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Newfoundland Regulation 1998


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 14/98

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 14/98

Open Season Big Game Caribou Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 1997
under the
Wild Life Regulations
and the
Wild Life Act

(Filed December 31, 1997)

Under the authority of sections 38 and 114 of the Wild Life Regulations and the Wild Life Act, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John’s, December 24, 1997.

Kevin Aylward
Minister of
Forest Resources and Agrifoods

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Hunting prohibited

        3.   Caribou management areas

        4.   Open seasons

        5.   Bag limit

        6.   Prohibition

        7.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Big Game Caribou Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 1997.

Hunting prohibited

        2. The hunting of caribou is prohibited throughout the Island of Newfoundland, except as provided for in this Order.

Caribou management areas

        3. The caribou management areas are as described in the Schedule.

Open seasons

        4. (1) The open seasons for the hunting of caribou in the areas described in the Schedule shall be

                      Area No.      Season Dates

                      61                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      62                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      63                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      64                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      65                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      66                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      67                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      68                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      69                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      70                  Sept. 13 - Sept. 27 1997

                      71                  Sept. 6 - Nov. 8 1997

                      72                  Sept. 6 - Oct. 4 1997

                      73                  Closed

                      74                  Closed

                      75                  Closed

                      76                  Closed

                      77                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

                      78                  Sept. 13 - Dec. 13, 1997

 

             (2)  In addition to subsection (1), hunting by bow and arrow only shall be permitted in Areas 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 77 and 78 for the period August 30, 1997 to September 12, 1997.

Bag limit

        5. The bag limit is one caribou as specified in each licence, except a 2 caribou bag limit for resident licences in Area 71, Grey Islands.

Prohibition

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

Repeal

         7 The Open Season Big Game, Caribou, Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 1996, Newfoundland Regulation 96/96, is repealed.


Schedule

             (a)  Area 61 - LaPoile

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of White Bear River in White Bear Bay;

Then following the western bank of White Bear River to White Bear Lake;

Then following the eastern shoreline of White Bear Lake in a generally northerly direction to the brook flowing into White Bear Lake from Burnt Pond;

Then following the western bank of this brook to Burnt Pond;

Then following the northeastern shoreline of Burnt Pond in a generally northerly direction to its northeastern extremity;

Then following a straight line to the western end of Lloyd’s Lake where Lloyd’s River enters this Lake;

Then following the southern bank of Lloyd’s River to King George IV Lake;

Then following a straight line to the eastern extremity of Cormack’s Lake;

Then following a straight line to the eastern end of the steady on Southwest Brook, where the tributary flowing out of Battle and Silver Ponds enters;

Then following the south bank of Southwest Brook to the Trans Canada Highway Bridge crossing this brook;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally southwesterly direction to the coastline at Port aux Basques;

Then following the coast line in a generally easterly direction to the point of commencement, excluding all offshore islands.

             (b)  Area 62 - Buchans Plateau

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the Trans Canada Highway Bridge crossing Southwest Brook;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally northeasterly direction to Camp 33 Road;

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

Then following the southern and eastern shoreline of Grand Lake to the mouth of Hinds Brook;

Then following Hinds Brook to Hinds Lake;

Then following the southwestern shore of Hinds Lake to its southeastern extremity;

Then following a straight line to the southern extremity of Buchans Lake;

Then following a straight line to the western abutment of the Exploits Dam;

Then following the southern shoreline of Red Indian Lake to the outlet of Lloyd’s River;

Then following the south bank of Lloyd’s River to Lloyd’s Lake;

Then following the southern shoreline of Lloyd’s Lake to its western end to the outlet of the upper Lloyd’s River;

Then following the south bank of this drainage to King George IV Lake;

Then following Area 61 boundary line to the point of commencement.

             (c)  Area 63 - Grey River

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of White Bear River in White Bear Bay;

Then following the western bank of White Bear River to White Bear Lake;

Then following the eastern shoreline of White Bear Lake in a generally northerly direction to the brook flowing into White Bear Lake from Burnt Pond;

Then following the western bank of this brook to Burnt Pond;

Then following the northeastern shoreline of Burnt Pond in a generally northerly direction to its northeasterly extremity;

Then following a straight line to the south western extremity of Lloyd’s Lake;

Then following the shoreline of Lloyd’s Lake to its northeastern extremity;

Then following the south bank of Lloyd’s River to its outlet at Red Indian Lake;

Then following the southern shoreline of Red Indian Lake to the western abutment of the Exploits Dam;

Then following the south bank of the Exploits River to the mouth of Stoney Brook;

Then following a straight line to the eastern extremity of Pistol Lake;

Then following a straight line to the mouth of northwest Brook in Bay D’Espoir;

Then following the coastline in a generally westerly direction to the point of commencement excluding all offshore islands.

             (d)  Area 64 - Middle Ridge

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of Southeast Brook in Bay D’Espoir;

Then following Southeast Brook to the Bay D’Espoir Highway, Route 2;

Then following the Bay D’Espoir Highway in a generally northerly direction to the Northwest Gander River;

Then following the south bank of Northwest Gander River and the southern shore of Gander Lake;

Then following a straight line to the closest point of the Trans Canada Highway, Route 1;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally easterly direction to its intersection with the road leading to the Alexander Bay Railway Station;

Then following this road to the main line of the Canadian National Railway at Alexander Bay Station;

Then following the main line of the Canadian National Railway in a generally southerly direction to Goobies;

Then following the Goobies-Terrenceville Highway, Routes 11 and 15, in a generally southwesterly direction to Terrenceville;

Then following the coast line of Fortune Bay, Hermitage Bay, and Bay D’Espoir to the point of commencement, excluding all offshore islands.

             (e)  Area 65 - Avalon Peninsula

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula beginning at the intersection of the Witless Bay Line and the Trans Canada Highway;

Then following the Witless Bay Line in a generally easterly direction to the Southern Shore Highway;

Then following the Southern Shore Highway in a generally northeasterly direction to the road leading to Bear Cove Head, Witless Bay;

Then following the coastline in a generally southerly direction to Cape Race;

Then following the coast line of Trepassey Bay to the mouth of Northeast Brook;

Then following the western shoreline of this brook to the highway;

Then following the highway in a generally westerly direction to Peter’s River;

Then following the eastern bank of Peters River to its mouth in Holyrood Bay;

Then following the shoreline of Holyrood Bay and St. Mary’s Bay to Salmonier Arm;

Then following the southern shoreline of Salmonier Arm to the closest point of the Salmonier Line near St. Catherine’s;

Then following the Salmonier Line in a generally northerly direction to the intersection with the Trans Canada Highway;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally easterly direction to the point of commencement, excluding all offshore islands.

              (f)  Area 66 - Sheffield Lake - Gaff 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 eastern 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 a straight line from the western abutment of Exploits Dam to the southern extremity of Buchans Lake;

Then following a straight line to the southeastern extremity of Hinds Lake;

Then following the southern and western shoreline of Hinds Lake to its outlet in Hinds Brook;

Then following the south bank of Hinds Brook to the point of commencement.

             (g)  Area 67 - Pot Hill

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of Southeast Brook in Bay D’Espoir to the mouth of Northwest Brook, Bay D’Espoir;

Then following a straight line to the eastern extremity of Pistol Lake;

Then following a straight line to the mouth of Stoney Brook in the Exploits River;

Then following the south bank of the Exploits River to the Sir Robert Bond Bridge, Trans Canada Highway, Route 1;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway to its intersection with the Bay D’Espoir Highway, Route 360;

Then following this highway to Southeast Brook;

Then following Southeast Brook to the point of commencement.

             (h)  Area 68 - Mount Peyton

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the southeastern abutment of the bridge on the Bay D’Espoir Highway, Route 360, crossing the Northwest Gander River;

Then following the Bay D’Espoir Highway in a generally northerly direction to its intersection with the Trans Canada Highway, Route 1;

Then following the Trans Canada Highway in a generally easterly direction to the southwestern abutment of the Queen Elizabeth Bridge crossing the Gander River;

Then following the western shoreline of Gander River and Gander Lake to the mouth of the Northwest Gander River;

Then following the north bank of the Northwest Gander River to the point of commencement.

              (i)  Management Area 69 - Northern Peninsula

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland commencing at the mouth of Cloud River were it flows into Salt Water Pond;

Then following the shoreline of Salt Water Pond, past Waymouth Pt., Caster C., south along the coastline of Chimney Bay, Canada Bay, the eastern coastline of the Northern Peninsula to Sops Arm;

Then following the northern bank of Main River in a generally westerly direction to UTM 487,921 metres east 5,516,970 metres north;

Then following a straight line to the opposite bank of Main River;

Then following a straight line in a generally southwesterly direction to the boundary of Gros Morne Park UTM 466,862 metres east 5,500,135 metres north;

Then following the boundary of Gros Morne Park in a generally northerly direction to a point were the park boundary crosses the Northern Peninsula Highway UTM 446,900 metres east 5,535,096 metres north;

Then following the Northern Peninsula Highway in a northerly direction to Hawke’s Bay;

Then following a straight line in a generally northeasterly direction to the headwaters of Cloud River;

Then following the south bank of Cloud River to the point of commencement.

              (j)  Area 70 - Merasheen Island, Placenta Bay

             (k)  Area 71 - Grey Islands, White Bay

              (l)  Area 72 - Fogo Island, Hamilton Sound

            (m)  Area 73 - Burin Peninsula Knee

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning where Piper’s Hole River crosses the Terrenceville Highway;

Then following the coastline in a generally southwesterly direction to Mortier Bay;

Then following the highway crossing this bay to Marystown;

Then following Route 210 and 213 in a northwesterly direction to Garnish;

Then following the coastline in a generally northerly direction to Terrenceville;

Then following the Routes 211 and 210 to the point of commencement.

             (n)  Area 74 - Burin Peninsula Foot

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

Then following Route 213 in a southeasterly direction to 210;

Then following Route 210 in an easterly direction to where this road crosses Mortier Bay;

Then following the east coastline of Placenta Bay, Lawn Bay, Fortune Bay to the point of commencement.

             (o)  Area 75 - Blow Me Down Mountains

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the western end of Serpentine Lake;

Then following the Serpentine River in a westerly direction to the coast;

Then following the coastline of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in a generally northerly direction to South Head, Bay of Islands;

Then following the coastline of Bay of Islands in a southerly and easterly direction to Frenchmans Head;

Then following the southern shoreline of Humber Arm to Cook’s Brook;

Then following Cook’s Brook to a point where this brook crosses a road leading to Serpentine Lake;

Then following this road to the eastern end of Serpentine Lake;

Then following the northern shoreline of Serpentine to the point of commencement.

             (p)  Area 76 - St. Anthony

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of West Brook in Hare Bay;

Then following the northern bank of West Brook to a pond which is approximately 8 kilometres in a straight line distance from the coast;

Then following a straight line in a generally northwesterly direction to the headwaters pond of Big Brook;

Then following the eastern shore of the ponds feeding Big Brook and the eastern shore of Big Brook in a generally northerly direction to the highway bridge crossing Big Brook to the community of Big Brook;

Then following the highway, Route 430, to the town of St. Anthony;

Then following the shoreline of St. Anthony Harbour and the shoreline of Hare Bay to the point of commencement, but excluding all offshore islands.

             (q)  Area 77 - Cape Shore

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by the area beginning at the intersection of Route 100 and 91 at Point Verde;

Then following the Argentia Highway, Route 91, in a generally easterly direction to the intersection of Route 100;

Then following Route 100 in a generally southerly direction to Branch;

Then continuing to follow Route 100 in a westerly direction to St. Brides;

Then continuing to follow Route 100 in a northerly direction to the point of commencement, at Point Verde.