Government of New Brunswick

Overview

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

Eligibility

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Canadian Wildlife Service
351 St. Joseph Blvd., 16th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
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1-855-869-8670

Resident: Must be 14 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 14 years of age or older, must show proof of identity and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence.

Migratory bird hunters must hold a valid Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 or Minor’s New Brunswick Hunting Licence and a federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting permit.

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. Hunters born previous to 1981 may present a previous hunting licence as proof of hunting experience.


Description

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

Migratory birds permitted: duck, geese, snipe and woodcock.

Specific areas are closed to hunting. Please see the Hunt & Trap Book for more information.


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/2012/2012NRFishandWildlifeLicencesandApplications.pdf,
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2009/2009NRFeechanges.pdf,
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2009/2009NRHuntingAnglingandTrappingLicences.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 (14-15) + $0 conservation fee7.002009-06-01
  Small Game (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee8.002009-06-01
Non Resident Licences2009-06-01
  Deer and Game Bird (age 16+) + $10 conservation fee173.002009-06-01
  Game (Bird) (age 14+) + $10 conservation fee72.002009-06-01
Replacement Licence5.252012-01-01
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