Moose in decline in North America but not so in Newfoundland
It appears that moose numbers are declining in many areas across North America but apparantly that's not the case in Newfoundland, Canada.
Portions of British Columbia have seen a decrease in numbers by up to 70% in areas of clear cut logging with harvest rates 50% of what they once were. Residents[...]
Newfoundland Guided Moose Hunt
It was Sunday the 22nd of September 2013, a day I had been waiting for nearly a year. We arrived in Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland around 2pm, six guys including my father all of whom were hunting. After getting off the ferry in Port Aux Basques earlier this morning and five hours of driving we [...]
Anybody For An Electronic Moose Caller
We had been hunting hard since Monday and it was now Thursday night, five guys and we had only bagged one moose, not good by any stretch of the imagination. A change of routine was needed and needed fast. There was certainly tension in the air around the camp in both the hunters and the guides[...]
"Fire at Will"
As an outfitter and dealing with lots of hunters and fishers you get to see many things and hear many stories, some of which makes you highly skeptical of their authenticity, a common thing with so called stories from both sides of the fence, but after seeing what I consider to be “just about [...]
Fire at Will (part two)
The day had progressed to near darkness by the time I had finished caping Paul’s Newfoundland moose and had the quarters cut, cleaned and hung to dry in our meat shed.
“It’s too late to go out now for woodland caribou because it will soon be dark, let’s wait ti[...]
Nova Scotia Creates a "Sex" Corridor For Moose!
The Nature Conservancy of Canada working in the province of Nova Scotia has created a corridor that includes a section of wooded land along Route 16, about 6 kms from Baie Verte, NS between the Missiquash March and the Tintamarre National Wildlife Area.
The conservation group has been acquiri[...]
You Had to be There-A True Newfoundland Moose Hunt!
It all came to me one day while out deer hunting. I had sat down with my back to a tree in a prime location where there was ample signs of deer. However, as I patiently waited my mind wandered and I began thinking of my early days as an Apprentice Machinist working for the Tennessee Valley Authority[...]
Moose, Ecology and Big Game Quotas in Newfoundland
On average, an adult moose will consume 25 kg of browse material per day or 9000kgs per year; however it can survive on less. This forage material may come in the form of hardwoods; primarily willow, birch, maple, aspen, pin cherry, mountain ash, dogwood, alder, and others. It also forages on variou[...]
Newfoundland Moose Trivia
The following is some interesting facts I found while surfing the web. The majority of the observations are documented and come from studies undertaken.
An adult moose has two layers of fur. The long hollow outer hair is called guard hair and underneath is a dense undercoat of woolly fur, used for [...]
Our Return to Hinterland, Seven Years Later
We first hunted with Hinterland Outfitting Ltd. in 2008. It was late September and as always the first time hunting with a new big game outfitter there is some uncertainty and apprehension. However it didn’t take long to erase any uncertainty we had. Unanimously it was agreed the hunt turned o[...]
Incredible Newfoundland Moose and Caribou Hunt
Hinterland Outfitting Ltd. is comprised of a great group of down-to- earth folks and that’s about all I can say. This was my first hunt using an outfitter and so of course I was a bit apprehensive as was my girlfriend who came along with me to get away from her stressful job. All my past hunts[...]
Luck Of The Draw
“Listen, listen” my guide and owner of Hinterland Outfitting Ltd. said to me. “Did you hear the snap of a branch just then”
“Not sure“ I replied.
“Bye I’m pretty sure I did, it seemed to me like it came from down that way” as he pointed to the [...]
Early September Caribou Hunt.
Newfoundland, September 14th-19th, 2015
I’m thinking to myself that this is going to be a long journey for me as I’m leaving to fly to Gander, Newfoundland. However it’s not the first time I’ve been the[...]
My Second Chance at A Newfoundland Moose
A second chance for moose in Newfoundland, October 19th, 2015
How did I do this? I actually don’t know, even today. The path had already been trodden earlier this year in September and I was definitely itching to return. The fact is that my wife had said OK and with her blessing[...]
Big Game Success Rates and Mother Nature.
As I predicted in an article I put together and posted called “Moose, Ecology and Big Game Quotas in Newfoundland” earlier this year, the provincial wildlife division has again finally begun to realize the low numbers of moose in some Moose Management areas of the province.
For last yea[...]
Perseverance During Adversity Pays Off!
On October 10th -11th 2016 a so called Thanks Giving rainstorm soaked the island of Newfoundland from east to west with torrential rainfalls, some areas like Burgeo received as much as 263mm. Grand Falls/ Windsor received 181mm. while Gander received 177mm. The water level of streams , rivers [...]
Annual Increase In Big Game Surveys Welcomed
The provincial government just recently announced that it will be increasing the number of wildlife surveys conducted in the province annually. The Minister responsible, Honorable Gerry Byrne, says there are forty management zones in the province and the increased surveys will help in accurately ass[...]
Coyotes and Wolves Abound, But No Action Being Taken
VOCM January 26, 2019.
The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is encouraging anyone who may see or encounter wolves or coyotes to call the sighting in.
The department was responding to a recent encounter with suspected wolves in the Sandy Point area of central Newfoundland.
Kurt Payne rec[...]