Government of New Brunswick


The Department has set aside a portion of the provincial non-resident moose licence quota for exclusive use by qualifying outfitter and guide businesses.


To be eligible for a non-resident moose licence, applicants must meet the definition of an “outfitter” that has been developed for this purpose. This definition includes “any individual, partnership or corporation who provides the services of evaluated accommodations, professional guiding, food and beverage and expertise and knowledge of the wildlife and/or fish species being promoted for financial consideration.”

Two types of businesses are eligible to apply for and obtain a non-resident moose licence:

A) Outfitters that operate a New Brunswick Approved accommodation or,

B) Guides who hold a current New Brunswick Class I (Professional) Guide Licence and who have a formal written agreement with a New Brunswick Approved accommodation to host their non-resident moose hunting clients.

NOTE: To be eligible, outfitters and guides must be registered to the NB Corporate Registry. Please refer to the information in section 5 of the “Rules and Procedures for the Non-Resident Moose Licence Draw for Qualifying Outfitters and Guides” for details on how to register and obtain proof.


Fifty non-resident moose licences are available for qualifying outfitters and guides. Licences will be made available to qualified applicants by a random computerized draw. If more than fifty applications are received, there will be a single draw of fifty applicants, with one licence made available for each successful applicant. If less than fifty applications are received, a second draw will be done to distribute the remaining licences. A waiting list of unsuccessful applicants will also be created by random computer draw to redistribute any licences that are not purchased by the payment deadline.

After the draw is held, successful applicants will be notified by letter.

The application deadline will be the first Friday of the month of October in the year preceding the licencing period and the application period will begin on the Monday four (4) weeks prior to that date. The payment deadline will be the second Friday of the month of November that follows the date of the draw, with the results/payment period beginning on the Monday four (4) weeks prior to that date.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2012-NR Fish and Wildlife Licences and Applications.pdf


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Non-resident Moose Draw Application + $10 conservation fee26.252014-02-10
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