A good first step
New moose management regulations for province
The odds of hunters being able to get their moose this year is better than ever.
More moose hunting licences and a longer season to hunt on the island portion of the province are just a few of the changes, Environment and Conservation Minister Charlene Johnson, announced last week for this year’s big game hunting season.
Johnson outlined the new regulations, aimed at better managing the province’s moose population, Monday March 22 in St. John’s.
The changes for the 2010 hunting season include Sunday hunting, ( beginning on the first Sunday in October), 50 additional non-profit moose licences ( from 150 to 200) and 2,154 new resident hunting licences.
The increases reflect the information gathered through trend data ( collected annually from hunter licence returns), aerial surveys (conducted in several moose management areas), and areas with lower success rates for harvesting moose.
The introduction of a longer hunting season by three weeks supports the goal of maximizing the number of moose harvested by encouraging hunting in more remote or semi-remote areas. It will also give hunters