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    Like mentioned, if possible go and get another opinion. I feel for you reading your post, hope you get it figured out. Good luck!
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    i would look for another doctor as others have said. one who hunts-maybe check a bit farther east towards peterborough. i'm sure there are many others in your line of work who have dealt with this exact situation before. there is a way around it-it just might take some time. and yea, bowhunt for now!!

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    That has to suck, I hope you get it worked out.
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    Wow I feel really sorry for this mess you're in, specially trying to deal with an anti gun liberal government and an uncooperative doctor. I do find it quite strange that you didn't even get this refusal from your doctor right to your face rather than through a secretary/receptionist. I know I would have made sure I spoke directly to him to get his reasons. I would go back to him to find out for sure.
    That being said, that question in the pal renewal should have raised tons of red flags in your mind when you decided to be too honest and admit that you had some issues in the past. By doing so you should have figured that you were setting yourself up for potential problems.

    Good luck with it. I hope it works out for you.

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    Well Musky Hunter I am in exactly the same boat ; we should just go fishing.

    I've had bipolar disorder since 30 ( 71 this week.) - under excellent control. When I tried to renew my PAL, of course the application says, "Have you ever seen a psychiatrist?" Not one to lie, I said , "yes." That was the end of my PAL possibilities.

    I fully understand the Police controls. We've seen in the USA the disasters that uncontrolled mentally ill people with a gun can cause.
    Hard to accept though when you are perfectly well.

    You can hunt with somebody else and use their gun with supervision ; not the same but better than nothing.

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    Itís not just about hunting with rifles. Itís about how I grew up. Itís about the responsibility one takes when owning firearms. Itís about teaching my son and daughter when theyíre old enough and passing on my knowledge and the respect for firearms, nature and conservatory. Iím not a crazy person. Iím not on any meds. I take Advil once in a while for headaches LOL. Its all work related and before people tell me to leave it ainít that simple with a family dependent on benefits and coverage. Itís not just about me anymore itís about my family and the life they have and need.

    Iím just a normal guy that enjoys the outdoors and sometimes deal with unbearable work conditions that I have NO control over. I wish I can expand on what I deal with and what I see but I canít. Most people would revolt in disgust and probably even vomit if I shared some stories. Should this prevent me from responsibly owning firearms ? I sure as heck donít think so. My job has already changed me to some degrees and Iíll never be the same again, but now itís taken my joy? My hobby? My life as I grew up? My eventual inheritance ? Thatís a pile of BS


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    I must say the support and reach out is overwhelming. Already met some people that are similar and have had miserable experiences. Itís nice to see and goes to show what kind of people we are as a group. Maybe Iíll just print this off and show my doctor ha ha ha.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskyhunter1001 View Post
    I must say the support and reach out is overwhelming. Already met some people that are similar and have had miserable experiences. It’s nice to see and goes to show what kind of people we are as a group. Maybe I’ll just print this off and show my doctor ha ha ha.


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    Arrange another appointment to see your MD. Discuss this with him,specifically,but,don't be confrontational. It's really important to listen without comment,then,make your point. I have a son that was in the same boat. It finally took a full psychiatric assessment,essentially,going over his MD's head (she was incensed,arrogant left winger who didn't like her judgement questioned,but,tough bananas). Once the report was sent to the CFO,he re-applied and the RCMP sent his PAL. It took a long time,but, he eventually won out. Bureaucrats and GP MD's don't ever want to mess with specialists.
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    Musky I feel your pain my friend. Unfortunately it appears it does not pay to be honest in this case.

    You have two options:

    Like everyone else said, talk with your doctor and determine why and what he needs to be satisfied to complete the requisite paperwork. He may just simply refer you to someone else.

    If that doesn't work, you need to retain a lawyer who can help you work through this. If you check online there are a number of lawyers who specialize in firearms law in Canada.

    Don't give up my friend. Find strength and fight this for your kids, your dad and your own wellness. Good luck and keep us posted.

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    I would make an appointment with the doctor who refused to fill out the paperwork to discuss that decision. Get a sense of if the doctor had an actual medical basis for denying you or did they refuse to fill out paperwork for a non medical reason. If you can present a case that hunting with a firearm is a family tradition that you find therapeutic maybe there will be some justification for the doctor to change their mind if it is a medical refusal. If it is not medical find another doctor. May take a while but eventually you will succeed.

    On a personal note, you only get one shot at this life. You need to do what makes you happy. If your job is impacting your quality of life it's time to look for a new one. Lots of jobs have benefits and medical coverage now.

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