Hunt­ing sea­son un­der­way

Moose pop­u­la­tions re­main sta­ble along North­ern Penin­sula

Northern Pen - - PUZZLES - NORTH­ERN PENIN­SULA, NL

The moose hunt­ing sea­son is un­der­way across much of the prov­ince, and moose pop­u­la­tions along the North­ern Penin­sula are look­ing sim­i­lar to re­cent years.

In an emailed re­sponse from the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Land Re­sources, quota al­lo­ca­tions are show­ing moose num­bers re­main­ing rel­a­tively sta­ble for the re­gion.

For the 2017-18 Hunt­ing and Trap­ping Guide, no change in moose quota al­lo­ca­tion was made for the St. An­thony area from last year. In the guide, res­i­dent al­lo­ca­tion stands at 413 and non-res­i­dent al­lo­ca­tion at 37.

The depart­ment also re­cently com­pleted a large North­ern Penin­sula cari­bou sur­vey.

They hope to bet­ter de­ter­mine the cari­bou pop­u­la­tion in the North­ern Penin­sula, but the depart­ment says they are still cur­rently as­sess­ing the re­sults of that sur­vey.

How that data will de­ter­mine fu­ture quota al­lo­ca­tions for cari­bou along the penin­sula has yet to be de­ter­mined.

The moose hunt­ing sea­son runs in the St. An­thony re­gion from Sept. 9 to Dec. 31.

KYLE GREENHAM / THE NORTH­ERN PEN

The moose hunt­ing sea­son runs for the St. An­thony re­gion from Sept. 9 to Dec. 31. In an emailed re­sponse from the Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Land Re­sources, the moose pop­u­la­tion re­mains rel­a­tively sta­ble for the re­gion.

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