Travel Information

When traveling to 12 Gauge Outfitting from outside Canada, crossing the US border is a fairly routine process. Whether you’re driving in or flying here, these tips will help with a smooth arrival and departure.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION

You’ll need a valid passport with an expiration date extending past your return date in order to cross the United States / Canada border. If this is the first time you have used your passport, make sure you have signed the signature page in advance. Each member of your group must have their own passport. If you’re travelling by commercial airline, you’ll most likely be asked for your passport at the airline desk or when you pass through security section/customs.

DECLARE EVERYTHING

Be prepared to provide any information requested by the Canada Border Service agents. They have the right to search all your accompanying belongings and vehicles, so don’t hide anything. Penalties for violating any regulations or providing false/misleading statements can include refusal to enter Canada, confiscation of items, suspension of hunting privileges or even being detained.

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Be prepared to provide any information requested by the Canada Border Service agents. They have the right to search all your accompanying belongings and vehicles, so don’t hide anything. Penalties for violating any regulations or providing false/misleading statements can include refusal to enter Canada, confiscation of items, suspension of hunting privileges or even being detained.

DESTINATION DETAILS

You will need to have all the contact & destination details of 12 Gauge Outfitting Ltd. when crossing the border.

This includes:

  • name of the outfitting company
  • the physical address and telephone number of the outfitter
  • the location where you will be staying during your visit


This information will be provided to you once you have booked your hunt. When crossing the border, you may be asked these questions separately from other members of your hunting group, so it’s good to have them handy. You can also expect to be asked how long you’ll be visiting, so know your return date.

FIREARMS DECLARATIONS & IMPORTING

You can bring eligible firearms and ammunition with you into Canada, provided you have the proper documentation. Some restrictions apply, such as types of firearms and who may transport them.

You can find the official reference for non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms on the Canadian Firearms Program website.

We recommend you complete and submit any forms at least two months in advance of your travel dates, in case any special circumstances need to be addressed. For more information on how to import and export your firearms to Canada, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website.

In order to bring your firearms across the border for hunting, the proper form to fill out is the Non-Resident Firearms Declaration.

For general information on Non-resident Firearm users visiting Canada click here: Non-Resident Firearm Users Visiting Canada – General Info

*12 Gauge Outfitting Ltd. does provide the option to purchase ammunition on site.

TRANSPORTING FIREARMS

When crossing the border (or at anytime while transporting your firearms), your firearms must be unloaded, encased and locked in either a lockable hard cover gun case or with trigger locks attached. The maximum number of shotgun shells your magazine can accommodate is 3. Ensure you have the magazine plug in place when crossing the border and at all times when hunting.

TRANSPORTING GAME

Your hunting license is your permit to export your game (within legal limits) back across the border after your hunt. The limits and requirements differ by species—consult Transfer of Game Meat and Hunting Trophies Cross Border. The most basic requirement is that it must be possible to identify the sex, species and quantity of game being transported.

Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Saskatoon Airport
333 Aerogreen Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7L 1S4
1-306-986-4993
www.marriott.com

Nisku Inn Edmonton Airport
1101 – 4th Street
Nisku, AB T9E 7N1
1-800-661-6966
www.niskuinn.com
Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Express
1102 – 4th Street
Nisku, AB  T9E 8E2
1-780-955-1000
www.holidayinn.com
Free airport shuttle

Car Rentals

Budget Car & Truck Rentals at International Airports:
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1-306-244-7925

Edmonton, Alberta
1-780-890-4801
www.budget.ca

Questions?

Contact Jordan
Phone: 1-306-441-9025
Text: 1-306-441-9025
Email: info@12gaugeoutfitting.com

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