Simple Hunting Checklist
Requirements for Crossing the Canada and U.S. Border
Getting into Canada is not difficult as long as all of the proper documents are filled out and you have all the paper work you need. Here at SWO we will assist you in every way possible to guide you in the right direction.
Here are a few things you will need:
Government Issue ID
The following is acceptable:
- Driver’s License
- Government or state issued photo ID
(All minors must have proof of ID)
All hunters must have a government issued passport.
A passport is now required for travel between the U.S. and Canada. Here is a link that can help you get a passport or answer any questions you may have.
Travel.State.Gov Passport Information
When you bring your gun into Canada you will need to fill out a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration (Form CAFC 909) that SWO will provide for you. When filling out this form be sure that all the information is accurate. Do not sign the form until instructed to by a custom's officer. There will be a fee of $25.00CAD (may be subject to change) that you will have to pay at the Customs Office. When completed this process gives you your permit to get your gun into the country. Click to Download Form CAFC 909
If you have any prior convictions please contact S.W.O. and your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to ensure entry into Canada.
The next items are not required but recommended.
To show proof of citizenship if your passport has not been issued yet.
The border will only allow you to bring in 200 rounds of ammunition per person. Most airlines will allow 11 LBS, but you will need to check with your local airlines.
You will need to get a health certificate from your vet within 10 days before your trip.
If you are traveling with a minor, a notarized letter
from the other parent stating they give permission for you to take the minor
out of the country.
For help with booking flights and car rental, you can contact Jane Maier with Carlson Wagonlit Richert Travel at 888-284-6872 or e-mail email@example.com. Just let her know that you are hunting with us and she will take care of you.