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Old 09-04-2016, 03:53 PM   #11
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I have a Crimson Trace laser on my tiny little Keltec, hoping that would give pause. If I could add that sound! wow that would be awesome!! Now I want a shotgun. And I want to go to Alaska.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:19 PM   #12
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While I appreciate the responses and apologize if anyone thought my intent was in some way to hijack the OP's question, I simply had a question for those of you who are US citizens and have had the opportunity to actually travel to Alaska in your RV. I would be more than willing to purchase a more compact shotgun than the one I already have, but I get considerable conflicting information when I try to research the legality of taking any firearm across the Canadian border. Most of what I hear is that firearms will be confiscated when declared..period. Some of the Canadian literature seems to say a long gun is OK, but elsewhere they state it could only be taken if being transported to a sanctioned competition and would then require a permit. I also hear such permits are most likely going to be summarily refused. Again, I would love to take this trip but with the isolated areas, etc., I am simply a bit hesitant to do so without some form if personal protection. If anyone can enlighten me, through their personal recent experience, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:55 PM   #13
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While I appreciate the responses and apologize if anyone thought my intent was in some way to hijack the OP's question, I simply had a question for those of you who are US citizens and have had the opportunity to actually travel to Alaska in your RV. I would be more than willing to purchase a more compact shotgun than the one I already have, but I get considerable conflicting information when I try to research the legality of taking any firearm across the Canadian border. Most of what I hear is that firearms will be confiscated when declared..period. Some of the Canadian literature seems to say a long gun is OK, but elsewhere they state it could only be taken if being transported to a sanctioned competition and would then require a permit. I also hear such permits are most likely going to be summarily refused. Again, I would love to take this trip but with the isolated areas, etc., I am simply a bit hesitant to do so without some form if personal protection. If anyone can enlighten me, through their personal recent experience, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
Maybe this will help.. Bringing a Firearm into Canada ezbordercrossing.com
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Here's a suggestion/question - could you ship your gun to a CG (or someone) in Alaska and pick it up when you arrive; then reverse the process coming home...


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Here's a suggestion/question - could you ship your gun to a CG (or someone) in Alaska and pick it up when you arrive; then reverse the process coming home...


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Has, but probably not to a campground.. Check these folks out. They spell out the requirements. I've never shipped a weapon so just supplying info..

1) Shipping Firearms To or From Alaska — rules & options - Wolfhawk Shipping
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The trouble with shipping a firearm is you don't have it when you mainly need it. We flew into Anchorage several years ago, rented an RV and spent a couple of weeks driving around the state. Felt pretty safe without anything there, but the thought of 2,000 miles or so of driving isolated roads across Canada is a lot more worrisome. I've researched all the rules and laws I can find but they're so confusing and contradictory that I was hoping to find someone with actual experience. Thanks for the ideas, though. They are all appreciated. Have a nice holiday!


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I've read this whole thread and unless I've over looked it, I haven't seen one mention of the Caravan To Alaska, organized by Bob Williams (BamaBob), you may find a group trip like that to your liking,..... they'll have the safety of a large group, a well planned route and schedule of events and points of interest along the way, Bob is a great organizer,...... the link below is the thread he started last year in preparing for it,..... just wanted to at least make you aware that such a trip is being planned,..... you may find that idea interesting, if so you can contact Bob, get on his email list for info and follow the progress of the planning,....

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