I'm not sure what the FAA rules are on shipping the meat from a hunting trip, though most folks I know of flying to and from a hunt are trophy hunting and because the trophy is what really matters to them they typically only bring back the cape and antlers/horns whatever the case may be and they donate the meat to the outfitter to do with as they please.
Delta charged me an extra $100 bucks for carrying on the cape and antlers of my buck from Canada, though that has been several years ago and they may have gone up. There's no telling what a case or two of meat would have cost... :speechles
Rpaul11, I would have mine cut at the local butcher shop up in Minn. freeze it. Pack it in a cooler and ship it with my luggage. I have never had any problems or been charged extra for it. It has been about 6yrs. since my last trip. One year I packed some snow in the cooler cuz my kids had never seen snow before. Well I get off the plane back home in Ft. Myers Fl. and no cooler or luggage. It ended up in Texas, well as soon as they got it back to Ft. Myers they delivered it right to my door. Meat was still frozen but the snow took on a different shape more like watery ice.
Rich.. I've used FedX with dry ice all packed in a styrofoam cooler. Worked on small amount of antelope meat. But if you get a big hog that may be costly. Ship all your clothes by USPS (Cheapest) and carry a cooler on the plane and check one. That should cover it.. If you dont want to deal with a weapon as checked bags I can always supply a rifle