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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2013


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 103/13

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 103/13

Open Season Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order,
Newfoundland, 2013
under the
Wild Life Regulations
under the
Wild Life Act

(Filed September 11, 2013)

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. Johnís, September 11, 2013.

Tom Hedderson
Minister of Environment and Conservation

ORDER

Analysis


††††††† 1. Short title

††††††† 2. Open season

††††††† 3. Devices permitted

††††††† 4. Prohibited devices

††††††† 5. Bag limits

††††††† 6. Validity of licence

††††††† 7. Prohibition

††††††† 8. Sunday hunting

††††††† 9. Repeal


Short title

††††††† 1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland, 2013.

Open season

††††††† 2. (1) The open season for the hunting and snaring of black bear shall be May 4, 2013 to July 6, 2013 and September 14, 2013 to November 3, 2013 in all moose management areas, except as follows:

 

Area No.

Season Dates

31

No open season

32

No open season

33

No open season

34

No open season

35

No open season

36

No open season

43

No open season

44

No open season

†††††††††††† (2)The moose management areas referred to in subsection (1) are described in the Open Season Big Game Moose Hunting Order, Newfoundland, 2012-2013 except that moose management sub-areas do not apply to black bear hunting.

†††††††††††† (3)Hunting Black Bear by bow and arrow only shall be permitted in Moose Management Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, and 47 during the period of August 31, 2013 to September 14, 2013.

Devices permitted

††††††† 3. 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

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

Bag limits

††††††† 5. (1) The bag limit shall be 2 black bear of any age or sex.

†††††††††††† (2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), female black bears accompanied by cubs, may not be taken by shooting.

Validity of licence

††††††† 6. A black bear licence shall be valid only for the area for which it is issued.

Prohibition

††††††† 7. A person shall not transport or possess 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.

Sunday hunting

††††††† 8. Hunting with a firearm on Sundays shall be permitted across the entire province, beginning October 6, 2013 and ending April 30, 2014, for the species and during the seasons as described in this Order.

Repeal

††††††† 9. The Open Season Fall Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland, 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 73/12, is repealed.