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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2007


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 96/07

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 96/07

Open Season Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring
Order,
Labrador, 2007-2008
under the
Wild Life Regulations
and the
Wild Life Act

(Filed September 11, 2007)

Under the authority of sections 38, 92 and 114 of the Wild Life Regulations and the Wild Life Act, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John’s, September 4, 2007.

 Clyde Jackman
Minister of Environment and Conservation

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Prohibition

        3.   Open seasons

        4.   Devices permitted

        5.   Prohibited devices

        6.   Special licence

        7.   Bag limits

        8.   Prohibition

        9.   Prohibition

      10.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Labrador, 2007-2008.

Prohibition

        2. The taking of black bear is prohibited throughout Labrador except as provided for in this Order.

Open seasons

        3. (1) The open seasons for black bear hunting shall be

             (a)  in the George River Zone, August, 10, 2007-November 30, 2007 and April 1, 2008 to July 13, 2008; and

             (b)  in the Labrador South Zone, September 1, 2007-November 30, 2007 and April 1, 2008-July 13, 2008.

             (2)  The zones referred to in subsection (1) are described in the Schedule.

Devices permitted

        4. Only Aldrich foot snares or similar devices may be set for the taking of black bears and those devices shall be set in a covered "cubby set" and clearly marked with a warning sign indicating that a bear snaring device is set in the "cubby".

Prohibited devices

        5. Steel-jaw leghold, spring or jump traps or neck snares shall not be used to take black bears.

Special licence

        6. Persons who have resided in the Torngat Mountain Electoral District for a period of 6 consecutive months immediately before applying for a licence may be issued a licence identified as a special licence free of charge.

Bag limits

        7. (1) The bag limit for residents shall be 2 black bears of any age or sex.

             (2)  The bag limit for non-residents shall be 2 black bears of any age or sex.

             (3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), female black bears accompanied by cubs may not be taken by shooting.

Prohibition

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

Prohibition

        9. Hunting with a firearm on Sundays shall be permitted across the entire province, beginning November 4, 2007 and ending April 30, 2008 for the species and during the seasons as described in this Order.

Repeal

      10. The Open Season Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Labrador, 2005-2006, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation  75/05, is repealed.


Schedule

             (a)  George River Zone

All that area of Labrador bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 54° 00' 00.0" North latitude intersects the Labrador-Quebec Boundary;

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 meters 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 meters 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 meters in a north-easterly direction to a point where this boundary intersects 58° 28' 12.5" North latitude and coast line of mainland Labrador;

Then following this coastline in a generally southerly direction, including all offshore islands, to the mouth of the Kanairiktok River;

Then following the north bank of the Kanairiktok River in a westerly direction to Snegamook Lake;

Then following the north shoreline of Snegamook Lake in a westerly direction to the Kanairiktok River;

Then following the north bank of the Kanairiktok River in a westerly direction to its confluence with the Sail Lake River (tributary);

Then following the Sail Lake River (tributary) in a southerly direction to a point where the Smallwood Reservoir intersects the Sail Lake Dikes (water control structures) located at 54° 25' 26.6" North latitude and 63° 14' 30.9" west longitude;

Then following a straight line in a southwesterly direction to the north bank of the McPhayden River at its confluence with Menihek Lake;

Then following the north bank of McPhayden River to its intersection with 54° 00' 00.0" North latitude;

Then following the 54° 00' 00.0" North latitude in a westerly direction to the point of commencement.

             (b)  Labrador South Zone

All that area of Labrador not included in the George River Zone described above.