Government of New Brunswick
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    Fur harvester licences are for residents only. Licensed Fur Harvesters are permitted to sell and export their fur, provided the appropriate permits are acquired.

    Eligibility

    Must be a resident as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Fur Harvester's Licence.

    Hunter Education Requirements:
    All Fur Harvesters born on or after January 1, 1981 and all first-time Fur Harvesters acquiring a Fur Harvester's Licence must show proof of a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course and Trapper Education course.

    Individuals acquiring a Minor Fur Harvester's Licence or a Rabbit Trapper's Licence do not require a Trapper Education course.

    Minor fur harvesters are not permitted to carry a firearm unless they are 14 or 15 years of age, have passed the Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course and are accompanied by a person 19 years of age or older.

    Conservation Education certificates from other provinces, territories and states are valid in New Brunswick.

    Description

    Fur Harvesters who wish to hunt or trap bobcat may apply to the annual "Bobcat Draw".

    Sunday hunting will be permitted for three Sundays during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 17, inclusive, in any year.

    Species permitted: rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, weasel, mink, skunk, muskrat, otter, beaver, coyote, fox, bobcat, marten, fisher


    Please see the Hunt and Trap Booklet for important information on Fur Harvesting.

    Changes To Fees

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


    Fees

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

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Fur Harvester Licence - Resident  
      Minor (10-15 years of age) + $0 conservation fee8.002009-06-01
      16 - 65 years of age + $5 conservation fee43.002009-06-01
      Seniors (65+) + $5 conservation fee22.002009-06-01
      Replacement Licence5.002012-02-21
    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