Hunting season underway
Moose populations remain stable along Northern Peninsula
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.
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.