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Hey

We are planning a trip to Canada for some hunting. One of the things we want to know is if foreigners can buy ammunition in Canada if we need to?
 
 
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PM Dogger, you will want to tell him where in Canada you are hunting.
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Dogger should know and I would also shoot an email to the outfitter requesting the info as well. If you are concerned about losing ammo or you won't be able to purchase ammo, check to see if the outfitter will buy some in advance just in case.
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Yes you can buy rifle ammo in Canada you need to get a confirmed non residents firearms declaration permit you can look on line or get it through your outfitter. you need to do this any way for your firearm and ammo. was curious and got this from Canada regs.


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This site should tell you all you need to know.  The program is federally regulated so should be consistent for all provinces.  Make sure to check out mag restrictions on centre-fire semi-auto rifles - usually not an issue on normal hunting arms.
 
 
As rifle looney has started yuo can but ammo here.  This is an excerpt:
 
Buying or Importing Ammunition

A valid PAL, a confirmed Non-Resident Firearm Declaration or a Temporary Borrowing Licence (for Non-Residents) will allow you to buy ammunition in Canada. As well, you may bring limited amounts into Canada with you.  (200 rounds last I looked)



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That ought to be enough to shoot a rabbit.............
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Unless it's a BIG jack...
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By the way don't even think about trying to take a hand gun /pistol/auto...nothing!
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Allow extra time to go through customs in Canada if you have a connecting flight.  Last year I flew into Vancouver and went through customs there and almost missed my connecting flight to Prince Rupert.  Expect the baggage checking people to have to call a manager and have no idea how to procede.    
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shooter4, send an email to this link; cfc-cafc@cfc-cafc.gc.ca
 
Ask them if it is possible to make notification in advance to the Customs office at your point of entry, it may speed up things.
 
Also, don't forget to complete your forms in advance as noted on the web site.  There are a few guys on here who have hunted in our western provinces who may be able to tell you of their experience and add some tips like ckk.
 
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  • You must obtain a gun permit for your guns. Refer to www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca.  You may bring a hunting rifle or shotgun into Ontario for hunting or competition purposes when you are 18 years of age or older. Firearms must be Registered for a fee of $25. This permit is valid for a period of 60 days. You can also bring up to 200 rounds of ammunition for hunting or 1,500 rounds for use at a recognized shooting competition. Any amounts of ammunition in excess must be tax paid.

Visit our Hunting License and Firearm Information section for additional information.

For more information contact 1-800-731-400 or (705) 329-7662 or visit the Canadian Firearms Centre at www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca

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Lots of info here shooter4.  What Province will you be hunting?  Will try to hook you up with local Ministry officials (if you're using a guide/outfitter service they should look after this for you).
 
Firearms are federal but with the  exception of migratory birds hunting licences are Provincially regulated.


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Thats great guys. Thanks. I´ll get in contact with Canada officials. I´ll keep you posted how its turning out.
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I went to Manitoba this past november, fill out your firearm document, but don't sign it until you are in front of the canda customs agent. keep your ammo in your luggage, not with the gun.
 
if I ever go back, do your shopping in the big towns, cause the little towns are very expensive - cokes and  snacks was very high. whiskey was higher than normal and Coors Light was 39.00 per case for 12 oz cans - 1/2 gallon of Crown was 63.00
 
be prepared for luggage fee's  going and coming, your rifle case is considered over size luggage 80.00 etc..
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Get ready for a shock on the price of booze and tobacco products.  You boys have been having it too easy, our government loves those taxes!
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Hey Dogger ,     a little off base here but is it true you cant get Mexican food-----tortillas,salsa things of this nature in Canada? 
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Not as popular where I am for sure.  Candied beaver tails and chocolate moose droppings are more to our taste! 
 
Seriously, except for Taco Bell's that I see around I don't recall seeing any Mexican food type restaurants (but I haven't actively looked for any either).  The younger folks seem more adventurous that way.  I know tortilla chips and salsa are popular snack items.
 
Update:  just did a quick look in the local retaurant directory for Toronto and found 20 listings.  They are scattered all over the city (they DO NOT include Taco Bell).  Never knew....


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When I worked for Brown and Root in Houston, Tx I had a supervisor who was retiring.  I asked what he was going to do and he said "I'm going to pack up my car, tie a taco to the radio aerial (we called them aerials then) and I'm going drive NORTH until I find a place where somebody asks me what that is hanging from my antenna and after I tell them, they still don't know".  
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