Government of New Brunswick
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    Issuance of small game and 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, depending on the age of the hunter, must meet experienced hunter and/or Hunter Education requirements. The hunter must also 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, depending on the age of the hunter, must meet experienced hunter and/or Hunter Education requirements. The hunter must also not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence.

    Hunter Education Requirements:
    •All gun hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1981, and all first-time gun hunters must complete a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course.
    •Gun hunters who were born previous to January 1, 1981, and who are not first-time hunters, may show a previous hunting licence as proof of experience.
    •All bow hunters and crossbow hunters must complete a recognized stand-alone Bow Hunter Education course, or have proof of a previous hunting licence allowing use of a bow or crossbow.
    •Conservation Education certificates from other provinces, territories and states are valid in New Brunswick.

    Description

    Hunting licences provide hunting opportunities to New Brunswick hunters while managing populations for future use. Small Game (Bird) licences are available for those clients who wish to hunt upland game birds, several species of small game as well as Migratory Birds, but who do not wish to hunt deer. Hunters wishing to hunt migratory bird species must possess a New Brunswick Deer & Small Game licence or a Small Game (Bird) Licence as well as Migratory Game Bird hunting Permit (available at Canada Post outlets).

    Species Permitted: Spruce grouse & ruffed grouse, varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, cormorant and migratory birds (ducks, geese, snipe, woodcock).

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2009 NR Fee changes.pdf,
    2008 DS adoption internationale.pdf


    Fees

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

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Resident Licences 2009-08-04
      Small Game (bird) (ages 16-64) + $5 conservation fee14.002009-08-04
      Small Game - Minor's Licence (11-15) + $0 conservation fee7.002013-06-11
      Small Game (Seniors 65+) + $5 conservation fee8.002009-08-04
    Non Resident Licences2009-08-04
      Game (Bird) (age 12+) + $10 conservation fee72.002013-06-11
    Replacement Licences5.252012-02-22
    Contact Email Location
    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