New Brunswick Hunting News

Preliminary Moose Harvest Figures
Preliminary figures from the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources for the 2004 moose hunt show an increase in the number of moose taken over last year. More than 53,000 hunters applied to the annual moose license draw this year. A total of 2,789 hunters were successful in drawing a moose license, and an additional 2,100 hunters were expected to purchase designate hunting licenses to accompany them.
Bobcat Draw Deadline
New Brunswick residents interested in trapping bobcat have until Friday, Sept. 24 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.
Anterless Deer Tag Draw Results Available
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.
Moose Draw Results Available
The results of the 2004 moose licence draw are available from 12:01 a.m. July 9 until Sept. 25. Hunters who entered the draw will be able to find out if they were successful by calling 1-800-459-3729 on a touch tone telephone or by going online. There were 50,566 applications for moose licences. The 2004 moose hunting season is scheduled for Sept. 23, 24 and 25.
Apply Now for Antlerless Deer Permit
The application period for the 2004 Antlerless Deer Permit Draw is now underway. New Brunswick residents who want to hunt antlerless deer must purchase 2004 deer hunting licences and apply for permits. Applications must be received at Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offices or Service New Brunswick (SNB) centres by July 16.
Moose License Application Process
The application process for the annual moose draw opened May 17. The 2004 moose hunting season is set to run Sept. 23, 24 and 25. There will be 2,779 licenses available this season. Hunters will have until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11 to apply for the draw in person, or until 10 p.m. June 11 by Internet or telephone application line.
Spring Bear Hunting Season
Spring bear hunting season opened in New Brunswick on Monday, April 19 and will run until Saturday, June 26. It is illegal for hunters to harvest female bears that are accompanied by one or more cubs.
Sept. 26 Draw Deadline for Bobcat Tags
New Brunswick residents interested in trapping bobcat have until Friday, Sept. 26 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. Information concerning the draw is also available online.
Anterless Deer Tag Draw Results Available
The results of the antlerless deer tag draw were released today by the Department of Natural Resources. A total of 2,355 New Brunswick hunters had their names selected in a random computerized draw for antlerless deer validation tags. The successful applicants will be notified by mail and should receive their stickers by the end of September.
Permit Required to Import Canadian Hunter-Harvested Game Meat
Hunters can immediately begin bringing wild ruminant meat products intended for their personal use into the United States, but will need a “Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat,” along with one of the following: a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat, or a copy of a valid hunting license or a valid hunting tag.