Gros Morne National Park
MOOSE POPULATION REDUCTION PROGRAM SET TO OPEN IN GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK
Issued: September 27, 2022
Ends: January 31, 2023
MOOSE POPULATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OPEN IN GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK ROCKY HARBOUR, NL
September 21, 2022 – The moose population management program in Gros Morne National Park will open on September 24, 2022 and will close on January 29, 2023. There are three different hunting zones within the national park boundary with different opening dates for each zone, and a fourth zone that is closed to hunting.
- Zone 1: September 24, 2022 to January 29, 2023. Includes areas more than two kilometres away from Highways 430 and 431, excluding any Zone 2 (back of Trout River Pond), Zone 3 and Zone 4 areas. Please note that opening date is two weeks later than adjacent provincial Moose Management Areas.
- Zone 2: October 15, 2022 to January 29, 2023. Includes the area in back of Trout River Pond, areas within two kilometres of Highways 430 and 431, excluding any Zone 3 and Zone 4 areas.
- Zone 3: November 12, 2022 to January 29, 2023. Areas adjacent to main park facilities and trails.
- Zone 4: Closed to hunting.
The opening dates and location for each zone are posted at trail heads, available on Gros Morne National Park’s website, and included in packages sent to each hunter. Please note that the area within 1 km of Western Brook Bridge will be closed to hunting this season due to construction. Hunting is not permitted within 1 km of any construction. Construction zones and work areas throughout the park may change daily, so always be alert for closures around other construction sites. Please pay close attention to posted signs and call 709-458-2417 or visit our website www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/bulletins for up-to-date information.
The Gros Morne National Park moose population management program began in 2011 as part of a broader initiative to improve forest health that was being significantly impacted from over-browsing. The park’s moose population is managed in co-operation with the Wildlife Division of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, using the provincial big-game licensing system.
Visitor safety is a priority for Parks Canada. During the moose hunt, some hiking trails will be impacted in different areas of the park, and visitors should pay attention to signage indicating areas where hunting is taking place. Individuals planning to visit Gros Morne National Park this fall and winter should review maps and safety information at: www.pc.gc.ca/foresthealth.
Prior to their visit, visitors may call Gros Morne National Park at 709-458-2417 for information on trails and facilities.
Information:Ellen Gormley A/Public Relations and Communications Officer Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit Parks Canada
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