Government of New Brunswick


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. The Guide II Licence (Licence to Accompany) is designed for those who wish to provide a no-fee or no-reward guiding service to a visiting non-resident friend or relative.


Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of New Brunswick as defined by the NB Fish and Wildlife Act. First-time applicants must successfully complete the guide exam at a Department office.


The holder of a Licence to Accompany may hunt or fish while guiding but can only guide one client at a time. 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.

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
  Guide II Licence7.502012-01-01
  Replacement Licence5.252012-01-01