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Information for Non-Resident Hunters and Anglers

Hunting

Non-residents wishing to hunt big game (bear, moose or caribou) in Newfoundland and Labrador must apply through one of the province’s outfitting companies. Visit Hunting on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism site for more information on available outfitters.

Non-resident small game licences are available through regular vendor outlets including convenience and sporting goods stores, and at Government Services Centres. Federal Migratory Game Bird Permits are available through Canada Post Offices.

Non-resident hunters must possess a valid non-resident hunting licence. They must also possess proof or verification of having met their own jurisdiction’s hunter education requirements and must present this information immediately upon request of a Conservation Officer. Non-resident big game hunters are required to be accompanied by licensed guides. Guides are supplied by licensed outfitters. Small game or waterfowl hunters do not require guides.

Non-resident big game licences are only available through licensed outfitters. Hunters should contact the outfitter of their choice to determine the availability of licences and to obtain the required application forms.

Hunters must declare all game entering the United States from Canada. American hunters should obtain the necessary forms at U.S. Customs when leaving the United States.

Hunters must possess a game export permit to take game out of the province. Export permits are available free of charge from all Forestry/Wildlife Offices and licensed outfitters.

Non-resident black bear hunters also require a CITES permit to transport black bear parts outside Canada.

Non-residents hunters must declare their firearms when arriving at a Canada Customs Port. For further information on importation of firearms into Canada visit the Canadian Firearms Program. opens new window

Non-Resident Salmon and Trout Angling

Information for non-residents opens new window wishing to angle scheduled salmon and inland waters in Newfoundland and Labrador is available in the current Angler’s Guide opens new window, produced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

On the Island and south of 52° N in Labrador, non-residents wishing to angle for trout or salmon on any scheduled river or angle for trout beyond 800 meters of a provincial highway are required to use a guide or be accompanied by a direct relative.

In Labrador, North of 52°, non-resident trout and salmon anglers must engage the services of an outfitting company or fish at a co-operative camp or be accompanied by a direct relative. When visiting a cooperative camp, non-residents may fish without engaging the services of an outfitter (but must be accompanied by a licenced guide or direct relative) anywhere in the lake or pond the camp is on, or 800 meters above or below the camp, if the camp is on a river. Non-residents may angle in non-scheduled waters unaccompanied and without engaging the services of an outfitter within 800 meters of a Provincial Highway. Non-residents may angle in scheduled waters within 800 meters of a Provincial Highway without engaging the services of an outfitter but must be accompanied by a guide or direct relative. For more information see Guide Regulations, or visit Fishing on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism site for more information on available outfitters.

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