Fisheries and Land Resources
July 17, 2017

Government Seeking Feedback on Improving Access to Hunting and Angling Activity

Residents are asked to provide feedback regarding changes being considered to Wild Life Regulations aimed at increasing access to hunting for youth and removing barriers to access for persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government is considering amendments to Wild Life Regulations that will increase participation in hunting activity in the province by changing the minimum hunting age for small game and big game hunting. In both instances any hunting activity would be required to take place under adult supervision.

Government is also reviewing the Program for Hunters and Anglers with a disability to remove barriers to hunting and angling for persons with a disability.

Residents who wish to participate can visit external link. They will be required to create an account before responding but all responses will be anonymous and kept confidential. The questionnaire will close on July 31.

“Discussions with various hunting and trapping organizations have identified a need to promote greater participation in hunting activity around the province among youth and persons with disabilities. Changes being considered to Wild Life Regulations will create new hunting opportunities, contribute to long-term sustainable harvest management strategies and align our hunting age regulations with other jurisdictions across Canada.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

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Learn More
Hunting Information for Newfoundland and Labrador -

2017-18 Hunting and Trapping Guide - PDF

Program for Hunters and Anglers with a Disability -

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Media contact
Craig Renouf
Fisheries and Land Resources
637-2284, 632-8167

2017 07 17                              2:05 p.m.