Government of New Brunswick
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  • Overview

    In New Brunswick, all first-time hunters as well as persons born on or after January 1, 1981, are required to complete Firearm Safety/Hunter Education training before they may hunt in the province.

    Eligibility

    Must be at least 11 years of age.

    Description

    There are two parts to the course:
    1) Canadian Firearms Safety Course (Part A), and
    2) Atlantic Hunter Education (Part B).

    Part A is a requirement to obtain a federal Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) in Canada while both Parts A and B are required by first time hunters or persons born after Jan. 1 1981 to purchase a New Brunswick hunting licence. The Conservation Education Card is recognized by other provinces and states as proof of having taken hunter education training.

    The Courses may be obtained through
    1) Traditional classroom instruction
    • Parts A and B.
    • Participants must be 11 years of age and older.
    • Course length a minimum of 16 hours.

    2) Home Study option
    • Part B only.
    • Participants must be 18 years of age and older.
    • Download course materials online or purchase a paper version.
    • Study at home then do a written test at any DNR office.

    Note: As a result of recent amendments to the Federal Firearms Act and Criminal Code of Canada the challenge and home study options for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course are no longer offered. For further information visit the RCMP web site at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm

    For course schedules and registration information please contact your closest DNR Ranger Office.

    Fees

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

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Firearm Safety/Hunter Education   
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older)95.002012-02-21
    Firearm Safety (Part A)  
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older) 65.002012-02-21
    Hunter Education (Part B)  
      Course Fee (11 - 16 years)40.002013-06-11
      Course Fee (17 years and older)65.002012-02-21
    Home Study2008-01-10
      Hunter Education (Part B) (18 years and older)40.002015-07-03
    Manuals2008-01-10
      Canadian Firearms Safety Education Student Manual10.002012-02-21
      Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Student Manual10.002012-02-21
    Conservation Education Replacement Card5.002012-02-20
    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford