Moose/Caribou Application (328 KB) : Applications for the big game draw are mailed directly to all eligible resident hunters, or may be accessed online using Wildlife Information Management System and the login information contained on your paper application.
Black Bear: Resident Application for Spring/Fall Black Bear Licence (192 KB)
In Labrador, Resident General Caribou Licences and Resident Special Caribou Licences are available from Government Services Centres or from vendor outlets throughout the region.
Small game licences are available at numerous sporting goods, hardware or general stores throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, or at Government Services Centres.
Migratory game bird hunting falls under the jurisdiction of Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service. Federal Migratory Game Bird Permits are available only through Canada Post Offices. The permit is valid throughout Canada.
For more information on Migratory Game Bird Hunting in Newfoundland and Labrador, consult the Newfoundland and Labrador Hunting and Trapping Guide, or the Canadian Wildlife Service’s Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations.In Newfoundland and Labrador, contact:
All resident trappers on the island must apply annually for a General Trapping Licence that authorizes trapping for all species, except beaver, on the Island of Newfoundland during the open seasons prescribed, and in accordance with trapping regulations. Upon successfully completing a Trapper Education Course, trapping applications are mailed to all eligible trappers.
All trappers are required to apply to the Wildlife Division to obtain a trapping licence. To obtain an application, please contact:
On the Island of Newfoundland, beaver are managed on a trapline system. Only trappers approved to hold a beaver trapline can legally be issued a licence to trap beaver. If you do not currently hold a beaver trapline and wish to be placed on a priority list for a vacant trapline, please forward your request to:
In Labrador, a General Trapping Llicence authorizes trappers to trap for all species, including beaver, during the open seasons prescribed and in accordance with trapping regulations. Upon successfully completing a Trapper Education Course, trapping applications are mailed to all eligible trappers
An Outdoor Identification Card is issued to all residents who have completed the Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Course, and to those who previously completed the Hunter Capability Test or the Canadian Firearm Safety Course (in Newfoundland and Labrador only) before April 1996.Outdoor Identification Card Application (107 KB)
A limited number of big game moose licences are available to registered non-profit organizations within the province through a newly developed licensing system. Up to 250 licences will be issued to qualifying non-profit organizations that, in turn, can designate big game hunters to hunt on their behalf. Meat harvested under these licences can then be utilized by charities and service groups for fundraising purposes.Not-For-Profit Moose Licence Application (3.8 MB)
If a hunting licence or tags have been lost, stolen or damaged, you must get a replacement licence before you can continue hunting.
You may get replacement big game licences/tags from any Department of Natural Resources Office or Wildlife Division Office. Please return any part of the original licence or tags still in your possession. An affidavit, describing the circumstances of the loss, must be completed and signed by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Oaths or Notary Public. A $2.00 fee will be charged for a replacement big game licence.
Replacement small game licences are available from the Vendor where you purchased your original licence. When you purchase a Small Game Licence, keep the return in a safe place separate from the licence. Record the date of purchase, licence number and the Vendor’s name and address. If you lose your licence bring the return or the information you recorded to the Vendor where a replacement will be issued. There is no fee for a replacement small game licence.
For lost or stolen Migratory Game Bird Permits, hunters are asked to contact:
A permit is required to transport firearms and ammunition during a closed hunting season. A Firearms Transport Permit is also required to transport firearms and ammunition for the purposes of sighting in or target practice in areas throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Permits may be obtained by contacting the Department of Natural Resources.
Rod and Gun Clubs, shooting clubs and gunsmiths within Newfoundland and Labrador may obtain annual permits by contacting:
The Disabled Hunter/Angler Program is designed to accommodate persons who have a permanent mobility disability of the lower limbs, or who are permanently, legally blind and wish to enter the big game licence draw process.Application form for Disabled Hunter/Angler Program (111 KB)
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