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N.L. lowers legal hunting age to 12, improves access for hunters with disabilities

In an effort to get more young people out hunting, Newfoundland and Labrador is lowering the minimum age for both small and big game licences.

The new age limits were announced Friday along with other changes to the Wildlife Act and regulations, including efforts to help those with disabilities have better access to hunting and angling.

The minimum age to shoot small game, coyotes and other furbearing animals has been lowered from 16 to 12, and the minimum age to shoot big game…


Added by Peter Emberley on October 27, 2017 at 5:12pm — 5 Comments

2017 Newfoundland Recreational Cod Fishery

NEW No Changes To Food Fishery This Year: McDonald

May 19, 2017 | 11:14 am

The federal government has decided to stay the course when it comes to this year’s food fishery, but licensing may be introduced next year.

MP Ken McDonald made the announcement this morning in Holyrood.

The federal government had been contemplating the introduction of a tags program for the recreational groundfish fishery, a notion that was widely condemned during a series of… Continue

Added by Peter Emberley on May 19, 2017 at 12:36pm — 4 Comments

May Long Weekend

Hi Folks,
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. The official start of summer. Please be safe this weekend, don't drink and drive, don't drink and ride. If you're out on the water be safe and wear a personal flotation device, it could save yours or a family members life. Enjoy and have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Added by Peter Emberley on May 21, 2016 at 1:32am — No Comments

Piebald moose on Newfoundland's west coast not albino

A large, mainly-white moose spotted recently on Newfoundland's west coast, has garnered the interest of photo buffs and the provincial wildlife department. 

Wayne Barney, a species management coordinator with the Newfoundland and Labrador wildlife division, told the St. John's…


Added by Peter Emberley on October 13, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Two Men Accused of Shooting Moose from the TCH in the Middle of the Night

Two men from Wareham, Bonavista Bay are facing charges after allegedly shooting a moose on the Trans Canada in the middle of the night. Wildlife officers received numerous complaints last Friday night, September 11th, the night before the official start of the hunting season of possible night hunting along the TCH.


RCMP also fielded complaints that same night about vehicles impeding traffic.


Just after midnight on Saturday, September 12th, officers apprehended…


Added by Peter Emberley on September 16, 2015 at 11:46pm — 2 Comments

Recreational Cod Fishery Opens This Weekend

The recreational cod fishery will begin this weekend.

The summer food fishery will run from this Saturday until Sunday, August 9th and the fall fishery is scheduled for Sept. 19 to the 27th.

The personal limit is five fish per day, with a maximum boat limit of 15 groundfish.

DFO is asking participants to check their catches for pink or yellow tags located on the back of the fish. The tags are uniquely numbered and have a reward value ranging from $10-$100.



Added by Peter Emberley on July 14, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Raft of Charges for Men Accused of Illegally Netting Salmon in Lumsden

Two men on an ATV were stopped by Fish and Wildlife officers near the community last Tuesday, July 7th. Officers seized 13 untagged salmon, but not before the passenger of the vehicle tried to toss them away. The officers suspected that the driver of the ATV was impaired and called in RCMP who made an arrest.

Fish and Wildlife officers later found a net in nearby Windmill Bight Brook and set up surveillance in the area. Later that day the camera caught a man on an ATV…


Added by Peter Emberley on July 14, 2015 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Two Fined, Banned for Illegal Hunting and Fishing

Two Fined, Banned for Illegal Hunting and Fishing

Two people have been convicted and fined for illegal fishing and hunting activity thanks to the efforts of provincial Fish and Wildlife officers.

A Glenwood man was convicted after an investigation into illegal netting in the Salmon Pond area near Glenwood. He was fined $3,000 and is prohibited from being within 10 metres of inland waters for four years. He is also prohibited from holding any fishing licence for four…


Added by Peter Emberley on May 21, 2015 at 11:09am — No Comments

Parents charged after underage kids drive off-road vehicles

RCMP in Deer Lake say they have charges pending against four parents who let their underage children ride off-road vehicles unsupervised.

Police said the pending charges under the Motorized Snow Vehicles/All-Terrain Vehicles Act relate to an incident on Wednesday night.

Officers encountered five young people, under the age of 16, who were riding dirt bikes within town boundaries without adult supervision.

The RCMP said there has been an ongoing problem of people driving…


Added by Peter Emberley on May 21, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Young Cancer Survivor Searching for Missing Puppy

A young woman from Lewisporte is desperately trying to find her missing beagle puppy she got after ending cancer treatments. Samantha Martin, 22, has battled a very tough form of cancer, neuroblastoma, which she was diagnosed with in 2011. Coping with the surgeries and chemo, Martin says she needed something to take comfort in, and decided to get a dog.

Martin says throughout her cancer she wanted something to look forward to and hold on to. She says to lose the dog already is…


Added by Peter Emberley on November 28, 2014 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Black Bears Sighted Around Central

Residents of Central Newfoundland are being warned of black bears.

The department of Natural Resources says black bears have been reported in Gambo, Hare Bay, Indian Bay, Traytown, and Glovertown. Traps have been placed, and conservation officers were successful in relocating one bear from Traytown.

To avoid attracting bears to communities, residents are asked to ensure garbage is properly stored, and not put outside until collection day. If you come in contact with a…


Added by Peter Emberley on October 28, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Dates Set for Vale NL Illegal Dumping Trial

Dates Set for Vale NL Illegal Dumping Trial

Future court dates have been set for a case involving allegations of illegal dumping by Vale Newfoundland and Labrador. Lawyers appeared for status this morning at provincial court.

The company is facing three charges stemming from the alleged release of waste into Anaktalak Bay, near Voisey's Bay mine site in 2011. Vale has been charged with one count of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance in water, one count of failing…


Added by Peter Emberley on October 17, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Few TCH Motorists Heeding Moose Warning: RCMP

Few TCH Motorists Heeding Moose Warning: RCMP

For motorists who use the Trans Canada Highway each day, its not an uncommon sight to see a moose or two, but this morning was an exception for one VOCM listener, who felt compelled to phone in a warning for other motorists.

The caller said that during a ride from Gander to Port Blandford this morning he saw 13 moose, many of them standing in the middle of the road.

But according to the RCMP, despite repeated warnings, many…


Added by Peter Emberley on October 17, 2014 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

Moose Hunting

Good luck on Saturday. Hope everyone has a safe, successful and enjoyable hunting season.

Added by Peter Emberley on October 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Moose class-action lawsuit dismissed, province found not liable

Moose class-action lawsuit dismissed, province found not liable

Judge Robert Stack has dismissed the moose-vehicle collision class-action lawsuit against the Newfoundland and Labrador government, finding the province not liable.

The class-action lawsuit for people injured in moose-vehicle collisions that was filed against the provincial government has been dismissed by a judge with the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Judge Robert Stack rendered the decision…


Added by Peter Emberley on September 26, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Big Game Hunting Season Open

Big Game Hunting Season Open

It's the first day of the annual big game hunting season in central and western regions of the island and Labrador. The eastern region big game season will open on October 4th, while small game and trapping will open in the coming weeks.

Sunday hunting is permitted between October 5th and April 30th in all areas, if hunters have a valid licence and the season for the game being hunted is open. New hunters interested in the big game…


Added by Peter Emberley on September 13, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Bear in Trap Left in Tim Hortons Parking Lot

The Department of Natural Resources says it is taking the situation involving a black bear that was left briefly in a trap in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons in Happy Valley-Goose Bay earlier this week very seriously. Video taken by customers shows the animal in a bear trap attached to a department truck, parked in the lot. The bear appears agitated, and is shown moving restlessly inside the trap.

A department spokesperson says they are aware of the situation and the matter is…


Added by Peter Emberley on August 21, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Rare white moose

Barry Sweetland and John McCarthy spotted this rare white moose feeding along the moose fence a few kilometres past the Stephenville exit on the Trans-Canada Highway earlier this week.

Click on the link to watch the video

Bill Langer was driving from…


Added by Peter Emberley on August 19, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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