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From: shortstop
02-Feb-21
Well, whats the opinion? Are they going to let us in or not?

From: Rob in VT
02-Feb-21
At the rate vaccines are going, it will be summer before they are done. I would guess the border won’t be opened until that happens.

From: njbuck
02-Feb-21
I am doubtful for the spring but I think we have a shot for the fall. I think that with biden saying he wants it open and a lot of the democratic governors saying they want their states to open back up, hopefully the worst is behind us. Time will tell.

From: JB
02-Feb-21
Missed out on a couple of fishing trips to Canada last year. At the pace we are crawling along at with vaccinations, I don't see it happening this year either.

From: kota-man
02-Feb-21
I agree...I don't see spring happening, but I'm hopeful for fall.

From: Quinn @work
02-Feb-21
With the rate vaccines are going we'd be lucky to get the border open in 2021 at all. Hopefully I'm wrong.

From: Dale06
02-Feb-21
I missed an annual monster pike trip last May. Looks like we’re are headed for two in a row.

From: Pop-r
02-Feb-21
Very doubtful for 2021.

From: spike buck
02-Feb-21
Northern Ontario Tourism Association sent us a memo.... told us to not expect the border to open until at least the end of July. Unfortunately... No Spring Bear!!!

From: JL
02-Feb-21
If I had a trip to the bush in the works, my concern would be any fallout from closing the Keystone pipeline. I hope that doesn't force JT to prolong any border closures as a passive retribution towards Prez Biden. Just thinking out loud on that one.....hope I'm wrong on that line of thought.

From: Bou'bound
02-Feb-21
Absolutely 100% yes we will be allowed to cross into Canada. The when is the question. What is the window of time you are asking about

From: spike buck
02-Feb-21
Our Federal Transport Minister is Omar, from Egypt. Trudeaus newest minister appointment, said Canada has the strictest rules for international travelers. Trudeau has to have the strictest travel rules as he screwed up major with the vaccine program. No new vaccines for Canada this week.

02-Feb-21
Maybe fall earliest I think, we have 2.65 of people vaccinated in Canada good leadership.

From: Fulldraw
02-Feb-21
And I’d say when they do open, you’ll have to be vaccinated to do so..

From: MQQSE
02-Feb-21
I would sure want to make sure that I am vaccinated before I head over. At Trudope’s pace it may be pretty dangerous for anyone not vaccinated.

From: Ollie
02-Feb-21
Squash, Trump did not shut down the Us/Canada border. Trudeau did...and he has shown no interest in reopening the border anytime soon.

From: INbowdude
02-Feb-21
I had a turkey hunt canceled last May in Ontario and it looks like this May will be the same. Bummer.

From: Ambush
02-Feb-21
Trudope and Kamala are going to meet soon. That's a scary thing for me, 'cause she'll own any balls present in that room!!

From: Wayjames
02-Feb-21
I’m stuck up here in the Lake of the Woods trying to get to the Klondike to work. Looks like I will be here till June by the sound of what I’m hearing at the border.

From: timberdoodle
03-Feb-21
If you want to extrapolate some numbers, BC has administered 140k vaccine doses since December, so the better part of 60 days, or ~2,333 doses/day. BC population is ~5m. If the goal is 80% herd immunity, they would need to vaccinate 4m people. At the current pace, they would need 1700 days. I assume they won't wait to 80% herd immunity, and I assume the vaccination rate increases substantially, but it's going to take a while. I wouldn't bet on the border being open before late summer at best...

From: Rgiesey
03-Feb-21
James A. I haven’t seen the scientific studies showing masks work. Please list them. Because a scientist or doctor thinks or says it doesn’t make it science. Example Fauci. Casper x2

From: Old School
03-Feb-21
Trudeau is the problem - a typical sleazy politician. Quarantines for everyone but him. My son-in-law and daughter live in Canada and it’s crazy. If they leave and come here for a visit they have to quarantine at a Trudeau approved hotel for 2 weeks upon returning. Yet the same rules don’t apply to him...

I would be extremely doubtful that he will open the border in time for spring bear.

From: Rockbass
03-Feb-21
Im from Canada and it is very hard to get out right now and even harder to get in if you are an average Joe. I'm thinking at least June maybe longer before the border opens. Had to cancel Mexico and Florida turkey hunts again for March/April which were cancelled from 2020 and re-booked to 2021. We have a very slow vaccine distribution plan up here right now and we are having even more problems getting vaccines into Canada so not trying to be the person that messes up the parade but I would say Bear hunts in May in Canada are about 100% not going to happen and 75-90% not going to happen in June for US citizens trying to get across border. Just my opinion....

From: Rockbass
03-Feb-21
Old School...Totally agree...that new regulation just cost me my Mexican trip...I'm pretty sure Mexican outfitter is just going to keep my money after two years and Aeromexico screwed me. My American buddies are still going on trip. Frustrating... as I arranged the 2nd half of trip for the three of us for Florida Osceola and I'm the one that can't go!

03-Feb-21
The more Americans that get vaccinated the stronger the argument is to allow crossing. Get 'er done, and encourage your friends and relatives. Then we can get back to living and playing hard. Remember that the immunity conveyed is NOT 100%, and therefore the less people in your community that carry the virus or are infectious (i.e. vaccinated) the lower the risk exposure. You are either part of the solution or you are part of the problem.

From: skull
03-Feb-21
Unfortunately Outfitters in Canada they have to tightening their belts for one more year Rockbass I’ll PM you

From: Mr.C
05-Feb-21
guide friend in Alberta says not likely

From: APauls
05-Feb-21
No our fearless leader is hell bent on killing all tourism operators and won’t stop until the job is done! But hey, I’ll openly declare it’s time to spend $64 million on a misinformation campaign. Yes!

From: bassmasterjk
05-Feb-21
Scheduled to hunt Alberta in November, currently coordinating a backup plan. Don't feel confident about the border opening in time.

From: JL
05-Feb-21

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There is some good info in this article about the number of vaccines going to Canada and when. The pace looks slow which I would read as nothing will change at the border. The last sentence does have me wondering if there will be enough doses to give folks who already got a first shot their second one.

Trudeau defends Canada tapping COVAX vaccine pool amid ongoing shortages Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canada’s decision to tap vaccine doses from a global sharing program meant to ensure an equitable distribution of doses between wealthy and poor countries.

about 10 hours ago By: Glacier Media

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canada’s decision to tap vaccine doses from a global sharing program meant to ensure an equitable distribution of doses between wealthy and poor countries.

Canada has been on the receiving end of criticism this week after it was revealed it would be accepting at least 1.9 million vaccine doses between now and June from the COVAX pool.

The prime minister noted that COVAX allows countries to invest half their funding into vaccine doses for poorer countries, while the other half goes to richer countries contributing to the pool.

So far Canada is the only G7 country tapping doses from COVAX.

“Our contribution was always intended for Canadians as well as to support lower-income countries,” Trudeau said during a Friday (February 5) media briefing outside his Ottawa home.

Canada’s first COVAX doses will come from AstraZeneca plc — a vaccine not yet approved by Canadian regulators.

The prime minister said he took a call this week from AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot, who has assured him the company was on track to deliver its order to Canada pending regulatory approval.

Amid vaccine shortages from Pfizer Inc. (NSYE:PFE) and Moderna Inc. (NSYE:MRNA) in the early goings on inoculations, Trudeau said he’s also received reassurances from the CEOs of those companies that their combined order of six million doses will be delivered to Canada on schedule by the end of March.

Another 20 million doses from those countries remain on track to be delivered in the spring, the prime minister added.

No Pfizer shipments arrived in the country last week and Canada is only receiving 82% of the previously expected deliveries for the weeks of February 1 and February 8.

This comes as Pfizer revamps its production facilities in Belgium to expand its manufacturing capacity.

Meanwhile, the country had previously been expecting 230,000 doses this week and next from Moderna but delays have also been plaguing deliveries.

This week only 180,000 doses arrived.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, said he couldn’t estimate how many Moderna doses would be delivered the week of February 22.

“But we are not expecting to receive Moderna’s 249,000 doses,” he said, referring to the increased number of doses previously expected.

Trudeau said the delay in shpipments remain a “hurdle” for the country.

“We knew short-term delays would be a possibility, so we planned accordingly,” he said.

The prime minister said the federal government’s plan was to ensure the country had as many deals as possible with the first companies to produce vaccines, but that it couldn’t risk putting all its eggs in one basket by signing larger agreements with fewer companies.

“Yes, the turbulence week over week that we’re seeing is of concern and we’re watching it closely and we’re staying on it,” Trudeau said.

To date, just over 1 million doses have been administered in Canada: 870,000 first doses and 113,000 second doses.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna require two doses.

From: Timbrhuntr
06-Feb-21
As soon as JT opens his mouth he's lying !! He keeps saying everyone will get a chance to be vaccinated by September Ha Ha Ha September 2022 maybe !!!!! !Little rich boy playing at politics just a silly game to him like his old man . Well at least we can get marijuana to make us forget that we can't get a vaccine here ! Maybe he can get his buddies in China to help out ! Of course as a country we will show how much a bunch of sheep we are when we give him a majority when he sends us into an early election !!

From: Ambush
06-Feb-21
Trudeau spends more time shopping for socks than vaccines. Between that and spending hours combing his hair so it looks like he didn't have time to comb his hair.

From: Rackmastr
06-Feb-21
I keep hearing a lot of chatter at work about non-essential travel and rapid-testing combined with providing test results beforehand. I still feel that its a ways off, but sure a lot more chatter in the past couple weeks about it than there has been since last March.

Personally cant guess when it might be open or not, but just seems to be a trend in the past 2 weeks through some channels.

From: Stix
06-Feb-21
I'm betting on yes, but I have free access anyways due to family in Canada.

From: Rackmastr
06-Feb-21
"I'm betting on yes, but I have free access anyways due to family in Canada. " - except that whole 14 day self isolation that most cant afford to do in combination with a bear hunt lol.

From: Stix
06-Feb-21
It's unmonitored isolation.

From: Deertick
06-Feb-21
Kinda doubtful that vaccines will open borders (though they should) ... traveling internationally soon ... I’ve had both vaccines ... no one is interested. Testing required.

From: Rackmastr
06-Feb-21
"It's unmonitored isolation" - Well, the 14 day self isolation isn't what I'd call 'unmonitored', but not really worth the discussion here. Several cases of having follow-ups throughout, as well as a lot of refusals of people who have attempted to circumvent the order. Entering Canada by right as a Canadian citizen obviously helps with the one step of getting across. Complying with the 14 day quarantine order is too much for most for a bear hunt.

07-Feb-21
Guys from the US will be vaccinated before Canadians, if trudope isn’t lying to us again I think the border will be open By August but we’ve been lyed to before. He say everyone that wants a vaccine will get one by end of September pray this craziness goes by soon.

From: Drop Tine
07-Feb-21
With liberal leaders in both sides. They are anything but liberal and I highly doubt it. Especially with these new so called variants of the virus showing up.

From: JL
07-Feb-21
Can ya bear hunt and still "isolate"? I was thinking along the lines of cross the border and isolate for 14 days......4 days camp out....bear hunt for 7 days....3 days camp out and leave on the 4th day.

If the new strain(s) of the virus take off here or in Canada......I would expect further delays with the border opening.

From: JL
07-Feb-21

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Global Cases Ease; Biden Warns on Immunity: Virus Update

Bloomberg News 1 hr ago

Coronavirus infections continued to slow across the globe, though President Joe Biden said it’s unlikely the U.S. will reach herd immunity before the end of the summer due to a shortfall in vaccine availability.

Vaccine developers said they are working on a new shot to combat the South African strain after early data suggested AstraZeneca Plc’s product has limited efficacy against mild disease caused by the variant. There’s “a reasonable chance” that vaccines will stay ahead of virus mutations, said a former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s shot got conditional approval in China for the general public, while Indonesia approved it for the elderly. Thailand opted out of Covax, saying its rules are too strict. South Korea is relaxing its social distancing rules as new cases decline. Germany is likely to extend its lockdown for another two weeks. Key Developments: Global Tracker: Cases exceed 106 million; deaths pass 2.3 millionVaccine Tracker: More than 131 million shots given worldwideChina’s Covid vaccine drive is falling behind the U.S., EuropeECB President Christine Lagarde sees a recovery in the summerChronic Covid and convalescent plasma may boost mutation riskWhere did Covid come from? Investigator foreshadows fresh clues

There’s “a reasonable chance” that vaccines will stay ahead of virus mutations, said Scott Gottlieb, a former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“I think there’s a rule of thumb we can assume that the vaccines are probably going to be about 20% less effective against these new variants from Brazil and South Africa,” Gottlieb said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Yet he predicted the virus is “not going to continue to change as much.” Possibly in four to six months, scientists may be able discern “a consensus strain that bakes in a lot of the different variation that we’re seeing, to have boosters available for the fall,” Gottlieb said. a man sitting at a desk in front of a laptop: FDA And CDC Heads Testify To House Commerce Subcommittee On Seasonal Influenza Preparedness And Response © Bloomberg FDA And CDC Heads Testify To House Commerce Subcommittee On Seasonal Influenza Preparedness And Response

The Japanese government is considering lifting the state of emergency in 10 prefectures early depending on the virus situations ahead of the expiry date of March 7, Asahi reported, without attribution. The government plans to hold virus meetings Friday, and may decide to lift the emergency in Gifu prefecture if the situation in the neighboring Aichi prefecture also improves. Singapore Delays Travel Program for Businesses: BT (7:24 a.m. HK)

Singapore is pushing back a pilot program to bring officials and business people into the nation and put them in a “bubble,” the Business Times reports. Under the original plan for the Connect@Singapore initiative, the first travelers would have arrived in mid- to late January. The Singapore Tourism Board said it has not yet chosen operators for the facilities where these visitors would stay.

Biden Says Immunity Unlikely Before End of Summer (4:52 p.m. NY)

President Joe Biden said it’s unlikely the U.S. will reach herd immunity for the coronavirus before the end of the summer due to a shortfall in vaccine availability.

“The idea that this can be done and we can get to herd immunity much before the end of this summer is very difficult,” Biden said in an interview with CBS News that aired on Sunday.

In the U.S., logistical delays and vaccine shortages have meant only a small fraction of the population has received shots since two different vaccines became available in December.

Fauci Warns Not to Postpone Second Doses (4:07 p.m. NY)

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans not to delay their second does of the coronavirus vaccine, after other health experts suggested recently there may be a benefit to pushing more people to get a first shot and possible delaying the follow-ups a bit.

“We must go with the scientific data that we’ve accumulated, and it’s really very solid,” Fauci, the top U.S. Infectious diseases specialist, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You can get as many people in their first dose at the same time as adhering, within reason, to the timetable of the second dose.”

Fauci said U.S. vaccine supply should improve in February and March as the “capability of manufacturing” escalates. a group of people standing in a room: Yankee Stadium Opens As Covid-19 Vaccination Hub © Bloomberg Yankee Stadium Opens As Covid-19 Vaccination Hub

Germany to Extend Lockdown, State Leader Says (2:29 p.m. NY)

Germany will have to extend its lockdown when state and federal leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss Covid-19 strategy, Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said.

Soeder, whose CSU party is part of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing bloc, told broadcaster ARD “it makes no sense to just call it off now” and risk a resurgence of the virus by easing restrictions prematurely.

Chancellery officials in Berlin have concluded it’s too early to ease restrictions even though infections are declining, and the lockdown is likely to be extended for two weeks, people familiar with the discussions said last week. South Africa to Speed Up Use of J&J Shot (2:15 p.m. NY)

South Africa plans to fast-track the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine after it showed more efficacy against a new variant that’s prevalent in more than 90% of new cases in the country, according to Glenda Gray, president of the South African Medical Research Council.

The move comes after trial data released Sunday showed that a shot developed by AstraZeneca Plc has limited efficacy against the mutation that was identified late last year. Even though South Africa received its first vaccines this month with the arrival AstraZeneca’s product, its use should temporarily be suspended, Barry Schoub, chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, said Sunday in an online briefing. France Aims to Vaccinate 4 Million by March (2:08 p.m. NY)

France aims to vaccinate up to 4 million by the end of this month, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said in an interview on CNews, without clarifying if this target included the shots from both Pfizer and Moderna. The number of deaths due to the virus fell for a sixth day in a row to 171, according to Sante Publique France. New virus cases are still hovering around 20,000 a day. “We’re seeing a stabilization of new cases but the situation remains fragile,” Attal said. U.K. Minister Says Over-50s Will Be Vaccinated by May (12:49 p.m. NY)

The U.K. is on track to vaccinate all over-50s by May, with almost 1,000 people a minute receiving shots during the busiest period, Health Minister Nadhim Zahawi said.

Zahawi, who is responsible for the vaccine rollout, said the rate of 979 doses a minute was reached between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday. New Vaccine in Works to Fight South Africa Variant (11:59 a.m. NY)

Vaccine developers said they are working on a new shot to combat the South African strain of coronavirus after early data suggested AstraZeneca Plc’s product has limited efficacy against mild disease caused by the variant.

There isn’t yet enough information from research to show whether the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is effective at preventing severe Covid-19 cases, hospitalization and deaths, the company said in a statement.

Sarah Gilbert, leading the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine program, said work was already under way to adapt the vaccine to deal specifically with the South African variant. The new shot is “very likely” to be available by autumn, she said. Study Predicts U.S. Spread of U.K. Variant (11:37 a.m. NY)

A new study warns of “further surges” in the U.S. as the coronavirus variant first found in the U.K. likely becomes the dominant strain.

The B.1.1.7 variant is 35-40% more transmissible, the study says, and “will likely become the dominant variant in many U.S. states by March, 2021, leading to further surges of Covid-19 in the country, unless urgent mitigation efforts are immediately implemented.”

The study was carried out by a team of virologists in the U.S. in association with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. It echoed the same warning last month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the variant’s rapid spread. The variant has been found in at least 30 U.S. states.

The U.S. added 106,570 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, almost 8,000 fewer than the week’s previous low, suggesting that the declining trend in infections is continuing. While testing has slowed over the past month, according to the Covid Tracking Project, the latest number compares with an average of some 177,000 daily new cases in the U.S. over the preceding four weeks. The numbers are based on nationwide data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg.

Another 2,778 people of Covid-related illness, bringing the U.S. toll to more than 462,000. Norway’s Bergen to Go Into Lockdown (7:15 a.m. NY)

Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, will go into lockdown after transmission of the South African virus variant was detected at construction sites. Shops, cafes, restaurants, gyms and museums will close, and all events will be banned in the city and two nearby municipalities for one week from 6 p.m. on Sunday.

10-Feb-21
My Canadian outfitter said they are not hearing much from the government on being able to be open. Slow Canadian vaccine roll out is really making the situation bleak

From: Moosemania
10-Feb-21
Link unfortunately I think you are right. But I'm not sure they will ever get sick of playing politics!

12-Feb-21
X2 what all the other Canadian guys have said.

It's getting super frustrating to have Ottawa tell us not to expect a return to normalcy until everyone has been vaccinated, while simultaneously proving to be utter failures at procuring and delivering vaccinations.

Sorry for all you guys that have to keep canceling trips.

I had to postpone a trip to Israel for approx. 30 people from Feb. to Nov. 2021, and now I'm getting nervous November won't be possible either.

From: jstephens61
12-Feb-21
Wife just told me Canada just stopped all cruises until 2022. Not looking good.

From: JB
15-Feb-21

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I feel sorry more for the businesses than for the guys canceling trips - me included. I can schedule something else. They can't make up that income. And it's not looking good.

From: Live2Hunt
15-Feb-21
I wish they would soon, the Wisconsin lakes are taking a beating.

From: JL
15-Feb-21
I have an old timer, WWII U.S. Coastie acquaintance who is a Canadian res and lives in Ontario. I don't think he is a hunter and he is non-political. We were emailing over the weekend and he is not very hopeful the JT Admin is going to improve the Canadian virus response. He is well educated (Phd) and spoken and pays attention to what is going on there.

From: Wayjames
18-Feb-21
I just got through, mask and all but I told the rcmp my situation and they let me go through sask.

From: MQQSE
19-Feb-21

MQQSE's embedded Photo
Just the look on his face tells me no.
MQQSE's embedded Photo
Just the look on his face tells me no.

From: Ambush
20-Feb-21
^^^. His wife kissed a frog, hoping he’d turn into a prince , but instead got a drama queen

I could puke just looking at his lying face.

From: skull
20-Feb-21
Ambush you are absolutely correct, not much hope anymore for Canada,

From: Timbrhuntr
20-Feb-21
Hey MSSQE maybe you can post a pic of his boyfriend Blair too I am sure that would really cause some heaving to commence ! I have to remember not to open this thread now !

From: MQQSE
21-Feb-21

MQQSE's embedded Photo
You ask you receive.
MQQSE's embedded Photo
You ask you receive.

From: Ken Taylor
21-Feb-21
He has done irreparable damage to our country... and that's not even taking the Covid mess into consideration.

From: SBH
21-Feb-21
Pathetic excuses for men

From: Timbrhuntr
21-Feb-21
I felt the same about his old man but i still use pounds and miles lol oh and thanks MQQSE !

From: Rob Nye
21-Feb-21
VERY proud that SK did not elect one single stinkin’ Liberal. I wish people in Eastern Canada and the left coast of BC would grab a brain and stop voting for those scumbags.

From: Ambush
21-Feb-21
Rob, there is hope.....

.... hope that the earth fault line will finally crack and the Vancouver area will sink or float to California ....

....or hope they will join Seattle and leave us the heck alone!!

Either way, good riddance.

21-Feb-21
Here we just want CA, WA, and OR to just vanish and take NY with them. We suffer your pain down here with the stupidity of the left and their handmaiden in the White House. Our group is praying for our spring bear trip...we will have completed the vaccines so maybe common sense will prevail and; along with rapid testing we could go by mid-May.

From: spike buck
21-Feb-21
Blair just announced the border closure is going to be extended 2 months to ***April 21rst***

From: Rackmastr
21-Feb-21
Mandatory testing happening for Canadians returning or family-class exemptions starting tomorrow. Also the use of Designated Quarantine facilities ramping up by land/air/etc. Interesting times for sure.....

From: Bou'bound
22-Feb-21
We are screwed

From: Rut Nut
22-Feb-21
What exactly are "designated Quarantine Facilities?!"

From: skull
22-Feb-21
New measures forcing air travellers to foot the bill for a mandatory hotel quarantine after arriving in Canada will come into effect on Feb. 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.

Under the new rules, travellers returning to Canada will be required to take a COVID-19 test at the airport at their own expense. They'll then be required to spend the first three days of their quarantine at a supervised hotel while awaiting their results, and foot the bill for their stay, expected to cost upwards of $2,000.

Travellers will be required to book their government-authorized hotel stay in advance starting Feb. 18.

From: Rut Nut
22-Feb-21
Oh geez! : ( Thanks for the info!

But what if you have taken the test and have results in hand when returning?

From: skull
22-Feb-21
Rut Nut But what if you have taken the test and have results in hand when returning?

Would be a possibility you get infected during the travel?

From: happygolucky
22-Feb-21
I'm giving it less than a 5% chance for my July fishing trip. We booked plan B which is Rainy Lake out of International Falls. That'll be the closest we get this year.

My family is taking our annual Mexico vacation in May. The resort is giving free China plague tests within the window required for Americans to get home. If you test positive, they'll put you and one other person up for free for 14 days. No resort or person would want that so I am hoping the test is a farce. Just give me my paperwork with a negative result and let me go home.

With the US requiring a negative test within 72 hours to return to the US from international travel, I am not sure how the resorts in Canada could accommodate that.

From: trublucolo
22-Feb-21
unbelievable...

From: Inshart
23-Feb-21
Has anyone heard if having the Covid shots would make any difference for crossing the border?

From: njbuck
23-Feb-21
Or what if you have been tested and have the antibodies already?

From: Mule Power
23-Feb-21
What if this, what if that, mandatory downtime. Spring bear in early May isn’t looking good.

From: MQQSE
23-Feb-21
To be honest, spring bear 2022 is the real question....

24-Feb-21
Reading the Montreal Gazette this morning it appears that the Canadian PM might be headed to a spring election. Any thoughts?

From: Bowfreak
24-Feb-21
Please explain newfi.

24-Feb-21
Bowfreak; I tend to read some of the daily articles in the Ottawa and Montreal papers. There was an article there this am noting that Trudeau was getting some of his ministers to put out in front of the media and public his policies. French would remain the minority in the country, native languages stressed, global warming issues, unpopularity of gun issues in rural/suburban areas, Covid vaccines just starting, unpopularity of Blair. The article clearly suggested they thought he was headed for a spring election. I do not believe he has a majority government. I may need to ck that.

From: Kurt
24-Feb-21
Minority gov’t is correct for JT. The NDP team with the Liberals, never the Conservatives that I’ve seen, even though the Conservatives got more votes than the Libs in the last Federal Election.

From: Timbrhuntr
25-Feb-21
The NDP will side with the libs as long as they are able to pressure them into adding stuff they want but will never get on their own. Trudope won't risk pushing for a non confidence vote until the polls show he could get a majority which is unlikely unless his handling of the covid crisis gets much better than it is now then all the libs/sheep here will jump back on his band wagon .

From: spike buck
26-Feb-21
There is going to be a special news program on CBC this Sunday at 10:00 am on what it will take to open the border. It will include info from the CDC and Canadian and US officials.

From: MQQSE
26-Feb-21

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I tried to be honest. Maybe if I listed bear hunt as reason they would reconsider.
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I tried to be honest. Maybe if I listed bear hunt as reason they would reconsider.

From: greg simon
26-Feb-21
Well there you go MQQSE. If you are going to bear hunt crossing the border is not optional, it's a necessity!!!

27-Feb-21
I agree! If you really NEED a Canadian bear hunt it’s not discretionary or optional, it’s a necessity!!

27-Feb-21
There’s only been 2 or 3 actual sightings of a black bear in Kansas in maybe the last 100 years. So yes I NEED a Canadian bear hunt. Was paid for in full last year before border closing, I get my first Covid Vaccine shot on Monday, and should have my 2nd shot in 21 to 28 days. I NEED my bear hunt.

From: JG
27-Feb-21
I’ve got an Alberta bear hunt paid for as well. I just keep thinking about all the big bears that will be running around if two spring hunts are cancelled. Locals don’t hunt bears very much from what I can tell. Could be an epic hunt the first year it opens

I’ve got a moose hunt in Alberta that’s been postponed since last year. According to my outfitter, locals still hit the moose but not so much the bears

From: JG
27-Feb-21
The other thing I’ve noticed are Alaskan and US outfitters are raising prices. The longer Canada stays closed I bet the extra demand on the US outfitters will continue to drive up price? That’s not good

From: Deertick
27-Feb-21
Screw Canada. The rest of the world will open very soon ... the vaccines are remarkably effective and the incidence of infection is falling for many reasons. When Canada does open, they’ll have a naive population and see cases rise ... gotta go through this someday, Canadians ... I, for one, don’t mind spending dollars elsewhere

From: sticksender
28-Feb-21
I'm scheduling hunts everywhere but Canada. Plenty of opportunities in the lower 48, in Alaska, in Mexico, and elsewhere.

Canadians need to take their country back.

From: Timbrhuntr
28-Feb-21
USA sucks they won't let me drive in for my annual turkey tour or fall deer, antelope and turkey ! Americans need to take their country back lol On a more serious note I think we are pretty much screwed here too many libs that love trudopes hair ! With his skills as a leader maybe I'll get a vaccine by 2022.

From: Ken Taylor
28-Feb-21
sticksender - it's too late, we're outnumbered.

From: Bou'bound
28-Feb-21
Yeah. Take it back Like Americans have. Just look south for the example of how to do it. Jeeessshhhhhh.

28-Feb-21
Still hoping to get our canceled bear hunt in. Have taken 11 black bear with my Canadian outfitter and will not give up on him. The federal government in Canada has abandoned the outfitters/small businesses. Pretty much the same here. Riots still in the cities w/o police protection...criminals immediately released back into the public in NY...liberal cancer spreading badly in both our countries.

From: Rackmastr
28-Feb-21
Some funny responses here that make it seem as if Canada has its border closed but the USA does not. I've had to put off Wyoming hunt last year and will do so this year due to the joint-agreement on keeping the land border closed for both countries.

Easy to say 'screw Canada', but as a Canadian I cant cross down to the USA without flying in (pretty impractical for a guy who wants to do several hunts) and I'm literally 75 yards away from the border right now and cant cross south if I wanted to. BOTH countries need to lift this border closure together....

From: Powder
28-Feb-21
Spike Buck said there was suppose to be a something on CBC this morning regarding the closure. Did that happen? Can anyone give an update on what was said?

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