Remember our note in the December issue about the Spanish Government's move to begin enforcing its long-standing firearms import regulations? Well, subscriber J. Y. Jones has sent us a copy of a letter he received from the Spanish General Consulate in Coral Gables, Florida. The letter confirms what we told you - namely, that in order to receive an official temporary firearms import document for a trip to Spain, hunters must indeed submit: a notarized photocopy of their passport; a notarized photocopy of a valid hunting license; the literal translation in Spanish of that hunting license; a money order in the amount of $19.50 payable to the Consulate General of Spain; and information regarding one's upcoming hunting trip to Spain, indicating dates and places. You'll also need to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so they can send your import documents to you.
If you are planning a hunting trip to Spain, our advice is to contact the nearest Consulate General of Spain well ahead of time. You can get the address of all the consulates in the US by simply typing "Spanish Consulates" on the search line of Yahoo. In all, there are nine in the US. They are located in Miami (Coral Gables, actually), Boston, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Washington.