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Happy New Year to all, especially the maritimers and flat-landers!

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Happy New Year to you as well. Where abouts do you live in NS Saskie? I'm from Chester area (as the name implies).

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Dartmouth. Nice to meet you as well. I'm originally from Saskatchewan hence the name and am just getting back into hunting after a 12 yr hiatus. Look forward to chatting in the future.

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Saskie,
Did you get a chance to go hunting this season? Any luck?

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Not this year. I've never actually hunted in NS before. I let my FAC expire after I left home and gave my rifles to my brother. My girlfriend owns a camp near Upper Musquodobit and there's some decent hunting around there so I'll be out next year if I manage to get through all the paperwork in time.

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Yeah, the paperwork can take the fun out of things. Have you got your "canadian firearms course" yet? Do you have to take the NS hunters safety course as well?

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I took my CFC safety course and applied for my PAL back in Nov. I called this week and they said that they were caught up to about late Oct and I should have mine in a month.

I might not have to take the Hunters Safety course but am doing it on-line anyway just to make sure that I know the rules for out here, and it's probably less hassle just to take the course than try and find proof that I took it back home in 83.

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Sounds familiar. I plan on going back to NB to hunt, this year. I bought a piece of property to qualify for resident - for everything it turns out, except the moose draw. Now I'm trying to dredge up proof of a hunters' safety course. I'll probably just take another one....

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I looked into doing that back in Sask - but they have a catch. You're "place of primary residence" must be in Sask to qualify as a resident. Damn! LOL

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Saskie,

I had a hassle getting my PAL as well but I was always trying to call the 800 number in NB. I called the Halifax office and told the woman that I needed my PAL to go on a paid hunting trip and she passed it right there and I had it in two days. If your calling the 800 number try the NS number.

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Would that be the CFO for NS or another number. CFC NB still doesn't have record of my application yet. They said that once they got it it would be forwarded to the NS CFO and they would process it and mail it out ASAP. Since the season is over for this year I guess it won't kill me to wait a while.

It gives me more time to shop for a rifle. I keep waffling between .308, 7mm 08, 270 and 30-30. Actually this time it will almost certainly be one of the first 3. I can afford a 30-30 almost whenever I want, but right now I actually have some money to buy something more expensive - but that won't always be the case.

It would be used for deer but also good enough as an "occasional moose hunt" in the off chance that I get drawn for moose (ha ha ha)

Like I said - my preference changes every day. This morning I woke up leaning toward the 7mm. What are your thoughts on using it as a moose rifle?

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