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Offline Edheler

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Howdy Alaska
« on: March 06, 2012, 10:33:43 PM »
So, I have always been interested in visiting Alaska. I can't think of a better reason than going to an Appleseed. Given the travel distance and my status I think it might be better to show up as a junior instructor since I don't know what the rules might be for traversing a large portion of Canada with even a 22LR rifle.

I guess I am looking for advice. I was thinking of doing this later in the summer, perhaps July (no shoots currently scheduled) or August. My plan thus far is to take 2 weeks off from work and drive to Alaska in the week leading up to the Appleseed and drive back the following week.

I look forward to your thoughts.
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Re: Howdy Alaska
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 03:38:35 AM »
There are events scheduled for Chugiak  http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=27486.0

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Offline GEmanuel

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Re: Howdy Alaska
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 08:24:08 AM »
Were I making that trip I would think about using UPS to get my rifle(s) there and back, it might save some aggravation. Of course it would also create some angst. A phone call to Customs would probably answer all of your questions. It is a beautiful place, take your camera and get in some non-Appleseed shooting too.

Offline Charles McKinley

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Re: Howdy Alaska
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:37:02 AM »
Hi EH,

You are looking at about 80 hours of drivetime each direction.  IMHO 2 weeks for this trip with a seed in the middle is going to leave litte time for anything outside of sitting behind the wheel.  I would consider a different way to get there or more time.
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Offline Edheler

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Re: Howdy Alaska
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 10:51:27 AM »
Stand,

You're probably right, but I don't have 3 weeks of vacation available to spend this year.  :(
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Offline Rafn

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Re: Howdy Alaska
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 11:33:41 AM »
The paperwork for bringing a rifle through Canada is a pain,  but doable.  The lead times can be a bit much.  See: http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/gunstocanada.htm

Far easier to check a rifle as a carryon (look at the airline's baggage fees though - some are getting too greedy), or let us know what you shoot.  There may be a loaner available depending on what's been committed already, but you may need to bring your sights (my loaners are still wearing factory irons).