Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Issuance of hunting bundles to residents of NB. Each licence type will be displayed individually on the hunter’s licence.

Big Game Bundle:
This bundle includes a Resident Deer and Game Bird licence at regular price, a Resident Bear licence at a 25% discount, and a Resident Varmint licence at a 25% discount.

Deer-Bear Bundle:
This bundle includes a Resident Deer and Game Bird licence at regular price and a Resident Bear licence at a 25% discount.

Deer-Varmint Bundle: (available in 2022)
This bundle includes a Resident Deer and Game Bird licence at regular price and a Resident Varmint licence at a 25% discount. Since Varmint season is already open, this bundle will only be available in 2022.

Small Game Bundle: (available in 2022)
This bundle includes a Resident Bird and Small Game licence at regular price and a Resident Varmint licence at a 25% discount. Since Varmint season is already open, this bundle will only be available in 2022.

Eligibility

Resident: Must be 16 years of age or older, must be a resident of New Brunswick as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence.

Hunter Education Requirements:
• Resident and Non-Resident Hunters born on or after January 1, 1981 and all first-time hunters must show proof of a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Course (gun hunters) or a stand-alone Bowhunter Education course (bow/crossbow hunters).
• Hunters born previous to 1981 may present a previous hunting licence as proof of hunting experience.
• Conservation Education certificates from other provinces, territories and states are valid in New Brunswick.

Young Hunters:
• 16- and 17-year-old hunters who wish to purchase a Resident Big Game Bundle must be accompanied by an adult holder of a valid Deer or Bear Licence while hunting.

Description

Hunting licences provide hunting opportunities to New Brunswick hunters while managing populations for future use.

Deer licences are valid for all zones open for deer hunting. The bag limit is one deer per licence. Resident hunters who wish to hunt antlerless deer may apply to the ‘Antlerless Deer Draw’ (2021 deadline is August 20 - See 'Antlerless Deer Draw Fact Sheet' under Related Links.)

Bear licences are valid for all zones open for bear hunting. The bag limit is one black bear per licence (maximum 2 licences). Upon harvesting and registering a black bear, a person may purchase a second Bear Licence. Licences are valid for hunting during the spring and fall black bear hunting seasons in a calendar year.

Varmint licences are valid to hunt groundhog, coyote, crow and cormorant.

Bird and Small Game licences are available for those clients who wish to hunt upland game birds, several species of small game as well as Migratory Birds, but who do not wish to hunt deer. Hunters wishing to hunt migratory bird species must possess a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit (available at Canada Post outlets) as well as a New Brunswick Deer & Small Game licence or a Bird and Small Game Licence. Species Permitted: Spruce grouse & ruffed grouse, varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, cormorant and migratory birds (ducks, geese, snipe, woodcock).

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
Bundling of licences

Fees

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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
  Big Game Bundle + $15 conservation fee63.502020-06-23
  Big Game Bundle (65 & Over) + $10 conservation fee32.752020-06-23
  Deer-Bear Bundle + $10 conservation fee56.752021-04-12
  Deer-Bear Bundle (65 & Over) + $10 conservation fee27.502021-04-12
  Deer-Varmint Bundle + $10 conservation fee35.752021-04-12
  Deer-Varmint Bundle (65 & Over) + $5 conservation fee19.252021-04-12
  Small Game Bundle + $10 conservation fee20.752021-04-12
  Small Game Bundle (65 & Over) + $5 conservation fee13.252021-04-12
Contact Information Email Location
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