Government of New Brunswick

Overview

In New Brunswick, all first-time hunters as well as persons born on or after January 1, 1981 are required to complete Firearm Safety / Hunter Education training before they may hunt in the province.

Adults who have previously completed Firearm Safety Training (Part A) only may opt to challenge the Hunter Education (Part B) exam instead of taking the classroom version of this course.

Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Description

Participants register at their local Natural Resources and Energy Development office and are assigned a test date and location. Participants are strongly encouraged to review the Atlantic Canada Hunter Education (Part B) Student Manual and the current year Hunt and Trap book prior to testing. Printed versions of the student manual and Hunt and Trap book are available from any Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development office or SNB Service Centre. Digital copies of these documents can also be requested at the time of registration.

Hunter Education (Part B) course topics include:
• Introduction to hunter education
• Ecology and wildlife management
• Ethics and responsibilities
• Hunting laws and regulations
• Hunter survival skills
• Field techniques

For further information please contact your closest Natural Resources and Energy Development office.

Fees

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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Firearm Safety/Hunter Education
  Course Fee (12 - 16 years)40.002017-04-19
  Course Fee (17 years and older)95.002003-08-23
Firearm Safety (Part A)2003-08-23
  Course Fee (12 - 16 years)40.002017-04-19
  Course Fee (17 years and older) 65.002003-08-23
Hunter Education (Part B)2003-08-23
  Course Fee (12 - 16 years)40.002017-04-19
  Course Fee (17 years and older)65.002003-08-23
Home Study2003-08-23
  Hunter Education (Part B) (18 years and older)40.002003-08-23
Manuals2003-08-23
  Canadian Firearms Safety Education Student Manual10.002003-08-23
  Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education Student Manual10.002003-08-23
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