Agriculture Depredation Policy Review (Shooting of Moose at Night on Farms)

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from February 21 to March 31, 2020. Below is a record of this engagement.


The Provincial Government is reviewing its current Agriculture Depredation Policy as it relates to shooting of moose on farms at night.  In support of this review the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources will be hosting online (engageNL) and public consultations to encourage public and stakeholder input related to the policy.

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources updated the Agriculture Depredation Policy in November 2018 to be consistent with the Wild Life Regulations as it relates to shooting wildlife at night.  The policy currently permits farmers to shoot problem moose (causing significant crop damage on farms) during daylight hours ONLY from the period June 15 to December 7 in any given year.

The consultations seek to obtain public views about whether farmers should be permitted to shoot moose at night, and, if so, how the activity can be done in a manner that effectively considers the risk to public safety.


Get Involved

You can have your say by completing an online questionnaire, providing written submission, or by attending one of our public engagement sessions that will be held throughout the province in February/March 2020.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Engagement Materials:

Please click here to view a copy of the Agriculture Predation Policy overview presentation.

Online Questionnaire:

It will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete and we thank you in advance for your participation.

This questionnaire will be available until March 13, 2020.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact Heather Randell, Manager, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources at (709) 637-2672 or by email at [email protected].

Click here to complete the questionnaire  View presentation here

In-Person Sessions:

In-person sessions will be held at the below locations across the province.  To register for a session or for more information please contact Heather Randell by email at [email protected] or by phone at (709) 637-2672.

Date Time Location Venue
Feb 26 1:30-3:30 pm Deer Lake Holiday Inn Express
Feb 27 1:30-3:30 pm Wooddale
Centre for Agriculture and
Forestry Development
March 10 2:30-4:30 pm Clarenville Clarenville Inn
March 11 1:30-3:30 pm St. John's
Provincial Agriculture Building
2nd Floor Boardroom
308 Brookfield Road







Written Submissions:

If you prefer to participate with a written contribution, you can prepare a letter/submission responding to the questions in the questionnaire.

The deadline for written submissions March 13, 2020.

Written submissions can be sent by:

Mail:             Heather Randell, Manager of Strategic Agriculture Priorities
                     Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
                     P.O. Box 2006
                     Corner Brook, NL   A2H 0J1
Fax:              709-637-2461

Email:           [email protected]


How will your input be used?

The information collected through all parts of the engagement process is being reviewed by the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources. All feedback will be considered as officials review the policy. 

Privacy Statement

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of contacting consenting participants at the end of the process, where necessary.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Holly Warford, Manager of Information Management by phone at (709) 729-3730 or by email at [email protected].

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding the Agriculture Depredation Policy Public Engagement and Consultation please contact Dave Jennings at (709) 637-2046 or by email at [email protected].