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Location: Arizona
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PALs/FAC/s..... Help!

OK - Some of you may know that I am a New Brunswicker, living in Arizona. After speaking with DNR in NB, I have established that because I was born and raised in NB, and I own land there (and pay taxes) that I qualify as a Resident for everything except the moose draw. For that, your Primary residence has to be in NB. If I come back to NB to hunt, I had planned on borrowing one of my Dad's rifles, instead of the hassles of transporting one all the way there, and across the border, etc. What kind of legal BS do I need to go through, to borrow a rifle? What about buying one there, and leaving it with my father? What a mess they have up there, especially now. If it helps any, the American News is reporting that there is a "Citizens' Revolt" in Canada, opposing the firearms legislation.

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PALs/FAC/s..... Help!

Since I live in NS the laws may differ slightly but for sure you will need a PAL to handle a firearm in Canada. To get the PAL, you have to take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and then apply for the PAL. Instead of going through the course you can opt to "challenge" the course and just write the exam. The course is two days long. Of course there is always $$$ to be spent. The course(or challenge) costs $50.00 and the PAL costs $60.00.
After you get that you will have to get a written permission (not sure if any red tape for this)from your father so you can use his firearm and he better make sure they are registered. Hope this helps.

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Location: Arizona
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PALs/FAC/s..... Help!

Actually, I saw on the governments gun site that there is a form that allows me to borrow weapons.. what a crock. Ironically it might be simpler to bring my own gun... sheesh

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PALs/FAC/s..... Help!

Actually, I think it is the same process to bring your own gun with the exception of another import form.

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PALs/FAC/s..... Help!

Contact a guide in NB. If they're any good they'll know for sure what the rules are and required paperwork. Or better yet, contact Customs Canada (for getting your wepaon across the border) and the Conservation Officers (who will likely be the ones asking you for your firearms licence if required)

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Owwww! My aching head...

This reminds me of one of George Carlin's old lines that if you spit in the subway in New York, it's a $50 fine...but vomiting is free.

Sounds like an awful lot of paperwork involved to purchase, own, or even borrow a firearm, yet there's no paperwork whatsoever to steal a weapon or smuggle one across the border. But then, you have to admit that the law abiding are much more cooperative than criminals when it comes to generating paperwork to make policy look effective.

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I don't know why I didn't think of asking an Outfitter! That'll be no problem - I started my Booking Agent business representing NB Outfitters here in AZ - I work with no 4 or 5 Outfitters, from NB! Duhhh

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i live in ontario and ya its alot of bs to be a hunter here now but what do you do ...

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