Your hunt starts at Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
Newfoundland is also served by Marine-Atlantic Auto Ferry for those who would like to drive. The Ferry travels from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland. A drive from New York would take approximately 16 hours to North Sydney, 6 hours on the ferry, and then a three-hour drive to Deer Lake. The Ferry has rooms so you can sleep during your crossing. Driving is your best bet if you and your hunting party would like to bring your meat back. Meat cutting, storage, and shipping can be arranged in Deer Lake.
Pre- & Post-Hunt Lodging
If you arrive early or would like to stay longer, we have arrangements with the Deer Lake Motel for reduced rates. Just mention NBGA.
Newfoundland Big Game Adventures host only top quality guides. Hunts are 2 X 1 but can be 1 X 1 for $500 extra. The hunting season for Bear runs early June to early July. Moose, Caribou and Fall Bear runs mid-September to early December. A pre-season of two weeks is held for bow hunting alone, however, you can bow hunt throughout the regular hunting season also.
Like to see what the weather is like? Go to the Highway Cam at Pynn's Brook which is not far from Deer Lake.
Entry Into Canada
As of January 1, 2008, all non-Canadians visiting Canada must have a passport.
Any non-Canadian who possesses a criminal record may not be allowed into Canada. A Permit is required to be completed before traveling. Even a DUI conviction may prevent passage into Canada. For more information go to Canada Border Crossing Services.
Canadian Customs requires that all firearms transported into Canada must be declared and accompanied by Form CAFC 909 in triplicate. You can obtain forms and learn more about Canadian firearms law at Canada Firearms.
Meat and Taxidermy
For our meat processing, we use:
Countryside Abattoir (Contact Boyd at 1-709-635-7040).
They are a professional meat processing plant. If you get your animal early in the week, your meat is cut, vacuum-sealed, wrapped and frozen. If you are driving home, you can cooler your meat. If you want to ship your meat back by reefer tractor-trailer to the USA, you can make the arrangements through Countryside Abattoir. It is generally cheaper than shipping through the airlines and also more convenient if you do not live close to a designated US FDA distribution point. Prices to expect for shipping are as follows:
First Box (50lbs) - $160 (+tax)
Each Additional Box - $90 (+tax)
Antlers are free when accompanied by your meat
Antlers are $120 (+tax) when shipped alone
Any questions about shipping, contact
Michelle or Candace from Central NL Shipping at 1-709-651-4427.