You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must declare their firearms and check them as baggage. Adults (18+) may take non-prohibited firearms into Canada for a lawful purpose. There are more restrictions on handguns than hunting rifles and shotguns. Visitors must declare their firearms on a special form and pay a fee of $25 Canadian for up to seven days in transit to Alaska.

For more information, visit the Canadian Firearms Center website or contact them at (800) 731-4000. Unloaded rifles may be mailed to Alaska - if sent to a federal firearms licensee (be sure to check with the U.S. Postal Service for shipping requirements. Mailing handguns or ammunition is prohibited. For further information, contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at (907) 271-5701 or visit www.atf.gov.

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