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NL Wildlife

Newfoundland and Labrador is home to healthy populations of many, many different species of wild fish and animals. Safe and humane harvesting of key game species has sustained our people for generations. Sharing the experience of fishing and hunting here is the oldest form of tourism in a place known the world over for its welcoming ways, and it's an honour we value tremendously. Scroll over each photo to learn more about each of our major fish and game species and a little of what makes hunting and fishing in Newfoundland and Labrador so incredible.


Newfoundland & Labrador has an estimated 110,000 Moose and an open hunting season of close to four months in some regions.


Newfoundland & Labrador is home to 65% of the world’s Atlantic Salmon rivers and is one of the last remaining places on earth to experience angling the king of all wild game fish.

Black Bear

Newfoundland & Labrador has some of the biggest Black Bears in the world, with regular reports of 300+ pound spring bears and fall bears weighing in at well over 500 pounds.


Newfoundland & Labrador’s healthy boreal habitat supports a strong Woodland Caribou population making it the only place in North America with a non-resident hunt.

Brook Trout

Newfoundland & Labrador rivers, streams and lakes are teeming with Brook Trout as big as footballs. record-size Lake Trout, and other sport fish like Ouananiche, Rainbow and Brown Trout.

Small Game

Ptarmigan, Grouse, Waterfowl, Rabbit; there are many opportunities for small game hunting adventures. Ask your Outfitter for options in their area.

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