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Bringing black bear back from canada
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Shane 04-Jan-20
Mailman 04-Jan-20
Alexis Desjardins 04-Jan-20
skull 04-Jan-20
Shane 04-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor 04-Jan-20
skull 04-Jan-20
Rob Nye 04-Jan-20
Shane 04-Jan-20
Ogoki 04-Jan-20
deerslayer 04-Jan-20
Squash 09-Jan-20
Cobie33 09-Jan-20
South Farm 09-Jan-20
mgmicky 10-Jan-20
nehunter 12-Jan-20
Bou'bound 12-Jan-20
Rob Nye 12-Jan-20
From: Shane
04-Jan-20
A group of us are going to canada this year for a spring bear hunt. What is needed to bring the bear back across the border. I heard an export tag is needed is this correct.

From: Mailman
04-Jan-20
Your outfitter will have the tag that you need. When you come back into U S you will go inside and fill out another form and usually be on your way. Only once in 5 trips have I had anyone come outside and even look at our coolers.

04-Jan-20
Manitoba u just need your hunting licence if u bring it back fresh. Not sure of other provinces could be different good luck.

From: skull
04-Jan-20
Ontario you need 35$ export permit, you can get your export permit at the same place you’re buying the tag Your outfitter should have all your questions answered

From: Shane
04-Jan-20
We will be hunting in Quebec but coming back into the US thru Ontario. Not sure if this makes a difference.

04-Jan-20
Since you asked about Quebec specifically. Quebec requires checking In your bear at a check station before you leave where you’ll get your export papers. Your Outfitter should be well aware of the Quebec procedures which are obviously different from other Provinces so give him a jingle if still unsure. Have a great hunt. C

From: skull
04-Jan-20
Charlie Rehor where is the LIKE button

From: Rob Nye
04-Jan-20
In Saskatchewan only your hunting license is required to take your bear with you. The hide, skull and meat all require seals that come with the hunting license. If you leave it here for taxidermy then an export permit is required when they ship it. Good luck, shoot straight.

From: Shane
04-Jan-20
Thanks for the info I will check with our outfitter.

From: Ogoki
04-Jan-20
I have bear hunted Ontario since 2005 . Buy license online or at store that sells license in Ontario. Outfitter fills out Form 33. At completion of hunt ,the bottom half is filled out . You get the top copy of this form . Before you get to border buy the $35 export permit . Simple as that for Ontario. Did this last 14 years . Lord willing will do again in June .

From: deerslayer
04-Jan-20
For US Customs:

You will have to fill out a US FWL form when you come back into the US. If you are importing your own animal, your hunting license, and ID is all CBP needs to complete the import (in addition to the FWL form).

If you are importing on the behalf of someone else then a cites would be required along with an export form.

From: Squash
09-Jan-20
Been a while since I hunted B Bear in Quebec.I hunted in a ZEC, I registered the kill at the ZEC gate house and then received a CITES permit stamped by Quebec . Don’t know if you still need the permit ? Entered the US through Ontario. But , when I got to the USA customs they told me I needed the permit stamped by Ontario officials, I replied the bear was killed in Quebec and had their stamp. They said they didn’t care, the only way I was bringing the bear into NY, was if the permit was stamped by Ontario. Turned around went to the Ontario Customs, told them the problem, they looked at each other cross eyed , they stated the bear was killed in Quebec, I said I know. They then stamped my cites permit , and then I was able to bring the bear into NY.

I think the US Customs officer was just breaking my balls ?

From: Cobie33
09-Jan-20
Squash, I had something similar happen when I killed a bear in SK on the last night and recovered it the morning we were leaving. I took the skull and meat with me that day. Left the hide with the outfitter. He lived in eastern Ontario and I would meet him in Thunder Bay when he went home after the season ( I am from Iowa and love the drive to TB). Drove up, met him, had my SK license and seal for the hide. Got to the border told them what I had and where it came from. Went inside, talked to three people who checked several different binders because the bear wasn't killed in Ontario. After 30 minutes of this one of them said, "You're good, welcome home. You can be on your way." They didn't know what to do either.

From: South Farm
09-Jan-20
Couple cases of Labatts is required, too. I can send you the address where it needs to be delivered.

From: mgmicky
10-Jan-20
Are you driving or flying? Hopefully someone can learn from my ordeal. Long story short, I flew to NB and shot a P&Y bear in 2017 and still don’t have it. Nothing, not even a claw. Make SURE you have a clear understanding of the process and what needs to be done to get your bear. I thought the outfitter and I were clear on the details of getting my bear shipped before I got to Canada. I’ve heard every excuse in the book from him and now it’s 2.5 years later and I’ve basically given up. It was an awesome hunt but certainly tainted the experience since I have nothing but a couple of photos and some memories.

From: nehunter
12-Jan-20

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Just don't bring back the Gall Bladder or Penis bone or you'll be in trouble I brought the Swizzle Stick back (for a friend) and spent three hours waiting for them to fill out paperwork for the siezure. Now I'm red flagged at the Border.

From: Bou'bound
12-Jan-20
They take their job to keep dicks out of the country seriously it seems

From: Rob Nye
12-Jan-20
Never understood why anyone wanted to keep a bear’s pecker. Common reason given is for a swizzle stick. If anybody stirred my drink with one I’d punch em in the head.

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