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Old 05-21-2015, 11:53 AM   #15
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Yeah, I can't figure the egg thing on the lower border. Got tagged with it too.

Here is the logic.

Going into the US. Eggs taken because of bird flu.
Coming back into Canada. Eggs taken because of bird flu.

So what is the point if bird flu is already on both sides of the border? Who is it going to infect that isn't already at risk from the domestic supply?
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:07 PM   #16
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Are they checking for the origin of the eggs, or just blindly confiscating any eggs you have? From the Canadian announcement I saw they listed states that were quarantined, but the border guys can get a wild hair and do anything they want.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:12 PM   #17
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Yeah, I can't figure the egg thing on the lower border. Got tagged with it too.

Here is the logic.

Going into the US. Eggs taken because of bird flu.
Coming back into Canada. Eggs taken because of bird flu.

So what is the point if bird flu is already on both sides of the border? Who is it going to infect that isn't already at risk from the domestic supply?
I think some of the prohibitions are more political than practical. Free trade is a joke as all of these goods should fall under the agreement.

I recall during the mad cow scare there were fellows (dressed up in white shirts, black pants and cowboy hats) sitting at the border between Montana (on the Montana side) and Wyoming. They had a big sign saying all cattle carriers must stop. I assume they were "protecting" their cattle from the mad cow 'epidemic', but suspect they were driving the price of beef up. It was one of the beef industries most profitable times.

It would be sad though if a careless incident ruined a vibrant industry. That would truly drive the price of the commodity up.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #18
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Yeah, I can't figure the egg thing on the lower border. Got tagged with it too.

Here is the logic.

Going into the US. Eggs taken because of bird flu.
Coming back into Canada. Eggs taken because of bird flu.

So what is the point if bird flu is already on both sides of the border? Who is it going to infect that isn't already at risk from the domestic supply?
Playing stupid games again, I guess. US has the flu so Canada puts on the quarantine, and the US "retaliates" by putting one on Canadian eggs and poultry. Talk about stupid bureaucracies that need to be cleaned out....
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:39 PM   #19
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Depends on what gun you have. Do some reading, as you would not want to try and hide them. Doing it right is better then spending time in jail. There are restrictions on the type and paperwork to fill out. But it's mostly painless. I have yet to go thru Canada without a firearm.
Imurphy907, is it a hand gun or long gun you carry back and forth?
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We came through the customs station in northern Idaho, two days ago (20 May) and had NO issues. We declared our firearm, were asked about money, booze and cigs. No questions about eggs or fruit or anything else. After going inside to have the paper work reviewed for our firearm, we were on our way. It only took about 10 minutes. One thing about the crossing point is that it is only open from 0700 to 2300hrs.
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:21 PM   #21
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Imurphy907, is it a hand gun or long gun you carry back and forth?

Both. I transport a 12ga Remington. And a long barrel 45acp. Each time I have to do paperwork, to get a permit. I belong to a gun club in Vancouver so that helps. Just have to lock them up just right.
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Imurphy907, is it a hand gun or long gun you carry back and forth?
No handguns at all can enter Canada, even with ccw permit. Rifles can, but must be stored correctly with ammo seperate and also must be declared. No restricted weapons. When in doubt, call and ask. They do search, seize and throw people in the hoosecow eh!
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What does a traveler do if he has a handgun and wishes to visit Canada. Is there a storage process/facility available for these folks?
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Good question, I would leave it at home. Gun laws are very differant in Canada. The only ones permitted to carry a handgun are law enforcement, amoured car guards and those that are valid members at a gun club (such as Imurphy907) Fairly recently a retired U.S. Judge tried to cross into Canada headed for Alaska carrying two handguns, he was cuffed and temporarily detained. He was released, handguns were destroyed. Canada law states that Handguns are considered a restricted weapon and "most" are not permitted entry. An assumption to "Most" I beleive may be pellet or BB gun. When in doubt call them.
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They get picky about pellet guns too. They will ask you what it's rated fps is. I don't remember the mark, but at some point it becomes prohibited instead of restricted.
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You can declare your handgun at the border.
You will then be offered the opportunity to store it until your return.

The gun issue is a huge bone of contention with Americans coming to Canada.
We Canadians do not understand who you need protection from.

While travelling the USA we went to church each Sunday. We were shocked to
see people wearing sidearms into church. Has the USA reached the point where you actually need protection from someone at church?

Canadians travel to the US every year by the thousands.
We study your rules, laws, government, etc.
We do not question the fact when dog food, green veggies, etc, are confiscated.
That is the way it is.
When I came back from the States this year, I was asked if I had any chicken from three certain states. I checked and said "NO". I was passed through.
The following week, NO CHICKEN, EGGS, were allowed.
SO WHAT. This is what it is.

Come to Canada. Enjoy the scenery, the food, the culture, etc.
Quit complaining that the rules are different from the USA.

We Canadians spend millions of dollars each year and keep the US economy alive.
We like to be welcomed and would love to be able to spend more time and money.

Yes.....rules are different.........look them up before you travel.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:47 AM   #27
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Oh we question it alright. But the outcome is always the same. When it comes to customs, any disagreements are won by the border agents. It does basically come down to the following piece of advice. When in Rome....

One should always try to respect the rules and regulations of the country they are visiting. Anything less than that is often criminal and at the very least an insult to the people of the nation you are visiting. Their turf, their rules.

I can respect people whose point of view re: guns is "if I can't take em, I'm not going". That is honest and fair.
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Never thought about the fruits veggies. Will eat everything before we go. We cannot take our parrot so are leaving her in Ohio with family as we head out for Alaska. Thanks for the info.
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