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Travel Protection and Travel Insurance Protect your hunting travel investment
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security, advisory and evacuation services worldwide.
US State Department Travel Warnings and other travel-related news
Exchange Rates Calculator The value of a hard-earned dollar worldwide
Center for Disease Control Health requirements, inoculations & precautions
Center for Disease Control (Travel) Current topics for traveling hunters
World Electric Guide Keeping hunters plugged up: electrical currents worldwide
Seat Guru Seat arrangements and types, travel tips for travelers and hunters
Calling Codes How to call from between any international country
Time Zone Converter Time zone conversion hunting anywhere in the world
Weight & Measurement Converter Because they use metric units elsewhere
Weather Underground Worldwide weather info for traveling hunters
Guide To The Interstate Transportation of Firearms Provided by the NRA, this document concisely summarizes traveling with sporting firearms, and provides considerations and precautions.
US HUNTING LICENSE ONLINE SALES
WIN Card A Wildlife Identification Number (WIN) is required to purchase hunting and sportfishing licences in Alberta. Apply online here.
IMPORTANT HUNTING-RELATED FORMS
Certification of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad (Form 4457) Must have this document to present to US Customs officials when returning into the United States with your firearm. May be completed at your nearest USCBP Office (usually located near, but not in, an airport).
Fax Cover Sheet for Non-Resident Firearm Declaration CAFC909 Before flying into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, fax this completed form to Canada Border Service Agency along with the CAFC 909 to pre-process your firearm.
New Zealand Firearm Safety and Licences Visitors Firearms Licence and Permit to Import can now be completed online using secure forms.
Federal Migratory Bird Tags To comply with Federal regulations (50 CFR 20 Migratory Bird Hunting), all birds must be tagged individually when shipped, and contents listed on outside of the container. When in possession afield or in travel, hunters are well-advised to segregate and their respective take.
Importation of Fish and Wildlife Form 3-177 Necessary to import bird and other wildlife into US from international bird hunting destinations.
- Instructions for properly completing Fish and Wildlife Form 3-177 This document provides instructions for completing Form 3-177.
- Sample: Completed Fish and Wildlife Form 3-177 Courtesy of GetDucks.com, this form provides a sample of a completed Form 3-177, but remember that on request we provide partially-completed forms as a part of our pre-trip service to our guests as well as finished bird taxidermy through our on-staff waterfowl taxidermist.
** VS 16-3 Application for Permit to Import Controlled Material or Transport Organisms or Vectors or Animal Products and By-Products. The VS 16-3 application must be completed to receive the VS 16-7 necessary import bird trophies from Countries/Regions Affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. This process requires 6-8 weeks, minimum. (Read More: Importation of Trophy Birds from Mexico
ATF Form 6NIA Application/Permit for Non-Immigrant Aliens Temporarily Bringing Firearms or Ammunition into the United States for Hunting or other Lawful Sporting Purposes Paperwork for non-immigrant hunting guests import guns into the US for sport hunting purposes, requires a valid State hunting license and 6-8 weeks to process. ( ATF Form 6NIA Downloadable PDF Version)
HUNTING CHECKLISTS: WHAT TO PACK
AIRLINE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE POLICIES
AIRLINE PET TRAVEL POLICIES
Southwest Airlines allows only small, in-cabin pet travel
Westjet - from Chicago, can fly hunting breeds before September 15
OTHER HUNTING TRAVEL INFORMATION
Canadian GST Refunds for Visitors The skinny on goods and sevices taxes
Canadian Inadmissability If you are prohibited from entering Canada (see below, Operational Bulletin 389, below)
Importation of Trophy Birds Getting your trophies through Customs
Field Care of Trophy Waterfowl & Birds Properly preserving your trophies
South American Hunting Translations Basic translations requested
WATERFOWL CONSERVATION AND HUNTING ADVOCACY GROUPS
We proudly support the following organizations in the interest of resource conservation and sport hunting advocacy. The future of hunting and wildlife conservation rest in the hands of today's hunters. Put personal politics aside: support one or several of these fine organizations.
Consulate of the United States of America: Buenos Aires, Argentina
The U.S. Embassy is located at Avenida Colombia 4300 in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires (near the Plaza Italia stop on the "D" line subway). The main Embassy switchboard telephone is (54) (11) 5777-4533. Recorded consular information, including instructions on whom to contact in case of an American citizen emergency, is available at tel. (54) (11) 4514-1830. The main Embassy fax is (54) (11) 5777-4240. The Consular Section fax is (54) (11) 5777-4293. The Consular Section is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on American and Argentine holidays. Additional information on Embassy services is available on the Internet at http://argentina.usembassy.gov or by e-mail: BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov. Americans visiting Argentina are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ so that they can obtain updated travel information.
Argentine Consular Posts in the US
Consulate of the United States of America: Montevideo, Uruguay
The U.S. Embassy is located at Lauro Muller 1776; telephone (598) (2) 418-7777; fax (598) (2) 418-4110 or -8611. Internet: http://uruguay.usembassy.gov/ email: MontevideoACS@state.gov Consular Section hours for American Citizen Services are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., except U.S. and Uruguayan holidays. Americans visiting Uruguay are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ so that they can obtain updated information on travel within Uruguay.
Uruguay Consular Posts in the US
Consulate of the United States of America: Alberta, Canada
Consulate of the United States of America
615 Macleod Trail S.E., 10th Floor
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4T8 Canada
Consulate of the United States of America: Ontario, Canada:
U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL TORONTO, American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit, 225 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4. Telephone: Visa inquiries 900-451-2778, caller pays. To report the death, arrest, or serious injury of a U.S. citizen: 416-595-6506. Web: http://toronto.usconsulate.gov/content/content.asp?section=uscitizens&document=index
Consulate of the United States of America: Manitoba, Canada
Consulate of the United States of America
201 Portage Avenue, Suite 860, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3K6 Canada
Tel: 204.940.1800 Fax: 204.940.1809
Consulate of The United States of America: Quebec, Canada
United States Consulate General, 2, rue de la Terrasse-Dufferin, Quebec, Quebec G1R 4T9, Canada, Business hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Telephone: (418) 692-2095, Fax (418) 692-4640. Web: http://quebec.usconsulate.gov/content/textonly.asp?section=about&subsection1=&subsection2=&document=index
Consulate of the United States of America in Mexico, American Citizen Services
For after-hour emergencies, please call the Embassy at 01-52-55-5080-2000, press "0", and ask the switchboard operator to connect you to the duty officer. Also, among the links on the left you will find information for most emergency situations.
U.S. citizens in other areas of Mexico should seek the assistance of the U.S. Consulates or Consular agencies located throughout the country. Click on the following to find a directory of Consulates and Consular Agencies.
The United States Government has no higher responsibility than to serve and protect its citizens, including those who reside or are temporarily abroad. The Citizens Consular Services (CCS) Unit provides prompt, courteous, and efficient services to United States Citizens and other clients, consistent with U.S. laws and regulations.
The ACS Unit in Mexico City provides a wide range of services to American citizens traveling or residing in Mexico City, including applications for passports, registration of citizens living in or traveling in Mexico, information on voter's registration, notarial services for documents to be used in the United States and certain emergency services relating to deaths, arrests and temporary destitution. U.S. citizens in Mexico are, of course, subject to Mexican laws and procedures.
For information on visas for Mexican citizens, please click on http://mexico.usembassy.gov/evisas.html. If you still have questions, these must be directed to our visa appointment and information service by calling 01-900-849-4949 from anywhere in Mexico. If calling from the U.S. or using a calling or credit card, please call:
From U.S.: (011-52-477) 788-7070.
From Mexico: (01-477) 788-7070.
If you are going to be in Mexico for any length of time, please register to receive emergency e-mail notifications and our quarterly newsletter. Any information you give us is completely confidential and will only be released when authorized by you to do so. Website: http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/citizen_services.html.
Consulate of the United States of America: Matamoros, Mexico (Pertinent to Laguna Madre Mexico Duck Hunting, Mexico Quail Hunting, and Mexico White-winged Dove Hunting Packages Located in State of Tamaulipas). Website: http://matamoros.usconsulate.gov/information_for_travelers.html
Address: Calle Primera #2002, Colonia Jardín, Matamoros, México. Working hours (Central Time): Monday-Friday (except U.S. and Mexican holidays) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tel. (868) 812-4402, Fax (868) 816-0883, (If calling from the U.S., please dial 011 52 before the phone number), E-mail: MatamorosUSCitizens@state.gov.
After-hours for American Citizen Emergencies: If you are an American citizen and you have an after-hours emergency, please dial one of the following numbers. This line is ONLY for American citizens with emergencies.
From within Matamoros: 044-(868)-818-1507
From other cities in Mexico: 045-(868)-818-1507
From the U.S.: 011 52 1 (868) 818-1507
Consular Agency in Reynosa: Calle Monterrey con Sinaloa #390,
Colonia Rodríguez, Reynosa, México. Working hours (Central Time): Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except U.S. and Mexican Holidays)11:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tel. (899) 923-9331, Fax (899) 923-9245 (If calling from the U.S., please dial 011 52 before the phone number). E-mail: veraVN2@state.gov. For information regarding travel in Mexico, please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Mexico by clicking here: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/mexico.html.
Consulate of the United States of America: Hermasillo, Mexico (Pertinent to Mazatlan Mexico Duck Hunting)
The U.S. Consular Agency in Mazatlan is open to the public Monday thru Friday, From 9am-1pm, except for U.S. and Mexican holidays. Consular Agency Location: Playa Gaviotas 202 local 10, Golden Zone, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico 82110, Telephone numbers: (669) 916-5889 (in Mexico), 011-52-(669)-916-5889 dialing from the U.S., Fax: (669) 916-7531. For after-hours emergencies involving life or limb, please call the Duty Officer Celular Phone: 044-669-918-0303. Web: http://hermosillo.usconsulate.gov/mazatlan.html.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, except holidays. Telephone Numbers: In México: 01-662-289-3500, From the United States: 011-52-662-289-3500, Telephone number for emergencies involving American Citizens: Local calls: 044-662-256-0741, Within Mexico: 045-662-256-0741, International call: 011-52-662-256-0741, Mailing Address: Consulado Americano, Monterrey #141 entre las calles, Rosales y Galeana, Col. Esqueda, C.P. 83000 Hermosillo, Sonora, México or U.S. Consulate Hermosillo, P.O. Box 1689, Nogales, AZ 85628-1689. Web: http://hermosillo.usconsulate.gov/contact-us.html