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    "Geez....read my post again.....a little slower maybe..I made no mention of a flintlock, nor did the OP..."

    Nope, you didn't mention flintlock, which might lead some to believe that all muzzleloaders require a license to bring into Canada from the US. I was just making the distinction that flintlock muzzleloaders do not. :-)
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    Does any-one actually hunt with a flintlock anymore? I would think they would be purely for decoration now...lol

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    YES some of us hunt with Flintlocks !....just like some hunt with long bows or recurves ....to add another element of challenge and required skill. Pennsylvania has an deer hunt where only Flintlocks can be used....and I am planning to go right after Christmas. Watch this You-tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XshGDfCoJI0&t=25s .....there is a bunch more on You-tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollywood View Post
    YES some of us hunt with Flintlocks !....just like some hunt with long bows or recurves ....to add another element of challenge and required skill. Pennsylvania has an deer hunt where only Flintlocks can be used....and I am planning to go right after Christmas. Watch this You-tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XshGDfCoJI0&t=25s .....there is a bunch more on You-tube.

    Cool! Looks like fun & enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick_iles View Post
    Flintlocks are designated as antique, with no firearms licence required to possess.

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/f...poudre-eng.htm
    Now make sure you have hard copies of that when you get to the border...does not matter if you bought down there or just coming home with what you took with you. And be sure to register it with Canada Customs before you leave to prove it was with you when you went to the US and you did not buy it there.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    Now make sure you have hard copies of that when you get to the border...does not matter if you bought down there or just coming home with what you took with you. And be sure to register it with Canada Customs before you leave to prove it was with you when you went to the US and you did not buy it there.
    Exactly.....I carry a file with the pertinent legislation when dealing with both borders. I still get asked for a form 6 when crossing the States and back into Ontario. With all the hunter traffic back and forth, you would think they would know the legislation..

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    Let's face it, when it comes right down to it, border guards, or even regulars LEO's can charge you with anything, and will, if you give any attitude. Then, you can take time off work, travel to the court location, with all your evidence, and sit around, waiting for your case to come up. Even if you prove your case, and win, you're still out the time and money lost, and they know this. I'm fully expecting that, when I start hunting with my flintlocks, I will encounter those that don't know the laws regarding these 'antique' rifles. It's probably a good idea to keep a copy of the pertinent information handy, and it's always good to smile and remain courteous at all times, even when you're ready to flip your lid. :-)
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    Thanks everyone......just an update on my trip. When crossing into US, the US customs officer said I think there are some special rules on muzzleloaders. I told him I had an email from the ATF department that they were exempt from having to get a "temporary import certificate". He tried to confirm this by calling someone...but did not get thru....then said go ahead. Maybe hung up 4-5 minutes.
    Returning to Canada I declared I was returning from Deer Hunting with a muzzleloader and a deer (which had been butchered...no head, hide, etc.). I was simply asked if I had any other weapons and anything else to declare. On my way in about 2 minutes.

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