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Transporting hunting weapons

My husband has a moose hunting trip scheduled for Sept. in Newfoundland. Since we live in Texas, he was thinking of flying there instead of driving, but he is afraid his hunting weapon might be stolen on an airplane. What would you recommend, driving or flying? Have you heard of many thefts? Thanks

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Check the Canadian Firearm Centre website

There should be no problems transporting your firearm via air. Customs will check your paperwork, ID and give you your firearm and you're on your way. Make sure you follow the procedures/instructions in the web site provided to avoid problems.
Same applies if travelling by car or mule.

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Once you conform with the Canadian Firearm Center, your rifles will be safe. The gun laws are so strict that it probably very safe from theft but damage is another story.

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Thanks for all your feedback. We contacted FedEx about shipping the rifle, but the info they gave us was that you had to be a licensed gun dealer to be able to ship it.

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You don't have to be a gun dealer but there is a pile of paper-work that CFC(Can. Firearm Center) is going to require. Here is the CFC website and I have it on the visitor section. It may be useful.

http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/info_for-renseignement/non-residents/default_e...

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I went from texas to newfoundland for a hunt and had no problems. They did leave my gun behind in toronto on the return leg (those embraer jets continental flies from houston to toronto have little baggage space and less leg room). The gun permit dealer almost had a cow when he found the ammo in the gun case but otherwise it was uneventful flying. The hunt was good. Watch out for that horrible underbrush they call tundra up there. I put my leg into a hole past my knee and almost gutted myself with the caribou antlers.

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