Fisheries and Land Resources
Transportation and Works
April 25, 2019

Public Advisory: Motorists Reminded of Increased Moose and Caribou Presence on Highways

The Departments of Fisheries and Land Resources and Transportation and Works remind drivers to watch out for moose and caribou on the highways, particularly in the St. Anthony and Howley areas where increased caribou activity can be anticipated as they migrate from their wintering areas.

We are also approaching the period where adult female moose are preparing for spring calving and calves from the previous year are being abandoned. These young animals may pose an increased risk to motorists on highways since they tend to be very active and may move long distances.

Motorists should be vigilant of moose and caribou at all times, particularly before and during the calving season and throughout the summer. Due caution should be exercised during these periods. Motorists are also reminded to be cognizant of speed when visibility is reduced, particularly when driving at night.

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Media contact
Linda Skinner
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2284, 709-632-8167
lindaskinner@gov.nl.ca

Brian Scott
Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 725-9201
brianscott@gov.nl.ca

2019 04 25                                                    5:05 p.m.