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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2002



Open Season Fall Big Game Black Bear Hunting and
Snaring Order,
Newfoundland, 2002
under the
Wild Life Regulations
and the
Wild Life Act

(Filed October 9, 2002)

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, October 4, 2002.

Julie Bettney
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation



        1.   Short title

        2.   Fall open season

        3.   Devices permitted

        4.   Prohibited devices

        5.   Bag limits

        6.   Validity of licence

        7.   Prohibition

        8.   Repeal

Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Open Season Fall Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland, 2002.

Fall open season

        2. (1) The fall open season for the hunting and snaring of black bear shall be September 14, 2002 to November 2, 2002 in all moose management areas, except as follows:


Area No.

Season Dates


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


No open season


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, 2002-2003 except that

             (a)  Moose Management Area 28 is further described, for black bear hunting only, to exclude

All that area of the Island of Newfoundland located in the district of Terra Nova, commencing at a point in the centre of the land-fill site at the northwestern edge of Terra Nova National Park;

Then extending to a radius of 2 kilometres from that point in all directions, with an area of approximately 1,250 hectares and a perimeter of approximately 12,543 metres; and

             (b)  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 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, 39, 40, 41, and 42 during the period August 31, 2002 to September 13, 2002.

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 shall not be used to take black bears.

Bag limits

        5. (1) The bag limit shall be one 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. Each fall season a black bear licence shall be valid only for the area for which it is issued.


        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.


        8. The Open Season Fall Big Game Black Bear Hunting and Snaring Order, Newfoundland, 2001, Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 58/01, is repealed.