New Brunswick Hunting News

Preliminary Moose Harvest Figures
Preliminary figures from the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources for the 2005 moose hunt show a 16 per cent increase in the number of moose bagged over last year. These figures are in line with what biologists were expecting.
Draw Deadline for Bobcat Tags
New Brunswick residents interested in trapping bobcat have until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, to enter the draw for bobcat tags. Application cards and fact sheets are available at all Service New Brunswick and Department of Natural Resources offices.
Results of 2005 Antlerless Deer Tag Draw
A total of 3,119 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.
2005 Moose Draw Results Available
The results of the 2005 moose licence draw are available until Sept. 24. Hunters who entered the draw can find out if they were successful by calling 1-800-459-3729 with a touch-tone telephone or by visiting the website http://www.gnb.ca and entering the keywords "Natural Resources."
Apply Now for Antlerless Deer Permit
The application period for the 2005 Antlerless Deer Permit Draw is now underway. New Brunswick residents who want to hunt antlerless deer must purchase their 2005 deer hunting licences and apply for permits.
Moose Licence Application Period Begins
The application process for the annual moose draw will begin May 16. The 2005 moose hunting season is set to run Sept. 22, 23 and 24. There will be 3,295 licenses available this season.
Spring Bear Hunting Season Opens
Spring bear hunting season opens in New Brunswick on Monday, April 18 and runs until Saturday, June 25. It is illegal for hunters to harvest female bears that are accompanied by one or more cubs.
2004 Wildlife Officer of the Year Named
Rick Nash is New Brunswick's 2004 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year. The Belleville, Ont., native is the assistant district ranger in Fredericton. Nash attended the Maritime School of Forest Technology and joined the enforcement staff at Natural Resources in 1994.
Department Offers Hunting and Trapping Courses
Winter in New Brunswick is the perfect time to enroll in one of a number of Conservation Education courses available throughout the province. The Department of Natural Resources and its network of about 400 dedicated volunteer instructors currently offer Firearm Safety/Hunter Education, Bow Hunter Education and Trapper Education Courses.
2004 Hunting Season Regulations
The New Brunswick hunting season is underway, and it is the responsibility of all hunters to be aware of the regulations and bag limits before they take to the woods. Hunters should read the Hunt 2004 - Hunting and Fur Harvesting Regulations and Licence Information summary. The summary provides hunters with an outline of game laws and regulations.