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Help with The stupity of a misspent youth and a caribou hunt

I have a caribou hunt planned the 8th of Sept in northern Quebec.Hereis where it gets sticky.Shamefully I had an arrest for drunk driving twice in the 1980s.I understand they will not let me in the country with a misdemeaner record.Had I known this I would not of sent ny 2100.00 deposit.I sent a letter to the Canadian consolate kissing ass and asking what I can do to make this right.I have not drank since 1990 and have no contact with police since 1989.I am so embarassed I feel like crawling in a hole.I own my own business,plus am ranch manager on an 8000 acre ranch.I have coached youth sports and given to charity.The guy I was supposed to go with is getting old and may not make it on to many more hunts.I really feel bad for him and I have as much respect for him as anybody I know.If I can't get permission to go I will pay him back his deposit and eat mine.Thanks for listening to my pathetic tell.If any of you have had any experience with a similar sitation and can give me some advice I would be greatful.I already talked to a lawyer and he said it could take as much as six months to get a good guy letter from the Canadian Govt.That time frame rules out my hunt.Again if you have any suggestions I am all ears.Thanks again and I apologize for the poor judgement when I was not so mature.Help please.

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I can't help with a useful suggestion for your present problem of getting into Canada.<br>
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However, if worse comes to worse, you mentioned you'd like to see the old gentleman go on a hunt, and he ain't gunna be around for very many more hunts.<br>
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Instead of cancelling everything, send someone up in your place. Surely you know another hunter who could do this and help watch out for the old gentleman and be his hunting companion.
 

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Do what ever you need to do this year. You may not be able to go but fix things so you can go next time. I have heard that Canada does not want anything to do with the USA. They don't want us in their country or our money. Beware that you may not get a warm welcome when you go.
 

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I think Brian in Oregon has the right idea. This way you will make two people very happy and you can work on that record. Good luck and I think you're a hell of a guy for making thios post.
 

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Darr: I had the same problem with entry on a bear hunt. My recomendation is to be up front witht the border people. In my case they offered me what is called a "Minister's Permit" which allows entry to Canada. At hat time there was fee of $200 Canadian. I have since been to Canada several times with no problems, in fact I have enver had to get the permit again. I belive they now have a time limit on DWI convictions and so you may not have to buy the permit. Your outfitter should be able to help with this issue. Best of luck on the hunt. VB
 

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This may sound like a dumb question! How will they know about your DUI? Living in Pennsylvania I cross into Canada quite often for fishing trips and vacations and I have never been asked about my criminal record or any arrests. They usually ask where I am going, the purpose of the trip, do I have any live bait? How long am I staying? The last time I took in any hunting guns all we had to do was show them the serial numbers and off we went. I usually cross the border near Buffalo. Is it different at other crossings?

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This link pretty much covers the whole ball of wax....


http://www.losttargetforums.com/view_topic.php?id=424&forum_id=36

Also, RE: Canada does not want anything to do with us...

In just the past two weeks I've crossed the border and attended a trap shoot and a skeet shoot. Was more than welcomed and had no problem at the border.
 

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check out this article for some info and assistance...
 

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more info from the Canadian website
 

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I have a friend who had the same problem, They asked for $1000.00 at the border last Oct, 2007. Take the time to do the paper work its not that hard and worth the troulble.

For any one who does not know DWI is a felony in Canada, Not a midemeaner.
 

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I agree with those of you who say the hell with Canada.My friend and I have already started planning a hunt in the good ole USA.The more I think about it the less I feel like jumping through hoops for a bunch of godless socialist.The hell with them I will spend my 10,000 somewhere where they want me.

Darr

PS if I had a rag on my head and bomb making components in my bag they would welcome me with open arms
 

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I have several friends in Canada. They confab back and forth with me and nothing has been said about not liking the U.S People in any form. Until I got sick we did a yearly hunt in Central Ontario and had no problems what so ever in crossing. One year I took my best friend and his brother and they are of Chineese decendency. They were born and raised here in the U.S. Had no problem comming nor going across the border. Of course none of us had any bad backgrounds that we knew of at the time. Still don't in fact. But just don't understand the supposedly bad feelings. I even know some of theses peoples neighbors in there area. Many of the people in this Ontario area are decendants of mine. This is around Peault Falls,Ontario. Rich.(inPeoria,Az.)
 

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agree with those of you who say the hell with Canada.My friend and I have already started planning a hunt in the good ole USA.The more I think about it the less I feel like jumping through hoops for a bunch of godless socialist.The hell with them I will spend my 10,000 somewhere where they want me.

Darr

PS if I had a rag on my head and bomb making components in my bag they would welcome me with open arms

Do you even have a clue?
Do you know our troops are over in Afganistan right now?
Do you know Americans have been cracking down on stupid little rules longer than Canadians.

Go ahead, keep your cash. Your ignorant type isnt wanted up this way anyhow. Everyone else is welcome.
As for the Gentlemen who is trying to get up here. Please continue trying to find a way around this.

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Im sure with your circumstances Darr...its not near as big a deal as you think if you just check into it a little further.

Been welcomed with open arms by my Canadian friends many times...not just to take my money...its a beautiful place and you are missing out if you don't at least put a little effort into clearing up the issue.
 

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Hi,I'm Canadian.If you contact a canadian embassy in the US they will answer your enquiries.I don't think you'll have a problem in any event.You guys are always welcome up here,your our neighbors.An impaired driving in Canada,can be
a summary conviction(felony)or indictable offense,most are summary conviction unless disastrous results came out of it.Come ahead,I'm sure you'll be fine.
Dandy Jack
 
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