Canadian Hunters Rules on Gun Importation
Effective February 19, 2002 to bring a rifle or shotgun into New York to hunt, U.S. Customs now 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).
Apply early! Six to 12 weeks are needed to get this permit.
For more information see:
BATF webpage on Import Regulations (see link on right)
Call the BATF at 202-927-8320
You can print an Import Permit (for sporting purposes) directly from the BATF website.