hunting tourism(not hunting tourists)
a friend of a family would like to come to canada for a bit.
He's a big hunter, would like to experience BC wilderness, and maby shoot something.
Does anybody know if there are any companies organising such things?
Has anybody know what kind of paperwork is involved if he wanted to bring over his own rifle?
Any personal experiences?
p.s. lease note this is not a 'are you for or against hunting animals' thread.
I'm actually looking for usefull info, since I have NO CLUE where to start...
Release him in the Whiterock area wearing his hunter garb and we'll play who's the better and faster marksman.
Originally posted by adamantium I'm going to type this slowly so that you folk can follow along.
Originally Posted by CHIA
i agree....much more of a challenge than shooting somthin that doesnt know ure about to blow its head off
Originally Posted by ORYX
He needs some paperwork for the rifle at the border. Hunters from other countries pay appreciably more and unless you can do the guidework I would definitely send him out with a reputable guide. First thing to do is call the ministry of hunting and fishing and customs to ensure you get the right paperwork in a timely fashion. An experienced guide outfit can give direction here too. Depends a lot on where you want to go. I'd personally just call a hunting and fishing shop in the area with the game he's interested in.
Originally Posted by gixxstar
That's a good start. Thanks.
Do you think there would be lots of hassles getting his rifle over?
I'm guessing therer are requirements such as hard case, trigger lock etc.
I wonder if the gun permit from his country is vLID HERE, OR DOES HE HAVE TO APPLY FOR CANADIAN BEFOREHAND?
*sorry caps lock*
WTF.. you're google finger broken?
All non-resident hunters wishing to hunt in the province of British Columbia must be accompanied by a registered guide.
You must fill out an application to receive your non-resident hunting licence and species licences. The application package includes the application form, a complete list of guide outfitters (420kb pdf) in the province, a copy of the current hunting regulations to give you an overview of how hunting in the province works, and a list of licence costs.
Guide outfitters charge different rates depending on the package you are buying.
Non-resident/Non-resident Alien hunting application packages may be obtained by contacting us:
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Ministry of Environment
PO Box 9374 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9M4
Telephone: Toll free 1-800-663-7867 or local (250) 356-1427
Fax: (250) 387-0239
To bring firearms into Canada for hunting purposes, for non-resident from outside of the country, you must:
a) be at least 18 years old, and
b) declare your firearms at your first point of entry into the country. To do so requires filling out a non-resident firearm declaration form which must be confirmed by a Canadian customs officer. Customs ask that you have these forms filled out already before you get to the customs office. Forms can be obtained by calling 1-800-731-4000.
All inquiries related to Canadian firearms regulations should be directed to the Canadian Firearms Centre. (http://www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca)
Hey Thanks man!
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