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Re: Alaska
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2022, 07:38:22 PM »
Before my trip, I went online and found a pre-registration form for firearms. Fill it out on the computer, print a couple copies, when you pull into Customs they will ask what you are declaring and specifically about firearms. I took a pump shotgun and had no issues. A lever or bolt rifle should be OK but check new and current regulations. Nothing resembling a military rifle or handgun is/was allowed. The import permit is good for 60 days I think, you have to renew it if you stay longer for the return trip. Back then it was 25.00 or so.

Many people fishing along the Russian River carried firearms for bear protection. Many had shotguns on slings while fishing. You really do not want to shoot a bear.........

You are/were allowed a small amount of alcohol and cigarettes to cross the border. Fruits and vegetables might not make it through.  I went to Nova Scotia in 2014 and my coach and tow vehicle were searched completely- slides out, cabinets open, hood up, the whole works, including mirrors under the chassis. Took an hour and we were on our way. Be polite, don't kid or joke, speak when spoken to, that sort of thing and you should be fine.

Alaska is a wonderful destination and you will have fond memories, even waiting 6 hours to get a flat changed! Take your time on the roads. Even though it will be daylight most all of your day, it does not prevent large animals from being on the roadways.

Check your insurance and be sure to have comprehensive. In most larger towns repair parts and such are available but be prepared for the expense.

I printed out a photo album when I got back. Still enjoy looking thru it.

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Re: Alaska
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2022, 09:33:16 PM »
I notice the op wants to see Banff and Jasper then head north. You will either need to head west from Jasper to Prince George then decide on your route or double back to highway 40 just west of Hinton and head north. Either one is a memorable trip but take it easy and watch for wildlife, they can be hard on vehicles. Don't try to see everything in one trip, it ain't gonna happen.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2022, 06:31:16 AM »
I took our youngest daughter, Stephanie to Alaska in July, 2019 (and subsequently missed an outstanding Pig Roast...). We flew, so there was no problem bringing a side arm (compliant with all applicable laws and FAA Regs). Alaska has some very "understanding" carry laws (concealed or open), as you're allowed to carry if the firearm and you are both "legal". Had no problem with bears or people, as Alaskans are great folks.
Fished the Kenai river in Soldotna during the Sockeye run, and the fishing was phenomenal. This would have been during the last week of July, into the first week of August. Our Hosts had a spot right on the Cook Inlet directly across from Mt. Redoubt.
One piece of advice an Alaskan gave me that I'll repeat any time I have the opportunity: "Never, ever- go anywhere in Alaska without your Rain Gear!".
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2022, 10:15:48 AM »
 

Pics of Mt Redoubt (bottom pic is of Stephanie in our Host's Upper Floor Living Room with the volcano visible over her shoulder.....).




 




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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2022, 05:31:57 PM »

 "Never, ever- go anywhere in Alaska without your Rain Gear!".
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Yup. I've only been to Illiamna when the silvers are running. Fly in fly out lodges with guides carrying 12 ga pump shotguns. Bugs can be bad.  Sunscreen is handy also at times.

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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2022, 09:12:37 PM »
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 Fly in fly out lodges with guides carrying 12 ga pump shotguns. Bugs can be bad.

Shotgun bad?  That is really bad. 
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2022, 01:10:24 PM »
Well Mrs Uplander and I have made it to Alaska. We are at Tok.
The drive up was manageable if a bit long.
This is as all stated a beautiful place.

Getting a shotgun into and out of Canada was no big deal.

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Re: Alaska
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2022, 02:09:07 PM »
Properly documented hunting rifles and shotguns are fine, just don't try it with yer Glock or an AK-47. 
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2022, 02:52:13 PM »
Neither border station even asked to see it. It was totally low key.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2022, 06:18:49 PM »
Much different than my experience in 1997.  I had to go back to the US to a gun dealer and mail my shotgun to a gun dealer here at home.
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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2022, 07:56:46 PM »
we did a tour in Alaska.  coming back through BC, my wife is a runner and had mace.  they asked if it was for bears or scary people.  may wife said both.  they made her throw it in the trash.  guess you do not have scary people in Canada.  If she had said bears, she could have kept it.  glad I did not get raped on the way home from there.
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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2022, 08:22:10 PM »
Well, yeah! Im glad too.
Cause otherwise some biologist like me, would have to have remedial training sessions with the bear, about abusing tourists!

glad I did not get raped on the way home from there.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2022, 11:41:57 PM »
Ah Doc, this reminds me of a joke but I best keep it to myself😂
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2022, 08:56:28 AM »

Before I moved to Maine, I was living at Mile 48 on the Alaska Highway, Ft. St. John and I always said I was going to drive it but moved to Maine before I could. My wife wants to take an Alaska cruise when we retire and I told her we have to make 2 trips, one a cruise and one with a RV driving the highway. I've never heard anyone say it was a bad trip.
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2022, 09:46:43 AM »
The wife and I did top of the world highway towing a travel trailer.
I'll never do that again.  Once was once too many for my taste.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2022, 10:05:33 AM »
Much different than my experience in 1997.  I had to go back to the US to a gun dealer and mail my shotgun to a gun dealer here at home.
Do you know, you could have mailed that to yourself at a friend or relatives house. US law allows that.
The link you posted early in this thread concerning importation laws into
Canada has people jumping through all kinds of hoops to do it.
Letters from local law enforcement of good character, etc.
I found a simple form online at Canadian customs. Filled it out. When asked if I had a firearm said yes and went inside and paid a 25$ fee.
It was easy.
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2022, 12:50:16 PM »
so you have to pay a bribe?  like in Mexico?   :D :D :D.  Just kidding.  yes talking with a customs agent and being on the border, I inquired of all the agents were from Canada, or did some live in US and cross over to work.  he got all offended, and postured almost as if to reach for a gun, and told me "Agents do not give out their home address to strangers".  ... OK....  please just let me go home! :)
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2022, 05:27:20 PM »
Do you know, you could have mailed that to yourself at a friend or relatives house.
In 1997 it had to go from one FFL dealer to another FFL dealer.  At least that is what I was told and what I did.  I wasn't arguing.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2022, 10:19:10 PM »
Do you know, you could have mailed that to yourself at a friend or relatives house.
In 1997 it had to go from one FFL dealer to another FFL dealer.  At least that is what I was told and what I did.  I wasn't arguing.
I understand and did mean at all to insult or admonish you. Our U.S. and State firearm laws are arcane and often hard to understand and interpret.

I have seen an american get caught at the mexican border with a firearm
And it turned into a 3 month ordeal for him with lots of cash for his release.
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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2022, 10:25:09 PM »
Currently we are at Cantwell Ak. Tomorrow we will journey towards
Denali national park for some days in hope of getting a look at the peak
But it is rare to be able to see because of clouds.
Woodmizer lt40G28.  A kubota L4600 with loader and forks.
Various Stihl saws and not enough time to use them!
 Finished my house finally. Completely sawn out on by band mill. It took me 7 years but was worth it. Hardest thing I have ever done.


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