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getting into Canada with a gun

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next summer we are doing a trip to Alaska and am wondering what's required to cross the Canadian border with a shotgun ? thanks for any help
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PoleCat wrote:
A six shot .44 magnum would be a better choice for bear defense.
If that's the only weapon you have handy when you disturb a Griz and it charges you, by all means use it. I have a customized "trail gun" in .44 mag I will carry if/when I finally make it to Griz country. But before I go, I intend to file off the front sight . . . so when the bear rams the barrel up my rear, it won't hurt so much. :lol: :lol: :lol:

From the Alaska Dept of Fish & Game web site: "Firearms should never be used as an alternative to common-sense approaches to bear encounters. If you are inexperienced with a firearm in emergency situations, you are more likely to be injured by a gun than a bear. However, a .300-Magnum rifle or a 12-gauge shotgun with rifled slugs is an appropriate weapon if you have to shoot a bear. Heavy handguns such as a .44-Magnum may be inadequate in emergency situations, especially in untrained hands."

They failed to mention filing off the front sight. :lol:
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