Laws & Regulations for Hunters Traveling with Firearms and Ammunition or Bows and Arrows

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  1. Wildside Outdoors

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    Thanks Brickburn. There would be no intermediary countries in this case, just the US and SA. I've been trying to find someone that knows something at the US Dept, but didn't know if anyone on here knew the SA side of things.

    Thanks again!
     

  2. BRICKBURN

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    Someone who has been through it.
    http://www.africahunting.com/threads/how-to-bring-a-suppressor-to-south-africa.15732/


    USE OF SILENCERS

    June 2014, PHASA enquired from provinces regarding the legal use of silencers for hunting. Summary below:


    GAUTENG:
    Gauteng Ordinance 12 of 1983 does not prohibit the use of a silencer for hunting. It is therefore not illegal.

    KZN:
    Legislation does not refer to silencers or sound suppressors. They are therefore not prohibited methods.

    Northern Cape:
    In the NCNCA 9/2009 a silencer is listed as a prohibited Hunting Method or Instrument BUT with the standard provision that it can be used if permitted by the landowner. IN SHORT - it will be illegal to use on a public road but legal to use during a legal hunt the moment the landowners signs the written permission document

    Free State:
    There is no legislation in place regarding the use of silencers in the Free State. In short, it is not prohibited to make use of a silencer during a hunt.

    Mpumalanga:
    Current conservation legislation in Mpumalanga does not allow for the use of a suppressor/silencer without a permit, however we believe it is outdated and we will amend our Act and Regulations accordingly when the opportunity presents itself.

    Mpumalanga Nature Conservation Act, Act 10 of 1998. Art. 11(f)

    Eastern Cape:
    Not illegal to use a silencer on a rifle.

    Limpopo:
    LEMA do not prohibit the use of a silencer on a gun when hunting. Please read Art 38 in LEMA to get clarity.
     
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  3. Wildside Outdoors

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  4. Hank2211

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    This will be of interest to persons holding Nexus cards issued by Canada.

    The Canada Border Services Agency announced that they are engaging in public consultation with respect to proposed changes to the Nexus eligibility criteria. In particular, they have said:

    • In addition, convictions in relation to the following border enforcement priorities could result in a lifetime ban:
      • the importation, exportation or trafficking of alcohol and tobacco, currency, firearms and weapons; or
      • the exportation of items on the Export Control List.
    I think the first clause is an easy one - you have always had to declare your firearms upon arrival in Canada. The more interesting is the second clause. I assume most, if not all, Canadians who have left Canada with firearms know that no one ever seems to check whether you have export permits for your rifles, scopes and ammo. Some have told me they have been tempted to forgo the export permit. I would suggest that this was always a bad idea, and if you hold a Nexus card, or ever hope to, it will be an even worse idea if and when these new provisions are enacted (as I have little doubt they will).
     

  5. Antonio Miller

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    I am the guy who won the hunting trip to Romania last fall and am getting ready to get tickets to get there. So... has anybody used Iberian Airlines? I am traveling to Romania on American Airlines from USA. It transfers over to Iberian Airlines in Madrid, Spain. I was told to avoid going through Heathrow because it is very difficult with a firearm, even just passing through. Anybody have any advice?

    My wife and I are excited to go later this summer. Will be sure to post some great shots when I come back.
     

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    You have been misinformed about Heathrow. There are zero issues going through Heathrow with firearms. Plenty of hunters do it every year.
     

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    That is good to know because I cannot get a return flight from Romania unless I go through Heathrow. Do you know if we have to get gun out of checked baggage and declare it or go through some UK procedures in Heathrow before continuing on or is it usually good until the destination? I only have a two hour layover there before heading in to DFW/USA.
     

  9. Philip Glass

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    Iberia is a Oneworld partner with AA so that should help. Do not take a different route on the way home. AA does not transfer guns to some airlines so you must use a travel agent on this itinerary.
    Let us know how it works out for you.
    Philip
     

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