Save Our Moose Action Committee


Save Our Moose Action Committee

For the past number of years there has been an active campaign to drastically reduce the number of moose in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. This campaign would have moose management shift away from a scientific, logic based management strategy to an emotional, fear response management strategy. The number of moose-vehicle collisions has been used to grossly misrepresent moose populations throughout the province. These numbers are being presented and decisions are being made that could adversely affect the future viability of a long held cultural tradition of going out and hunting moose for food and sport. Non-resident hunting in the province provides between $30-40 million dollars annually for provincial coffers. If one includes both direct and indirect economic benefits of hunting, from residents, then the number (conservatively) could be double that mentioned above! Thus, with a dramatic reduction in moose population there would also be a reduction in the economic spin offs from the harvesting of these animals and a large loss of employment for those involved in this type of work.

The majority of moose-vehicle collisions are preventable. People are driving at high rates of speed in poor weather, poor visibility and distracted drivers are a major issue for everyone's safety.

SOMAC, would like to see our moose hunt based on scientific data. We would like to see a sustainable moose for future generations to come.

This is a ground level movement to protect our moose from destruction.

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2017

Discussion Forum


Started by Tyler Downey. Last reply by Peter Emberley Mar 28, 2017. 1 Reply

Hello, glad to join

Against shortening the length of the season!

Started by Andrew. Last reply by Peter Emberley Mar 24, 2017. 7 Replies

I don't have a problem reducing the number of moose licenses wherever declines in the population require it, but I am against reducing the length of the season. It's fine for those who have jobs with…Continue

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Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 7:24pm

to save our moose, It's going to take dedication by a lot of people to stop this from happening. Get ready to grow a skin because you will need one like an alligator to get this done, The time for kisses and hand shakes is over.

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 12:35pm

Folks Wayne Barney was let go. Wayne is the manager for fur and game. He is the manager of all the moose and caribou surveys. He just got back from the northern Pen doing the caribou surveys and was told he's done. That leaves a rookie biologist to manage big game. The biologist is a nice young fellow but very green. Wayne will be a huge loss to what's left of the big game program. Two managers left, conservation services and licensing. Sad times

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 12:35pm

Government cutbacks, All communities that are protecting wetlands go through the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture are gone.

Trout will likely go to DFO, Wildlife is being shuffled into another department. The managers of wildlife are gone, some placed into forestry.

Wildlife made recommendations about the moose management plan but in the end it was the politicians that made the call.

The first real quota increase was a number of years ago. The minister at the time (PC) said " I want 5000 more moose licenses and I don't care where they come from". This happened the next year as well, all because of SOPAC!

The wildlife division did fight for proper management but in the end politics came before science and recommendations.

The first 5000 licenses, the only real place to take that on was the Northern Pen, then it got ugly after that...

It's amazing that the outfitters stayed quiet after that increase and are still quiet.

10000 extra licenses in 2 years, that politicians jammed down the Wildlife Divisions throat. Sopac was the driving force behind those decisions. let that sink in...

The Wildlife Division was hoping for hunters to come out and kick up a stink, we all that didn't happen.

It was the politicians that wanted the moose numbers reduced but the Wildlife Division was hoping the hunting public would show up and support the moose herd but that didn't happen. If more hunters had to show support for the moose it would have knocked Sopac back and our moose herd may not be suffering like it is now.

The Wildlife Division was never asked where to put the fencing or the flashing lights (never worked junk), transportation and works decided where to put it. (seems odd to me since the WD would be the ones with the knowledge).
It's truly sad how fast the government made knee jerk reactions to a 100 million dollar industry. It came down to votes not science.

With regard to the spring hunt the WD would never approve it but it is left to the politicians now. ( Finally the hunters came together and put a stop to that before it was implemented).

Hunters were happy at first they were getting more licenses. They didn't realize what was happening until now. The population is crashing and is in dire straits. There has not been a true survey done in years and no finances are allotted to do one.

When WD was cut there was very little done with moose and government didn't want to know the numbers, they don't care.

Eugene is even complaining about the caribou population on the Northern peninsula.

Bottom Line there is strength in numbers.
Please contact your MHAs and ministers, let them know enough is enough.


Comment by Sonya on March 14, 2017 at 9:11am

We live in area 44 and have noticed a drastic decline.  my husband travels nightly between Whitbourne and Clarenville and hasn't seen one in the past 3 months.  There seems to be an over abundance of licences issued for this area every year so we don't even apply here anymore. 

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 1:53am

Here is a direct link to the 2015 to 2020 Moose Management Plan.

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 1:45am

Steve Is The Minister Responsible For Wildlife

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 1:42am

Email them all

Members - Direct Contacts

Member District Phone/Fax Email

Steve Crocker Carbonear - Trinity - Bay de Verde Phone: (709) 729-3705 
Fax: (709) 729-0360

Bernard Davis Virginia Waters - Pleasantville Phone: (709) 729-3335 
Fax: (709) 729-0121

Paul Davis Topsail - Paradise Phone: (709) 729-6670
Fax: (709) 729-6624

Jerry Dean Exploits Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Lisa Dempster Cartwright - L'Anse au Clair Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Randy Edmunds Torngat Mountains Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

John Finn Stephenville - Port au Port Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Sherry Gambin-Walsh Placentia - St. Mary's Phone: (709) 729-0659 
Fax: (709) 729-0662

John Haggie Gander Phone: (709) 256-3729 
Toll Free: 1-800-813-6850 
Fax: (709) 256-1410

Carol Anne Haley Burin - Grand Bank Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Allan Hawkins Grand Falls - Windsor - Buchans Phone: (709) 489-3409 
Fax: (709) 489-5480

Colin Holloway Terra Nova Phone: (709) 466-4165 
Toll Free: 1-800-514-9073 
Fax: (709) 466-4178

Keith Hutchings Ferryland Phone: (709) 729-1390 
Toll-Free: 1-800-634-5504 
Fax: (709) 729-5774

Eddie Joyce Humber - Bay of Islands Phone: (709) 634-7883 
Fax: (709) 634-7885

Steve Kent Mount Pearl North Phone: (709) 729-1526 
Fax: (709) 364-1639

Neil King Bonavista Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Dale Kirby Mount Scio Phone: (709) 729-6921 
Fax: (709) 729-0414

Paul Lane Mount Pearl - Southlands Phone: (709) 729-2231 
Fax: (709) 729-2281

Graham Letto Labrador West Phone: (709) 729-3048 
Fax: (709) 729-0943

Lorraine Michael St. John's East - Quidi Vidi Phone: (709) 729-0270

Christopher Mitchelmore St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows Phone: (709) 729-4729 
Fax: (709) 729-0654

Tom Osborne Waterford Valley Phone: (709) 729-3404 
Fax: (709) 729-4820

Betty Parsley Harbour Main Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Andrew Parsons Burgeo - La Poile Phone: (709) 729-2869 
Fax: (709) 729-0469

Kevin Parsons Cape St. Francis Phone: (709) 729-6979 
Fax: (709) 729-5774

Pam Parsons Harbour Grace - Port de Grave Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Barry Petten Conception Bay South Phone: (709) 834-6180 
Fax: (709) 834-6182

Tracey Perry Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune

Scott Reid St. George's - Humber Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Gerry Rogers St. John's Centre Phone: (709) 729-2638 
Fax: (709) 576-1443

Perry Trimper Lake Melville Phone: (709) 896-7975/896-7208 
Toll-Free: 1-866-996-5670 
Fax: (709) 896-7977

Brian Warr Baie Verte - Green Bay Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 1:41am

Email them all

Members - Direct Contacts

To contact your Member-elect, use the information below. Phone numbers and e-mails have been supplied by Government Members' Office, Official Opposition Office and New Democratic Office officials.

All Members may be written to by using the following address:

[Member's Name]
MHA, [Member's District]
Confederation Building
PO Box 8700
St. John's NL
A1B 4J6
48th General Assembly

This page is under construction and numbers and emails will be added as they become available. During the transition, and while new Members are establishing their offices, the following numbers may be used to contact a Member:

Government Members’ Office (709) 729-3400
Official Opposition Office (709) 729-3391
New Democratic Office (709) 729-0270

Member District Phone/Fax Email
Dwight Ball Humber - Gros Morne Phone: (709) 729-3570 
Fax: (709) 729-5875

Cathy Bennett Windsor Lake Phone: (709) 729-3529
Fax: (709) 729-2232

Derek Bennett Lewisporte - Twillingate Phone: (709) 729-0795 
Fax: (709) 729-0662

Derrick Bragg Fogo Island - Cape Freels Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

David Brazil Conception Bay East - Bell Island Phone: (709) 729-0334 
Fax (709) 729-5774

Mark Browne Placentia West - Bellevue Phone: (709) 729-3400 
Fax: (709) 729-5202

Gerry Byrne Corner Brook Phone: (709) 729-3580 
Fax: (709) 729-6996

Siobhan Coady St. John's West Phone: (709) 729-2920 
Fax: (709) 729-0059

Comment by Peter Emberley on March 14, 2017 at 1:36am

Gary it is an indication of the population decrease. However that is part of the 5 year Moose Management Plan. This is the plan we need to stop.

Comment by Gary WIlliams on March 13, 2017 at 6:42pm
They don't even take the jaw bones anymore. They don't give a shit.

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