Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Fur harvester licences are for residents only. Licensed Fur Harvesters are permitted to sell and export their fur, provided the appropriate permits are acquired.

Eligibility

Must be a resident as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Fur Harvester's Licence.

Hunter Education Requirements:
All Fur Harvesters born on or after January 1, 1981 and all first-time Fur Harvesters acquiring a Fur Harvester's Licence must show proof of a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course and Trapper Education course.

Individuals acquiring a Minor Fur Harvester's Licence or a Rabbit Trapper's Licence do not require a Trapper Education course.

Minor fur harvesters are not permitted to carry a firearm unless they are 12 years of age, have passed the Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course and are accompanied by a person 19 years of age or older.

Conservation Education certificates from other provinces, territories and states are valid in New Brunswick.

Description

Fur Harvesters who wish to hunt or trap bobcat may apply to the annual "Bobcat Draw".

Sunday hunting will be permitted for three Sundays during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 17, inclusive, in any year.

Species permitted: rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, weasel, mink, skunk, muskrat, otter, beaver, coyote, fox, bobcat, marten, fisher


Please see the Hunt and Trap Booklet for important information on Fur Harvesting.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2009/2009NRFeechanges.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Fur Harvester Licence - Resident 
  Minor (10-15 years of age) + $0 conservation fee8.002009-06-01
  16 - 65 years of age + $5 conservation fee43.002009-06-01
  Seniors (65+) + $5 conservation fee22.002009-06-01
  Replacement Licence5.001992-01-01
Contact Information Email Location
Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
Fredericton
Fredericton
DNR Regional and District offices
South Tetagouche
South Tetagouche
Campbellton
Dieppe
Doaktown
Hampton
Edmundston
Florenceville-Bristol
Fredericton
Fredericton
Miramichi
Miramichi
Chipman
Plaster Rock
Richibucto
Saint-Quentin
Welsford
St George
Sussex
Tracadie
Skiff Lake