When, Where We Hunt & What To Bring. Age Requirements.
We hunt in East-Central Newfoundland, far away from settlement and thus remote. Our Moose Management Area is Terra Nova (MMA Area 27) and our Woodland Caribou Management Area is Middle Ridge (CMA 64). We are not a fly-in operation but the next thing to it. It gives us an advantage of being able to offer a remote hunt at less cost to the hunter while having access to nearly 100,000 square acres of remote hunting grounds where seldom do we encounter any other hunters.
The weather you can expect in Newfoundland varies but the average temperature during September is 54F, and for October it is 45F. The average range is 38F to 60F. September is almost always the warmer of the two months.
Guests are encouraged to bring a variety of warm clothing that can be layered as spring and fall temperatures can vary from day to day. We very rarely see any significant snowfall from April to December each year. A decent suit of rainwear should be taken, as should waterproof footwear. Footwear should be adequate for walking on trails and bogs alike if required thus should be a light as possible and about calf or knee high. Remember all new boots should be worn several times prior to leaving on any big game hunt to ensure they are broken in and will not hurt your feet while on your trip. A pair or two of light cotton gloves should also be taken.
The regular rifle season for moose, caribou and black bear opens on the second Saturday in September and closes on the last Saturday in December. A two week bow hunting only period precedes the opening of the regular season. Spring bear season opens on the first Saturday in May and closes on the first Saturday in July each season.
Other Items For Your Information
- All hunting by both outfitters and the local population in Newfoundland is performed on public land as there is very little privately owned land where hunting is not permitted. We hunt an area covering approximately 350 sq/km or 100,000sq/acres.
- There is no draw system for non-residents. However all non-residents must go through a licensed outfitter and licenses are sold on a first come first serve basis.
- NEW FOR THE 2018-19 HUNTING SEASON. The age requirement for persons applying for a big game license has been reduced from 18yrs of age to 16yrs of age so long as the applicant reachs this age by August 31st of the year he/ she is applying.
- All license fees are set by government but individual outfitter hunting rates are set by the outfitter.
- Small game licenses for snowshoe hare, ptarmigan/grouse and migratory birds are available. There is no hunting fee except license cost. If guests want to avail of these hunting opportunities they must let the outfitter know at least two weeks in advance of their arrival.
- The minimum age to hunt small game, coyote and other fur bearing animals is 12yrs old. HOWEVER hunters at this age must be accompanied by a qualified adult.
- Sunday hunting in Newfoundland is permitted from the first Saturday in October and ends the last Sunday in April of the following year.
- Mating season (the rut) for moose runs from September through October with peek times occurring around the last two weeks in September and the first two weeks in October. Caribou come into rut in mid October.
- Fully mature moose and caribou are normally beginning to rut and are out of velvet beginning in early September. The time frame for younger and less mature animals of both species most years is a little later and coincides with the peek of the rut.
- Rifles whose caliber are .270 or greater are recommended for all three of Newfoundland’s big game species.
- Meat shipping via airlines or trucking company using freezer units can be arranged. Both air and trucking destinations are limited and are updated yearly.(Visit our section"Everything Meat" in the "About" section of our website for additional information.
- Hunting using hounds In Newfoundland is prohibited by law.
What to Bring
- A suit of quality rain wear.
- Calf or knee high rubber boots, leather boots usually results in wet feet for the hunter.
- Warm clothing for mornings and evenings along with light cotton gloves and hat.
- A flashlight and spare batteries.
- A camera.
- Personal items.
- Epipens for any allergies.
- A copy of an old hunting license issued for deer, elk, etc.
- A soft shell gun case for transporting your gun to and from hunting sites at morning and evening.
- Helmets are mandatory while on ATV so if you have one and have the room, bring it along. For those flying or for those that don't own one, don't worry we have some at camp.
- Please note that we have a drying room on site where wet clothing and footware can be dried between outings. We also have washing and drying of clothes available.