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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2007


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 97/07

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 97/07

Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring
Order, 2007-2008

under the
Wild Life Regulations

and the
Wild Life Act

 (Filed September 26, 2007)

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

Dated at St. John’s, September 12, 2007.

Clyde Jackman
Minister of Environment and Conservation

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Areas defined

        3.   Open season, hunting and shooting

        4.   Open season, snaring

        5.   Hunting, shooting, and snaring prohibited

        6.   Bag limits

        7.   Small game licence

        8.   Field possession limit

        9.   Prohibition

      10.   Prohibition

      11.   Modified snaring requirements

      12.   Approved snaring devices

      13.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, 2007-2008.

Areas defined

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

Open season, hunting and shooting

        3. The open seasons for hunting, shooting small game shall be

             (a)  for artic hare

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

                     (ii)  for October 1, 2007 to April 20, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (b)  for snowshoe or varying hare

                      (i)  October 13, 2007 to February 24, 2008, throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Great Island, Little Bay Islands, and Bell Island in Conception Bay,

                     (ii)  October 13, 2007 to December 29, 2007, Great Island,

                    (iii)  October 13, 2007 to November 4, 2007, Little Bay Islands,

                    (iv)  October 1, 2007 to April 20, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador, and

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

             (c)  for ptarmigan

                      (i)  September 22, 2007 to November 4, 2007 in the Burin Area and the Avalon/Swift Current Area, excluding the Fair Haven Area,

                     (ii)  no open season, Fair Haven Area,

                    (iii)  September 22, 2007 to November 25, 2007 in the Topsails Area,

                    (iv)  September 22, 2007 to December 15, 2007 throughout the remainder of the province excluding Labrador, the island adjacent to Labrador, the Avalon/Swift Current Area, the Burin Area, and the Topsails Area, and

                     (v)  October 1, 2007 to April 20, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (d)  for ruffed grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  September 15, 2007 to December 29, 2007 throughout the province excluding Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador, and

                     (ii)  October 1, 2007 to April 20, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador; and

             (e)  for porcupine, October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador.

Open season, snaring

        4. The open season for snaring small game shall be

             (a)  for artic hare

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

                     (ii)  October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (b)  for snowshoe or varying hare

                      (i)  October 13, 2007 to December 29, 2007, Great Island,

                     (ii)  October 13, 2007 to November 4, 2007 Little Bay Islands,

                    (iii)  no open season, Bell Island, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area and the Main River Study Area,

                    (iv)  October 13, 2007 to February 24, 2008 through out 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 and the Main River Study Area, and

                     (v)  October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 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 Fair Haven Area, the Burin Area and the Mail River Study Area,

                     (ii)  October 13, 2007 to February 24, 2008 throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area, the Fair Haven Area, the Burin Area and the Main River Study Area, and

                    (iii)  October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador;

             (d)  for ruffled grouse and spruce grouse

                      (i)  no open season , Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten study Area, and the Main River Study Area,

                     (ii)  October 13, 2007 to February 24, 2008 throughout the province excluding Labrador, the islands adjacent to Labrador, Glover Island in Grand Lake, the Pine Marten Study Area and the Main River Study Area, and

                    (iii)  October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008 throughout Labrador and the islands adjacent to Labrador.

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.

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 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 20 with field possession limit of 40 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.

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.

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.

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.

Prohibition

      10. 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, including any prescribed season for wild geese, wild ducks and snipe.

Modified snaring requirements

      11. A person shall not snare small game in the Northwest Grand Lake Area, the Terra Nova Area, the Charlottetown Enclave Area and the Red Indian Lake Area as described in Schedule A except with a modified snaring device acceptable to the minister.

Approved snaring devices

      12. Approved snaring devices include

             (a)  brass wire not larger than 22 gauge attached to a firm anchor;

             (b)  picture cord not exceeding 6 strands attached to a firm anchor; and

             (c)  snare set using other wire types, but attached to modified coil.

Repeal

      13. The Open Season Small Game Hunting and Snaring Order, 2005-2006, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 81/05, is repealed.


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)  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 metres 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 metres 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 Placentia 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.

             (d)  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.

             (e)  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 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.

              (f)  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.

             (g)  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.

             (h)  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.

              (i)  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.

              (j)  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.

             (k)  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.

              (l)  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.