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Old 03-08-2010, 08:18 PM   #15
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if you are a foreigner and pack a hand gun or firearm of any kind in canada ,it will get you in trouble,national parks it prohibited ,even for canadians,a trigger lock is must and locked up in cabinet, by the time you find all the keys for your weapons you are in deep s--t, for us canadians wasp spray and a baseball bat works the best, keep them handy, it shoots about 25 ft and works on bears too
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #16
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In Texas the Dept of Public Safety notifies your local sherrif dept and local police when they issue you a concealed handgun license. What those departments do with that information is anyones guess. I'm pretty sure when any LEO runs your drivers license it will show you have a concealed carry license. Of course, you must tell them you have a concealed carry permit (if in possession) when they ask for identification. I advise them even if I'm not carrying. I surely don't have anything to hide. I'm not someone they should be afraid of.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:53 PM   #17
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Bad guys in remote areas of Canada. Not lilley. Maybe Bear and Deer. You have been watching too many old movies. The bad guys are all in the cities!
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:05 PM   #18
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Bad guys in remote areas of Canada. Not lilley. Maybe Bear and Deer. You have been watching too many old movies. The bad guys are all in the cities!
Exactly. No worries up here eh.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #19
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I have crossed the 'stripe' several times going to Alaska and up in the Maritimes also and here is what I have found....
When I go to Canada I take my 12 Gage Ithaca feather weight pump shotgun. I tell them that I am a bird hunter and I carry a box of 7.5 bird shot along with me. the shotgun is 'plugged' so that you can put no more than 2 in the 'slide' and one in the breach... Most of the time I take the barrel out of the gun and put the stock in one place and the barrel in another place.. they told me that this is not necessary. It would be a good idea to put on a 'trigger lock'' I think ...
When we went to the Mari times they kept the gun at the border because it was the wrong season for hunting birds and they charged me a stowage fee. I got the gun back when we crossed back over at Calis ...
When we went to Alaska I had to buy a Temp. Permit to cross Canada with a fire arm. I think it was about 50 dollars Canadian and it was good for three months.
I always ''declare'' the shotgun and I always tell them that I have other weapons including handguns but the only weapon I am bringing is the 12 guage shotgun.
Everytime I would cross from Alaska to Canada and Canada to Alaska I kept the permit handy and was ready to show it. Most of the time they just said ''go on''...
When we cross the ''stripe'' we always have all our 'stuff' ready.
Passports, prescription drugs, Insurance on the coach and the toad, registration cards for the boat , truck, and coach, Papers for our dogs vacinations. Virtually everything we can think of that they might ask for and Willa will have it in a port folio and ready to 'grab and hand' what ever they want ....
We have been inspected (?) three times and it was a Key stone Cops comedy.
They always looked under the drivers seat, but never under the bed where we could hide a nuclear bomb. They always looked in the cabinets where we keep our food and eating utensils but never in the basement compartments where we could hide at least 3 Mexicans.
They always look under the sofa cushions but never behind the sofa where I could hide a Browning 30 caliber machine gun.
They would sometimes look under neath the coach and the truck with a mirror but never in the back of the truck because I usually have two feet of ''junk'' in the back of the truck. they raise the hatch on the capp and just grunt.....
We are always HONEST WITH THEM because they can look into your eyes and know if you are lieing......
If you carry a gun,,,,, CARRY A BIRD HUNTING SHOTGUN ONLY. YOU CAN CARRY PUMPKIN BALLS OR BUCKSHOT BUT ALWAYS CARRY BIRDSHOT. If they ask about the pumpkin balls or buckshot just say you might go Moose hunting....
DO NOT TELL THEM IT IS FOR SELF DEFENSE ...... NEVER...... EVER... IT IS FOR HUNTING .......
The wasp spray is a good idea also. and it will kill a wasp in one second.....
If you use this valuable information you will have to pay me ten cents the next time you see me because 'Dumb looks' are free but good info costs money...
Of course,,,,,,,, If this dont work for you ... I NEVER KNEW YOU .....LOL....
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Very well put LOL.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #21
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I had no problem whatsoever taking a 12 gauge and a 30-06 rifle. Paid the permit fee at the border. We crossed at the International Peace Gardens in N. Dakota. Carried the weapons in a gun case in my compartment storage. They check serial numbers of the weapons. Upon handing me my papers they gave me just one warning. Do not use your weapons to defend yourself against a human. I crossed the borders several times between NY and Alaska. This all took place last July and August. You are allowed to bring 7 weapons if you can imagine this. There is a continuation sheet required for more than 3 weapons. They do ask you how much ammunition you are carrying with you. Just tell the truth. I carried only slugs for the shotgun 5 boxes. Though I researched the trip I was still nervous at the first border crossing.

Coming back south we crossed into Montana just north of Plentywood. These U.S. borderguards had to be bored out of their skulls. Heading south on route 6 in Canada we did not see one car in 120 miles heading north and nobody following either. When we got there they even asked me if I had knives?! I just put up with their antics. What service! 4 or 5 guards tending to our motorhome. Wouldn't even think of my helping open the storage area where my gun case was located. That is until they couldn't get the lock to work. Then it was OK for me to get out and tend to the lock.

When crossing the Alaskan border into the U.S. I would hand them my Canadian permit papers. They always said I didn't have to but it made for smooth crossings. The Canadians never gave me a problem when I handed them my permit papers.

If you're worried about bears take Guard Alaska bear spray. Get holsters for the cans. The Canadians had no problem with my carrying 4 cans.
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When you get to Alaska be mindful of the Alaskan hunting regulations.

Emergency killing of a bear to protect your life or property does not mean you can shoot, kill and walk away. Your "story" will be filled out in writing and if they don't believe you.....get the checkbook out. The dead bear and it's skin belongs to the state of Alaska.

Portable electric fences work great and will ward off a grizzly. That's how to keep them out of your coach or trailer. Most are battery powered and work for weeks at a time. Easier than shooting. I made my own with parts from our local farm supply, Agway.

Bear fence kit.
http://www.electrobearguard.com/
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We went into Canada and had a can of pepper spray with us. They asked if it had a picture of a bear on it, no. They took it away. A mile down the road there was a sign that said to use pepper spray if attacked by a bear, HUH. Pepper spray contains 2% capsicum, bear spray however contains 2% capsicum. To make it bear spray it has to shoot about 18ft and have a picture of a bear on it. I guess if you squirt a bear in Canada with a can without a picture of a bear on it Mr. bear will turn you over to the Mounties, eh
I will say that the people we met in Canada couldn't have been any nicer and hospitable. Never got to meet a bear but they were probably just as nice !
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If you had weapons on board are there places this side before you cross over to secure such for 2 or 3 month's?
I put the handgun in a safety deposit box in a bank. It was already it own lockable case so no questions asked. Some gunshops and hokshops will also hold them.
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this discussion got heated up in canada site. we plan on getting a flare gun after we cross canada boarder. put one of those in some ones gut they will be hurting and wasp spray.
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this discussion got heated up in canada site. we plan on getting a flare gun after we cross canada boarder. put one of those in some ones gut they will be hurting and wasp spray.
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Great idea. Not only that, looking down a 2inch bore could raise some concern in the perps mind. Ater you set his gut on fire you could offer him a tum's, It's the christian way you know.
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Where is it you guys are going in Canada? Flare guns, mace, shotguns ???? this is Canada!!.... just bring some sun tan lotion and buy a case of Canadian beer at the border and relax. Nobody is going to attack you here.
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