FREDERICTON (GNB) – Anyone wishing to apply for the 2018 antlerless deer hunt can do so from July 16 to Aug. 17.

The number of permits for this season has increased from last year. Provincewide, 3,400 permits will be allowed, up 1,300 from the 2,100 available in 2017. The increase occurs primarily in central and southern New Brunswick.

“Hunting is a traditional activity many New Brunswick families look forward to every year,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “I wish all applicants good luck in the draw and a safe and productive 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 Sept. 5.

The following is a list of wildlife management zones and the 2018 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                   100

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                   400

21                   Buck only

22                   1,200

23                   1,000

24                   Buck only

25                   Buck only

26                   100

27                   500