Anterless Deer Tag Draw Results Available

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The results of the 2004 antlerless deer tag draw were released today by the Department of Natural Resources.

A total of 3,122 New Brunswick hunters had their names selected in a random computerized draw for antlerless deer validation stickers. The successful applicants will be notified by mail and should receive their stickers by the end of September.

Of the 15,093 New Brunswickers who applied for antlerless deer permits, 20.7 per cent were successful. Applicants can determine if they are eligible to receive a validation sticker by checking the last two digits of their 2004 resident deer hunting licence number with the two-digit numbers listed under the wildlife management zone in which the hunter applied.

Antlerless deer sticker holders may harvest a deer of either sex within the wildlife management zone designated on their tag, or an antlered deer anywhere in the province open for the deer hunting season. Only one deer may be harvested by each licensed hunter. Those applicants not selected in the antlerless deer tag draw will be limited to hunting antlered deer only during the 2004 deer season.

Northern New Brunswick wildlife management zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 remain closed for deer hunting during the 2004 season. Hunters are reminded that deer harvested in open zones must be registered before entering closed zones.

Wildlife management zones 13 and 14 are open for antlered deer hunting only. Antlerless deer harvested in zones open for antlerless deer hunting must be registered before entering wildlife management zones 13 and 14.

Applicants with Internet access may check their draw success by visiting the following site: http://www.gnb.ca/0078/index-e.asp.