FREDERICTON (GNB) – Anyone wishing to apply for the 2017 antlerless deer hunt can do so from July 17 to Aug. 18.

The number of permits for this season has increased from last year. Provincewide, 2,100 permits will be allowed, up 300 from the 1,800 available in 2016. The increase occurs primarily in central and southern New Brunswick.

“Hunting is a tradition many New Brunswick families enjoy together,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “I wish all applicants good luck in the draw and a safe and fun hunting season.”

New Brunswickers can apply for the draw through the Department of Energy and Resource Development’s e-licensing system. Applicants can use their Outdoors Card number to complete their application online, at Service New Brunswick centres and at registered vendors. A list of registered vendors is available online.

The results will be available September 5.

The following is a list of wildlife management zones and the 2017 quota of antlerless deer permits allocated in each:

Zone              Licences

1                      Buck only

2                      Buck only

3                      Buck only

4                      Closed

5                      Closed

6                      Buck only

7                      Buck only

8                      Buck only

9                      Closed

10                    50

11                    Buck only

12                    Buck only

13                    Buck only

14                    Buck only

15                    Buck only

16                    100

17                    Buck only

18                    Buck only

19                    Buck only

20                    200

21                    Buck only

22                    700

23                    600

24                    Buck only

25                    Buck only

26                    50

27                    400