The topic about changes to the South African firearms regulations made me think about the practice of borrowing a rifle from the safari operator to use on your hunt. The various firearms regulations that come into play for point of origin, final destination, countries in transit, and the airlines themselves, are becoming an issue for many hunters. Heck I know American clients that quit coming to Canada just because they have to submit a firearms declaration form and pay a $25 fee as they enter Canada. I have noticed more and more hunters from Europe that enquire about hunting in Canada are asking if they can borrow a rifle from the outfitter so they can avoid transporting firearms. I think we are going to see more and more of this. Restrictions continue to change and get tighter and eventually everyone has a tolerance limit for bureaucracy. I sure like to use own my firearms that are familiar and known quantities, but the day is going to come when a person may have to think about the option of renting or borrowing at your hunt destination. Even now, the next time I hunt in Texas I am going to borrow a rifle from a friend down there because I can't be bothered to apply three months in advance of the trip to the BATF for a permit. I could tolerate borrowing a rifle for plains I think, but I would really have reservations about it with dangerous game. How do the rest of you feel about it?