Two sections of moose management area 2E in Gros Morne National Park have reopened to hunting.
The area within one kilometre of Dick’s Brook and Rocky Barachois along Highway 430 and the area surrounding Green Gardens, bounded by Wallace Brook, Highway 431, and the park boundary adjacent to the community of Trout River reopened on Nov. 14.
Both areas had been closed due to construction, which has been completed.
Hunters are reminded that the newly constructed Green Gardens Trail between Route 431 and the coast is closed to prevent damage while the trail tread dries out and hardens.
The entire old Green Gardens Trail and the Wallace Brook Trail are closed and no longer cleared or maintained.
Use of both of these is at one’s own risk, as sections of these trails are severely eroded and have damaged stairs, boardwalks and bridges that create dangerous falling hazards and risk of serious injury in the steep terrain of these trails.
Two other areas — within one kilometre of the Trout River Campground Kiosk and within one kilometre on either side of the Western Brook Pond Trail, and a one-kilometre buffer around the boathouse on Western Brook Pond near the mouth of Stag Brook — remain closed to hunting this season due to construction.
Updated maps depicting the opening dates and zoning for each area are available online at https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/nature/science/conservation/forets-forests/grosmorne/visit.