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I think your three gun classifications are roughly about the same as ours. Although I'm not an expert. The restrictions vary by state (like yankee.fan not being able to use a rifle in CT)....

For instance there are limits to how many shots you can have in your clip, etc.

In most states I think assult weapons are legal. However to have a concealed gun (pistol, snub noses) you usually have to at least register it.

Of course if you are a clueless person carrying "your husband's" pistol on an airline these days, you get a bonus price of getting your picture and story on the front page of CNN.com!

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The .243 in centerfire is the smallest you can use for deer. My 220 swift is illegal to hunt with.

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That is too bad about the swift... I don't understand the rimfire vs center fire restrictions at all though. The difference between rimfire and center fire from a safety stand point is negligible...so why even make the distinction? confused?

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You really have to wonder who makes these laws up. If they would bring in a panel of hunters to consult they make come up with a no nonsense laws that makes sense. I guess the gov't wouldn't want something to make sense. :smile:

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Sounds like you all just need to elect some hunters. Seriously, from time to time hunting/gun rights get saved/advanced simply because the elected official hunts and uses guns.

The one thing about an anti-gun/anti-hunting policies. I don't think they stick. Once deer/car accidents start going through the roof and you start getting some unfortunate (and unecessary) bear/human incidents, the general population starts screaming for population control which means more hunters.

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Maybe they'll learn to shoot more when they miss the 10 point buck that appears.

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I'll start by saying that I'm new to NS...but after reading the hunting reg summary I'm pretty sure that it is legal to have a rifle in the woods until 31 Mar(centre or rimfire) for the purpose of coyote hunting.

Also any animal classified as "other harvestable wildlife" (squirrels, porcupine, skunk etc) may hunted any time on private property with the permission from the owner using a rimfire rifle.

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Just checked with the girlfriend's father who is a cop. The only permit you need to transport non-restricted firearms to and from the range is your POL/PAL/FAC which as of 1 Jan 01 we all had to have anyway to legally own firearms.

For restricted weapons you need a special "Permit to Convey".

As for the restrictions on firearms in the woods he said that was to cut down on poaching. Now Lands and Forests doesn't have to catch you actually jacking a deer, they can charge you with having a weapon in the woods.

The .24 calibre rule is pretty standard as far as I can tell across Canada - it's the almost the same in Sask (must be greater than .23 calibre to hunt big game).

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