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Newfoundland Regulation 1996


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 92/96

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 92/96

Furbearing Animals Trapping Order, 1996‑97
under the
Wild Life Regulations, 1984

Under the authority of sections 9, 18, 20 and 90 of the Wild Life Regulations, 1984, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John's, September 27, 1996.

Beaton Tulk
Minister of
Forest Resources and Agrifoods

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Open season

        3.   Prohibition

        4.   Zones

        5.   Beaver licence limit

        6.   Beaver limit

        7.   Beaver prohibition

        8.   Labrador zones

        9.   Trapping open season

      10.   Furbearing animal prohibition

      11.   No beaver limit

      12.   Metal devices

      13.   Neck snares

      14.   Foot hold traps

      15.   Quick kill of furbearing animals

      16.   Live holding devices

      17.   Quick killing device

      18.   Registration of lynx

      19.   Possession of lynx

      20.   Accidental trapping of lynx

      21.   Wolves

      22.   Identification


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Furbearing Animals Trapping Order, 1996‑97.

Open season

        2. The open season for trapping on the Island of Newfoundland except as provided for in section 3, shall be:

 

Beaver                                October 20, 1996March 15, 1997

Coyote                                October 20, 1996February 1, 1997

Ermine, weasel                   October 20, 1996February 28, 1997

Fox, coloured                     October 20, 1996February 1, 1997

Fox, white                           October 20, 1996February 1, 1997

Lynx, Zones B only          January 2, 1997February 1, 1997

Lynx, Zone A & C            No open season

Marten, Sable                    No open season

Mink                                   November 1, 1996February 28, 1997

Muskrat                              October 20, 1996March 15, 1997

Otter                                    October 20, 1996March 15, 1997

Squirrel                               October 20, 1996February 28, 1997

Prohibition

        3. (1) Notwithstanding section 2, the trapping of furbearing animals, other than beaver, is prohibited in that part of the Island of Newfoundland known as the Pine Marten Study Area which is described as follows:

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 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 the 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.

             (2)  The trapping of all furbearing animals is prohibited in the following areas:

             (a)  Frenchman's Cove, Great Garnish, Barasway;

             (b)  Brunette Island, Fortune Bay;

             (c)  Jude Island, Placentia Bay; and

             (d)  Emberley Island, Placentia Bay.

             (3)  Notwithstanding the provision of section 2, all dry land trapping and snaring of furbearing animals is prohibited in that part of the Island of Newfoundland known as the Main River Study Area which is described as follows:

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 south easterly 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.

Zones

        4. (1) For the purpose of managing the harvests of beaver, the Island of Newfoundland is designated as a beaver management area.

             (2)  For the purpose of managing the harvests of lynx on the Island of Newfoundland as described in section 2 the Zones are as follows:

Zone A

Includes the Avalon, Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas;

All that part of Newfoundland lying east of a line from the mouth of Long Harbour River in Fortune Bay to the mouth of the Southwest River in Clode Sound in Bonavista Bay.

ZONE B

Includes all that part of Newfoundland lying north of a line commencing at the mouth of the Southwest River in Clode Sound in Bonavista Bay;

Then following in a generally westerly direction in a straight line to the west bank at the source of the main stream flowing from Kepenkeck Lake;

Then in a straight line in a general northwesterly direction to the intersection of the Bay D'Espoir Highway, Route 360, with the Northwest Gander River;

Then in a straight line in a general southwesterly direction to the easternmost point of the Ebbegunbag Dam on the Meelpaeg Lake Reservoir;

Then in a general westerly direction to the mouth of Lloyds River flowing into Lloyds Lake;

Then following the west bank of Lloyds River upstream to its source in King George IV Lake;

Then following the western shoreline of King George IV Lake to its westernmost extremity;

Then in a straight line in a general southwesterly direction to the headwater pond on Garia Brook;

Then following the west bank of Garia Brook downstream to its outlet in Garia Bay;

Then following the western and northern Newfoundland coastline around to Bonavista Bay and to the point of commencement.

Zone C

All that portion of Newfoundland not described in Zones A and B.

Beaver licence limit

        5. On the Island of Newfoundland not more than one person of any one household may apply for and hold a beaver trapline licence.

Beaver limit

        6. On the Island of Newfoundland, the holder of a beaver trapline licence shall harvest beaver at a rate of one beaver per active lodge on trapline area identified in the licence.

Beaver prohibition

        7. The trapping of beaver in the Pine Marten Study Area, described in section 3 above, is permitted only by the use of underwater sets.

Labrador zones

        8. The Labrador Fur Bearer Management Zones are as follows:

             (a)  Zone A‑1 Western Labrador

All that part of Labrador encompassed by a line beginning at a point on the Quebec‑Labrador boundary 64° 00” longitude 52° 45” latitude;

Then following the Quebec‑Labrador boundary in a clockwise direction to a point 63° 40” longitude 55° 00” latitude;

Then following a straight line in a generally southeasterly direction to a point on the Kanairiktok River 54° 26” latitude 62° 57” longitude;

Then following the boundary of Area C in an anti‑clockwise direction to the point of commencement.

             (b)  Zone A‑2 Goose Bay

All that part of Labrador encompassed by a line beginning at the intersection of the outlet of Grand Lake with the bridge to the community of Northwest River;

Then following the south shore of Grand Lake in a generally northwesterly direction to the outlet of the Beaver River;

Then following upstream the south bank of that river to a point of intersection near its source at 62° 15” longitude;

Then proceeding due west to a point of intersection at 62° 57” longitude;

Then proceeding in a straight line in a generally south‑easterly direction to the eastern extremity of Winokapau Lake on the Churchill River;

Then following downstream the north bank of the Churchill River to its confluence with Goose Bay and the western end of Lake Melville to the point of commencement.

             (c)  Zone B‑1 Northern Labrador and Zone B‑2 Southern Labrador

All that part of Labrador not described in Zones A‑1, A‑2, and C.

             (d)  Zone C ‑ Churchill Falls

All that part of Labrador encompassed by a line beginning at the Quebec North Shore Labrador Rail Road Bridge crossing over the Evening Lake River;

Then following the Quebec North Shore Labrador Rail Road in a northerly direction to a point on the railroad due east of the mouth of the McPhayden River;

Then from that point following a straight line in a generally northeasterly direction to a point of intersection with the Kanariktok River at 54° 26” latitude and 62° 57” longitude;

Then following due south to intersect with the northwest corner of Zone A‑2 described in paragraph 8(b);

Then following a straight line in a generally southeasterly direction to the eastern extremity of Winokapau Lake on the Churchill River;

Then following upstream the north shore at that lake and the north bank of the Churchill River to a point of intersection of 64° 00” longitude, near Churchill Falls;

Then following due south to the intersection of this line with the Quebec‑Labrador boundary;

Then following this boundary in a generally westerly direction to a point due east of the southeastern extremity of Atikonak Lake;

Then from that point proceeding due west to the southeast corner of Atikonak Lake;

Then following in a general northwesterly direction the western shoreline of Atikonak Lake and the Atikonak River into the Ossokmanuan Reservoir;

Then following the west bank of the Ossokmanuan Reservoir to its southwestern extremity;

Then following a straight line in a generally westerly direction to the eastern end of Evening Lake;

Then following in a westerly direction the south bank of Evening Lake and the Evening Lake River to the point of commencement.

Trapping open season

        9. The open seasons for trapping within Labrador shall be:

Zone A‑1

Beaver                                October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Coyote                                October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Ermine, weasel                   October 25, 1996March 20, 1997

Fox, coloured                     October 25, 1996March 20, 1997

Fox, white,                          October 25, 1996March 20, 1997

Lynx                                    October 25, 1996March 20, 1997

Marten                                October 25, 1996March 20, 1997

Mink                                   November 1, 1996March 20, 1997

Muskrat                              October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Otter                                    October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Squirrel                               October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Wolf                                    October 15, 1996April 30, 1997

Wolverine                          No open season

Fisher                                  No Open Season

Zone A‑2

Beaver                                October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Coyote                                October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Ermine, weasel                   October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Fox, coloured                     October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Fox, white                           October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Lynx                                    October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Marten                                October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Mink                                   November 1, 1996March 20, 1997

Muskrat                              October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Otter                                    October 15,1996March 20, 1997

Squirrel                               October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Wolf                                    October 25, 1996April 30, 1997

Wolverine                          No open season

Fisher                                  No Open Season

Zones B‑1 and B‑2

Beaver          October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Coyote                                October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Ermine, weasel                   October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Fox, coloured                     October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Fox, white                           October 15, 1996May 15, 1997

Lynx                                    October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Marten                                October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Mink                                   November 1, 1996March 31, 1997

Muskrat                              October 5, 1996May 31, 1997

Otter                                    October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Squirrel                               October 15, 1996March 31, 1997

Wolf                                    October 15, 1996April 30, 1997

Wolverine                          No Open Season

Fisher                                  No Open Season

Zone C

Beaver                                October 15, 1996May 31, 1997

Coyote                                October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Ermine                                 October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Fox, coloured                     October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Fox, white                           October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Lynx                                    October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Marten                                October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Mink                                   November 1, 1996February 28, 1997

Muskrat                              October 5, 1996May 31, 1997

Otter                                    October 15, 1996March 20, 1997

Squirrel                               October 25, 1996February 28, 1997

Wolf                                    October 15, 1996April 30, 1997

Wolverine                          No Open Season

Fisher                                  No Open Season

Furbearing animal prohibition

     10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9, the trapping of furbearing animals, other than marten under provisions of the Redfir Lake ‑ Kapitagus Channel Provisional Reserve Regulations, 1995, is prohibited in that part of Labrador known as the Red Fir Lake ‑ Kapitagus Channel Provisional Reserve.

No beaver limit

     11. In Labrador there is no limit on the number of beaver which may be taken by the holder of a trappers beaver licence.

Metal devices

     12. No person shall trap, take or kill any furbearing animal by means of a trap or other device that is equipped with metal teeth, metal serrated edges, hooks or sharp devices.

Neck snares

     13. All neck snares which are set on land, for the purpose of taking furbearing animals, except squirrel, shall be equipped with a noose locking device, set in a manner that the noose once closed is prevented from expanding.

Foot hold traps

     14. All foot hold traps set for beaver, muskrat, otter and mink shall be set in a manner that allows the animal to submerge and prevent it from resurfacing.

Quick kill of furbearing animals

     15. (1) All furbearing animals, except fox, coyote, wolf, and lynx shall be taken only by means of quick kill traps, box traps, cage traps or other traps set in a manner as to kill the animal quickly.

             (2)  Fox, coyote, wolf, and lynx may be taken by foot holding devices.

Live holding devices

     16. All live holding devices set on land for furbearing animals shall be checked at least every 72 hours.

Quick killing device

     17. No person shall use spring poles or foot hold traps in trees or poles, unless the trap is set as a quick killing device.

Registration of lynx

     18. (1) All Lynx caught on the Island of Newfoundland during the open season for lynx as described in section 2, must be registered for tagging prior to the close of business hours on Friday, February 7, 1997.

             (2)  All lynx carcasses must be surrendered to the Wildlife Division at the time of registration.

Possession of lynx

     19. No person on the Island of Newfoundland shall have in his or her possession any lynx pelt or any lynx parts, unless that person is the holder of a valid trappers licence and the pelt or parts are registered in accordance with section 18 of this Order or previously registered in accordance with previous Orders.

Accidental trapping of lynx

     20. Any licensed trapper who on the Island of Newfoundland takes lynx accidentally during the trapping seasons for other species stated in section 2, other than those trapping periods specified for lynx as described in section 2, shall within 7 days of taking the lynx surrender it to the Wildlife Division.

Wolves

     21. (1) All persons taking wolves must surrender to the Wildlife Division, the lower jawbone or complete skull from each wolf taken.

             (2)  These specimens are to be submitted by May 15, 1997.

Identification

     22. No person on the Island of Newfoundland shall transport or possess any firearm under the authority of a valid trapping licence without being in possession of an outdoor identification card, or non‑resident equivalent card, issued to the person.