Varmint Licence (groundhog, coyote, crow and cormorant )
Issuance of varmint hunting licences to residents of NB and non-residents.
Resident: Must be 12 years of age or older, must be a resident of New Brunswick as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and, depending on the age of the hunter, must meet experienced hunter and/or Hunter Education requirements. The hunter must also not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence. Holders of a Varmint Licence 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while hunting.
Non-Resident: Must be 12 years of age or older, must show proof of identity and, depending on the age of the hunter, must meet experienced hunter and/or Hunter Education requirements. The hunter must also not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Hunting Licence. Holders of a Varmint Licence 12-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while hunting.
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.
Resident and Non-resident hunters who wish to hunt for groundhog, coyote, crow and cormorant may purchase a New Brunswick Varmint Hunting Licence. This licence is valid annually from March 1st until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive.
Changes To Fees
This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Varmint + $5 conservation fee||9.00||2010-01-01|
|Varmint (Seniors 65+) + $0 conservation fee||7.00||2010-01-01|
|Non Resident Licences||2010-01-01|
|Varmint + $10 conservation fee||22.00||2010-01-01|
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