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Newfoundland Regulation 1997



Open Season Big Game Polar Bear Hunting Order, Labrador, 1997
 under the
Wild Life Regulations

(Filed February 11, 1997)

Under the authority of sections 39 and 114 of the Wild Life Regulations, I make the following Order.

Dated at St. John's, February 5, 1997.

Beaton Tulk
Minister of
Forest Resources and Agrifoods



        1.   Short title

        2.   Prohibition

        3.   Open season

        4.   Bag limit

        5.   Shooting only

        6.   Bears in den

        7.   Bears with transmitters, etc.

Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Big Game Polar Bear Hunting Order, Labrador, 1997.


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

Open season

        3. The open season for hunting polar bear in that portion of Labrador from Fish Cove Point in Groswater Bay to Cape Chidley shall be February 8, 1997 to June 30, 1997.

Bag limit

        4. The bag limit is one polar bear of either sex except that female polar bears accompanied by cubs, young of the year, may not be taken.

Shooting only

        5. Polar bears shall only be taken by shooting.

Bears in den

        6. Polar bears shall not be taken in a den and active dens shall not be disturbed in any way.

Bears with transmitters, etc.

        7. Polar bears equipped with radio transmitters and/or collars shall not be taken.