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Thread: New in the 2019 hunting summary - proof of firearms accredition is required

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    Firearms Licence Requirement
    The Firearms Act (Canada) sets out the requirements for firearm possession. Hunters should be aware of these requirements if hunting with a gun in Ontario.
    If you are in possession of a gun for the purpose of hunting in Ontario, you are required to carry proof of your firearms accreditation under the Firearms Act (Canada) - this includes apprentice hunters (12-14 year old residents) who cannot yet obtain a firearms licence. In accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, every gun hunter must carry one of the following: a valid possession and acquisition licence, a valid minor’s licence, or a stamped copy of a Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) student report as official documentation showing successful completion of the CFSC (for apprentice hunters who have not yet obtained their minor’s licence). For non-residents, this could also include a valid non-resident firearms declaration form confirmed by a Canadian customs officer, or a valid temporary firearms borrowing licence for non-residents issued under the Firearms Act (Canada).
    You are required to produce this documentation to a conservation officer upon request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
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    Firearms Licence Requirement
    The Firearms Act (Canada) sets out the requirements for firearm possession. Hunters should be aware of these requirements if hunting with a gun in Ontario.
    If you are in possession of a gun for the purpose of hunting in Ontario, you are required to carry proof of your firearms accreditation under the Firearms Act (Canada) - this includes apprentice hunters (12-14 year old residents) who cannot yet obtain a firearms licence. In accordance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, every gun hunter must carry one of the following: a valid possession and acquisition licence, a valid minor’s licence, or a stamped copy of a Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) student report as official documentation showing successful completion of the CFSC (for apprentice hunters who have not yet obtained their minor’s licence). For non-residents, this could also include a valid non-resident firearms declaration form confirmed by a Canadian customs officer, or a valid temporary firearms borrowing licence for non-residents issued under the Firearms Act (Canada).
    You are required to produce this documentation to a conservation officer upon request.
    We were checked by three different COs in NW Ontario. None asked to see our Licences, but it should be carried....just in case!
    Interestingly enough, they didn’t want to see the summaries, just the tags.....

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    I've was told back when the registry came out that CO's wouldn't ask to see the PAL/RPAL because that was not in their job description (work to rule) and that it was the RCMP's jurisdiction.

    It looks like they have changed that, but we'll have to wait and see if the COs actually do it.
    Last edited by MikePal; October 17th, 2019 at 04:12 PM.
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    Question. When a CO comes up on you with some attitude demanding to see your gun because he wants to make sure your plug is in ... But your in a ML only wmu can you ask to see their Pal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Question. When a CO comes up on you with some attitude demanding to see your gun because he wants to make sure your plug is in ... But your in a ML only wmu can you ask to see their Pal ?
    LEO's don't require a PAL
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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Question. When a CO comes up on you with some attitude demanding to see your gun because he wants to make sure your plug is in ... But your in a ML only wmu can you ask to see their Pal ?
    Why would you want to? If push comes to shove, they can make it miserable for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    Question. When a CO comes up on you with some attitude demanding to see your gun because he wants to make sure your plug is in ... But your in a ML only wmu can you ask to see their Pal ?
    Sure you can, then they can search your b-hole without asking permission as well...

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    I typically leave my wallet (with my pal) in the vehicle and just have my licence and what-not on me in the bush. In most cases I'm not more than a 5-6 km walk from it and I'm more likely to see a C.O. driving than "in the bush" but I put it in my pocket yesterday. Now my fear is I'll forget it and go to buy some shells and realize that it's at home with my gear.
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    I believe any time you are in the possession of a firearm you must have your PAL on you. I always carry mine. True Co's do not appear to ask for a PAL but the Police do. I have been stop by both to verify I was legal, Co's only asked for license and Police only asked for PAL.

    I don't have time to waste with either so I make sure I have everything with me at all times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    I believe any time you are in the possession of a firearm you must have your PAL on you. I always carry mine. True Co's do not appear to ask for a PAL but the Police do. I have been stop by both to verify I was legal, Co's only asked for license and Police only asked for PAL.

    I don't have time to waste with either so I make sure I have everything with me at all times.
    That's pretty well the way I see it also. Regardless of who does what or enforces whatever, if you are in posession of firearm, you have to have your PAL. Common sense really regardless whether or not it's included in the recent publication of hunting regs.
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