Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Issuance of varmint hunting licences to residents of NB and non-residents.

Eligibility

Resident: Must be 12 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. Holders of a Varmint Licence 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while hunting.

Non-Resident: Must be 12 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. Holders of a Varmint Licence 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while hunting.

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.

Description

Resident and Non-resident hunters who wish to hunt for groundhog, coyote, crow and cormorant may purchase a New Brunswick Varmint Hunting Licence. This licence is valid annually from March 1st until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive.

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,
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2011/2011NRFishandWildlifeLicencesandApplications.pdf,
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2010/2010NRHuntingandAnglingLicences.pdf

Fees

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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Resident Licences  
  Varmint + $5 conservation fee9.002010-01-01
  Varmint (Seniors 65+) + $0 conservation fee7.002010-01-01
Non Resident Licences 2010-01-01
  Varmint + $10 conservation fee22.002010-01-01
Replacement Licences 2010-01-01
  Varmint5.252012-01-01
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