About hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador, comprises the island of Newfoundland and the mainland of Labrador to the northwest, about 156,500 square miles of beautiful coastal, bog, and tundra scenery. The province, particularly the island of Newfoundland, is an extremely popular hunting destination. Moose, black bear, and woodland caribou are the province’s marquee big-game species. Taking all three of these animals constitutes the “Newfoundland Grand Slam.” Waterfowling and upland hunting for willow ptarmigan and grouse is also excellent. There are approximately 120,000 moose on the island of Newfoundland, the most concentrated population in North America. Rifle hunters typically enjoy an 85 percent success rate, and hunters can also choose to hunt with bow or muzzleloader. These moose do not get as large as the moose in western Canada, but they are plenty big, weighing up to 1,200 pounds and with antler spreads that occasionally reach 50 inches. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to thousands of woodland caribou, the only huntable woodland caribou herds in the world. Woodland caribou hunters in the past have experienced a 90 percent success rate. Caribou quotas have been reduced in recent years, so hunting these magnificent animals is a treasured opportunity. Mature bulls can weigh between from 350 to 500 pounds and sport unique racks that are heavier and more compact than other varieties of caribou. The 10,000 or so black bears that live in Newfoundland and Labrador tend to be larger than most because of excellent genetics and low hunting pressure, occasionally tipping the scales at 650 pounds. Two bears are typically allowed per license, and bear hunts are conducted in both spring and fall. Non-resident big-game licenses in Newfoundland and Labrador are only available through a licensed outfitter, and nonresident hunters must possess a valid license and be accompanied by a licensed guide to hunt big game. They must also possess proof of having met their own jurisdiction's hunter education requirements. Small game and waterfowl hunters do not require guides. Hunters must possess a game export permit to take game out of the province. Export permits are available free of charge from all Forestry/Wildlife Offices and licensed outfitters. Hunters who are coming to Canada from the United States should remember that they must declare all game taken when they re-enter the United States and should obtain the necessary forms prior to leaving. Nonresident black bear hunters also require a CITES permit to transport black bear parts outside Canada. For more information about hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador, see http://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/wildlife/hunting/.
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Walk-in Moose Hunt '19 Canada
We invite you to experience the thrill of hunting big game. Moose hunting seasons opens the last Saturday in August for archery only. The second Saturday in September rifle season opens but you can also hunt with bow. Hunters arrive at the lodge on Sunday afternoon and depart on Saturday. We do a five day hunt. On Monday morning you will leave the lodge before daylight by vehicle to where you will start walking for your morning hunt. This hunt is on 2x1 basis. Sept 1-7 - bow hunt! We need at least 2 hunters max 8. - sold out September 8-14 (8) spots September 29-October 05 (4) spots October 20-26 (5) spots October 27- November 03 (8) spots
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 27 August 2019 31 October 2019
Remote Fly in Moose Hunt, Oct 6-13 2019 Canada
We offer week-long guided moose hunts from our Newfoundland hunting camp located at Chucks pond. Our most common method of moose hunting is spot, stalk and calling. Newfoundland’s big game hunting season opens on the second Saturday of September. The moose number in our province are between 120,000 and 150,000 animals, with mature males weighing between 1000 and 1500 lbs. The rut begins throughout the last week of September and into much of October. Our hunts feature one guide per two hunters, with one-on-one guidance available upon request for additional $1000 USD. Our lodge at Chucks Pond is remote, public-free, with fly-in access only, and located in the pine martin ecological reserve. PACKAGE PRICE PER HUNTER: $5,800+$570 licence fee. A bear tag can be combined with any of our hunts. Once the bear is harvested a $500 trophy fee will be applied. Bear hunts are not baited and are incidental while hunting for moose or caribou. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 6 October 2019 13 October 2019
Fly In Moose Hunt Canada
Hunting prices are all-inclusive with no hidden costs or fees (includes all taxes). Special discounts may apply based on the number of hunters booking as a group. Ask us for a preferred group rate! FINAL PAYMENT: Due before being flown into the hunting lodge. Non-Hunting Guest ................................................$1,900 U.S. Our rates listed above will include: picking up hunters at the Stephenville airport or local hotel (and return after the hunting week). Staff will greet each hunter and provide local transportation – guaranteed – provided the hunter arrives at the pre-arranged date & time. Once in Newfoundland, your hunt will include the ‘bush flight’ into & out of our exclusive fly-in hunting lodge, your guide, full time cook. Our hunting lodge is located in Western Newfoundland, it is exclusive and accessible by aircraft only (meaning it is inaccessible to locals). We have been outfitting since 1969, and have secured a hunting territory bordering a large wilderness reserve. The Lodge is positioned on a beautifully sheltered lake with a long sandy beach at the headwaters of Fishells River. Guests will be flown into camp by our affiliated Commercial Chartered Floatplane (or Helicopter) arriving at this exclusive hunting location. This flight is included in your hunting price. In planning your hunt you will need to allow sufficient time for arrival & departure logistics.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 6 September 2019 11 October 2019
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