Three Things You Need To Know


Three Things You Need To Know

By Robert Hoague

Sep 13, 2009 – 6:12:39 AM


Canadian Customs – Their job is to protect the countries borders. You
can assist them by having the passports for everyone in the vehicle
ready to give to the Customs Agent when asked. It will be helpful for
them to open each passport to the page with the picture. Be polite and
don’t try to engage them in frivolous conversation. If they want to go
through your vehicle, boat, trailer, whatever — they have that right.
And don’t expect them to put your stuff back. Complaining will not get
you through customs faster. Once I saw a fella totally wig out about
something and in the middle of his loud ranting, right after they hand
cuffed him he learned that they have barred cells in the facility and
will use them.

Blaze Orange – It is required in Ontario. You need a vest and cap. And
the regulations state that you have to have them on, with the one
exception of when you’re in a treestand. Pick up the hunting regulations where you get your bear license so you
are on top of this because you will get a fine if you mess up.

Chef Klaus ( Mike Ditchler) with video camera and our bearhunting host Fred Lutger

Bow Case – After 9:40 your bow must be in a case in Ontario, Canada. If
you are still in your treestand the bow needs to be in the case and
lowered to the ground. Since I flew to the hunt I brought my bow in a
hard case. Carrying a heavy hard case in and out of the woods and
especially having it with me up in a treestand was a major
inconvenience. So, at the game wardens suggestion to a previous hunter,
I got a XL pillow case and made a drawstring at the open end. It worked
just fine.

We met a hunter who was checked by a game warden while still in his treestand after
9:40. His bow was on the ground but it wasn’t in a case. The game
warden fined him $180. So on your hunting trip to Ontario be sure you
have a case for your bow and take it with you to your stand. And use it
after dark.


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