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Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: New Subject Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  • James W. Pratt, Jr.
    Thanks. I am more interested in shipping into Canada. I am keeping the Seattle(AnTir) connection as a backup plan to get the bow to him. James Cunningham ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 25, 2005
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      Thanks. I am more interested in shipping into Canada. I am keeping the
      Seattle(AnTir) connection as a backup plan to get the bow to him.

      James Cunningham
      >
      >
      > The normal mundane Canadian laws apply first. Crossbows must be over 500
      > mm in length and not designed to be used single-handed.
      >
      > Normal practises in Lions Gate are held sat the archery range run by the
      > Burnaby Archers group during the outdoor season and BCIT during the
      > indoor season. Crossbows are not allowed on either range. Unfortunately,
      a
      > young woman was assassinated in the BCIT parking lot by someone using a
      > crossbow a number of years ago. For that location, they don't even want
      to
      > see a crossbow if it unstrung.
      >
      > Crossbow is thus limited to events and the occasional special practise
      when
      > we can procure some private land to shoot on. Municipal and city laws
      also
      > vary but the rules usually apply equally to bow and crossbow. It is very
      hard to
      > get permission in the City of Vancouver to shoot arrows or bolts. Most of
      the
      > neighbouring cities and municipalities permit archery either on private
      land or
      > in public parks if prior approval is requested and granted.
      >
      > In Service,
      > James Wolfden
      >
      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "James W. Pratt, Jr." <cunning@f...>
      > wrote:
      > > Can someone tell me what are the Crossbow laws for Vancouver, BC.
      > >
      > > James Cunningham
      > > Crossbow Shipper
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