Catch, Meat, Trophy


It is the traveler’s responsibility to properly package all perishable items. To maximize freshness and quality, raw meat and seafood must be able to withstand a minimum of 48 hours in transit without refrigeration. Fish and raw game meat may be accepted as baggage if packaged in a leak-proof container (Styrofoam is not accepted). Gel ice is recommended. Up to 5 lbs. of dry ice is acceptable (dry ice must be declared at check-in and labeled on the package). Wet ice is not permitted. Freeze/chill meat and seafood thoroughly before packaging for optimal temperature at your final destination. These items are checked at your own risk. PenAir is not liable for spoilage.

Antlers and horns will be accepted as cargo only. Items must be properly packaged to prevent body fluids, parasites and foul odor from escaping. The skull must be wrapped and antler tips covered. Antlers and horns are subject to aircraft load limitations and are shipped when space is available. The weight of antlers and horns must not exceed 100 lbs. (46kg) and the linear dimensions (length + width) cannot exceed 115 inches (292 cm).

Special Government Regulations

The Federal Lacey Act requires labeling on all seafood, game and animal antlers/horns shipped across state lines. PenAir stocks labels at our ticket counters, which must be completed with your name and address, the commodity of fish or wildlife, the specific species and the weight of each container.

The State of Alaska requires raw, unprocessed or unmounted big game trophies shipped out of state to have a completed “Big Game Trophy Export” tag. This includes antlers/horns, hide of brown or black bear and “capes” (head and shoulders or front quarter of any big game animal). This tag and other specific information may be obtained from the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Division.