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Traveling Information

Your hunt starts at Deer Lake, Newfoundland.


What To Bring On Your Hunt

Click here for a checklist of items you should bring on your trip.


Deer Lake has a beautiful airport for those who would like to fly. Air Canada is the most used airline by our hunters with connections in most major cities. 


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.


To learn more about Newfoundland, you can go to Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.

Traveing Information

Entry Into Canada



As of January 1, 2008, all non-Canadians visiting Canada must have a passport.


Border Crossing

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.

Entry Into Canada

Meat and Taxidermy


Meat Care

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.



In Newfoundland, we use local taxidermist Rex Jennings Taxidermy.

Contact 1-709-783-2180. He does great work and would be happy to give you a price.

Meat and Taxidermy

Contact Our Owners


Sharon Brake

P.O. Box 129

Trout River, NL, Canada, AOK-5PO

Tel: (709) 451-5430


United States

Keith Mitchell

Tel: (973) 903-7536


Contact Our Owners


Richard Stefanacci
Parker, PA
(724) 399-0035

Len Salerno
Montville, NJ
(973) 882-3544

Dean Coppolella
Hamburg, NJ
(973) 670-3803

Dave Belvins
Govyerneur, NY
(315) 287-4557

Richard Doyon
Hooksett, NH
(603) 494-7272

Les Carpenter
Hackettstown, NJ
(973) 534-7371

Justin Vozzo

Andover, NJ
(862) 268-3594

Kenneth Lemanowicz
Forked River, NJ
(609) 242-0075

Paul Hart
Dawson, PA
(301) 928-7148

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