Guns in Canada - NOT political trolling!

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Guns in Canada - NOT political trolling!

Post by Jim Alde » Tue, 25 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi:

Not trying to start anything, just looking for
information. I haven't been north of the border since I
was about 18, which is (cripes!) thirty years now. I'm
driving a car up through Canada in the near future -
Montana to Fairbanks. I haven't plotted the route
specifically, but figure there will be a lot of wide
open spaces. Yes, I know any threat from bears is
miniscule, but there was that guy in Alaska not long
ago... I'd just still feel better camping out with
something than without. My sister tells me they're
having troubles with bears in Colorado, too.

I know that handguns are pretty much verboten up there,
and that's another story, but someone told me long guns
(rifles and/or shotguns?) were still okay. How about
with tourists just passing through? Are we allowed to
bring them? Any restrictions on what one could bring?
Semi-autos? Pistol grips? Rifled slugs or just shot
shells? (Here in the 'gun totin' US, we are
unaccustomed to rules, ya know! ;^) oops, sorry, no
trolling, I promised.)

I know hunting is heaven (though I don't hunt - fishing
is what I'm after) up there so I guess there has to be
a way. Is it a complicated procedure or can I just toss
my lever action in the trunk and bring it with me?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you could CC

don't want to miss any for whatever reason. And thanks.

Jim Alder.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Tue, 25 Jul 2000 04:00:00




Quote:>... Is it a complicated procedure or can I just toss
>my lever action in the trunk and bring it with me?

http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/visitors/Default.html

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Alde » Wed, 26 Jul 2000 04:00:00


   Thanks for your responses, which turned out to be
exactly what I needed. Fortunate, since you were the
only respondent.




> >... Is it a complicated procedure or can I just toss
> >my lever action in the trunk and bring it with me?

> http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/visitors/Default.html

> Tom

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Post by Trinit » Thu, 27 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Well the rest of us couldn't very well give you an answer that was better
than the correct one:)

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>    Thanks for your responses, which turned out to be
> exactly what I needed. Fortunate, since you were the
> only respondent.




> > >... Is it a complicated procedure or can I just toss
> > >my lever action in the trunk and bring it with me?

> > http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca/visitors/Default.html

> > Tom

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Post by TheSherp » Thu, 27 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Well, this has little to do with your question, as I am sure the
link posted will help you, but a few years ago I was travelliing
from Canada to the States, as I crossed the border, I told the US
Immigration officail I had a gun in the car. He asked me why, I
told him I was travelling through New England, and considered
doing some hunting. He said fine, I offered to show him my
shotgun, he said, no, that's okay.

Oddly enough, a few days later, I was in Portsmouth New
Hampshire, and ran int o some secret service dudes as I tried to
check into an inn, seems Barbara Bush was being interviewed
there....now, if I had been a nut case.....okay, if I was a
*** nutcase ;-)

Anyways...I also traveled in the wilds of BC couple of years
ago....with my trusty shotgun, kept in the truck except for one
night in the Queen C***te Isalnds...these 2 hunters pulled
into hte little cmapground I was staying at, we chatted, as they
went to bed they hung 4 dead dears off the raingutter of their
van, strung up a string/alarm clock system to wanr them if a bear
came, hten climbed into the van to sleep. Needless to say, as I
was sleeping in a ten about 20 feet away, I loaded up the
winchester and slept with it beside me...thank goodness, no bears
came by.

Enjoy your travels!

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Kook Capture Corps

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Post by Jim Alde » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00



> Well, this has little to do with your question, as I am sure the
> link posted will help you, but a few years ago I was travelliing
> from Canada to the States, as I crossed the border, I told the US
> Immigration officail I had a gun in the car. He asked me why, I
> told him I was travelling through New England, and considered
> doing some hunting. He said fine, I offered to show him my
> shotgun, he said, no, that's okay.

   Yeah, bringing guns INTO this country is no problem.
It's the other way that gets tricky, apparently.
Probably more trouble than I want to go through, I
guess. Maybe I'll pick up some pepper spray instead
when I get across the border.

Quote:> Oddly enough, a few days later, I was in Portsmouth New
> Hampshire, and ran int o some secret service dudes as I tried to
> check into an inn, seems Barbara Bush was being interviewed
> there....now, if I had been a nut case.....okay, if I was a
> *** nutcase ;-)

   More tax money well spent. I'm sure Barbara Bush was
a prime political target back then.  She was sooooo
politically active, doncha know... You'd have to be a
REAL nutcase to go after her. She was kind of the Aunt
Bea of first ladies.

Quote:> Anyways...I also traveled in the wilds of BC couple of years
> ago....with my trusty shotgun, kept in the truck except for one
> night in the Queen C***te Isalnds...these 2 hunters pulled
> into hte little cmapground I was staying at, we chatted, as they
> went to bed they hung 4 dead dears off the raingutter of their
> van, strung up a string/alarm clock system to wanr them if a bear
> came, hten climbed into the van to sleep. Needless to say, as I
> was sleeping in a ten about 20 feet away, I loaded up the
> winchester and slept with it beside me...thank goodness, no bears
> came by.

   They sound like they were from the US, probably
Texas. <g> You were probably in more danger from them
than the bears. With four deer carcasses, the bear
would be full before it got to you.

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Post by TheSherp » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Quote:>   Yeah, bringing guns INTO this country is no problem.
>It's the other way that gets tricky, apparently.
>Probably more trouble than I want to go through, I
>guess. Maybe I'll pick up some pepper spray instead
>when I get across the border.

Um, I am no expert, but I think a grizzly would just get *more*
pissed off if you sprayed it. Since you are travelling from the
US, through canada, then back in to the US, the customs lads
should be understanding....especially if you look like the
hunting type....and as long as it is not some fully auto machine
pistol you are trying to bring in.

Quote:>   More tax money well spent. I'm sure Barbara Bush was
>a prime political target back then.  She was sooooo
>politically active, doncha know... You'd have to be a
>REAL nutcase to go after her. She was kind of the Aunt
>Bea of first ladies.

really, the secret service guy I met was kinda like Sherrif Andy
too, very pleasant and relaxed...but that thing in his ear and
the bulge in his jacket kinda made me nervous. When I came back a
couple of hours later to actually check in, some state troopers
gave me a very hard time...

Quote:>   They sound like they were from the US, probably
>Texas. <g> You were probably in more danger from them
>than the bears. With four deer carcasses, the bear
>would be full before it got to you.

Actually, they were from Kitimat, one was a german, the other
french canadian, a couple of reall downhome kinda guys...as for
the bear, I was more afraid how upset it would be after they
nbeat it with a baseball bat they had for just that purpose....

Enjoy your trip! shame you are not heading for the coast a bit
more south, the Skeena highway is awesome....

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Post by Jim Alde » Fri, 28 Jul 2000 04:00:00



> >   Yeah, bringing guns INTO this country is no problem.
> >It's the other way that gets tricky, apparently.
> >Probably more trouble than I want to go through, I
> >guess. Maybe I'll pick up some pepper spray instead
> >when I get across the border.

> Um, I am no expert, but I think a grizzly would just get *more*
> pissed off if you sprayed it.

   Yep, you're not an expert all right. ;^) Actually a
grizzly will get more pissed if you shoot him, too. The
good pepper spray is very effective. The rangers carry
it, in fact. A woman in Alaska had trouble with a bear
in her garbage. She hit it with a pepper spray through
the window and it took off like the proverbial bat. It
came back days later and she went to dose it again. The
bear SAW the canister in her hand and ran!

Quote:> Since you are travelling from the
> US, through canada, then back in to the US, the customs lads
> should be understanding....especially if you look like the
> hunting type....and as long as it is not some fully auto machine
> pistol you are trying to bring in.

   I don't know, but I doubt it will be that simple.
I'll call tomorrow.

Quote:> Enjoy your trip! shame you are not heading for the coast a bit
> more south, the Skeena highway is awesome....

   I don't anticipate any shortage of awesome on the
trip. Thanks.

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