Firearms Centre Website: http://www.cfc.gc.ca/
In preparation for the fast approaching, fall hunting
season, I have compiled some information to help you with your plans.
No forms needed for Archery. Please remember that passports are
absolutely necessary. You will not be allowed across the border
Hunting Licenses: These are provided by us to you in
the form of a wildlife export permit at the end of your hunt for all the
animals you might have collected.
Elk Guiding: Hunters will be with
guides at all times. Our guides are very experienced at scoring
"in the field" and will try to get you to the top of your
chosen category, however, if the trophy score is over the chosen
category, the cost difference will be split between you and Echo Lake
Trophies: Our primary goal is to get
your expensive, irreplaceable skins and horns to you in excellent
condition. All capes will be skinned off, cooled, and then frozen.
Note: If you are driving up and are planning to haul
back your trophies, bring along extra coolers for your frozen capes to
keep them frozen. With proper export papers from us you will not
encounter any problems at the border going home.
Alcohol: Excessive drinking will not be allowed for reasons including safety.
Clothing: Expect moderate Fall weather and bring medium
warmth gear. We normally do not encounter extreme winter weather in September. We are never far from a shelter and will not be staying out for
any great length of time. We are not bothered by bugs. A huntable rain
suit might be handy in case we are caught in a shower.
Additional Animals: Elk is the
primary objective on most hunts. We want each client to collect the
Trophy Bull Elk of their choice and dreams. After the clients have their
Elk they may desire to hunt for additional animals.
What You Can
and Cannot Bring Into Canada
you bring with you will be considered "personal baggage" by
Canadian Customs officers. These items include reasonable
quantities of food, fishing tackle, cars, boats and motors, fuel, sports
equipment, TV sets, musical instruments, computers and cameras.
there are going to be some exceptions. The most important
exception to the rule is a firearm.
Canadian Customs - All
firearms brought into Canada will be inspected. From a practical
standpoint, this simply means somebody in the Canadian Customs area of
the airport will open your gun case and physically look at your gun to
ensure it is not loaded.
This is not a problem so
long as you do not have a handgun of any type (strictly prohibited in
Canada) or a fully-auto long gun (also prohibited). You must
declare any firearms you are bringing in.
The Canadian Customs
officers will be recording the serial numbers on your guns when you
enter Canada, and they will check them again when you exit Canada on the
way home. The reason is simply to ensure that the same firearms
you came with go back with you to the U.S.
Canadian Customs is
trying to curb the illegal importation of firearms into Canada, not
infringe on your rights.
There will also be a fee
required to buy a "Firearms Declaration" which is a temporary
license or permit to take your gun in and out of Canada.
Information from Canadian Customs
drugs normally present no problem going through Canadian Customs.
Clearly identify each drug and carry it in its original packaging with a
label that specifies both what the drug is and that it is being used
under the prescription of a doctor.
If the drug
could cause question, it's a good idea to take your doctor's phone
number with you just in case. Diabetics bringing syringes with
them should also carry evidence of their need.
some interesting and helpful facts
about travel in Canada:
all visitors to Canada cross the border by automobile.
Your American driver's license is valid in Canada, and local traffic
laws are very similar to those in the U.S.A.
addition to your driver's license, you should carry proof of
insurance and proof of vehicle ownership.
belt use in a moving vehicle is mandatory.
of a radar detection device is legal in the Province of
your headlights on at all times, even during daylight.
uses the metric system for weights and measurements.
A kilometer (km) is roughly six tenths (0.6) of a mile.
sold in litres. It takes 3.78 litres to make one U.S. gallon.
metric system for drivers:
25 km = 15 miles,
40 km = 25 miles,
50 km = 30 miles,
60 km = 37 miles,
80 km = 50 miles,
100 km = 60 miles
you're flying your own aircraft into Canada, you might want to call
the Canada Map Office at 1-800-465-6277 to get the latest info on
airports and Canada Customs services, plus updates on important
information for pilots.
our clients will enter Canada via a commercial airline flight.
Regardless of how you get there, there are certain requirements that
must be met before they will allow you to pass through the Customs
and Immigration area once you land in Canada.
procedure is usually very simple and takes only a short time.
Having a valid and current passport is absolutely necessary.
Voter Registration card will also be helpful in establishing your
permanent residence as a citizen of the United States.
Imperial to Metric
temperatures in Fahrenheit to Celsius, use the formula:
F = C(9/5) +
degrees Celsius = 80 degrees Fahrenheit (early to mid-September weather)
40 degrees Celsius = 104 degrees Fahrenheit (hot August weather)
and phone number for the U.S. Embassy is:
100 Wellington Street