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Murre (turr) hunters:


All hunters must purchase and be in possession of a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and a Habitat Conservation Stamp while hunting murres. This hunt is only open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Murres are the only migratory bird that can be legally hunted from a power boat. Any occupant of a boat who shoots or retrieves murres, or anyone who operates a boat to pursue murres, is hunting as defined in the Migratory Birds Regulations and is required to hold a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory birds, except for murres (turrs). For those birds still hunted with lead shot, remove the lead shot before cooking whenever possible in order to reduce your exposure to contaminants.


 
BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (Murres/Turrs)
Limits Murres Daily Bag 20 Possession 40

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Discussion Forum

bag limit

Started by Jason Sharpe. Last reply by Peter Emberley Dec 20, 2019. 20 Replies

if their is three hunters in the boat then your allowed 60 or two hunters 40 one hunter 10 but even if their is four, five or six hunters in the boat their is still only allowed 60 turrs in the boatContinue

rules and regs

Started by terry macdonald. Last reply by David Dec 22, 2012. 4 Replies

in the rules and reg it says you are allowed 20 per day and 40 in your possesion per person,if you have three guys in a boat does that mean your allowed 60 turrs for that day,or is it 40.

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Comment by kenneth Griffiths on March 11, 2020 at 10:13am

Great picture peter

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 11, 2020 at 10:05am

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 11, 2020 at 10:02am

Hope everyone had an enjoyable turr season. Turrs provide valuable meat to many families and a great sport to boot.

Comment by Noah Pittman on February 4, 2020 at 8:11pm

Peter I grew up in Placentia bay, work in Placentia bay on the water I’m fully aware of everyplace to land in Placentia bay. The point was it’s impossible to enforce every place. With regard to the cost of getting 6 eider ducks it’s not a big difference for us anyway if you are at them using boats. Yes hunting with dogs from shore is cheaper but not a lot of people doing that and getting a limit of ducks these days.

Comment by Perry Downey on February 4, 2020 at 8:02pm

I agree with you on the problem being 20 birds per day for 10 days. But there is a lot of difference in the cost associated with getting 6 ducks than it is for a day on the bay to get a few turres.  For the past 10-12 years, I’ve only made one trip per year and most times got my 20 birds. Some years I didn’t get the quota. But no matter if it was one turre or 20 turres, the cost to me was always the same: $40-$50 in gas for the boat and $40-$50 in gas for the truck.  I certainly don’t go at it for the cost per bird, but knowing that I’m probably only going to get in trip for the season, I’m not concern about getting 20 birds per year.  

Comment by Peter Emberley on February 4, 2020 at 8:01pm

There are hundreds of places to land in Placentia Bay.

Comment by Noah Pittman on February 4, 2020 at 7:50pm

The 20 per day is not the big problem it’s the 20 per day for 10 days . Possession limit is almost impossible to enforce for instance in Placentia bay there 10 places to land, there are another 5 or 6 places in st Mary’s bay. They are not going to search everyone’s deep freeze either and it would not make sense because anyone selling them they are gone the day they get in. Tags is the only solution. 

Also why does  everyone need 20 turrs per day. Your limit on ducks is 6 per person no one has a problem going for that.

Comment by Perry Downey on February 4, 2020 at 7:10pm

Personally, I agree with the 20 per trip bag limit because some of us only get one opportunity to hunt during the season and 20 birds is not a lot when you give family and friends a few and you cook 3-4 birds per meal.  But I certainly agree with enforcement. Just having the presence of an officer in the area of the bay on any good day on the water might be enough to deter some from going overboard with it. 

Comment by kenneth Griffiths on February 4, 2020 at 4:15pm

Well said Boyd, heavy fines might deter anyone from going overboard with it. Them heavy fines might put another wildlife officer in a job. The island is to big for what little enforcement we have.

Comment by Peter Emberley on February 4, 2020 at 3:33pm

Byod, indeed.

 

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