If you plan to drive to Canada to hunt this fall, be aware that Canadian immigration authorities have gained access to the national crime computer records (NCIC) here in the US, and they are checking would-be visitors' driving records, looking for drunk driving charges. We are indebted to Iowa attorney Mark F. Schlenker for that bit of unsettling insight (see The Iowa Lawyer vol. 62 - No. 6). If you have any such charges on your record, even old ones, better address the problem before you arrive at the border. One thing you can do, Schlenker says, is work with an attorney in the US to get your record cleared. Another option is to apply ahead of time for a "Minister's Permit." The procedures for doing that can be found at www.cic.gc.ca/english/applications/rehabil.html.