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    I will be moving out of Alaska next year and want to take all my moose and fish with me. Does any one know of any restrictions on transporting thru Canada? I was thinking of using a generator to keep my freezer cold in the back of my PU. Any other ideas for transporting are appreciated.

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    Meat i don't know of any ...best to check with canadian and us customs.
    If hauling trophies ( ie hides , skulls, horns or antlers) out there is a form that needs to be completed. I got it at anchorage international airport building, us customs
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    I drove up to Alaska from Wyoming in September of 2007. I brought a chest freezer full of elk, deer, pronghorn, walleye, pheasant, etc. with me and didn't have any problems going through Canada.

    I actually did a lot of research beforehand into Canada's food/drug adminstration and contacted a couple of different government entities so I wouldn't have any issues. Long story short, as long it's for personal use (you're not planning to sell it in Canada) and you're just passing through you shouldn't have any problems.

    I did go to Wyoming Game & Fish and check with them as well so that there weren't any issues crossing between states with game meat. If I remember correctly I got a pretty informal "you're good to go" and that was that. Seeing that people fly game and fish Outside all the time, I don't foresee you having any problems there.

    Nimrod's right on the form for trophies. I brought up some antlers, hides, etc., brought the form filled out and completed, and never got asked about it even though I had deer antlers in plain site (back seat right behind my head) when I crossed the border.

    Regardling logistics, I had planned on trying to find an outlet to plug in the freezer every night to keep everything cold. As it turned out, I plugged it in the first night and never bothered again for a week and everything stayed rock-hard frozen. That was in September and it was cool out. So depending on time of year you might not even need the generator.
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    Past post are right one! I go salmon/halibut fishing every fall and drive up and back. Going thru Canada is a breeze, if only meat - no forms, no nothing. My meat has always been processed and they always ask & check that part. If you, were bringing back say whole 1/4's or 1/2's you might have a little explaining?
    I, too use a freezer and have never needed a generator, just plug-in at the motel/campsite. One word of advice is take a long/heavy extension cord and drive a tire on it before retiring for the evening. Had one go missing once!

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    Thank you for the info and the advice!

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