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Getting a hunting rifle on an L1 visa?

I heard that I can still get one if I'm a member of a hunting club - is that correct? If so, what is the process, how long does it take and how much should I budget, and what are some good quality rifles for a beginner and how much should I budget for one? Thanks!

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I think that you have just

I think that you have just asked one of the hardest questions that there is as far as giving you a correct answer the correct answer is also going to depend on what state you riside in.  It is my understanding that a F1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa and being such it is illeagle for you to possess firearms.  

So I would say that you can not buy a hunting rifle or even possess one no matter what even if you are a member of a hunting club.  The best thing for you to do is possibly search the BATF web site for more information http://www.atf.gov/   

 

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Your classification as a

Your classification as a non-immigrant alien generally precludes the purchase of a firearm, with some exceptions listed here:

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/nonimmigrant-aliens.html#nonimmigrant-po...

Joining a hunting club is not on the list, but having a valid unexpired hunting license is.  Like Critter said though, various states may have regulations that go beyond the federal requirments listed on the ATF site.  Colorado, for example, does not.

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Bitmasher, so then how do I

Bitmasher, so then how do I get a "valid, unexpired hunting license?" Thanks.

P.S. I need it for California and I'm currently in Ontario. So does that mean I should get one here?

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Anyone?

Anyone?

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