Government of New Brunswick


As a general rule, the NB Fish and Wildlife Act requires that non-residents must be accompanied by a licensed guide to hunt game species or to fish for Atlantic Salmon. The Guide II Licence (Licence to Accompany) is designed for those who wish to provide a no-fee or no-reward guiding service to a visiting non-resident friend or relative.


Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of New Brunswick as defined in the NB Fish and Wildlife Act. First-time applicants must successfully complete the guide exam at a DNR office.


The holder of a Licence to Accompany may hunt or fish while guiding but can only guide one client at a time. Special rules also apply to guides when accompanying clients who choose to fish from a boat. Please refer to the NB "Fish" and "Hunt/Trap" summary of regulations booklets (see below under related links) for more details concerning rules that apply to professional guides. Guide Licences expire on December 31 each year.

For Hunters:
Contact your nearest Natural Resources office for a list of guides.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
  Guide II Licence7.502012-01-01
  Replacement Licence5.252012-01-01