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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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Spring 7-day Black Bear Trophy Hunt

Spring 7-day Black Bear Trophy Hunt Canada

The most exciting fall black bear hunting is done during the months of September and October when there usually is a profusion of wild berries, and when caribou are moving from their summer to wintering areas. Black bears are a very effective predator on both adult and juvenile caribou. They will linger along well travelled caribou migration routes where there are clumps of stunted evergreen trees in which to conceal their presence. Hunting them during these times involves finding high ground from which to survey an area with binocular or spotting scope. This black bear hunt has proven to be much more than a hunt – it’s an education on how the mechanics of nature are applied "in the raw". You’ll bear witness to the techniques these specialists have developed and perfected in maximizing their predatory effectiveness. Outside of this black bear hunt, very few hunters have been fortunate enough to have a front row seat from which to view the full story on black bear predation on woodland caribou calves, & sometimes adults. Their activities attract bald eagles, coyotes, foxes, and lynx. Only the coyote can be harvested as a byproduct of the black bear hunting, and we encourage you to do so at every opportunity. A study conducted by the Newfoundland Wildlife Division revealed the male black bear in our area is 37% larger, and female is 55% larger on average then their cousins in New Brunswick, Quebec, Maine, and Alaska. You won’t be hunting with a busload of hunters. You will be in remote wilderness, where we manage the hunting to ensure that hunters consistently have opportunities to take bear in the 300 to 700 lbs. class. So, bring your heavyweight bows and rifles. This is Black Bear hunting at its best.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 15 September 2019 27 October 2019

$4,950 for 1 hunter
Moose 1/1 Guided Hunt 2020

Moose 1/1 Guided Hunt 2020 Canada

The Island of Newfoundland is without doubt the place to hunt moose in North America right now. Consider two facts: Newfoundland boasts a current moose population of approximately 120,000 and hunter success rates across the province exceed over 80 percent. Moose experts agree that Newfoundland has the most dense moose population in North America. These large well-managed populations provide a excellent venture for the big game hunter. Guests will arrive at our lodge a day before hunting, and leave the day after their hunt is finished..No hunting on travel days. Your gear should include a good sleeping bag suitable for cold climate as temperatures may vary that time of year and a good pair of rubber boots about 15" high. A good suit of waterproof clothing, a pair of binoculars and a camera are also good things to bring. Non Hunters Welcome to come along $1000 USD ​

Trip duration: 6 days

Trip available on: 10 September 2020 21 October 2020

$5,000 for 1 hunter
Spring Baited Black Bear 2/1, 2019

Spring Baited Black Bear 2/1, 2019 Canada

The black bears of Newfoundland and Labrador tend to be bigger due to a genetic predisposition and low hunting pressures. Here, you’ll find approximately 10,000 of North America's black bears, some topping a whopping 650 pounds. There are two black bear seasons - one in the spring and one in the fall with rifle or bow. Baited bear 6 nights, and 5 days Hunting/fishing days 2/1 guided Guests will arrive at our lodge a day before hunting, and leave the day after their hunt is finished..No hunting on travel days. Your gear should include a good sleeping bag suitable for cold climate as temperatures may vary that time of year and a good pair of rubber boots about 15" high. A good suit of waterproof clothing, a pair of binoculars and a camera are also good things to bring Non Hunting guest welcome for $1000 USD 2 Bears for $4000 ​

Trip duration: 6 days

Trip available on: 3 June 2019 24 June 2019

$2,800 for 1 hunter
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