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Next Member’s Quarterly Roundtable

Mark your calendar – our next member’s roundtable will be held virtually on

Monday, March 18th at 1 PM Eastern.

As always, we will discuss and update on firearm and hunting industry specific legislation, events, business practices and more, followed by an open discussion with members to address any questions or concerns.

Email [email protected] for your CSAAA Quarterly Member’s Roundtable virtual meeting sign in info.

From Ontario Out of Doors: Firearm Marking Deferred Again

“We’re very concerned about it,” said Wes Winkel, president of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA). “The next day of coming into force is in the middle of an election cycle and the new government may not be briefed. We need to get our ducks in a row.”

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Western Canada Industry Legends Awards Nominations are OPEN for 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the nominations for the 2024 CSAAA Industry Legends Awards for Western Canada are now officially open! This prestigious recognition is designed to celebrate and honour individuals who have demonstrated outstanding success, dedication, and longevity within the hunting and firearms industry.

The CSAAA Legends Program places emphasis on the contributions of those who have made a significant impact on the industry, and we believe that it is important to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements. The winners of the Industry Legends Awards will be selected through a nomination process, giving you, our esteemed members, the opportunity to put forth individuals who have truly made a difference.

Here’s how you can participate:

The Award Process:

Nominations can be submitted by fellow industry members who have witnessed and appreciated the nominee’s outstanding contributions.

Nominees should exemplify excellence, innovation, and a long-lasting commitment to the hunting and firearms community in Western Canada.

The Celebration:

The grand celebration will take place directly after our B2B Industry Range Day on May 13 2024.

Save the date and stay tuned for more information on this exciting event, where we will come together to honour the legends of our industry.

This is your chance to recognize and applaud the remarkable individuals who have shaped the face of our industry. Let’s unite in acknowledging their dedication and accomplishments!

To submit your nominations, please visit and fill the form out to the best of your abilities.

Thank you for being a part of the CSAAA community. Let’s make the 2024 CSAAA Industry Legends Awards an unforgettable celebration of excellence!

Knives Seized By CBSA

We have received reports of a larger volume than usual of knives being seized upon import by CBSA.

While there have been no recent changes to import regulations as it pertains to knives, CBSA has been more “diligent” with packages coming into the country that contain knives that might fit the description in the regulations.

Reminder: Decisions are up to the CBSA/Canadian Boarder Services Agent’s discretion.

Current import regulations for knives can be found HERE.

Fedex has been notably one of the most reliable service providers with orders containing knives, with minimal seizes of packages.

New Firearms Added to Prohibition List from May 2020 OIC

We encourage members to stay up to date on any new firearms that may be added to the still growing list of firearms prohibited under the May 2020 order in council.

For example, the Hunt Group VM12 shotgun classification was changed to prohibited in mid-December 2023.

You can visit for updates and information on the classification status of firearms you may be trading, buying, selling or servicing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of master gunsmith Steve Milton.

May his legacy and craftsmanship be remembered with reverence.

“If you’re going to build something, build it right.”

Steve Milton, Master Gunsmith

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