Nova Scotia Hunting News

Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens
The telephone line to apply for an antlerless deer hunting stamp officially opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced. This year, 5,250 permits are available for the hunt. That is the lowest number of permits issued since the deer management zone system was implemented in 1998.
Habitat Conservation Projects Approved
Thirteen wildlife conservation projects are approved for funding under the Habitat Conservation Fund, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced June 22. The money for the fund is generated through the required purchase of a $2 wildlife habitat stamp on all hunting licenses in Nova Scotia.
Hunters Enjoy Successful Season in 2003
Nova Scotia hunters had a safe hunting season in 2003, Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt announced in April. "With close to 50,000 hunters in the woods last fall, there was not one firearm-related accident reported."
Annual Moose License Lottery
Nova Scotia hunters will have an opportunity to apply for a mooselicense in one of three seasons in 2004. Prospective moosehunters will see an additional, limited season added in mid-December.
Deer Hunting Season Opens
The regular deer hunting season opens on Friday, Oct. 31, and Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt is urging hunters to make safety a top priority.
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.
Antlerless Deer Draw Application Line Opens
Hunters can call 1-900-565-DEER (3337) any day of the week, 24 hours a day to apply for a stamp. The line is open until midnight on Friday, Aug. 29. As in previous years, a non-refundable application fee of $6.90 will be charged to the telephone bill of the phone that is being used.
Black Bear Sightings High This Year
"We have been receiving a significant number of calls this spring concerning bears," said Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive. "Because of the cool, wet weather this year, the bears have not been able to find adequate natural foods."
Moose Draw Application Deadline Approaches
The deadline for moose license applications in Nova Scotia is fast approaching. The 1-900 line will officially close to applicants at midnight on May 31.
Moose Draw Changes
Prospective moose hunters will see some changes in the Nova Scotia moose hunting season this fall. This year, the province will have two one-week seasons instead of a single two-week season. An additional 110 licenses will be issued as well.