We re-entred the US at Del Bonita in the late summer 2010 on our return from Alaska. It is a very little used crossing point. We were there for over 30 minutes due to a question on an item we purchased in Canada. During that 30 minutes no one else went through the crossing going South and only one car went through going North. I think the two officers on the US side felt like the Maytag repair men as they seemed very lonely and anxious to talk to someone. There was one vehicle that came from the US side to deliver bottled water and he was there for 20 minutes loading about 30 or 35 empty plastic bottles. They must only come up there once a season.
The item we were questioned on was a buffalo horn carved as an owl. We declared it as it is an animal part although it was commercially sold as an art work. After 20 minutes trying to decide if we could keep it and several phone calls, we had to sign a declaration and then we were allowed to keep it and be on our way.
We chose Del Bonita to avoid the busy crossings near Glacier.
Mike NA9Q and Arlyce NB9Q
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