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Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan

Posted By: rflshtr

Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/16/19

Friend just returned from waterfowl hunt there and said he heard about ground squirrel shooting in fields with lots of target opportunities in the southern third of the province.

Looking for info from locals who can provide insight into where to start searching for info and how difficult it is for US residents to transport large quantities of ammo for personal use(not resale) into Canada. Based on friends stories, 1500 round days were not uncommon.

Any help appreciated.
Posted By: ingwe

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/16/19

While you're checking...find out how much ammo you can import. I had heard it was a small amount ( 200 rounds)...don't know if thats correct or not, but it won't get you through a decent morning in the killing fields.
Posted By: rflshtr

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/16/19

That is my current understanding also, but the concern seemed to be on resale of larger quantities. Trying to figure out if there is a process for allowing larger quantities for personal use since three or four days will need over 5000 rounds if reports are correct on number of targets.
Posted By: rflshtr

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/16/19

That is my current understanding also, but the concern seemed to be on resale of larger quantities. Trying to figure out if there is a process for allowing larger quantities for personal use since three or four days will need over 5000 rounds if reports are correct on number of targets.
Posted By: rflshtr

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/25/19

Now that your election is over, bumping back up hoping for some guidance.
Called and emailed government provided contacts and still waiting for a response after ten days.
Posted By: saskfox

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/25/19

I'm not sure about the quantity. You can purchase ammo here. Canada Border Services should be able to answer your questions. A hunter from Idaho hunted geese on my land about 10 years ago. He comes up every fall and stops in for a visit. He claims he has way more problems at the United States border going home than when he enters Canada. He brings guns ammo and dogs.
Posted By: drover

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/26/19

Google is your friend -

Importation, Exportation and Transportation In-Transit of Ammunition. Any individual can import up to 5,000 rounds of small arms cartridges into Canada without an import permit if they are for personal use (i.e., not for resale).Mar 14, 2018
Importation, Exportation and Transportation In-Transit of ...
https://www.nrcan.gc.ca › importing-exporting-and-transporting-transit › im...

And yes, I have also encountered more hassle into returning to the US than going into Canada, I stop at the US border station and document how many rounds or ammo I am leaving the US with so that if I have left over with I have documentation that I took it into Canada and am not importing it into the U.S.

drover
Posted By: kjohn

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/27/19

rflshtr: If you can afford to come to Canada to shoot gophers, don't worry about bringing ammunition. If you come to my area, and shoot with me, you wouldn't need to bring any guns either. I have five scoped CZ455 .22's, plus 2 each scoped CZ455 .17hmr and .22 mag. I also have a 10/22 scoped that has seen much gopher duty.

Some areas have a growing gopher population, and can provide some great shooting. I shoot at a young farmer's place. This Spring I spent five days and smoked around 1200+ with no fancy equipment, just guns, ammo and a small chair to sit on. PM me if you want more info.
Posted By: rflshtr

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/31/19

Thanks for the help so far.
Posted By: ingwe

Re: Ground Squirrel shooting in Saskatchewan - 10/31/19

Originally Posted by drover
Google is your friend -

Importation, Exportation and Transportation In-Transit of Ammunition. Any individual can import up to 5,000 rounds of small arms cartridges into Canada without an import permit if they are for personal use (i.e., not for resale).Mar 14, 2018
Importation, Exportation and Transportation In-Transit of ...
https://www.nrcan.gc.ca › importing-exporting-and-transporting-transit › im...

And yes, I have also encountered more hassle into returning to the US than going into Canada, I stop at the US border station and document how many rounds or ammo I am leaving the US with so that if I have left over with I have documentation that I took it into Canada and am not importing it into the U.S.

drover



Good to know Drover.... if the killing fields are like ours, a guy could use 5000 rounds up in 3-4 days.....and Im talking centerfire...Im sure you can buy all the rimfire up there you'd need.
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