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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2009


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 98/09

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 98/09

Open Season Big Game Caribou Hunting Order,
Newfoundland, 2009-2010
under the
Wild Life Regulations
and the
Wild Life Act

(Filed November 18, 2009)

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, November 10, 2009.

Charlene Johnson
Minister of Environment and Conservation

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Hunting prohibited

        3.   Caribou management areas

        4.   Open seasons

        5.   Bag limit

        6.   Prohibition

        7.   Sunday hunting

        8.   Repeal

Schedule


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Big Game Caribou Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 2009-2010.

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

September 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

62

September 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

63

Closed

64

September 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

65

Closed

66 to 69

September 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

70

September 12, 2009-September 26, 2009

71

September 5, 2009-November 8, 2009

72

September 12, 2009-October 10, 2009

73

Closed

74

Closed

75

Closed

76-79

September 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

             (2)  In addition to subsection (1), hunting by bow and arrow only shall be permitted in Areas 61, 62, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 76, 77, 78 and 79 for the period August 29, 2009 to September 12, 2009.

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.

Sunday hunting

        7. Hunting with a firearm on Sundays shall be permitted across the entire province, beginning October 4, 2009 and ending April 30, 2010, for the species and during the seasons as described in this Order.

Repeal

        8. The Open Season Big Game Caribou Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 2008-2009, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 61/08, is repealed.


Schedule

             (a)  Area 61 - LaPoile

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland commencing at the southeastern branch of the Southwest Brook;

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to the northern extremity of Cormacks Lake;

Then following a straight line in a southerly direction to King George IV Lake at the start of Lloyd’s River;

Then following Lloyd’s River to Lloyd’s Lake;

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to where an Unnamed River enters the southwestern extremity of Victoria Lake Reservoir;

Then following this Unnamed River in a generally westerly direction to the northeastern extremity of Peter Stride's Pond;

Then following the northern shore of said pond to its intersection with the Burgeo Highway;

Then following the Burgeo Highway in a generally southerly direction to its intersection with an Unnamed River which flows into the southwestern extremity of Spruce Pond in a generally easterly direction;

Then following the northern shoreline of Spruce Pond to an Unnamed Pond at its eastern extremity at UTM co-ordinates 462,745 metres East and 5,328,644 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to an Unnamed River entering an Unnamed Pond at UTM co-ordinates 466,985 metres east and 5,311,647 metres north;

Then following the north bank of the Unnamed River in a generally easterly direction to its confluence with White Bear River at UTM coordinates 476,835 metres east and 5,308,922 metres north;

Then following the western bank of White Bear River in a generally southerly direction to the mouth of said river in White Bear Bay;

Then following the coastline in a generally westerly direction to Channel- Port aux Basques;

Then following the TCH in a northerly direction to where it crosses the Southwest Brook;

Then following Southwest Brook to the point of commencement but excluding all offshore islands.

             (b)  Area 62 - Buchans Plateau

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

Then following the TCH 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 a small cove on Red Indian Lake located at UTM co-ordinates 495,641 metres east and 5,379,525 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to the intersection of the forest access road with an Unnamed Brook at UTM coordinates 514,879 metres east and 5,347,269 metres north;

Then following the forest access road in a generally southwesterly then northerly direction to the southeastern extremity of Victoria Lake Reservoir;

Then following the southern shoreline of said reservoir to its southwestern extremity;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to the southwestern extremity of Lloyd's Lake;

Then following the north bank of Lloyd's River in a southwesterly direction to King George IV Lake;

Then following a straight line in a northeasterly direction to the northern extremity of Cormacks Lake;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to the southeastern branch of Southwest Brook;

Then following Southwest Brook in a westerly direction 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 in a generally northerly direction to its confluence at an Unnamed River located at UTM coordinates 476,835 metres east and 5,308,922 metres north;

Then following the north bank of said Unnamed River in a west by northwesterly direction to an Unnamed Pond located at UTM coordinates 466,985 metres east and 5,311,647 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to an Unnamed Pond at UTM coordinates 462,745 metres east and 5,328,644 metres north;

Then following the eastern shoreline of said pond to its eastern extremity of Spruce Pond;

Then following the northern shoreline of Spruce Pond in a generally westerly direction to an Unnamed River at its southwestern extremity;

Then following said Unnamed River to its intersection with the Burgeo Highway;

Then following the Burgeo Highway in a generally northerly direction to its intersection with Peter Strides Pond;

Then following the northern shoreline of Peter Strides Pond to an Unnamed River located at its northeastern extremity;

Then following said Unnamed River in a generally easterly direction to the southwestern extremity of Victoria Lake Reservoir;

Then following the southern shoreline of the aforementioned Reservoir to the forest access road located at its southeastern extremity;

Then following the forest access road in a southerly then easterly direction to its intersection with an Unnamed Brook at UTM coordinates 514,879 metres east and 5,347,269 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction to a small cove on Red Indian Lake located at UTM coordinates 495,641 metres east and 5, 379, 525 metres north;

Then following the southern shoreline of Red Indian Lake in a generally northeasterly direction to the western abutment of the Exploits Dam on the Exploits River;

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

Then following a straight line in a southwesterly direction for approximately 550 metres to the intersection of Crystal Lake access road with Lemotte's Lake access road at UTM coordinates 597,250 metres east and 5,419,250 metres north;

Then following Crystal Lake access road to its intersection with an Unnamed Brook;

Then following said brook to its mouth at the eastern arm of Crystal Lake;

Then following the southeastern shoreline of Crystal Lake to its southern extremity;

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

Then following a straight line in a southeasterly direction to the mouth of Northwest Brook in Bay d'Espoir;

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

             (d)  Area 64 - Middle Ridge

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

Then following Southeast Brook to Route 361;

Then following Route 361 to the Bay D'Espoir Highway, Route 360;

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

Then following the south bank of Northwest Gander River and the southern shoreline of Gander Lake to the eastern extremity of Gander Lake;

Then following a straight line to the closest point of the TCH, Route 1;

Then following the TCH in a generally easterly direction to its intersection with the road leading to the abandoned Alexander Bay Railway Station;

Then following this road to the T’Railway;

Then following the T’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 coastline of Fortune Bay, Hermitage Bay, and Bay D’Espoir to the point of commencement but excluding all offshore islands.

             (e)  Area 65 - Avalon Peninsula

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Witless Bay Line, Route 13, and the Trans Canada Highway, TCH;

Then following Witless Bay Line to the coastline of Witless Bay;

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

Then following the coastline of Trepassey Bay to the mouth of Northeast Brook;

Then following the western shoreline of the brook to the Southern Shore Highway, Route 10;

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

Then following the eastern bank of Peter’s 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 Salmonier Line, Route 90, at St. Catherine’s;

Then following Salmonier Line in a generally northerly direction to its intersection with the TCH;

Then following the TCH in a generally easterly direction to the point of commencement but excluding the Salmonier Nature Park and excluding all offshore islands.

              (f)  Area 66 - 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 extremity of Birchy Lake;

Then following a straight line to the closest point on the TCH;

Then following the TCH 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 in a northwesterly direction from the western abutment of Exploits Dam to the southern extremity of Buchans Lake;

Then following a straight line in a northwesterly direction 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 beginning at the mouth of Southeast Brook in Bay D’Espoir;

Then following the coastline of Bay D’Espoir to the mouth of Northwest Brook, Bay D’Espoir;

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

Then following the northern shore of Pistol Lake to its outlet;

Then following the eastern shore of the outlet brook to its intersection with the bridge on Chrystal Lake access road;

Then following this road to its intersection with the Lemotte’s Lake access road at the approximate UTM coordinates 597,250 metres east, 5,419,250 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a north-northeasterly direction for approximately 550 metres 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, TCH, Route 1;

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

Then following the highway to its intersection with Route 361;

Then following Route 361 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 2, 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, TCH, Route 1;

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

Then following the west bank of the Gander River and the western shoreline of 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 where it flows into Salt Water Pond;

Then following the southern shoreline of Salt Water Pond, the western coastline of Chimney Bay, the western coastline of Canada Bay, and the western coastline of White Bay to Sops Arm;

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

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

Then following a straight line in a southwesterly direction to the boundary of Gros Morne National Park at UTM co-ordinates 466,862 metres east and 5,500,135 metres north;

Then following the boundary of Gros Morne National Park in a generally northerly direction to a point where the park boundary crosses the Northern Peninsula Highway at UTM co-ordinates 446,900 metres east and 5,535,096 metres north;

Then following the Northern Peninsula Highway in a generally northerly direction to the bridge that crosses Big East River;

Then following the southbank of Big East River to its outlet from an unnamed pond;

Then following the southern shore of the unnamed pond to its eastern most extremity;

Then following a straight line in a southeast direction to the western most extremity of an unnamed pond;

Then following the southern shore of the second unnamed pond to its eastern most extremity;

Then following a straight line in an easterly direction to the headwaters of Cloud River;

Then following the south bank of Cloud River to the point of commencement but excluding all offshore islands.

              (j)  Area 70 - Merasheen Island

Merasheen Island, Placentia Bay, including adjacent Long, King, and Rose au Rue Islands.

             (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 western extremity of Crouse Harbour on the Conche Peninsula;

Then following a straight line to the nearest point on Route 434;

Then following Route 434 in westerly direction to its intersection with Route 433;

Then following Route 433 in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with Route 432;

Then following Route 432 in a westerly direction to its intersection with Route 430;

Then following Route 430 in a northerly direction to the point where it intersects a small stream flowing from Grand Pond;

Then following said stream to its outflow into the Strait of Belle;

Then following the eastern coastline of the Strait of Belle Isle in a generally northeasterly direction to Cape Norman;

Then following the coastline of Pistolet Bay to the eastern extremity of Milnar Arm;

Then following a straight line to the closest point on Route 437;

Then following Route 437 to its intersection with Route 436;

Then following Route 436 to its intersection with Route 430;

Then following Route 430 in a generally southeasterly direction to its end at Loup Marin Point;

Then following a straight line to the coastline in Hare Bay;

Then following the coastline of Hare Bay in a generally southerly direction 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 line beginning at the intersection of Routes 100 and 91 at Point Verde;

Then following the Argentia Highway, Route 91, in a generally easterly direction to the intersection of Route 92;

Then following Route 92 in a generally southerly direction to Branch;

Then continuing to follow Route 92 to Route 100;

Then following Route 100 in a generally westerly direction to St. Brides;

Then continuing to follow Route 100 in a generally northerly direction to the point of commencement at Point Verde but excluding all offshore islands.

              (r)  Area 78 - Hampden Downs

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Route 410 with Route 411 at Flatwater Pond;

Then following Route 410 in a generally southerly direction to its intersection with the Trans Canada Highway, Route 1, TCH, then following the TCH in a southwesterly direction to its intersection with an unnamed road located northeast of Birchy Lake;

Then following the unnamed road in a westerly direction to its intersection with Route 420;

Then following Route 420 to its intersection with Route 421;

Then following Route 421 to its end at the Beaches;

Then following a straight line in a westerly direction to the high water mark on the east shoreline of White Bay;

Then following the high water mark in a northeasterly direction to its intersection with Route 411 at Purbeck’s Brook Bridge;

Then following Route 411 to the point of commencement but excluding all offshore islands.

             (s)  Area 79 - Adies Lake

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland bounded by a line beginning at the southern extremity of White Bay;

Then following a straight line to the nearest point on Route 421, Hampden Highway;

Then following Route 421 in a southerly direction to its intersection with Route 420;

Then following Route 420 in a southerly direction to its intersection with the Trans Canada Highway, TCH;

Then following the TCH in a southwesterly direction to its intersection with Route 430 near Deer Lake;

Then following Route 430 in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with the boundary of Gros Morne National Park near Wiltondale;

Then following the eastern boundary of Gros Morne National Park in a generally northerly direction to UTM co-ordinates 466,862 metres east and 5,500,135 metres north;

Then following a straight line in a northeasterly direction to a point on Main River located at UTM co-ordinates 487,921 metres east and 5,516,970 metres north;

Then following the south bank of said river in a generally easterly direction to its outflow in Sops Arm, White Bay;

Then following the western coastline of White Bay in first an easterly and then a southerly direction to the point of commencement but excluding all offshore islands.