Update: Sportsmen Unite, United Backs Down

Thanks to HogBlog for posting a link to this story in the recent comments about this issue.

In case you missed it, from the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance:
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After receiving thousands of complaints from sportsmen . . ., United Airlines has reconsidered [its antler ban]. In a message sent to the USSA and other organizations, United stated:

"As you have recently contacted us, I wanted you to be the first to know that we have heard our customers' feedback about our Antler and Animal Horn policy, and are responding. Soon we will begin accepting Antlers and Animal Horns as checked baggage again. . . .

__the cargo section of the aircraft and to the luggage belonging to our other guests.

We will soon publish new requirements - and ones we previously did not have - about packaging and cleaning Antlers and Animal Horns to ensure their safe, clean transport."_