box in the back--they charged me $50 for the box and $80 for the oversized luggage--next time I will rent a car and drive it home on the roof
This year I got to come up from the lower 48 and caribou hunt, I was blessed to take a nice bull, and remembering how I was treated by the airlines, I decided to have my taxidermy work done up in alaska, then have it shipped to me once done. European mount is costing me $300, and RPS is charging me $350 to have it brought to the US, so the lesson learned here is, I probably would have paid $150 to fly it home on the plane with me--hoping it didn't get dorked up. Then I could have gotten the European mount done for $150 down here, saving myself over $300--or I could have gotten a shoulder mount with my savings.