Provincial Big Game Hunting Season Begins


Hunters throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are being encouraged to engage in safe and responsible hunting and familiarize themselves with federal and provincial hunting regulations as the 2019-2020 big game hunt has started in certain parts of the province.

The big game hunting season for moose and caribou opens for central and western areas of the island, including the Northern Peninsula, on Saturday, September 14. Big game hunting for the eastern portion of the island commences Saturday, October 5. In Labrador moose hunting season opens on Saturday, September 14. There is no caribou hunting permitted in Labrador at present.

Bow hunting began August 31 for areas opening on September 14, and begins September 21 for areas opening on October 5.

Hunters are strongly encouraged to review the 2019-2020 Hunting and Trapping Guide for important information about firearm safety, hunting regulations and starting dates for all hunting activity.


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