New Brunswick Antlerless Deer Tags Drawn

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The results of the 2008 antlerless deer tag draw were released August 15th by the Department of Natural Resources.

A total of 5,000 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 they should receive their stickers by the end of September.

Of the 12,882 New Brunswick residents who applied for antlerless deer permits, 38.8 per cent were successful. Applicants can determine if they are eligible to receive a validation sticker by checking the last two digits of their 2008 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 gender within the wildlife management zone designated on their tag, or an antlered deer in any area of the province that is 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 2008 deer season.

Northern New Brunswick wildlife management zones 3, 4, 5, and 9 remain closed for deer hunting during the 2008 season. Hunters are reminded that deer harvested in open zones must be registered before entering closed zones.

Wildlife management zones 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 25 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 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 and 25.

Applicants with Internet access may check their draw success by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website at www.gnb.ca/naturalresources.