Newfoundland is ideal for hunting and fishing. Although Canada’s least populated area, the fourth largest Canadian island is covered with forests and rivers, making it a paradise for hunters and fishermen. It is just a matter of deciding where to begin. Deer Lake is as good a spot to begin as any. Located at the southern end of the Northern Peninsula, Deer Lake is part of one of the only jurisdictions that allows non-residential hunting of caribou, making it a great spot for hunters. Although difficult to get to, caribou taken from the area have qualified for record books, making it a great place for hunters.
Caribou are still protected creatures, and predation by bears on caribou herds leads to the next best hunting spot. The Middle Ridge herd in south-eastern Newfoundland has been suffering predation for the last seven years, and the local government has okayed spring hunts for the bears and coyotes in the area. The hunt is planned for calving season, and is accessible via helicopter only. Hunters are limited to black powder and regular firearms only due to the prey involved, and should be prepared to do a lot of walking. It should make for some good memories.
Newfoundland is also home to the Atlantic salmon, one of the best game fish. Numerous companies offer fishing trips into both the local ocean for fish, as well as the numerous rivers and streams that they come and go from. There are also expeditions for landlocked salmon. Although there are a number of other fish, salmon is usually one of the fish that visiting fishermen look forward to netting. All told Newfoundland has a number of spots that can intrigue someone looking for a good hunt or a good afternoon fishing, and it is just a matter of finding one that offers the proper challenge.