Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Issuance of deer and game bird hunting licences to residents and non-residents of NB.

Eligibility

Resident: Must be 16 years of age or older, must be a resident of New Brunswick as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence.

Non-Resident: Must be 16 years of age or older, must show proof of identity and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence.

Hunter Education Requirements:
• Resident and Non-Resident Hunters born on or after January 1, 1981 and all first-time hunters must show proof of a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Course (gun hunters) or a stand-alone Bowhunter Education course (bow/crossbow hunters).
• Hunters born previous to 1981 may present a previous hunting licence as proof of hunting experience.
• Conservation Education certificates from other provinces, territories and states are valid in New Brunswick.

Young Hunters:
• 16- and 17-year-old hunters who wish to purchase a Resident or Non-Resident Deer and Game Bird Licence must show proof of a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course or a stand-alone Bowhunter Education course.
• While hunting, they must be accompanied by an adult holder of a valid Deer or Bear Licence.

Description

Hunting licences provide hunting opportunities to New Brunswick hunters while managing populations for future use.

Deer Licences are valid for all zones open for deer hunting.

Resident hunters who wish to hunt antlerless deer may apply to the "Antlerless Deer Draw" (2017 deadline is August 18 close of regular business hours at authorized vendors and Service New Brunswick Centres and midnight on-line using e-Licensing).
** See 'Antlerless Deer Draw Fact Sheet' below under related links.

Non-resident hunters must hunt "bucks only" in all zones.

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/2012/2012ERDFishandWildlifeLicencesandApplications.pdf,
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
Resident Licences  
  Deer Game and Bird (ages 16-64) + $5 conservation fee29.002009-06-01
  Deer Game and Bird (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee14.002009-06-01
  Small Game (bird) (ages 16-64) + $5 conservation fee14.002009-06-01
  Small Game - Minor's Licence (12-15) + $0 conservation fee7.002009-06-01
  Small Game (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee8.002009-06-01
  Antlerless Deer Draw Application4.002012-01-01
Non Resident Licences 2012-01-01
  Deer and Game Bird (age 16+) + $10 conservation fee173.002009-06-01
  Game (Bird) (age 14+) + $10 conservation fee72.002009-06-01
  Non-Resident Guide Exemption Permit150.002012-01-01
Replacement Licence5.252012-01-01
Contact 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