Information for Harvesters in Terra Nova National Park
Parks Canada is seeking the help of qualified harvesters to participate in a
pilot program to reduce unnaturally high moose populations in Terra Nova
National Park. A Moose Management Area
(MMA) has been established in the park.
Thirty five (35) licences will be available in Terra Nova. An additional ten
(10) licenses will be available for not-for-profit organizations.
To participate in the moose reduction program, please fill out your
application for the provincial licence as normal. For the purpose of the
licensing draw and pool status,
MMA 28A will be treated the
same as all others and provincial licensing fees will be the same. When
participating in this program, harvesters must carry their
provincial big game licence,
tags, and outdoor identification card—all of which are required under
provincial regulations. You must also be in possession of a Parks Canada
Superintendent’s permit, which will be mailed with the tags.
Applications for these licenses will be accepted only from incorporated,
not-for-profit or registered charitable organizations operating in
Newfoundland and Labrador. There is no fee associated with an application for
this type of license.
Organizations that are issued a not-for-profit license may then designate up
to two (2) qualified big game harvester to hunt on their behalf. This
designation does not affect the eligibility of the chosen big game harvesters
for a regular license.
For more information, please contact your nearest Wildlife Division Office or
download the application form from the
Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation website.
Before applying for a national park licence, you should be aware that
there are differences between provincial hunting regulations and what is
permissible in the national parks as part of this ecosystem management
program. You should be aware that:
ATV and snowmobile use, including for carcass retrieval, is strictly
prohibited in Terra Nova National Park.
There are few access roads within Terra Nova National Park. Public
highways, community roads, and boat-accessible coastline will provide
motorized access only to the margins of the
Harvesters can access the
MMA and retrieve carcasses
by use of watercraft. Please note that only non-motorized boats may be used
on inland waters.
Moose is the only species that can be harvested. Other harvesting licences
are not valid in the national park.
Firearms must be cased or securely wrapped and tied in areas outside the
- Open fires and tree cutting are prohibited.
Map of Moose Management Area in Terra Nova Natioanl Park
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