Nova Scotia Hunting News

Application Open for Nova Scotia Antlerless Deer Draw
Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 15.
Annual Draw for Moose Licences
The names of 345 hunters will be drawn on Tuesday, June 13, qualifying them for the annual moose hunt in Victoria and Inverness counties in Cape Breton.
Sanctuary Review Released
Nova Scotians want more wildlife management areas and improved habitat protection in the currently designated areas, a report by the Department of Natural Resources shows.
Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens
Hunters can apply for a stamp to hunt antlerless deer this fall in Nova Scotia. Telephone applications will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Provinces Introduces New Hunter ID Card
A new, mandatory hunter-identification card will help Nova Scotia better manage and conserve its wildlife. Hunters, fur harvesters, trappers, guides, fur buyers, taxidermists, deer hide buyers, pheasant preserve operators, and nuisance wildlife operators will be required to have cards.
No Wildlife Management Areas to be Delisted
Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced, May 5, that no wildlife management areas or wildlife sanctuaries will be delisted.
Annual Moose Licence Lottery
More Nova Scotians will get licences to hunt moose this year. Ten licences have been added for the third season in 2005, bringing the total number available for all seasons to 345.
Province Assesses Wildlife Management Areas
Provincial wildlife specialists are beginning a public review of wildlife sanctuaries and wildlife management areas throughout the province. The review will look at Nova Scotia's 26 wildlife sanctuaries and management areas to determine which will be maintained or will have their boundaries changed, renewed, or eliminated.
Wild Turkey Introduction Turned Down
The province has decided not to approve the introduction of wild turkeys to Nova Scotia at this time. In 2001, the Nova Scotia chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation submitted a proposal to the province seeking approval to introduce wild turkeys to the area. Wild turkeys are not native to Nova Scotia.
Wild Turkey Proposal Proceeding
Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt said, "Information gathered during his review of a proposal to introduce wild turkeys to Nova Scotia is now available on a department website. Since receiving the proposal, my department has worked to ensure that we have the best possible information available to make a fair and well-informed decision."