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Answered my own question after some digging.

From rcmp-grc.ca

Q. Do I need authorization to transport my firearms from one location to another?

Any time you personally transport a restricted or prohibited firearm within Canada, you need an Authorization to Transport (ATT) from the Chief Firearms Officer of the province where the firearm is located or where it will be entering Canada. You do not need an ATT for firearms that are being shipped by licensed carrier or for non-restricted firearms that you are transporting yourself.
 

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Answered my own question after some digging.

From rcmp-grc.ca

Q. Do I need authorization to transport my firearms from one location to another?

Any time you personally transport a restricted or prohibited firearm within Canada, you need an Authorization to Transport (ATT) from the Chief Firearms Officer of the province where the firearm is located or where it will be entering Canada. You do not need an ATT for firearms that are being shipped by licensed carrier or for non-restricted firearms that you are transporting yourself.
Get yourself a varmit license, and you should be good on all bases for non restricted/prohibited firearms.
 

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Get yourself a varmit license, and you should be good on all bases for non restricted/prohibited firearms.
Just remeber that on a varmit license you can only transport firearms that you could legally hunt with on this license ie .22, bow or shotgun.
 

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for anything greater then a 22 caliber rifle you need to have a membership card, this acts as your transport permit for the rifle. But remember this transport permit is only valid on direct routes too and from the range
 

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for anything greater then a 22 caliber rifle you need to have a membership card, this acts as your transport permit for the rifle. But remember this transport permit is only valid on direct routes too and from the range
But I don't even need a varmint license if I'm only transporting my 12gauge. I'll be buying a small game anyways for woodcock soon anyways, and migratory for early geese. Won't be long now!!
 

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I think some people are "over-reading" into this.

To TRANSPORT a non-restricted gun (rifle/shotgun), you don't need anything except having it in a case with a lock on the trigger.

To CARRY a rifle/shotgun in your arms in the woods, you need the proper hunting license. Now a varmint license only permits you to carry caliber 0.23 and smaller rifles. So you can transport your .308 all day, but you can only use it at a gun range.

Hand guns need a permit to transport, as stated above.
 

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I think some people are "over-reading" into this.

To TRANSPORT a non-restricted gun (rifle/shotgun), you don't need anything except having it in a case with a lock on the trigger.

To CARRY a rifle/shotgun in your arms in the woods, you need the proper hunting license. Now a varmint license only permits you to carry caliber 0.23 and smaller rifles. So you can transport your .308 all day, but you can only use it at a gun range.

Hand guns need a permit to transport, as stated above.
Wrong

To transport a non-restricted it has to be unloaded.

additionally Anyone can shoot at a range as a guest.
 

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Oops. You get my point tho... don't need permits to transport to the camp or range or gunsmith or wherever your heart desires.
 

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yes you do need a permit to transport a rifle right now.... your membership card for a range acts a transport permit for non restricted firearms. I went to the rangers to get one last week to site in my rifle. Why when you buy a gun do you think they print off a temporary transport permit, this is so you can take your gun directly home. But it all depends of the authority, i dont think personally if you are stopped by the rcmp in the middle of june, and you told him you were taking to the gun smith he would say a whole lot.
 

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They give you the slip when you get the gun as proof of registration. you are required to have this with you always when you are in transport for each registered non restricted gun. When your green copy of your cert arrives this replaces the temporary one. IT IS NOT AN ATT.
I do not have to belong to a range to transport unrestricted rifles and shotguns... I'd bet that there are more than a few registered gun owners here that are not range members.

I am free to pile every gun I own on the front seat of my car (unloaded) and transport them and drive from Fredericton to Moncton, saint John and back home. If I leave my vehicle I must lock them in the trunk and keep them out of sight.

If I am transporting them through a wildlife area at night or on a Sunday they have to be cased.
 

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Bang on Bradley. A lot of people forget there is a LARGE difference between restricted and non-restricted.

If you still disagree, quote us legislation because we can't seem to find it anywhere. Don't simply go by what you hear from people, even a ranger because people are flawed, and make assumptions and mistakes, and often people of authority will try to pass their opinions as law.
 
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