September 21, 2020

New Restrictions on Entering Canada to Hunt

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If you’re planning a trip into Canada to do some hunting and are planning to fly, you need to be aware of several changes in how you can legally bring your gun and ammunition.

Effective June 1, 2006, there will be a one-way handling charge of $65.00(Canadian).

Rifles and shotguns are accepted as checked baggage only. The guns must be unloaded and you will have to sign your life away stating that they are unloaded. What’s different now is you must provide a secure locking device for each weapon so that it cannot be fired.

The gun has to be transported in a special made case that you can’t see through, open, or that can be broken into.

Ammo is only allowed through checked baggage as well. The ammo has to be transported seperately from the firearms and each passenger is limited to 11 pounds. The ammo has to be packed in a strong wooden, metal or fiberboard container, clearly marked, “ammunition”. The container has to be packed in a suitcase and surrounded by clothing to avoid movement.

You can’t bring gunpowder of blackpowder pellets either.

Other than that, have a great time!

Tom Remington

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