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Chief Firearms Officer and Birdtail Waterfowl Inc

At the Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association All General Meeting last weekend, we had the Chief Firearms Officer speak with us about the great demise of the long gun registry..

Yup it’s gone and they deleted all the records.. I wonder how cops we could have put on the streets with the money spent on the registry we just deleted.

Over 1.4 billion dollars worth of tax dollars thrown away.

With Birdtail Waterfowl renting shotguns to our guests creates some confusion for our Canadian Customs Agents.
Why – good question.
They don’t know the Canadian Firearms Act.
The confusion for our customs agents is that our guests cross the boarder without a gun but state they’re on a hunting trip. I would excuse the confusion if it was the bell hop at the hotel who doesn’t know the act or enforces it. That would be logical.
What ends up happening at Canadian Customs is a bunch of power tripping.

Not good for tourism.

When you become a guest of Birdtail you are a part of our team. I have gone to bat every time there has been a issue with our custom agents.
It comes down to me explaining the act to the officer and emailing them links of the Canadian Firearms Act.
Hours and hours of effort to clear the misinterpretation or just plain lack of knowledge of the act they are enforcing.

Do I see red – yes..

Could you imagine if we didn’t know the wildlife act as operators! Dead in the water.
So needless to say the Chief is going to write a letter on letter head stating the section of the act permitting us to rent our guns.
So when our guests cross the border with out a gun they can provide “the letter” and help educate Canadian Customs.

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Paul Conchâtre Manitoba Hunter and Outfitter
Birdtail Waterfowl Inc.

Paul Conchatre

28 Turcotte Cove
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 3V9

+1 (204) 294 2694

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