gmannn wrote:Does anyone have experience bringing geese you shot back from Canada? My understanding is you must have a wing attached but remove the head and feet. Is that so? They refer to 50 CFR 2061 but it is not available on the net. Is there anything else I need to know?
LOTS!! Before you leave the States,get a USFWS form #3-177.... to declare your birds at U.S.Customs when returning to the States.You have the following options:1> declare a fully feathered bird, 2>a plucked bird with head or a wing still attached,3> a breasted bird with one fully feathered wing still attached. BEFORE YOUR TRIP, you should also pick up a Canadian Firearms Import Application for non-residents and have it all filled out BEFORE you take your trip.On the day you register your guns(can have 3 listed),LEAVE THEM OUTSIDE AFTER DECLARING THEM TO THE INSPECTOR. The Canadian officer in the building will run N.C.I.C checks on the serial #s you have listed on the form and then he will come outside with you to verify the guns you have listed .Cost is $25.00 Cnd. and you are allowed to continue importing for up to 2 months before having the form redone@ another $25.One last thing,
DO NOT SIGN
the gun form until the actual day you have them registered ...when you are able to sign IN FRONT OF the Canadian officer....MAY HAVE TO REDO THE FORM OTHERWISE.Send me a p.m.if you need more info...GOOD LUCK