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    Our small game packages are focused on the beautiful winter white Ptarmigan along with the familiar Spruce Grouse and the elusive Snowshoe Hare. We have the ability to utilize Labrador's vastness and endless miles of untouched wilderness for some of the most exciting and plentiful wing shooting and shot gunning for small game found anywhere. Our guests also have the opportunity to test their snaring skills against the Snowshoe Hare if one desires to put out a line of rabbit snares.

    With such a wealthy abundance of small game, Labrador residents also participate in small game hunting by methods of snaring and shooting with and without the use of dogs with great success.

    Small game harvesting is an important recreational and subsistence activity for Labradorians. As an example in peak years of Snowshoe Hare, government harvest reports have had numbers that are well into the thousands.

    Our lengthy small game season gives our guests to the opportunity to schedule a trip throughout the fall and winter months or one can combine it with one of our big game packages.

    The 2012-2013 season dates, regulations and bag limits are listed below:

    Snowshoe Hare: (Shooting) Oct. 1st 2012 to April 20th 2013 (Snaring) Oct.1st 2012 to March 31st 2013.

    Arctic Hare: (Shooting) Oct. 1st 2012 to April 20th 2013 (Snaring) Oct.1st to March 31st.

    Ptarmigan and Grouse: (Shooting) Oct. 1st 2012 to April 20th 2013 (Snaring) Oct.1st 2012 to March 31st 2013.


    Age Requirements: You must be 16 years of age to hunt small game with firearms. Persons under 16 years of age may obtain a license to harvest small game by use of snares.

    Firearms: It is unlawful to hunt small game using a shotgun that can hold more than 3 shells in the magazine and the chamber combined, or use of a shotgun loaded with a single bullet. Note: Small Game may be harvested using a 22 rim fire rifle.

    Snares: It is unlawful to set snares for small game until the first day of the season. Snares must be removed on or before the last day of the open season. It is unlawful to use a net of any kind to take or kill any small game. It is unlawful to use a fish hook, or snare equipped with a fish hook to take or kill any small game.

    Dogs: It is unlawful, while hunting small game with a dog to allow the dog to harass any big game animal.

    Bag Limits: Daily/Possession: Ptarmigan: 25/50, Grouse: Bag Limits are for Ruffed and Spruce Grouse in combination: 20/40, Snowshoe Hare: No Limit, Arctic Hare: No Limit.