I’ve been fortunate enough to travel out of province, to the U.S., and to international destinations in pursuit of my passion for hunting and fishing.
Along the way, I’ve learned a few lessons — some the hard way. Here’s some advice if you’re considering a cross-border trip that will help protect you and your gear.
Consider purchasing trips and insurance from agencies that specialize in outdoor experiences.
- Esplanade Travel (Boston-based agency that deals with international hunters), 617-266-7465
- Gracy Travel International (agency caters to international hunters), 210-698-2611
- Global Rescue (emergency medical/evacuation insurance), 1-800-381-9754
Try to have your paperwork in place and any questions answered before you gas up the truck or head to the airport.
- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, 613-996-9933
- U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (temporary export permits), 304-616-4550
Protect your equipment to ensure your trip is filled with nothing but positive memories.
If you don’t any travel-worthy luggage for your gear, check these places out. They all offer a variety of products.
Gun and bow cases:
For more travel advice, read “The Travelling Hunter and Angler” by Don Sangster in the January – February 2015 issue of Ontario OUT of DOORS.