FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick hunters may apply until June 9 for a chance to have their name drawn for the 2023 moose hunt.

“Moose hunting is a fall tradition in New Brunswick, something hunters in the province look forward to every year,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “The 2023 draw will see the highest number of available moose licences since 1995. I wish all applicants the best of luck in the draw and hope everyone has a safe and successful season.”

This year there are 5,115 licences available. The season runs Sept. 26-30.

Obtaining an Outdoors Card is free and a requirement for the draw. Registration for a card may be done online through the Fish and Wildlife Licensing system or in person at an authorized vendor or Service New Brunswick centre after providing proper identification. Applicants who already have a card may avoid delays by logging into their Fish and Wildlife Licensing system account and ensuring their card information is up to date.

Applications for a moose licence may be made by:

The cost of applying for a moose licence is $9.55 (HST included). Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on June 9. The results will be available July 4.

More information is available on the department’s website, as well as at all department offices and at authorized vendors. By obtaining an Outdoors Card through the Fish and Wildlife Licensing system, applicants can preserve their draw history from previous applications.