Overseas hunters planning to bring a gun with them to the hunting conventions this winter, need to remember that you now must have an import permit to bring a gun into the US, and it can take some time to get one. You can get all the details on our web site, wwww.huntingreport .com. Click on "World Hunting Update" and scroll down to the February 19, 2002 bulletin entitled, "New Gun Regulations Take Effect Today." An important wrinkle here is, non-immigrant aliens cannot currently transit the US at all with a gun, as that would require a gun import permit, and such permits aren't issued to people transiting the US. This Catch-22 rule, we understand, caused most of the hunters from Canada to borrow guns for hunts in Australia this year. After all, the major air routes to that part of the world all involve a US stopover.