Nova Scotia Hunting News

Nova Scotia's Hunter Education Course Goes Online

Nova Scotians who want to take up hunting can now go online to take the required hunter education course. The interactive course provides improved training, greater convenience, and is easier to follow.

"Government is helping new hunters by modernizing the way safe hunting practices are taught," said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. "This online course delivers a better education product in a more accessible way."

Lucky Nova Scotia License Winners Fish and Hunt for Life

Two lucky Nova Scotians can now hunt and fish in the province for the rest of their lives without having to buy another fishing, small game or deer-hunting licence.

The departments of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Aquaculture announced today, Dec. 19, that Timothy Densmore of Riversdale, Colchester Co. and Raymond Hodgson of Churchville, Pictou Co. have won the 19th annual Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters Licence of a Lifetime Lottery.

Nova Scotia Antlerless Deer Stamps Still Available

The Department of Natural Resources announced today, Sept. 15, that more than 1,100 antlerless deer stamps are still available for Deer Management Zone 103.

Four thousand stamps were made available for Zone 103 during the 2011 Antlerless Deer Draw held on Sept. 3. The zone mostly includes Halifax and Lunenburg counties along with parts of Hants and Queens counties.

Nova Scotia Anterless Deer Apps Now Available

Nova Scotians can now apply for the annual antlerless deer hunt . There will be 11,500 permits available again this year.

To manage the deer population in Nova Scotia, a zone system is used to set the number of antlerless licences, based on the abundance of deer in various areas. There are 12 deer zones across the province and applicants should review them before applying for the draw.

Nova Scotia Offering BOW Workshop in Sept.

Registration is open for a unique three-day workshop that helps women enjoy the outdoors with confidence.

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop provides the ultimate outdoor experience and runs from Sept. 9-11.

"This is a great program for women who want to learn new skills while experiencing all that Nova Scotia's great outdoors has to offer," said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Nova Scotia's Coyote Plan Increases Safety and Awareness

A four-part plan by the province has increased awareness and made communities safer from aggressive coyotes.

"In the year since our department launched the four-part plan, we have provided expertise, incentives, education and direct action to address the issue of aggressive coyotes," said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. "We are working to make our province safer for everyone."

Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Moose Hunt Apps Now Accepted

Applications are being accepted for the 2011 annual moose licence lottery, which will allow selected hunters to participate in one of four seasons in Cape Breton.

"The Cape Breton moose hunt remains a popular tradition and we look forward to another bountiful and safe hunt this year," said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker.

A total of 345 licences will be available again this year. Last year, more than 11,000 applicants entered the draw.

Coyote Awareness Materials Released in Nova Scotia

Back away! Act big! Make noise! The three rules to remember in an encounter with an aggressive coyote are represented by the acronym BAM on educational materials released, March 24.

"At this time of year, as Nova Scotians spend more time outdoors, we want them to remember how to avoid coyotes and how to defend themselves if attacked," said Charlie Parker, Minister of Natural Resources. "This campaign teaches that coyotes are part of nature and we need to follow simple rules that help us to live with them, in rural and urban areas."

2 Nova Scotians Win Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Passes

Two Nova Scotians have landed lifetime passes to enjoy world-class fishing and hunting in the province.

The departments of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Aquaculture announced that Scott Johnson of Musquodoboit Harbour and John Webber of Shubenacadie have won the 18th annual Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters Licence of a Lifetime Lottery.

Nova Scotia Deer Season Begins Today

Nova Scotian hunters are celebrating another deer hunting season, which begins today, Oct. 29.

"Deer hunting is a popular sport in our province and it also helps manage the wildlife population, especially in areas where deer have become overly abundant," said Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell.