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Newfoundland Regulation 1996


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 98/96

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 98/96

Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, 1996‑97
under the
Wild Life Regulations, 1984

Under the authority of sections 48, 55, 67 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.   Areas

        3.   Open season, shooting

        4.   Open season, snaring

        5.   Bag limits

        6.   Prohibition

        7.   Licence free

        8.   Field possession limit

        9.   Identification


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, 1996‑97.

Areas

        2. For the purpose of the various Small Game Hunting, Shooting, and Snaring Seasons the following areas are defined:

             (a)  Avalon Area

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of Piper's Hole River in Placentia Bay;

Then following the eastern shoreline of Pipers Hole River in a generally northerly direction to the bridge where Route 210 crosses the Piper's Hole River;

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 shoreline of Trinity, Conception, St. Mary's and Placentia Bays to the point of commencement.

             (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 Pipers 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.

             (c)  Loggers School Road/Stag Lake

All that part of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Trans Canada Highway and the Loggers School Road;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to the northern end of Southwest Pond;

Then in a westerly direction to the southern end of Sister Pond;

Then in a southwesterly direction to the northeast point of Parmac Pond;

Then generally south to the eastern end of Little George's Pond;

Then southeast to the eastern end of Fox Pond;

Then east to where the boundary of Stag Lake Provincial Park and the transmission line intersect;

Then following the southern boundary of the Park and the Trans Canada Highway in a generally northeast direction to the point of commencement.

             (d)  Fair Haven Area

All that area of the Avalon Peninsula of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the Chance Cove intersection with the Trans Canada Highway;

Then following a straight line in a southerly direction for approximately 50 meters to the northern shore of Gull Pond;

Then following the northern and western shore of Gull Pond to its southern extremity;

Then following a straight line for a distance of approximately 300 meters to the eastern shore of Big Gull Pond;

Then following the eastern shore of Big Gull Pond to its south eastern extremity;

Then following the eastern shores of the string of brooks and ponds leading southwest to where they empty into Placenta Bay near Little Pinchgut Cove;

Then following the coastline in a generally southerly direction to the mouth of Maturin Brook near the community of Long Harbour;

Then following the eastern shores of Maturin Brook and Maturin Ponds to the headwaters where it intersects the railway line;

Then following the railway line in a southerly direction to its intersection with the transmission line, a distance of approximately 2 kilometres;

Then following the transmission line in a northeasterly direction to the Trans Canada Highway;

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

             (e)  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 it's 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.

              (f)  Northern Labrador Ptarmigan/Grouse Zone

All that portion of Labrador 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.

             (g)  Southern Labrador Ptarmigan/Grouse Zone

All that portion of Labrador 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.

             (h)  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.

              (i)  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.

Open season, shooting

        3. The open seasons for shooting small game shall be

             (a)  for artic hare

                      (i)  no open season throughout the Island of Newfoundland, and

                     (ii)  September 1, 1996 ‑ April 19, 1997 throughout Labrador;

             (b)  for rabbit, varying hare

                      (i)  October 12, 1996 to February 15, 1997, for the Island of Newfoundland except Great Island, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake area, Bell Island, Conception Bay and Little Bay Islands,

                     (ii)  October 12, 1996 to December 28, 1996 in the Great Island area,

                    (iii)  October 12, 1996 to November 2, 1996 in the Little Bay Islands area,

                    (iv)  September 21, 1996 to April 19, 1997 throughout Labrador, and

                     (v)  no open season, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake area as described in section 2, and Bell Island, Conception Bay;

             (c)  for ptarmigan

                      (i)  September 21, 1996 to October 26, 1996 in the Avalon and Burin areas as described in section 2,

                     (ii)  no open season, Fair Haven Area and Loggers School Road/Stag Lake area as described in section 2,

                    (iii)  September 21, 1996 to November 23, 1996 in The Topsails area as described in section 2,

                    (iv)  September 21, 1996 to December 7, 1996 in the remainder of Island of Newfoundland, and

                     (v)  September 21, 1996 to April 19, 1997 throughout Labrador; and

             (d)  for ruffed grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  September 21, 1996 to December 21, 1996 throughout the Island of Newfoundland,

                     (ii)  September 21, 1996 to April 19, 1997 throughout Labrador, and

                    (iii)  no open season, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake area as described in section 2.

Open season, snaring

        4. The open seasons for snaring small game shall be

             (a)  for arctic hare

                      (i)  no open season throughout the Island of Newfoundland, and

                     (ii)  September 21, 1996 to March 22, 1997 throughout Labrador;

             (b)  for rabbit, snowshoe hare,

                      (i)  October 12, 1996 to December 28, 1996, Great Island Area,

                     (ii)  October 12, 1996 to November 2, 1996, Bell Island, Conception Bay and Little Bay Islands,

                    (iii)  no open season, Pine Marten Study Area, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake Area and the Main River Study Area as described in section 2, and Glover Island in Grand Lake,

                    (iv)  October 12, 1996 to February 15, 1997 throughout the remainder of the Island of Newfoundland, and

                     (v)  September 21, 1996 to March 22, 1997 throughout Labrador;

             (c)  for ptarmigan

                      (i)  no open season in the Pine Marten Study Area, Fair Haven area, Glover Island in Grand Lake, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake Area, Burin Area and Main River Study Area as described in section 2,

                     (ii)  October 12, 1996 to February 15, 1997 throughout the remainder of the Island of Newfoundland, and

                    (iii)  September 21, 1996 to March 22, 1997 throughout Labrador; and

             (d)  for ruffed grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  no open season in the Pine Marten Study Area, Glover Island in Grand Lake, Loggers School Road/Stag Lake Area, and the Main River Study Area as described in section 2,

                     (ii)  October 12, 1996 to February 15, 1997 throughout the remainder of the Island of Newfoundland, and

                    (iii)  September 21, 1996 to March 22, 1997 throughout Labrador.

Bag limits

        5. (1) The bag limits for

             (a)  the Island of Newfoundland for shooting

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

                     (ii)  snowshoe hare rabbits, no limit, and

                    (iii)  ptarmigan

                            (A)  a daily limit of 25 birds and field possession limit of 50 birds except as provided below, and

                            (B)  in the Avalon and Burin Areas as described in section 2 there is 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;

             (b)  the Island of Newfoundland for snaring

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

                     (ii)  rabbits, snowshoe hare, no limit,

                    (iii)  ptarmigan, no limit,

                    (iv)  ruffed grouse, no limit, and

                     (v)  Spruce Grouse, no limit;

             (c)  Labrador for shooting

                      (i)  arctic hare, no limit, and

                     (ii)  snowshoe hare rabbits, no limit;

             (d)  ptarmigan

                      (i)  Northern Labrador, no limit, and

                     (ii)  Southern Labrador, daily bag limit of 25 birds with a field possession limit of 50 birds; and

             (e)  ruffed and spruce grouse

                      (i)  Northern Labrador, no limit, and

                     (ii)  Southern Labrador, daily bag limit of 20 with field possession limit of 40 birds, spruce and ruffed grouse combined.

             (2)  There is no limit for any small game species throughout Labrador.

Prohibition

        6. Notwithstanding the open seasons provided, all small game shooting and snaring is prohibited

             (a)  on the following islands:

                      (i)  Birchy Island, Bay of Exploits,

                     (ii)  Sivier Island, Bay of Exploits,

                    (iii)  Kelly's Island, Conception Bay,

                    (iv)  Emberley Island, Placentia Bay,

                     (v)  Jude Island, Placentia Bay,

                    (vi)  Long Island, Placentia Bay, and

                   (vii)  Brunette Island, Fortune Bay; and

             (b)  in the following Seabird Sanctuaries established under The Wild Life (Reserve) Regulations, 1963:

                      (i)  Gannet Islands, Labrador,

                     (ii)  Brent Island, Hare Bay,

                    (iii)  Duck Island, Hare Bay,

                    (iv)  Spring Island, Hare Bay,

                     (v)  Funk Island,

                    (vi)  Great Island, Witless Bay,

                   (vii)  Green Island, Witless Bay,

                  (viii)  Gull Island, Witless Bay, and

                    (ix)  Cape St. Mary's; and

             (c)  in the Redfir Lake ‑ Kapitagas Ecological Reserve.

Licence free

        7. Any resident as defined in the Wild Life Act 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.

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.

Identification

        9. No person on the Island of Newfoundland shall 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.