Guide I Licence
As a general rule, the NB Fish and Wildlife Act requires that non-residents must be accompanied by a licensed guide to hunt game species or to fish for Atlantic Salmon. A Guide I Licence may be issued to a person who intends to charge a fee or reward for their guiding service.
Must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada). First-time applicants must successfully complete the guide exam at a Department office.
A Guide I may guide up to 3 clients at one time but cannot hunt or fish while guiding. An exception and special rules apply to guides who wish to fish for a client. Special rules also apply to guides when accompanying clients who choose to fish from a boat. Please refer to the NB "Fish" and "Hunt/Trap" regulation summaries (see Related Links) for more details concerning rules that apply to guides. Guide Licences expire on December 31 each year.
Use the Hunting and Fishing Guides Directory link provided on this page to obtain a list of Guide I (professional) licence holders.
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 Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Guide I Licence||25.00||2012-01-01|
|Contact SNB (Payment Only)||[email protected]|
|Regional and District offices|