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CANADA best spot for retirement cabin?
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Contributors to this thread:
DoorKnob 02-Feb-20
Ambush 02-Feb-20
skull 02-Feb-20
Kurt 02-Feb-20
DoorKnob 02-Feb-20
APauls 03-Feb-20
grape 03-Feb-20
DoorKnob 04-Feb-20
South Farm 04-Feb-20
sticksender 04-Feb-20
ground hunter 04-Feb-20
wildwilderness 04-Feb-20
LKH 04-Feb-20
petedrummond 04-Feb-20
lawdy 05-Feb-20
gobbler 05-Feb-20
Kurt 05-Feb-20
DoorKnob 06-Feb-20
lawdy 06-Feb-20
Ambush 06-Feb-20
ground hunter 06-Feb-20
Inshart 06-Feb-20
Pig Doc 06-Feb-20
lawdy 06-Feb-20
DoorKnob 07-Feb-20
JL 07-Feb-20
From: DoorKnob
02-Feb-20
I have dual citizenship. I am toying with the idea of spending some of my retirement living in Canada. Where is the best place for quality hunting? Reasonable land prices and access to public. I never hunted Canada. Thanks much.

From: Ambush
02-Feb-20
First check into residency requirements for hunting and fishing in each province. If you have a Canadian citizenship you should be good to go nearly everywhere, with NWT having the longest wait time to buy resident permits. BC is six months for big game and has fifteen huntable big game species (off hand) now that grizzlies are off the table.

From: skull
02-Feb-20
Last place you want to be is Ontario Best place Saskatchewan or Alberta If I ever move that’s were I’m going, Big mule, big Whitetail, lots bears, moose, Mountain lion, sheep, pronghorn,

From: Kurt
02-Feb-20
You have to be physically present in BC more than 6 months each year to maintain residency once it is achieved. Less and you are not a resident and require a guide to hunt big game...or a resident that has a permit to accompany and will take you hunting (only works for someone with Canadian citizenship, only good for non-LEH hunts and for a 21 day period etc). Note you can only be a resident of one state or province at a time so will lose your US residency of whatever state you move from. Also, the cross border issues with taxes, moving, etc aren't simple, but you already knew that.

BC is good if you are interested in hunting sheep every year....most Stone sheep areas and some Bighorn/California Bighorn areas are over the counter.

From: DoorKnob
02-Feb-20

From: APauls
03-Feb-20
First you need to tell us what you want to hunt, and what time of year you want to be there. Is fishing a major component? Deep sea, or inland walleye etc? Is trophy quality a major concern or just the ability to get out?

From: grape
03-Feb-20
My biggest concern would be to hire Adam to be my guide!

From: DoorKnob
04-Feb-20
I currently reside on land that provides more venison than I can possibly consume. Also, wildlife a plenty. on a great lake no less.

just considering a change. sell all this and move to another place a plenty.

what spot in Canada is ripe for the plucking?

From: South Farm
04-Feb-20
On Lake Nipigon!

From: sticksender
04-Feb-20
Doorknob, I have no idea of your hunting interests, but for my way of thinking, if it was any kind of possibility, I'd jump at the chance to become a BC citizen. They've got 18 big game species including the option to hunt Sheep every year. And you sure don't need to buy land, since the province is 95% public. But OTOH if all you want to hunt is deer, you might as well stay put.

04-Feb-20
Curoius, how do you manage dual citizenship, there was a time you had a 7 year time limit...

Also, you must be able to get there. If your in Wis, your not going to BC easy.,..... My friend bought Ontario. He lives in Central Wis. Great fishing and grouse, and some big deer, but great buys. He is on the English river ,..good luck

04-Feb-20
The grass is NOT always greener!

From: LKH
04-Feb-20
Okay, I'll ask it: How old are you and what shape? Will you be able to hunt sheep, goat and other really tough hunts? Things like moose diy require a lot of strength and stamina.

From: petedrummond
04-Feb-20
Dont leave. Come on is this a troll

From: lawdy
05-Feb-20
We have a place in Newfoundland. We spend most of the summer up there as I work playing music. The rest of the year, I coach here. When I get done coaching, we will stay there from May until Sept. if it was just me, I would probably green card it, but with kids and grandkids, I would want to be here most of the year. Giving up my citizenship is something I could not do.

From: gobbler
05-Feb-20
I wouldn’t live anywhere that doesn’t allow me to carry a concealed pistol for protection of self and family no matter how good the hunting is

From: Kurt
05-Feb-20
Lawdy, You don't (can't) give up your US citizenship without a fight from the US Gov't. as they want taxes for life! You can become a dual citizen of the US and Canada, which is what the original poster said he is. Being a citizen of both countries is totally different than being a resident of a province (or state) where you are only legally a resident of one at a time. As I mentioned the cross-border taxes do become complicated, but sounds like you already do them if you are working in Canada.

From: DoorKnob
06-Feb-20
Thanks for all the input so far, keep it coming.

“From: ground hunter 04-Feb-20

Curoius, how do you manage dual citizenship “

Choose your parents wisely :D

" From: petedrummond 04-Feb-20 Dont leave. Come on is this a troll "

I don't know you, but I am confident you are an azzwhole.

“From: lawdy 05-Feb-20

We have a place in Newfoundland. We spend most of the summer up there as I work playing music. The rest of the year, I coach here. When I get done coaching, we will stay there from May until Sept. if it was just me, I would probably green card it, but with kids and grandkids, I would want to be here most of the year. Giving up my citizenship is something I could not do. “

Fortunately I do not have to give up anything.

From: lawdy
06-Feb-20
Kurt, people here have no idea what taxes are until they experience Canada. Socialism isn’t free. Cash is king up there, me included when I play venues. Newfies are very adept at avoiding taxes when they can.

From: Ambush
06-Feb-20
" Newfies are very adept at avoiding taxes when they can"

"Aye bye, trad'in ya dis jar a screech fer dem cod cheeks, eh?

06-Feb-20
So where are you going to buy? I sheep hunted in my late 20's and that was in the late 70's...... I remember when one of best friends moved to BC to take advantage of the hunting yet after 7 years, he had to make a decision,,,, he chose the BC,,, lots of mixed emotions there,,, he got lots of health care,, and it was a good deal, until he needed serious work and came to the states for his heart surgery in Milwaukee, otherwise he would be dead...... I still do not understand your dual citizenship,,, what do you get ut of that?//////////////////////// One of my hunting partners married a girl out of Kitchner Ontario,,, after awhile she had to decide,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I just still do not get it

From: Inshart
06-Feb-20
HMMMMMM, I thought everyone was supposed to list their real name?? Mr. (or Ms.) Door Knob ..... yeah right!

From: Pig Doc
06-Feb-20
That's a common name in WI :)

From: lawdy
06-Feb-20
Boy do I like cod cheeks. Brought a big bag of them home, along with cod tongues. I catch my own, but you can stop by a fisherman coming in from the sea and for a couple bucks, cash, he will sell you a big cod and fillet it for you.

From: DoorKnob
07-Feb-20
" From: ground hunter 06-Feb-20

So where are you going to buy? I sheep hunted in my late 20's and that was in the late 70's...... I remember when one of best friends moved to BC to take advantage of the hunting yet after 7 years, he had to make a decision,,,, he chose the BC,,, lots of mixed emotions there,,, he got lots of health care,, and it was a good deal, until he needed serious work and came to the states for his heart surgery in Milwaukee, otherwise he would be dead...... I still do not understand your dual citizenship,,, what do you get ut of that?//////////////////////// One of my hunting partners married a girl out of Kitchner Ontario,,, after awhile she had to decide,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I just still do not get it "

OK... I'll type this slowly for you. When you are born in either US or CA and at least one of your parents are from the other. Bingo. any more questions?

From: JL
07-Feb-20
Knew a Coastie with dual citizenship. He had a parent from both places. Not a bad gig I suppose if you're into outdoorsy things.

I do know at one time some guys (US) would go to Canada (Ontario I think it was) and buy a small plot of land for a couple of thousand. They would get a tax number with it and that allowed them to buy resident bear tags and hunt in the area they have the tax number for. If you're a hard core bear hunter that would be the way to go.

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