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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.

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