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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 63/17

Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring
Order, Newfoundland and Labrador,
2017-2018

under the
Wild Life Regulations

and the
Wild Life Act

(Filed June 22, 2017)

Under the authority of sections 73, 80, 92 and 114 of the Wild Life Regulations and theWild Life Act, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John’s , June 20, 2017.

Steve Crocker
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

ORDER

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Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2017-2018 .

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Areas defined

        2. For the purpose of the various small game hunting, shooting, and snaring seasons the applicable areas are defined in the Schedule.

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Open season, shooting

        3. The open seasons for shooting small game shall be

             (a)  for arctic hare

                      (i)  no open season throughout the province excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador , and

                     (ii)  October 1, 2017 to April 20, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (b)  for snowshoe or varying hare

                      (i)  October 14, 2017 to March 1, 2018, throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Great Island, Little Bay Islands, and Bell Island in Conception Bay,

                     (ii)  October 14, 2017 to December 24, 2017, Great Island,

                    (iii)  October 14, 2017 to November 5, 2017, Little Bay Islands,

                    (iv)  October 1, 2017 to April 20, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador, and

                     (v)  no open season, Bell Island in Conception Bay ;

             (c)  for ptarmigan

                      (i)  September 16, 2017 to November 12, 2017 in the Burin Area and the Avalon/Swift Current Area,

                     (ii)  September 16, 2017 to November 19, 2017 in the Topsails Area,

                    (iii)  September 16, 2017 to December 3, 2017 throughout the remainder of the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, the Avalon/Swift Current Area, the Burin Area, and the Topsails Area, and

                    (iv)  October 1, 2017 to April 20, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (d)  for ruffed grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  September 16, 2017 to December 24, 2017 throughout the province excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador, and

                     (ii)  October 1, 2017 to April 20, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador; and

             (e)  for porcupine, October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador .

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Open season, snaring

        4. The open season for snaring small game shall be

             (a)  for arctic hare

                      (i)  no open season throughout the province excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador , and

                     (ii)  October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (b)  for snowshoe or varying hare

                      (i)  October 14, 2017 to December 24, 2017, Great Island,

                     (ii)  October 14, 2017 to November 5, 2017, Little Bay Islands,

                    (iii)  no open season, Bell Island in Conception Bay, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve,

                    (iv)  October 14, 2017 to March 11, 2018 throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Great Island, Little Bay Islands, Bell Island in Conception Bay, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve, and

                     (v)  October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (c)  for ptarmigan

                      (i)  no open season, Glover Island in Grand Lake , the Pine Marten Study Area, the Burin Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve,

                     (ii)  October 14, 2017 to March 11, 2018 throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area, the Burin Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve, and

                    (iii)  October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (d)  for ruffed grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  no open season, Glover Island in Grand Lake , the Pine Marten Study Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve,

                     (ii)  October 14, 2017 to March 11, 2018 throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area, the Main River Study Area, Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve, and Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve, and

                    (iii)  October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador.

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Hunting, shooting, and snaring prohibited

        5. Notwithstanding the open seasons described in sections 3 and 4 all small game hunting, shooting, and snaring is prohibited on the following islands:

             (a)  Kelly's Island, Conception Bay ; and

             (b)  Brunette Island , Fortune Bay .

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Bag limits

        6. (1) The bag limits shall be

             (a)  for the province, excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador , for shooting and snaring

                      (i)  arctic hare, not applicable, no open season,

                     (ii)  snowshoe or varying hare, a possession limit of 40 rabbits,

                    (iii)  ptarmigan

                            (A)  a daily limit of 12 birds and field possession limit of 24 birds except as provided below, and

                            (B)  in the Avalon/Swift Current, Burin and Topsails Areas as described in the Schedule, a daily limit of 6 birds and field possession limit of 12 birds, and

                    (iv)  ruffed grouse and spruce grouse, a daily bag limit of 20 birds with a field possession limit of 40 birds, ruffed and spruce grouse combined; and

             (b)  for Labrador, and the islands adjacent to Labrador , for shooting or snaring

                      (i)  arctic hare, no limit,

                     (ii)  snowshoe or varying hare, no limit,

                    (iii)  ptarmigan, daily bag limit of 25 birds with a field possession limit of 50 birds,

                    (iv)  ruffed and spruce grouse

                            (A)  Northern Labrador , no limit, and

                            (B)  Southern Labrador, daily bag limit of 25 with field possession limit of 50 birds, spruce and ruffed grouse combined, and

                     (v)  porcupine, a possession limit of one porcupine.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subparagraph (1)(a)(ii), the possession limit does not apply to persons licensed under the Food and Drug Act (Canada ), who may exceed the bag limit for snowshoe hare on their business premises for commercial purposes.

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Small game licence

        7. A resident who has resided permanently in the Torngat Mountains Electoral District for a period of not less than 6 consecutive months immediately prior to applying for the licence, may be issued a small game licence free of charge.

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Field possession limit

        8. Field possession limit refers to the number of birds a small game licence holder may carry while hunting or travelling in the country.

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Prohibition

        9. A person shall not transport or possess any firearm under the authority of a valid hunting licence without being in possession of an outdoor identification card, or non-resident equivalent, issued to the person.

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Sunday hunting

      10. Hunting with a firearm on Sundays shall be permitted across the entire province, beginning October 1, 2017 and ending April 29, 2018, for the species and during the seasons as described in this Order, including any prescribed season for wild geese, wild ducks and snipe.

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Approved snari ng devices

      11. Approved snaring devices for the province excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador may only include

             (a)  single brass wire not larger than 22 gauge; and

             (b)  6 strand braided wire.

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Repeal

      12. The Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016-2017 , Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 56/16, is repealed.

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Schedule

             (a)  Avalon/Swift Current Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at Friar Head in Fortune Bay;

Then northward following the eastern shoreline of Long Harbour and the Long Harbour River a distance of approximately 40 kilometres to the location where the Bay d'Espoir transmission line crosses the Long Harbour River ;

Then following straight lines to the Tolt and the northern extremity of Whitehead Pond;

Then following the north shore of Whitehead Pond and the eastern shore of Pipers Hole River to Route 210;

Then following Route 210 to Goobies on the Trans Canada Highway ;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a southerly direction to its junction with the local road providing access to the community of Sunnyside;

Then following the local road providing access to the Town of Sunnyside to the shoreline of Trinity Bay ;

Then following the shorelines of Trinity, Conception, St. Mary's and Placentia Bays to the point where the shoreline meets the Piper's Hole River, thence following the eastern shoreline of the Piper's Hole River in a general northerly direction to the bridge that crosses the Burin Peninsula Highway, Route 210;

Then following Route 210 in a generally southerly direction to its intersection with the Terrenceville Highway ;

Then following the north side of the Terrenceville highway to the shoreline of Fortune Bay ;

Then following the shoreline of Fortune Bay to the point of commencement, including all offshore islands lying counter-clockwise from Friar Head, Fortune Bay , to the community of Sunnyside, Trinity Bay .

             (b)  Burin Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the community of Terrenceville;

Then following the Terrenceville Highway to its intersection with the Burin Peninsula Highway Route 210;

Then following Route 210 in a generally northerly direction to where it crosses the bridge on the Piper's Hole River ;

Then following the eastern shore of Piper's Hole River in a southerly direction to its mouth in Placentia Bay ;

Then following the shoreline of Placentia and Fortune Bay to the point of commencement, excluding all offshore islands.

             (c)  The Topsails

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of Hinds Brook in Grand Lake;

Then following the southeastern shoreline of Grand Lake , Sandy Lake and Birchy Lake to the eastern end of Birchy Lake ;

Then following a straight line to the closest point on the Trans Canada Highway ;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally easterly and southerly direction to Badger;

Then following a straight line to the closest point on the south bank of the Exploits River ;

Then following the Exploits River to Exploits Dam;

Then following the shoreline of Red Indian Lake in first, a generally northerly direction and then, a westerly direction to the mouth of Buchan's Brook;

Then following Buchan's Brook to Buchan's Lake ;

Then following the western shoreline of Buchan's Lake to its northwestern extremity;

Then following a straight line to the southeastern extremity of Hind's Lake ;

Then following the eastern shoreline of Hind's Lake to its outlet in Hind's Brook;

Then following the south bank of Hind's Brook to the point of commencement.

             (d)  Northern Labrador Zone

All that portion of Labrador, including adjacent islands, north of a line commencing at a point on the Labrador coast at 54 ° north latitude;

Then following the westerly line of 54 ° north latitude to a point where this line intersects with 62 ° west longitude;

Then following a northerly direction along the 62 ° west longitude line to a point where it intersects with the 55 ° north latitude line;

Then following the 55 ° north latitude line in a westerly direction to a point where it intersects with the Quebec/Labrador border;

Then following the Labrador-Quebec Boundary in a northerly and easterly direction to a point where this boundary intersects 58 ° 26' 37.8" north latitude;

Then following a straight line in a south-easterly direction for 11941 metres to a point located at 58 ° 22' 14.2" north latitude and 63 ° 42' 2.3" west longitude;

Then following a straight line in a north-easterly direction for 15097 metres to a point located at 58° 25' 31.5" north latitude and 63 ° 27' 51.9" west longitude;

Then following a straight line for 8960 metres in a north-easterly direction to a point where this boundary intersects 58 ° 28' 12.5" north latitude and coast line of mainland Labrador .

             (e)  Southern Labrador Zone

All that portion of Labrador, including adjacent islands, lying to the south of a line commencing at a point on the Labrador coast at 54° north latitude;

Then following the westerly line of 54° north latitude to a point where this line intersects with 62° west longitude;

Then following a northerly direction along the 62° west longitude line to a point where it intersects with the 55° north latitude line;

Then following the 55° north latitude line in a westerly direction to a point where it intersects with the Quebec/Labrador border.

             (f)  Pine Marten Study Area

All that part of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway , Route 1, and the Camp 33 Road;

Then following the Camp 33 Road to the southwestern extremity of Grand Lake ;

Then following the shoreline of Grand Lake to the mouth of Red Indian Brook;

Then following the southern bank of Red Indian Brook a distance of approximately 15 kilometres to a small lake on its headwaters;

Then following a straight line in a generally southeasterly direction to the southeastern extremity of Lake of the Hills;

Then following the western bank of the brook flowing out of Lake of the Hills to Otter Pond;

Then following the western shore of Otter Pond and the western bank of the brook flowing out of Otter Pond into Lloyds River ;

Then following the northern bank of Lloyds River and the northern shore of Lloyds Lake and the northern bank of Lloyds River, west of Lloyds Lake, to the mouth of the brook flowing out of Cormacks Lake;

Then following the eastern or northern bank of this brook to Cormacks Lake ;

Then following a straight line in a generally northerly direction approximately 8 kilometres to a point on the headwaters of Little Barachois Brook;

Then following the northern bank of Little Barachois Brook to its intersection with the eastern boundary of the Barachois Pond Provincial Park ;

Then following the eastern and northern boundaries of the park to the Trans Canada Highway ;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway to the point of commencement.

             (g)  Main River Study Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland, commencing at a tributary on Main River UTM 481,975 metres east 5,522,600 metres north;

Then following this tributary in a generally northerly direction to UTM 483,840 metres east 5,528,225 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to UTM 488,460 metres east 5,525,000 metres north;

Then following a straight line in an easterly direction to the eastern extremity of a small pond at UTM 498,485 metres east 5,525,000 metres north;

Then following the eastern shoreline of the pond to its outlet;

Then following a chain of brooks in a southerly direction to UTM 498,771 metres east 5,522,615 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a generally southeasterly direction to UTM 502,332 metres east 5,518,590 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a generally southwesterly direction to UTM 499,538 metres east 5,516,260 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a southerly direction to the outlet of a small pond at UTM 499,615 metres east 5,513,620 metres north;

Then following a stream that flows in a southerly direction to Main River ;

Then following Main River in a westerly direction to a small tributary at UTM 495,570 metres east 5,510,540 metres north;

Then following the tributary and a chain of ponds in a generally westerly direction to where a small stream is intersected by the Upper Humber Forest Access Road at UTM 480,650 metres east 5,509,735 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a westerly direction to the east shore of a small pond at UTM 469,023 metres east 5,510,070 metres north;

Then following the north side of the pond and a connecting tributary in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with the eastern boundary of Gros Morne National Park at UTM 466,335 metres east 5,510,602 metres north;

Then following the boundary of the park in a northerly direction to where it intersects a lake at UTM 461,750 metres east 5,529,000 metres north;

Then following the south shoreline of the lake in an easterly direction to its most eastern extremity;

Then following a straight line in an easterly direction to UTM 466,087 metres east 5,528,540 metres north;

Then following the southern shore of Parsons Pond River in an easterly direction to the point of commencement.

             (h)  Northwest Grand Lake Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway, TCH, Route 1 and Camp 33 Road;

Then following Camp 33 Road to the southwest extremity of Grand Lake ;

Then following the north shoreline of Grand Lake in a northeasterly direction to the Humber Canal ;

Then following the south bank of the Humber Canal to its intersection with the TCH at Deer Lake ;

Then following the TCH in a southwesterly direction to the point of commencement.

              (i)  Terra Nova Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of North West River and the Terra Nova National Park, TNNP, boundary at UTM coordinates 706,250 metres east and 5,365,250 metres north;

Then following the north bank of the said river in a westerly direction to UTM coordinates 664,125 metres east and 5,346,625 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to UTM coordinates 663,750 metres east and 5,353,125 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a westerly direction to the northeastern extremity of Kepenkeck Lake ;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to the eastern extremity of Newton 's Lake ;

Then following a straight line in a northerly direction to the eastern extremity of South West Pond;

Then following a straight line in a northeasterly direction to the western extremity of Dead Wolf Pond;

Then following the southern shoreline of Dead Wolf Pond to the mouth of a small stream entering the pond at its eastern extremity;

Then following this stream to its headwaters pond;

Then following a straight line for approximately 500 metres due east to an unnamed pond;

Then following a stream exiting this pond at its southeastern extremity;

Then following this stream in a southeasterly direction to its outflow in Riverhead Brook;

Then following this brook in an easterly direction to its mouth in Gambo Pond;

Then following the north shore of Gambo Pond to Gambo Brook;

Then following the west bank of Gambo Brook to its intersection with the Trans Canada Highway, TCH, Route l;

Then following the TCH in an easterly direction to its intersection with the TNNP boundary;

Then following the western boundary of TNNP in a southerly direction to the point of commencement.

              (j)  Charlottetown Enclave Area

All that area of the island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Terra Nova National Park, TNNP, boundary and the north shoreline of Clode Sound, Bonavista Bay at UTM coordinates 720,554 metres east and 5,367,279 metres north;

Then following the TNNP boundary in a northerly direction to UTM coordinates 720,507 metres east and 5,370,209 metres north;

Then following the TNNP boundary in a northeasterly direction to UTM coordinates 721,554 metres east and 5,371,792 metres north;

Then following the TNNP boundary in a southeasterly direction to its intersection with the north shoreline of Clode Sound, Bonavista Bay at UTM coordinates 722,550 metres east and 5,369,850 metres north;

Then following the shoreline of Clode Sound, Bonavista Bay in a southwesterly direction to the point of commencement.

             (k)  Red Indian Lake Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of Victoria River and Red Indian Lake;

Then following the north bank of Victoria River in a southwesterly direction to Victoria Lake ;

Then following a mid-way line between the north and south shorelines of Victoria Lake to the mouth of a small river entering Victoria Lake at its southwestern extremity;

Then following the north bank of the Victoria River to a point opposite the mouth of a brook flowing from Peter Strides Pond;

Then following a straight line in a northerly direction to the intersection of the Pine Marten Study Area and Lloyds River at the mouth of the brook flowing from Cormack Lake ;

Then following the Pine Marten Study Area boundary along Lloyds River in a northeasterly direction to the mouth of Otter Pond Brook;

Then following the western bank of Otter Pond Brook, the western shore of Otter Pond and the west bank of Otter Pond Brook to Lake of the Hills;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to UTM co-ordinates 471,250 metres east and 5,379,000 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a northeasterly direction to its intersection with Clench Brook at UTM co-ordinates 500,875 metres east and 5,401,000 metres north;

Then following the south bank of Clench Brook to its mouth on Red Indian Lake;

Then following a straight line in an easterly direction to the point of commencement.

              (l)  Little Grand Lake Provisional Ecological Reserve

All those pieces or parcels of land situate and being in the Grand Lake Area in the Electoral Districts of St. George's-Stephenville East, Grand Falls-Buchans, Humber East and Humber West abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northerly bank of a brook, that point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,704 metres and east 475,606 metres;

Then running along the northerly bank of the brook in a northwesterly direction to a point where a brook flows from another pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,161 metres and east 471,747 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point where a brook flows into the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,994 metres and east 468,930 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,183 metres and east 465,520 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,400,550 metres and east 461,818 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,401,539 metres and east 459,751 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the southerly bank of Red Indian Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,399,545 metres and east 458,685 metres;

Then running in a southerly direction to a point on the northeasterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,776 metres and east 458,755 metres;

Then running in a southerly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,397 metres and east 458,545 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northwest corner of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,346 metres and east 456,746 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,390,383 metres and east 456,748 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point in the southeast corner of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,387,341 metres and east 454,904 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,866 metres and east 454,268;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,659 metres and east 453,667 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,386,696 metres and east 453,239 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of Little Lake at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,557 metres and east 450,243 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of Little Lake at low water to a point on the westerly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,020 metres and east 449,247 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,792 metres and east 443,369 metres;

Then running in a westerly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,495 metres and east 442,190 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,390,412 metres and east 442,989 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the southeasterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,958 metres and east 444,342 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction along the southeasterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water and along the mouth of Lewaseechjeech Brook to a point on the westerly bank of the Lewasheechjeech Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,386,804 metres and east 430,235 metres;

Then running along the westerly bank of Lewaseechjeech Brook at low water in a southerly direction to a point on the westerly bank of a brook flowing into the Lewaseechjeech Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,643 metres and east 429,908 metres;

Then running along the westerly bank of the brook and along the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water in a southerly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,383,359 metres and east 429,072 metres;

Then running in a southerly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of another pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,382,971 metres and east 428,980 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of the pond at low water and along the westerly bank of a brook in a southerly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of a small pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,379,559 metres and east 428,242 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the northwest corner of the shoreline at low water of a pond contained in Bottom Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,377,444 metres and east 428,570 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline at low water of the pond in a southerly direction to a point on the southwest corner having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,377,244 metres and east 428,647 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of a pond at low water where a brook flows into the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,375,629 metres and east 429,663 metres;

Then running in a northerly direction to a point on the southerly bank of Bottom Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,377,651 metres and east 429,375 metres;

Then running along the southerly bank of Bottom Brook in a northeasterly direction to a point on the western shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,378,006 metres and east 429,789 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,376,000 metres and east 434,641 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water in a southeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,939 metres and east 435,872 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,236 metres and east 437,560 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,019 metres and east 438,975 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,738 metres and east 441,754 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,680 metres and east 443,916 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,688 metres and east 444,159 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled coordinates of north 5,374,221 metres and east 447,675 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point on the easterly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,053 metres and east 448,399 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,326 metres and east 452,037 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly bank of a brook flowing into Little Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,018 metres and east 458,454 metres;

Then running along the southerly bank of the brook and along the southeasterly shoreline of a pond at low water in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates north 5,374,178 metres and east 464,746 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on a hilltop having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,380,135 metres and east 470,561 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to the point of beginning;

The above described piece or parcel of land containing an area of 692.97 kilometres squared, more or less;

Also, all that other piece or parcel of land containing an area of 1.67 kilometres squared, more or less; abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point on the westerly bank of the Lewaseechjeech Brook at low water, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,386,804 metres and east 430,235 metres;

Then running along the westerly bank of Lewaseechjeech Brook and along the southwesterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water in a northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,218 metres and east 427,412 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,388,300 metres and east 428,197 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of the pond where a brook flows from the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,388,234 metres and east 428,300 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on a hill having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,388,465 metres and east 429,523 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to the point of beginning;

Also, all that other piece or parcel of land containing an area of 34.46 kilometres squared, more or less, abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point in the northwesterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water, the point being located west of Sandy Point on the east bank of a brook flowing into Grand Lake and having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,015 metres and east 427,053 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,686 metres and east 428,921 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point located on the top of a hill and having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,392,323 metres and east 429,476 metres;

Then running in southeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,432 metres and east 429,759 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,495 metres and east 430,805 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point in the centre of a brook flowing into Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,643 metres and east 433,459 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point in the centre of a brook flowing into Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,397,098 metres and east 437,193 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point in the centre of a brook flowing into Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,399,507 metres and east 439,105 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,401,328 metres and east 440,774 metres;

Then running in a northerly direction to a point on a hill having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,401,885 metres and east 440,743 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point in the centre of a brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,402,675 metres and east 441,768 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point in the centre of a brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,404,217 metres and east 442,789 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the southwesterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,406,758 metres and east 443,055 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of the pond, along the southerly bank of a brook flowing into the pond, and along the southerly shoreline of another pond at low water to a point at the northern end of the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,409,299 metres and east 444,989 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,410,781 metres and east 446,292 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of the pond in a northeasterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,411,049 metres and east 446,880 metres;

Then running in an easterly direction to a point on a hill having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,411,266 metres and east 448,884 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,413,070 metres and east 450,727 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on a hill having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,415,357 metres and east 451,840 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the westerly bank of a brook flowing into the Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,416,303 metres and east 451,029 metres;

Then running along the westerly bank of the brook in a southerly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of north Northern Harbour, Grand Lake, at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,415,033 metres and east 452,861 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water in a southwesterly direction to the point of beginning;

Also, all that other piece or parcel of land containing an area of 2.05 kilometres squared abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point in the northwesterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water, at the eastern bank of the mouth of a brook flowing into Northern Harbour, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,416,118 metres and east 453,821 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction, perpendicular to the shoreline, to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,416,284 metres and east 453,857 metres;

Then running in general southerly and northeasterly directions, parallel to and perpendicularly distant 200 metres from the low water mark of Grand Lake, to a point on the westerly bank of Porters Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,419,213 and east 459,778 metres;

Then running along the low water mark of the westerly bank of Porters Brook to a point where the brook flows into Bucket Cove, Grand Lake, having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,419,008 metres and east 459,797 metres;

Then running along the northwesterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water in southwesterly and northeasterly directions to the point of beginning;

The above described piece or parcel of land being subject to a Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Line Easement, 152.4 metres wide, extending through the parcel;

Reserving nevertheless, out of the above described pieces or parcels of land all roads and adjacent rights of way crossing the parcels;

The above described pieces or parcels of land containing in all an area of 731.15 kilometres squared, more or less.

All bearings being referred to zone 21 of the Universal Transverse Mercator Projection, NAD83.

           (m)  The Little Grand Lake Wild Life Reserve

All those pieces or parcels of land situate and being south of Grand Lake in the Electoral Districts of St. George's-Stephenville East, Grand Falls-Buchans, and Burgeo and LaPoile abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point in the southeasterly shoreline of Grand Lake at the low water mark, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,414,968 metres and east 463,731 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the westerly bank of a river, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,331 metres and east 477,337 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly bank of brook, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,704 metres and east 475,606 metres;

Then running along the northerly bank of the brook in a northwesterly direction to a point where the brook flows from a pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,161 metres and east 471,747 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point where a brook flows into the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,994 metres and east 468,930 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,183 metres and east 465,520 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,400,550 metres and east 461,818 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,401,539 metres and east 459,751 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly bank of Red Indian Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,399,545 metres and east 458,685 metres;

Then running in a southerly direction to a point on the northeasterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,776 metres and east 458,755 metres;

Then running along the easterly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point on the southern shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,393,397 metres and east 458,545 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northwest corner of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,391,346 metres and east 456,746 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,390,383 metres and east 456,748 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point in the southeast corner of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,387,341 metres and east 454,904 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,866 metres and east 454,268 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,659 metres and east 453,667 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,386,696 metres and east 453,239 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of Little Lake at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,557 metres and east 450,243 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of Little Lake at low water to a point on the westerly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,385,020 metres and east 449,247 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,792 and east 443,369 metres;

Then running in a westerly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,389,495 metres and east 442,190 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,390,412 metres and east 442,989 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the southeasterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water having scaled UTM coordinates north 5,391,958 metres and east 444,342 metres;

Then running along the southeasterly shoreline of Grand Lake at low water mark to the point of beginning;

The above described piece or parcel of land being subject to a Newfoundland Hydro Line Easement, 152.4 metres wide, extending through the land;

And containing an area of 391.44 kilometres squared, more or less;

Also, all that other piece or parcel of land containing an area of 172.26 kilometres squared, more or less; abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point in the southeasterly shoreline of a pond at low water, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,178 metres and east 464,746 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of Padille Pond at low water, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,364 metres and east 458,323 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction along the westerly shoreline of Padille Pond to a point on the shoreline at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,371,058 metres and east 459,214 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,371,300 metres and east 458,353 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point near the eastern shoreline of Bottle Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,370,708 and east 456,118 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of Puddle Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,402 metres and east 455,632 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of Puddle Pond to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,249 metres and east 457,983 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly limit of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Transmission line easement, 30 metres wide, having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,365,128 metres and east 452,633 metres;

Then running along the northerly limit of the transmission line easement in a northwesterly direction to a point on the northerly bank of Southwest Brook at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,367,004 metres and east 443,702 metres;

Then running along the northerly bank of Southwest Brook at low water in a northwesterly direction to a point where a brook flows into Southwest Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,368,321 metres and east 441,104 metres;

Then running along the easterly bank of the brook at low water in a northerly direction to a point on the southwesterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,368,721 metres and east 441,363 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point on the northerly bank of a brook flowing into the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,368,804 metres and east 441,312 metres;

Then following the northerly bank of the brook in a northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,370,103 metres and east 440,488 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of the pond in a westerly direction at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,370,113 metres and east 440,319 metres;

Then running in a westerly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,370,006 metres and east 437,505 metres;

Then running along the northerly bank of a brook flowing from the pond to a point where the brook meets another brook and both brooks converge and flow into Southwest Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,368,550 metres and east 435,535 metres;

Then following the northerly bank of the converging brook at low water in a general northwesterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,891 metres and east 434,472 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point having southerly shoreline of North Lake at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,371,193 metres and east 433,389 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of North Lake at low water in a northwesterly direction to a point at the northwest corner of North Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,841 metres and east 432,517 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point in the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,375,300 metres and east 432,269 metres;

Then following the northerly bank of a brook flowing from the southerly shoreline of the pond at low water in a westerly direction to the point where the brook flows into the easterly shoreline of another pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,375,545 metres and east 430,361 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point where a brook flows into the pond having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,375,629 metres and east 429,663 metres;

Then running in a northerly direction to a point on the southerly bank of Bottom Brook having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,377,651 metres and east 429,375 metres;

Then running along the southerly bank of Bottom Brook in a northeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,378,006 metres and east 429,789 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,376,000 metres and east 434,641 metres;

Then running along the westerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water in a southeasterly direction to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,939 metres and east 435,872 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,236 metres and east 437,560 metres;

Then running along the southerly shoreline of Island Pond at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,019 metres and east 438,975 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,738 metres and east 441,754 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point of the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,680 metres and east 443,916 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point on the easterly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,688 metres and east 444,159 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to a point on the westerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,221 metres and east 447,675 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of the pond at low water to a point on the easterly shoreline having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,374,053 metres and east 448,399 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the easterly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,326 and east 452,037 metres;

Then running in a southeasterly direction to a point on the southerly bank of a brook flowing into Little Grand Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,373,018 metres and east 458,454 metres;

Then running along the southerly bank of the brook and along the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water in a northeasterly direction to the point of beginning;

Also all that other piece or parcel of land containing an area of 5.10 kilometres squared, more or less, abutted and bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southerly shoreline of Padille Pond at low water, the point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,364 metres and east 458,323 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction along the westerly shoreline of the Padille Pond to a point on the shoreline at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,371,058 metres and east 459,214 metres;

Then running in a northwesterly direction to a point on the southerly shoreline of a pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,371,300 and east 458,353 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point near the eastern shoreline of Bottle Lake having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,370,708 and east 456,118 metres;

Then running in a southwesterly direction to a point on the northerly shoreline of Puddle Pond at low water having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,402 metres and east 455,632 metres;

Then running along the northerly shoreline of Puddle Pond at low water to a point having scaled UTM coordinates of north 5,369,249 metres and east 457,983 metres;

Then running in a northeasterly direction to the point of beginning;

Reserving nevertheless out of the above described pieces or parcels of land all roads and adjacent rights of way crossing the parcels;

The above described pieces or parcels of land containing in all an area of 568.80 kilometres squared, more or less;

All bearings being referred to zone 21 of the Universal Transverse Mercator Projection, NAD83.