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

    Eligibility

    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 and a federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit which may be purchased at a Canada Post Office.

    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 federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit which may be purchased at a Canada Post Office.


    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:
    2012 NR Fish and Wildlife Licences and Applications.pdf,
    2009 NR Fee changes.pdf,
    2009 NR Hunting Angling and Trapping Licences.pdf


    Fees

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

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Resident Licences 2009-07-08
      Deer Game and Bird (ages 16-64) + $5 conservation fee29.002009-07-08
      Deer Game and Bird (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee14.002009-07-08
      Small Game (bird) (ages 16-64) + $5 conservation fee14.002009-07-08
      Small Game - Minor's Licence (14-15) + $0 conservation fee7.002009-07-08
      Small Game (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee8.002009-07-08
    Non Resident Licences2009-07-08
      Deer and Game Bird (age 16+) + $10 conservation fee173.002009-07-08
      Game (Bird) (age 14+) + $10 conservation fee72.002009-07-08
    Replacement Licence5.252012-02-22
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford