So, any problems crossing the border with the tariff war?

7/11/18 @ 9:23 PM
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Working Retrievers
Working Retrievers
USER since 5/12/03

Was reading on another site to have all receipts for groceries and other items available to turn over to customs if requested. Any truth to that? Anything in specific they are looking for or asking going into Canada? Heading up next month. 

Thanks!

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7/29/18 @ 11:25 PM
BPW
BPW
USER since 7/4/06

Fished Eagle Lake in June and again this past week.  No issues either way, either time crossing at I Falls.  Returning to the US yesterday was the most pleasant experience in 15 trips to Canada.

Edited on 7/29/18 11:25 PM
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7/22/18 @ 10:45 PM
nestingloon
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USER since 9/20/09

Talked to a fellow fisherman that came back last night after one week in the Geraldton area. Very imposing ranger was making frequent visits this year to the lodge and it took place again when they were there last week. Ranger checked all cabins including refrigerators and lodge freezer noted any fish preparation. they actually had a fish lunch and he checked them on the lake and asked them specifically if they ate fish that day and how many, which counts against your 4 walleye total.

Checked all cabins, stopped fisherman on the lake, looked at licenses looked for beer on board. Friend said the ranger was well armed with any and all that could fit on his belt.The resort owners are warning all regarding the frequent checks. They waited in a long line on the return trip as all were pulled over and checked for fish counts, many vehicles with coolers out and open. 

I am headed up this next week so I plan to follow the rules as usual but it is interesting. In all my years in this area I have never been checked but it appears that not only at this resort but with the vehicle inspections on the return trip there is a significant ramp up that I've not experienced. Years ago I heard of some of this and the resort reminds everyone of the potential but it's actually happening now.

They were also checked on the return into the US for agricultural products, vegetables etc. Had to have coolers inspected, different issue but interesting, new sense of alert on both sides. He was convinced that in either situation if something had been found they would have been fined big time. These were not courteous encounters. Just a very recent update

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7/19/18 @ 4:37 PM
Cronk
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USER since 4/18/12

According to the US Commerce tarrifs do not impact personal consumption. Tarrifs apply to import export. Unless you are taking 2500 pounds of beef accross the border or some other rediculous quantity of a product than you are fine. Tarrifs will be reflected in the prices you pay for american goods imported to canada and vice versa.

Scott

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7/12/18 @ 9:46 PM
FishingDad
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USER since 9/26/04

Zero truth to it. We were up and back last week thru International Falls. Same questions as usual; where you going? when you coming back? any live bait? any alcohol? any fire arms? Some years it's beef or fruit or vegitables that you can't cross with I just don't bring any of it. We are there to eat fish. You libs need to read news from other media sites. Making news outs of nothing....again.

Go and enjoy your trip as usual.

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7/12/18 @ 7:53 PM
Edge
Edge
USER since 2/28/07

It's quite funny how the media blows this crap out of proportion.

Nobody cared but the farmers when Canada put that massive tariff on milk.  Most countries have tariffs except the U.S. until now. Time to even out the playing field.

We put tariffs on foreign steel back in the 90s I believe and the world didn't collapse.

The only ones that are stoking the fire is the media. By the way, what happened to the lava flows in Hawaii? Media quits babbling about it and nobody thinks about it.

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7/12/18 @ 7:38 PM
fltlndr
fltlndr
USER since 12/25/02

Goju exactly if he was we wouldn't have this problem.

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7/12/18 @ 7:24 PM
goju
goju
USER since 12/30/10

Fitlnder: But Obama's not in office anymore.



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7/12/18 @ 7:04 PM
Wicasa
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USER since 11/11/15

It would not be in their best interest to deter people from coming since tourism is a huge industry for them. 

True, but when has that stopped them before.  I say that only partly tongue in cheek 


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7/12/18 @ 7:01 PM
fltlndr
fltlndr
USER since 12/25/02

I don't think they are mad at the average person. I think they are pissed at the one that thinks he is the king.

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7/12/18 @ 11:21 AM
Bowhunting Guy
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Bugle, that reminds me of a story. In 2016 I drove all the way to New Brunswick for a Spring black bear hunt. Apparently there is not much traffic crossing from Maine into NB, as the border guards were barely awake when we got there. They were really cool, and we chatted for a while. After a quick inspection of our rifles one of the guards told me that if I shoot a male bear, I absolutely cannot transport the “male genitalia” across the border. I instantly laughed assuming he was joking, but after seeing his expression I realized he was serious. I asked him why, and he said that people actually try to “smuggle” these pieces of anatomy back as conversation pieces or drink stirrers. Evidently it is illegal to do so. 

I did end up shooting a boar, but left the “male part” in Canada. I was never asked about it when crossing back to the US.

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