Big Game Season Opens This Weekend


The opening of the 2021-22 hunting season for big game rifle hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador begins Saturday, September 11. The big game bow-hunting season opened on August 28.


A total of 28,324 moose licences have been awarded on the Island, including 17,890 either sex and 9,959 male only, and 475 licences issued to not-for-profit groups. In Labrador, 384 either sex moose licences have been issued.


For caribou hunters, there are 575 licences available on the Island only. Caribou hunting is prohibited in Labrador.


Hunters are reminded to drop off big game jawbones at one of the more than 50 locations in the province and receive a Cooperating Hunter Crest for your support of important big game population studies and research.


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