Nova Scotia Hunting News

Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card Renewal Notice

With hunting season just around the corner, hunters are reminded that there is no requirement to renew Wildlife Resources Cards at this time.

The Wildlife Resources Card, issued by the Department of Natural Resources, is used to identify qualified hunters. Cards slated to expire between December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2012, are now valid until at least December 2012.

Nova Scotia Deer Hunt Applications Now Accepted

Applications for the annual antlerless deer hunt are now being accepted. There will be 11,500 permits available.

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. This year, the province has reconfigured the deer zones from an eight to 12, so applicants should review the zones before applying for the draw.

Nova Scotia Accepting Apps for Non-Motorized Moose Hunt

Applications for the 2010 non-motorized moose hunt in the Pollets Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness area of Cape Breton will be accepted through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 25.

Only 20 licences are available. Hunters who have already applied for the general moose draw can enter the lottery for the non-motorized hunt. However, successful applicants can only select one hunt.

Nova Scotia Wildlife Act Regulation Changes

The latest changes to regulations under the provincial wildlife act will provide greater opportunities to all Nova Scotia hunters, including youth and the disabled.

Wildlife regulations are reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources, based on requests and advice from wildlife division biologists.

Nova Scotia Makes Changes to Wildlife Act Regulations
The latest changes to regulations under the provincial wildlife act will provide greater opportunities to all Nova Scotia hunters, including youth and the disabled.
Nova Scotia Program to Reduce Aggressive Coyote Behaviour
Natural Resources Minister John MacDonell has announced a four-part program to reduce aggressive coyote behaviour and make communities safer.
Nova Scotia Seeks Public Input on Deer Management
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input to revise provincial deer-management zone boundaries to better manage the population and provide more harvesting opportunities.
Nova Scotia's Sable Island to be Protected
Sable Island will be protected for years to come as a result of a commitment from the province and the government of Canada.
Nova Scotia Hunters Helping the Hungry
Nova Scotia hunters will once again help to feed the hungry, through food banks across the province.
Nova Scotia Deer Season Begins Oct 30th
Nova Scotian hunters are looking forward to the start of another deer hunting season, beginning Friday, Oct. 30.