Canadian Hunters Rules on Gun Importation
To bring a rifle or shotgun into New York to hunt, U.S. Customs requires that all nonimmigrant aliens:
- Possess a hunting license before entering New York State.
- Have an approved Form 6 Import Permit from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). Print and complete a Form 6 Import Permit Application (External Link).
Apply early! Six to 12 weeks are needed to get this permit.
For more information:
- Visit the U.S. BATF import regulations website (External link)
- or -
- Call the U.S. BATF at 304-616-4550