FREDERICTON (GNB) – Anyone wanting to apply for a chance to be drawn for the 2017 moose hunt may do so from May 15 to June 9.

This year there are 4,635 licences available. The season runs from Sept. 26 to 30.

“The moose hunt in New Brunswick is a fall tradition for many, and this is one of the most popular draws we have in the department,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “I wish all participants a safe and fun hunting season.”

Last year, more than 60,000 people applied for the 4,643 licences available. A total of 3,435 hunters were successful in the hunt.

Applications for a moose licence may be made by:

  • going in person to an authorized vendor or any Service New Brunswick centre; or by
  • calling 1-900-565-1500 on a Bell landline. Callers will have the application fee billed to the number from where they call.

Please note the toll-free 1-800 line, which allowed callers to charge their application fee to a credit card over the phone, is no longer available.

The cost of applying for a moose licence is $9.55 (HST included).

Hunters have until closing time on June 9 to apply for the draw in person; until 8 p.m. the same day to apply by telephone; and until midnight to apply online.

More information is available on the department’s website, as well as at all department offices, vendors and Service New Brunswick centres. The results will be available July 4.

It is no longer possible to use Medicare cards to apply for the moose draw. By obtaining an Outdoors Card through the e-licensing system, applicants can preserve the draw history from previous applications.

The following is the number of licences available for the 2017 resident moose draw by wildlife management zone (WMZ):

WMZ  Licences

1        128

2        429

3        379

4        366

5        206

6        321

7        342

8        243

9        58

10      62

11      262

12      248

13      108

14      129

15      109

16      213

17      132

18      173

19      79

20      179

21      139

22      79

23      140

24      43

25      68