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Instead of starting another thread...
My buddy and I are planning a 2-week trip up through the Great Lakes and north into Canada this coming September. We're planning on camping most nights. Because of that, we're seriously considering bringing long guns (my buddy wants to bring a .22LR camping rifle, and I'm thinking of bringing a 12ga with a folding stock) in case we run into any unfriendly critters in the wilderness.
Does anybody have any good online resources for the paperwork and how to file? Also, I can't seem to find a solid definition of "long guns" for this purpose. Most sites seem to define it the same as rifles/shotguns in the USA that don't need to be registered as handguns (i.e., barrel min 18.5", overall length min 27", etc). I had a 18.5" barrel Mossberg 500 12ga with a pistol-grip that met that standard, and it was hardly useful for shooting critters.
Should I just visit the local Canadian consulate here in Philly? BTW, I'm a federal police sergeant, with a military police background and 13 years as a firearms instructor, so we know how to transport and use firearms safely. I just want to make sure I don't show up at the border with something I can't take across.
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