Government of New Brunswick
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    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.
    •Hunters born previous to 1981 may present a previous hunting licence as proof of hunting 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

    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 September 20th.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2009 NR Fee changes.pdf,
    2011 NR Fish and Wildlife Licences and Applications.pdf,
    2010 NR Hunting and Angling Licences.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 fee9.002010-01-04
      Varmint (Seniors 65+) + $0 conservation fee7.002010-01-04
    Non Resident Licences  
      Varmint + $10 conservation fee22.002010-01-04
    Replacement Licences  
      Varmint5.252012-02-22
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Hampton
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Chipman
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    Welsford
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Skiff Lake