Acts and Regulations

84-124 - Fur Harvesting

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Current to 1 January 2024
NEW BRUNSWICK
REGULATION 84-124
under the
Fish and Wildlife Act
(O.C. 84-462)
Filed June 13, 1984
Under section 118 of the Fish and Wildlife Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Regulation:
2004-79
1This Regulation may be cited as the Fur Harvesting Regulation - Fish and Wildlife Act.
2004-79
2In this Regulation,
“Act” means the Fish and Wildlife Act;(loi)
“association” means an association of persons who are interested in raccoon hunting;(association)
“bobcat authorization” means a valid and subsisting bobcat authorization issued under paragraph 4.01(8)(a);(autorisation de chasse ou de prise du chat sauvage d’Amérique)
“bobcat validation sticker” Repealed: 2016-42
“deer season” Repealed: 2007-41
“drowning set” means a leg hold trap set so that a trapped animal is or may be submerged and prevented from resurfacing;(piège à noyade)
“hound” means(chien de chasse)
(a) a Bluetick, Redbone, English, Swiss, Plott, Black and Tan or Walker hound,
(b) a cross-breed between a Bluetick, Redbone, English, Swiss, Plott, Black and Tan or Walker hound and any of the hounds listed in this paragraph,
(c) a beagle, or
(d) a basset;
“killing trap” means a spring driven device designed and intended to kill an animal, including any jaw-type trap set as a drowning set for muskrat, but not including a snare or power snare as defined in subsection 4(0.1);(piège mortel)
“leg hold trap” means a spring driven device designed and intended to hold an animal by the leg with two clamping jaws;(piège à palette)
“lock seal bobcat tag” means a valid and subsisting lock seal bobcat tag issued under paragraph 4.01(8)(c);(étiquette à fermoir du chat sauvage d’Amérique)
“prepared pelt” means the skin of a fur bearing animal that has been permanently preserved by tanning or other treatment process, but does not include a skin that has been dried, salted or frozen unless the skin has also been tanned;(dépouille traitée)
“restraining trap” means a spring driven jaw-type trap intended to hold an animal by the leg and designed to prevent self-mutilation;(piège de rétention)
“running pole set” means a leaning pole that is secured to a tree at an incline and that has a trap or snare set on it;(installation de piégeage sur une perche)
“spring pole set” means a device intended to raise into the air an animal caught in a live holding device;(installation de piégeage enlevante)
“water base set” means a device incorporating or consisting of a trap or snare placed wholly or in part in or floating on water;(installation de piégeage sous l’eau)
“week” means a period of seven consecutive days commencing on and including Sunday.(semaine)
“wildlife management area” Repealed: 91-168
“wildlife management zone” Repealed: 94-61
88-223; 90-127; 91-168; 93-161; 94-61; 96-110; 97-142; 2001-60; 2002-9; 2002-74; 2004-79; 2007-41; 2010-94; 2016-42
3For the purposes of this Regulation, the wildlife management zones shall be the same as the wildlife management zones established under section 12 of the Hunting Regulation - Fish and Wildlife Act, being New Brunswick Regulation 84-133 under the Fish and Wildlife Act.
89-184; 90-127; 91-168; 94-61; 2004-79
LICENCES
4(0.1)In this section
“locking device” means a device attached to the wire noose of a snare to prevent the circumference of the wire noose from increasing except when the snare is being set or when an animal is being removed from it;(dispositif de fermeture)
“power snare” means a snare consisting of a wire noose with a running knot that is set to tighten on the neck of a fur bearing animal in order to kill it and that is tightened by means of a force exerted by a spring and lever system attached to the snare.(collet à ressort)
4(1)Licences issued by the Minister under section 83 of the Act include, in addition to any other category of licence issued under that section in accordance with any other Regulation, the following categories:
(a) subject to subsections (1.1), (1.2) and (4.61) and sections 4.01 and 4.02, a fur harvester’s licence, issued to a resident sixteen years of age or over, which entitles the holder
(i) to hunt bobcat, fox, skunk, raccoon, coyote, squirrel or rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for hunting such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is hunted,
(ii) to trap beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, skunk, squirrel or weasel during the open season established under this section for trapping such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is trapped, and
(iii) to snare beaver, bobcat, coyote, fox, otter or rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for snaring such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is snared;
(b) subject to subsections (1.21) and (4.61), a rabbit licence, issued to a resident sixteen years of age or over, which entitles the holder
(i) to hunt rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for hunting rabbit (varying hare) in the wildlife management zone in which the rabbit (varying hare) is hunted, and
(ii) to snare rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for trapping or snaring rabbit (varying hare) in the wildlife management zone in which the rabbit (varying hare) is trapped or snared;
(c) subject to subsections (1.1), (1.11), (1.12), (4.5) and (4.6) and sections 4.01 and 4.02, a minor’s fur harvester’s licence issued to a resident ten years of age or over but under sixteen years of age, which entitles the holder
(i) to hunt bobcat, fox, skunk, raccoon, coyote, squirrel or rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for hunting such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is hunted,
(ii) to trap beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon, skunk, squirrel or weasel during the open season established under this section for trapping such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is trapped, and
(iii) to snare beaver, bobcat, coyote, fox, otter or rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for snaring such species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is snared;
(d) subject to subsections (4.5) and (4.6), a minor’s rabbit licence, issued to a resident ten years of age or over but under sixteen years of age, which entitles the holder
(i) to hunt rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for hunting rabbit (varying hare) in the wildlife management zone in which the rabbit (varying hare) is hunted, and
(ii) to snare rabbit (varying hare) during the open season established under this section for trapping or snaring rabbit (varying hare) in the wildlife management zone in which the rabbit (varying hare) is trapped or snared.
4(1.1)A fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence does not entitle the holder
(a) Repealed: 2007-41
(b) to hunt, trap or snare bobcat in wildlife management zone 26 or 27,
(b.1) Repealed: 97-142
(c) to trap marten in wildlife management zone 14, 18, 19 or 21 to 27, or
(d) to hunt, trap or snare coyote or fox in wildlife management zone 27.
4(1.11)The Minister shall not issue a minor’s fur harvester’s licence to an applicant who is 12 years of age or over but under 16 years of age unless the applicant
(a) provides proof of having successfully completed in the Province or elsewhere
(i) a firearm safety and hunter education course recognized by the Minister, or
(ii) if hunting by bow or crossbow, a bow hunter education course recognized by the Minister, and
(b) provides proof of having successfully completed in the Province or elsewhere a trapper education course recognized by the Minister.
4(1.12)A minor’s fur harvester’s licence does not entitle a holder of the licence who is ten or eleven years of age to hunt, trap or snare a fur bearing animal without being accompanied at all times by an adult who is the holder of a valid fur harvester’s licence.
4(1.2)The Minister shall not issue a fur harvester’s licence to an applicant unless the applicant
(a) provides proof of having successfully completed in the Province or elsewhere
(i) a firearm safety and hunter education course recognized by the Minister, or
(ii) if hunting by bow or crossbow, a bow hunter education course recognized by the Minister, and
(b) provides proof of having successfully completed in the Province or elsewhere a trapper education course recognized by the Minister.
4(1.201)Paragraph (1.2)(a) does not apply to an applicant who was born before January 1, 1981, and who provides proof of having been the previous holder of a hunting licence issued under the Act or any regulation under the Act or under an act of another jurisdiction that is substantially similar to the Act or under a regulation under such an act
(a) by certifying in the manner required by the Minister that he or she previously held such a licence, or
(b) by producing the licence.
4(1.202)Paragraph (1.2)(b) does not apply to an applicant who was born before January 1, 1981, and who provides proof of having been the previous holder of a fur harvester’s licence issued under the Act or any regulation under the Act or under an act of another jurisdiction that is substantially similar to the Act or under a regulation under such an act
(a) by certifying in the manner required by the Minister that he or she previously held such a licence, or
(b) by producing the licence.
4(1.21)The Minister shall not issue a rabbit licence to an applicant unless the applicant provides proof of having successfully completed in the Province or elsewhere
(a) a firearm safety and hunter education course recognized by the Minister, or
(b) if hunting by bow or crossbow, a bow hunter education course recognized by the Minister.
4(1.22)Subsection (1.21) does not apply to an applicant who was born before January 1, 1981, and who provides proof of having been the previous holder of a hunting licence issued under the Act or any regulation under the Act or under an act of another jurisdiction that is substantially similar to the Act or under a regulation under such an act
(a) by certifying in the manner required by the Minister that he or she previously held such a licence, or
(b) by producing the licence.
4(1.3)Repealed: 2016-42
4(1.4)Repealed: 2016-42
4(2)A licence issued under subsection (1) expires as follows:
(a) a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence - annually on July 31;
(b) a rabbit licence or a minor’s rabbit licence - annually on September 30.
4(3)Every holder of a licence of a category described under subsection (1) shall, when required to do so, furnish such information and parts or portions of any wildlife at such time and place as may be designated by the Minister.
4(4)No holder of a fur harvester’s licence, a rabbit licence, a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence shall
(a) Repealed: 91-168
(b) set a trap or snare inside a muskrat house;
(c) Repealed: 89-184
(d) use a snare constructed of wire greater than 0.75 millimetres in diameter for the snaring of coyote or fox in a wildlife management zone when the season is not open in that zone unless the snare is placed entirely under water or unless the snare is being used for the purpose of snaring coyote in accordance with the Act and the regulations by the holder of a valid special coyote control permit issued under subsection 4.1(1);
(d.1) use a snare, other than a power snare, constructed of wire of a diameter of greater than 0.75 millimetres unless the snare is equipped with a locking device;
(e) set or place a trap or snare during the period commencing on the date of the closing of the fox season in any wildlife management zone and ending on the date of the opening of the muskrat season in any wildlife management zone except for the harvesting of rabbit (varying hare) by the use of wire described in paragraph (d) or a box trap designed to take rabbit (varying hare) alive;
(e.1) set or place a trap for the trapping of weasel or squirrel unless the trap is entirely enclosed in a wooden or metal box with no opening larger than 3.75 centimetres in diameter;
(f) set or place a toothed trap, deadfall or hook; or
(f.1) use a leg hold trap unless
(i) it is used for the trapping of fox, has a jaw spread of twenty centimetres or less when set and is not used in combination with a running pole set or a spring pole set;
(i.01) it is used for the trapping of coyote, is not used in combination with a running pole set or a spring pole set, has a jaw spread of twenty centimetres or less when set and the jaws have been modified by laminating, off-setting or padding or have been otherwise modified so as to restrain the animal in a humane manner;
(i.02) it is used for the trapping of bobcat, is not used in combination with a running pole set or a spring pole set and is a leg hold trap prescribed in Schedule A.2 for that wildlife species and is used under the conditions prescribed in Schedule A.2;
(i.1) Repealed: 2015-20
(ii) it is used for the trapping of beaver, muskrat, otter or mink and is a drowning set that has a jaw spread of twenty centimetres or less;
(f.2) set or place a trap for the trapping of mink unless the trap is set or placed on the ground not more than three metres from the water’s edge or is a water-base set or a drowning set;
(f.3) set or place a snare for beaver during the period from the fourth Sunday of January to the last day of the open season for snaring beaver, inclusively, unless the snare is baited with fresh hardwood and is placed entirely underwater;
(f.4) use a trap for the trapping of raccoon during the period from the first day of October to the Friday before the last Saturday in October, inclusively, unless the trap is a restraining trap prescribed in Schedule A.1 for that wildlife species and is used under the conditions prescribed in Schedule A.1.
(g) Repealed: 93-161
(h) Repealed: 93-161
4(4.01)No person shall use a killing trap
(a) for trapping beaver, raccoon, muskrat, weasel, marten, fisher or otter unless it is a killing trap prescribed in Schedule A for that wildlife species and is used under the conditions prescribed in Schedule A,
(b) for trapping coyote or fox, or
(c) for trapping bobcat
(i) from the Saturday of the second week in November to December 31, inclusive, unless it is a killing trap prescribed in Schedule A for that wildlife species and is used under the conditions prescribed in Schedule A; and
(ii) from the first day of January to the last day in February, inclusive.
4(4.02)No person shall use a live holding trap for trapping beaver unless it is a live holding trap prescribed in Schedule A.3 for that wildlife species and is used under the conditions prescribed in Schedule A.3.
4(4.1)A holder of a fur harvester’s licence, a rabbit licence, a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence shall check every restraining trap, live holding trap, leg hold trap, box trap or leg snare, excluding drowning sets, set or placed by the holder at least once every 48 hours after the setting or placing of the restraining trap, live holding trap, leg hold trap, box trap or leg snare and shall immediately remove from the restraining trap, live holding trap, leg hold trap, box trap or leg snare any wildlife taken by it.
4(4.2)No person shall have possession of a trap or a snare in or upon a resort of wildlife in a wildlife management zone established in section 3 more than forty-eight hours before the commencement of, or more than forty-eight hours after the end of, the open season prescribed for that zone in Schedule B.
4(4.3)Repealed: 2021-55
4(4.4)Repealed: 2021-55
4(4.5)The holder of a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence who is under twelve years of age is not entitled by the licence to take, carry or have possession of a firearm in or upon a resort of wildlife.
4(4.6)The holder of a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence who is twelve years of age or over but under sixteen years of age is not entitled by the licence to take, carry or have possession of a firearm in or upon a resort of wildlife unless
(a) the firearm and the taking, carrying and having possession of the firearm are not otherwise prohibited under the Act, under this Regulation or under any other applicable legislation,
(b) the holder has successfully completed
(i) a firearm safety and hunter education course approved by the Minister, or
(ii) if hunting by bow or crossbow, a bow hunter education course approved by the Minister, and
(c) the holder is accompanied at all times when taking, carrying or having possession of the firearm in or upon a resort of wildlife by an adult.
4(4.61)A fur harvester’s licence or a rabbit licence does not entitle a holder of the licence who is 16 or 17 years of age to take, carry or have possession of a centre-fire or rim-fire rifle .23 calibre or larger or a shotgun together with shotgun cartridges containing ball, slug or lead shot larger than BB or steel shot larger than F, as the case may be, in or upon a resort of wildlife, unless the holder of the licence is accompanied by an adult at all times.
4(5)The holder of a fur harvester’s licence, a rabbit licence, a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence shall remove any trap or snare that he has set or placed within the wildlife management zone prescribed in section 3 not later than sunset on the last day of the open season.
4(5.1)The open season for trapping, snaring or hunting a species of fur bearing animal in a wildlife management zone is that specified in Schedule B.
4(6)Repealed: 2007-41
4(6.1)Repealed: 2007-41
4(7)Repealed: 2007-41
4(8)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation except subsection (9) and notwithstanding any other regulation under the Act, no person authorized by any licence or permit issued under the Act to hunt rabbit (varying hare) shall
(a) hunt or kill more than ten rabbit (varying hare) in total in any one day, or
(b) have possession in or upon a resort of wildlife of the carcasses or pelts of more than twenty rabbit (varying hare) in total at any time.
4(9)Paragraph (8)(b) does not apply to the holder of
(a) a fur trader’s licence issued under paragraph 87(a) of the Act,
(b) Repealed: 2007-41
(c) a taxidermist’s licence issued under subsection 89(1) of the Act,
(d) a permit issued under subsection 90(1) of the Act,
(e) an export permit issued under subsection 91(1) of the Act,
(f) a transfer permit issued under subsection 91(2) of the Act, or
(g) a licence issued under section 7,
who transports, has possession of or keeps in storage the carcasses or pelts of rabbit (varying hare) in the course of lawfully exercising the rights vested in the holder and performing the duties imposed on the holder by that licence or permit.
86-175; 88-223; 89-184; 90-127; 91-168; 92-121; 93-161; 94-61; 94-120; 95-157; 96-110; 97-142; 2001-60; 2006-70; 2007-41; 2010-94; 2011-51; 2012-80; 2014-57; 2015-20; 2015-33; 2016-3; 2016-42; 2019-18; 2021, c.12, s.8; 2021-55; 2023-12
4.01(1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation, no person shall hunt, trap or snare bobcat in the Province unless that person
(a) has possession of a valid fur harvester’s licence or minor’s fur harvester’s licence issued to that person bearing a bobcat authorization also issued to him or her, and has possession of at least one unused lock seal bobcat tag issued to that person,
(b) is hunting, trapping or snaring bobcat in a wildlife management zone indicated on the licence and on the lock seal bobcat tag, during the applicable season in relation to which the licence and tag are issued, and
(c) is hunting, trapping or snaring bobcat in a wildlife management zone where the hunting, trapping or snaring, as the case may be, is permitted at that time under this Regulation.
4.01(2)An applicant for or holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence may apply to the Minister for a bobcat authorization
(a) by completing an electronic application accessible through the Department’s website or Service New Brunswick’s website,
(b) at a Service New Brunswick centre, or
(c) at the business premises of a vendor appointed under section 84 of the Act.
4.01(2.01)In an application for a bobcat authorization, an applicant for or holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence shall indicate from among the wildlife management zones in which bobcat may be hunted, trapped or snared under this Regulation the two wildlife management zones in which the applicant wishes to hunt, trap or snare bobcat.
4.01(2.02)An application for a bobcat authorization shall not be accepted later than
(a) in the case of an electronic application accessed through the Department’s website or Service New Brunswick’s website, 12 midnight of the last Friday of the month of September in the year of the application,
(b) in the case of an application made at a Service New Brunswick centre, the end of the business day for that Service New Brunswick centre of the last Friday of the month of September in the year of the application, and
(c) in the case of an application made at the business premises of a vendor appointed under section 84 of the Act, the end of the business day for that business premises or midnight, whichever occurs first, of the last Friday of the month of September in the year of the application.
4.01(2.1)An application for a bobcat authorization shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
4.01(3)No person shall make more than one application to the Minister for a bobcat authorization in any year.
4.01(4)Subject to subsections (6.1) and (7), all applications for a bobcat authorization received by the Minister within the time limits established under subsection (2.02) shall be classified according to the wildlife management zones in which each applicant wishes to hunt, trap or snare bobcat and shall be submitted to one or more random computer draws for each wildlife management zone in which bobcat may be hunted, trapped or snared under this Regulation.
4.01(5)The Minister may establish an annual quota of bobcat that may be hunted, trapped or snared in each of wildlife management zones 1 to 25, which quotas shall consist of ranges, and the number of applicants chosen by the random computer draw to whom a bobcat authorization may be issued in relation to each zone shall be such that the number of lock seal bobcat tags issued would fall within the range established for that zone.
4.01(6)Notwithstanding subsection (5), the Minister, if of the opinion that the population of bobcat does not support sustainable hunting, trapping or snaring of bobcat in a wildlife management zone, may establish a quota of zero for the zone.
4.01(6.1)The Minister shall remove from the draw the name of any applicant who is not the holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence.
4.01(7)The Minister may remove from the draw the name of any applicant who has delivered more than one application or whose application is in any way incomplete, inaccurate or misleading.
4.01(8)If an applicant’s name has been chosen at least once in the random computer draws, the Minister shall
(a) issue to the applicant a bobcat authorization,
(b) replace the applicant’s fur harvester’s licence or minor’s fur harvester licence with one that
(i) bears the bobcat authorization, and
(ii) indicates the wildlife management zones in which the applicant may hunt, trap or snare bobcat, and
(c) issue and send by ordinary mail to the applicant one lock seal bobcat tag for each time the applicant’s name was chosen.
4.01(9)The Minister shall not issue more than one bobcat authorization to any one person in any one year.
4.01(10)Repealed: 2016-42
4.01(11)If a lock seal bobcat tag has been issued to an applicant bearing any information that does not match the information on the applicant’s fur harvester’s licence or minor’s fur harvester’s licence that bears the bobcat authorization, the applicant may apply to the Minister for a new tag indicating the correct information and the Minister may issue such a tag in exchange for the one issued.
4.01(12)Repealed: 2016-42
4.01(13)Repealed: 2016-42
4.01(14)A person who has lost a lock seal bobcat tag issued to the person may apply to the Minister for a new tag and the Minister, if satisfied that the tag has been lost, may issue a new tag to the person.
96-110; 97-142; 2001-60; 2007-41; 2011-25; 2014-57; 2016-42
4.02(1)The holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence that bears a bobcat authorization shall, immediately on killing a bobcat, if hunting it, or immediately on taking possession of a bobcat, if trapping or snaring it, affix to the pelt of the bobcat a previously unused lock seal bobcat tag issued to him or her.
4.02(2)A person affixing a lock seal bobcat tag shall insert and connect the tag through the eye hole and the mouth of the bobcat pelt and shall completely engage the locking mechanism of the tag.
4.02(3)If the lock seal bobcat tag affixed to a bobcat pelt is not completely engaged, the bobcat pelt shall not be considered to be lawfully tagged in accordance with this Regulation.
4.02(4)Every lock seal bobcat tag that has been used, altered or tampered with in any way is void, and, for the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, a bobcat pelt bearing such a tag shall not be considered to be lawfully tagged in accordance with this Regulation.
4.02(5)No person shall have possession of a lock seal bobcat tag that has been used, altered or tampered with in any way.
4.02(6)No person shall have possession of more than the number of bobcat lock seal tags issued to that person in that year.
4.02(7)No person other than a person to whom a lock seal bobcat tag has been issued shall have possession of an unused lock seal bobcat tag.
4.02(8)No person other than the person to whom a lock seal bobcat tag has been issued shall use the tag.
4.02(9)A person to whom a lock seal bobcat tag has been issued shall not give to any other person, or permit any other person to use, an unused lock seal bobcat tag issued to the person.
4.02(10)No person shall affix, or allow to be affixed, to a bobcat a lock seal bobcat tag other than a lock seal bobcat tag issued to the person who killed the bobcat.
4.02(11)No person shall have possession of a bobcat pelt, whether removed from the carcass or not, unless a lock seal bobcat tag is affixed to the pelt in accordance with this Regulation.
4.02(12)Every lock seal bobcat tag shall be void upon the expiration of the season respecting which it is issued.
96-110; 2001-60; 2010-94; 2016-42
4.1(1)Notwithstanding section 4, the Minister, if satisfied that it is necessary for the prevention or control of predation of wildlife by coyote, may issue a special coyote control permit to the holder of a valid fur harvester’s licence
(a) to hunt or trap coyote, or
(b) to snare coyote.
4.1(1.1)The Minister shall stipulate on a permit issued under subsection (1) whether the holder may hunt coyote, trap coyote, snare coyote or carry out any combination of these activities under the permit.
4.1(2)A special coyote control permit entitles the holder to carry out the activity or activities stipulated on the permit by the Minister under subsection (1.1) during the specific period of thirty days referred to in paragraph (3)(a).
4.1(3)A permit issued under subsection (1) is valid only
(a) for the specific period of thirty days that is stipulated on the permit by the Minister, which shall be during any time of the year during which the holder of the permit is also the holder of a valid fur harvester’s licence, and
(b) within the specific boundaries or in the specific location within a wildlife management zone that is stipulated on the permit by the Minister.
4.1(4)The holder of a special coyote control permit shall affix the number of the permit to all traps and snares used by the holder under the permit in a manner that is permanent, prominent and clearly legible upon inspection.
4.1(5)No later than fourteen days after the expiration of the specific period during which a special coyote control permit is valid, the holder of the permit shall, in accordance with the directions of the Minister, submit a report respecting the holder’s activities under the licence to the District Ranger Office from which the permit was obtained.
4.1(6)The holder of a special coyote control permit who is hunting coyote, trapping coyote or snaring coyote under the permit shall do so in conformance with the provisions of this section and with all provisions of the Act and the regulations that apply to the holder of a fur harvester’s licence and that are not in conflict with the provisions of this section.
89-184; 90-127; 91-168; 92-121; 93-161; 94-61; 97-142; 2007-41
4.2(1)In order to facilitate the protection, management and scientific study of bobcat, otter, fisher and marten, every holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence shall, not later than five days after the last day of the open season for hunting, trapping or snaring bobcat, trapping or snaring otter or trapping fisher or marten, as the case may be, deliver to a district ranger office of the Department the entire skinned carcass, including the head and organs, of every bobcat, otter, fisher and marten taken by the holder during the applicable open season.
4.2(2)The Minister shall provide a receipt for each carcass delivered under subsection (1).
4.2(3)A person requesting an export permit authorizing the exportation of bobcat, otter, fisher or marten pelts under paragraph 91(b) or (d) of the Act shall tender a receipt provided under subsection (2) for each pelt for which the export permit is requested.
4.2(4)An export permit referred to in subsection (3) authorizes the holder to export only the number of bobcat pelts, the number of otter pelts, the number of fisher pelts or the number of marten pelts, as the case may be, for which appropriate receipts have been tendered by the holder.
89-184; 91-168; 92-121; 94-120; 95-157; 97-142; 2004, c.20, s.27; 2014-57; 2016, c.37, s.76
4.3For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, the parts of the carcass of wildlife that may be bought, offered for sale or barter, sold, bartered for or exported are the claws, teeth, urine, tail, prepared pelt and scent glands of fur bearing animals that have been lawfully taken under the Act.
92-122; 2001-60; 2002-74
5(1)Subject to subsection (2), a fur trader’s licence issued by the Minister under sections 87 and 87.1 of the Act shall be one of the following categories:
(a) a resident fur trader’s licence; or
(b) a non-resident fur trader’s licence.
5(2)A person applying for a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence shall file a statement with the Minister, accompanied by the prescribed fee, stating
(a) his name and address,
(b) the location of the warehouses, shops or other buildings in which the pelts or parts of carcasses will be stored, and
(c) the place from which the pelts or parts of carcasses are to be shipped out of the Province.
5(3)A holder of a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence shall
(a) file immediately with the Minister a statement stating any changes which occur with respect to the information supplied under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c);
(b) keep a record of
(i) the number and species of pelts and the number, type and species of parts of carcasses that the holder has bought or otherwise acquired,
(ii) the name, address, category of licence and licence number of each holder of a licence from whom pelts or parts were bought or otherwise acquired,
(iii) the date of the purchase or acquisition of the pelts or parts, and
(iv) the disposition of the pelts or parts;
(c) make available for inspection by a conservation officer at all reasonable times the records referred to in paragraph (b);
(d) submit a report to the Director of Fish and Wildlife before the fourteenth day of August in each year showing
(i) the number and species of pelts and the number, type and species of parts of carcasses bought or otherwise acquired from each holder of a licence during the preceding month,
(ii) the name, address, category of licence and licence number of each holder of a licence from whom pelts or parts were bought or otherwise acquired,
(iii) the number and species of pelts and the number, type and species of parts sold, and
(iv) the name and address of each person to whom pelts or parts were sold; and
(e) where there are no pelts, no parts or no pelts and no parts bought or otherwise acquired, submit a report to the Director of Fish and Wildlife stating this fact.
5(4)The Minister may, at any time, request a declaration of the information required under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) or paragraph (3)(a) from the holder of a resident or a non-resident fur trader’s licence.
5(5)The Minister may suspend or cancel any resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence
(a) if the holder of a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence does not file immediately a satisfactory statement stating any changes which occur with respect to the information required under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) in accordance with paragraph (3)(a), or
(b) if the holder of a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence does not file a declaration with the Minister immediately upon the request being made by the Minister under subsection (4).
89-184; 92-122; 96-110; 2004-79; 2007-41
6A resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence expires annually on July 31.
2007-41
7(1)The Minister may issue a permit to the holder of a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence, a fur harvester’s licence, a rabbit licence, a minor’s fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s rabbit licence, authorizing the holder to have possession of or to keep in cold storage the parts of carcasses of fur bearing animals or the pelts of fur bearing animals.
7(2)The Minister may issue a permit to the holder of a resident or non-resident fur trader’s licence, authorizing the holder to have possession of or to keep in cold storage the parts of carcasses of fur bearing animals that the fur trader is authorized under the Act and this Regulation to buy, offer for sale or barter, sell, barter for or export.
89-184; 92-122; 2002-74
8(1)Subject to subsection (2), hide dealer’s licences issued by the Minister under section 87 of the Act shall be of one of following categories:
(a) a resident hide dealer’s licence, or
(b) a non-resident hide dealer’s licence.
8(2)A person applying for a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence shall file a statement with the Minister, accompanied by the prescribed fee, stating
(a) his name and address,
(b) the location of the warehouses, shops or other buildings in which the hides will be stored, and
(c) the place from which the hides will be shipped out of the Province.
8(3)A holder of a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence shall
(a) file immediately with the Minister a statement stating the changes which occur with respect to the information required under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c);
(b) keep a record of
(i) the number and species of hides bought or otherwise acquired by him,
(ii) the name, address and hunting licence number of each holder of a hunting licence from whom hides were bought or otherwise acquired, and the name, address, and hide dealer’s licence number of each holder of a hide dealer’s licence from whom hides were bought or otherwise acquired,
(iii) the date of the purchase or acquisition of hides, and
(iv) the disposition of the hides;
(c) make available for inspection by a conservation officer at all reasonable times the records referred to in paragraph (b);
(d) submit a report to the Director of Fish and Wildlife before the fourteenth day of January in each year showing
(i) the number and species of hides bought or otherwise acquired from each hunter during the preceding month,
(ii) the name, address and licence number of each holder of a hunting licence from whom hides were bought or otherwise acquired and the name, address and hide dealer’s licence number of each holder of a hide dealer’s licence from whom hides were bought or otherwise acquired,
(iii) the number and species of hides sold, and
(iv) the name and address of each person to whom hides were sold; and
(e) where there are no hides bought or otherwise acquired, submit a report to the Director of Fish and Wildlife stating this fact.
8(4)The Minister may, at any time, request a declaration of the information required under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) or paragraph (3)(a) from the holder of a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence.
8(5)The Minister may suspend or cancel any resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence
(a) if the holder of a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence does not file immediately a statement stating the changes which occur with respect to the information required under paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) in accordance with paragraph (3)(a); or
(b) if the holder of a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence does not file a declaration with the Minister immediately upon the request being made by the Minister under subsection (4).
96-110; 2004-79; 2007-41
9A resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence expires annually on December 31.
2007-41
10The Minister may issue a permit to the holder of a resident or non-resident hide dealer’s licence authorizing him to have in his possession or keep in cold storage the hides of bear, moose or deer.
2002-74
HUNTING WITH HOUND PERMITS
11(1)The Minister may issue a permit to an association for the purposes of
(a) holding field trials for hounds;
(b) hunting raccoons at night; and
(c) training hounds to hunt raccoon at night.
11(2)Subject to subsection (5), the Minister may withdraw any permit issued under subsection (1).
11(3)The Minister may, upon consideration of all submissions made to him by any person or association affected, revoke a permit issued under subsection (1).
11(4)All submissions made respecting the revocation of a permit issued by the Minister shall be made in writing to the Minister not later than thirty days from the date of posting by the Minister of the written notice required in subsection (5).
11(5)Where the Minister proposes to revoke a permit mentioned in subsection (1), he shall forward by prepaid registered post a notice of such intention to the executive officer of the association affected by the revocation.
12No person shall conduct a field trial for hounds unless
(a) the field trial is being conducted under the supervision of an association; and
(b) the field trial is being conducted under a permit issued by the Minister.
13(1)The Minister may issue a raccoon hunting permit to a person who is
(a) a member of an association that is issued a permit under section 11, and
(b) a holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence,
which entitles that person to hunt raccoon at night with a hound or hounds in accordance with subsection 33(2) of the Act during the open season for hunting raccoon at night with a hound or hounds and with a light or lights in the wildlife management zone in which raccoon is hunted.
13(2)The permit issued under subsection (1) only authorizes the holder of a permit to hunt raccoon at night with a hound or hounds and with a light or lights if the Minister has approved each hound used by the holder of the permit as one that gives tongue while trailing a raccoon.
13(2.1)Repealed: 2021-55
13(3)The holder of a raccoon hunting permit shall
(a) submit a report to the Director of Fish and Wildlife, no later than January 31 of each year, stating the approximate number of hours spent hunting, the number of raccoons treed, the number of raccoons destroyed and the general areas hunted;
(b) obtain permission for the hunt from the Ranger Office serving the area in which the hunt is to be conducted at least twenty-four hours prior to the commencement of a raccoon hunt at night; and
(c) before hunting raccoons at night on occupied or cultivated land, obtain permission from the owner or occupier of the land to hunt on the land.
13(4)The open season for hunting raccoon at night with a hound or hounds and with a light or lights in a wildlife management zone is that specified in Schedule B.
90-127; 91-168; 94-61; 94-120; 2007-41; 2020-15; 2021-55
14A holder of a permit to hunt raccoon with a hound or hounds while hunting raccoon at night, shall not fail, without reasonable excuse, to prevent a raccoon from being attacked by the hounds used to hunt the raccoon.
2020-15
15(1)Notwithstanding section 13, the Minister may issue a permit to a person who is the holder of a fur harvester’s licence or a minor’s fur harvester’s licence that entitles the holder of the permit to hunt bobcat or fox with a hound or hounds or rabbit (varying hare) with a dog or dogs of any breed during the day in accordance with subsection 33(2) of the Act during the open season for hunting the particular species of wildlife in the wildlife management zone in which that species is hunted.
15(2)The permit issued under subsection (1) authorizes the holder of a permit to hunt bobcat or fox with no more than three hounds.
15(3)A holder of a permit issued under subsection (1) shall not hunt bobcat or fox with a hound or hounds until the Minister has approved each hound used by the holder of the permit to be appropriate for hunting bobcat or fox.
86-175; 90-127; 91-168; 94-61; 97-142; 2001-60; 2007-41; 2020-15
15.1The holder of a minor’s fur harvester’s licence is not entitled to a permit under section 13 or 15 unless the holder is twelve years of age or older and meets the conditions set out in paragraphs 4(4.6)(a) to (c).
2007-41; 2012-80
16Notwithstanding section 13 of this Regulation and subject to subsection 33(2) of the Act, the Minister may issue a permit which entitles the holder to hunt
(a) raccoon at any time with a hound or hounds and a light or lights; or
(b) bear at any time except at night with a hound or hounds.
90-127; 2020-15
16.1Despite section 13 of this Regulation and subject to subsection 33(2) of the Act, the Minister may issue a permit that entitles the holder to train either or both, at any time except at night,
(a) hounds to hunt bobcat and fox, and
(b) dogs of any breed to hunt rabbit (varying hare).
90-127; 97-142; 2020-15
16.2Notwithstanding section 13 of this Regulation and subject to subsection 33(2) of the Act, the Minister may issue a permit that entitles the holder to train hounds at any time to hunt raccoons and to use a light while doing so.
2001-60
17(1)No person shall, not being a conservation officer appointed and employed by the Department, disturb any trap or snare other than his own without the consent of the owner of the trap or snare.
17(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a trap or snare is found upon land posted with a sign prohibiting trapping or within three hundred metres of a dwelling, the owner or occupant of the land or dwelling may inform a conservation officer of the circumstances and, with the consent of the conservation officer, may remove and surrender to the conservation officer the trap or snare.
93-161; 2004-79
FEES
18 Fees payable under this Regulation are as follows:
(a)fur harvester’s licence
(i)for persons under 65 years of age
$43
(ii) for persons 65 years of age or over
$22
(b)minor’s fur harvester’s licence
$8
(b.1)application for a bobcat authorization
$9
(c)rabbit licence
$8
(d)minor’s rabbit licence
$7
(e)resident fur trader’s licence
$37.50
(f)non-resident fur trader’s licence
$150
(g)resident hide dealer’s licence
$22.50
(h)non-resident hide dealer’s licence
$75
(i)replacement licence obtained by a person at a Service New Brunswick centre or at the business premises of a vendor appointed under section 84 of the Act
$5.25
88-223; 89-184; 91-168; 96-110; 2004-148; 2009-60; 2011-25; 2016-42
18.1(1)A person purchasing a fur harvester’s licence or a rabbit licence shall, at the time of purchase, pay, in addition to any other fee payable under this Regulation for the licence, a conservation fee of five dollars.
18.1(2)Conservation fees paid under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the special purpose account within the Consolidated Fund identified as the Wildlife Trust Fund.
97-116; 2002-9
19Repealed: 2014-122
2014-122
20Regulation 80-151 under the Fish and Wildlife Act is repealed.
SCHEDULE A
SPECIES AND
CONDITIONS OF
USE
KILLING TRAPS
BEAVER
Bélisle Classic 330
Bélisle Super X 280
Bélisle Super X 330
BMI 280 Body Gripper
BMI 330 Body Gripper
BMI BT 300
Bridger 330
Duke 280
Duke 330
LDL C280
LDL C280 Magnum
LDL C330
LDL C330 Magnum
Rudy 280
Rudy 330
Sauvageau 1000-11F
Sauvageau 2001-8
Sauvageau 2001-11
Sauvageau 2001-12
Species-Specific 330 Dislocator Half-Magnum
Species-Specific 440 Dislocator Half-Magnum
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330
BOBCAT
Bélisle Super X 280
Bélisle Super X 330
BMI 220 Body Gripper
BMI 280 Body Gripper
BMI 220 Magnum Body Gripper
BMI 280 Magnum Body Gripper
Bridger 220
Bridger 280 Magnum Bodygripper
Duke 280
LDL C220
LDL C220 Magnum
LDL C280 Magnum
LDL C330
LDL C330 Magnum
Rudy 330
Sauvageau 2001-8
Sauvageau 2001-11
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330
FISHER
Bélisle Super X 120
Bélisle Super X 160
Bélisle Super X 220
Koro #2
LDL C160 Magnum
LDL C220 Magnum
Rudy 120 Magnum
Rudy 160 Plus
Rudy 220 Plus
Sauvageau 2001-5
Sauvageau 2001-6
Sauvageau 2001-7
Sauvageau 2001-8
MARTEN
Bélisle Super X 120
Bélisle Super X 160
BMI 126 Magnum Body Gripper
Koro #1
Koro #2
KP120
LDL B120 Magnum
LDL C160 Magnum
Magnum Stainless Steel
Oneida Victor Conibear 120-3
Northwoods 155
Rudy 120 Magnum
Rudy 160 Plus
Sauvageau C120 Magnum
Sauvageau 2001-5
Sauvageau 2001-6
MUSKRAT
Land only
Bélisle Super X 110
Bélisle Super X 120
BMI 120 Body Gripper
BMI 120 Body Gripper Magnum
BMI 126 Body Gripper Magnum
Bridge 120
Bridger 120 Magnum Bodygripper
Bridger 155 Magnum Bodygripper
CONV 110 Can
Duke 120
FMB 110 SS
FMB 150 SS
FS-110 SS
HZ-110 Stainless Steel
Koro Muskrat
Koro Large Rodent Double Spring
KT-140
LDL B120
LDL B120 Magnum
Oneida Victor 120 Stainless Steel
Oneida Victor Conibear 110-3 Magnum Stainless Steel
Oneida Victor Conibear 110-3 Stainless Steel
Oneida Victor Conibear 120-3 Magnum Stainless Steel
Oneida Victor Conibear 120-3 Stainless Steel
Ouell 411-180
Ouell RM
Rudy 110
Rudy 120
Rudy 120 Magnum
Sauvageau 2001-5
Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend”
Triple M
WCS Tube Trap International
WCS Shorty Tube Trap
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 120
MUSKRAT
Underwater only
Any jaw type trap (body gripping or leg hold) set as a submersion set that exerts a clamping force on a muskrat and that maintains a muskrat underwater
OTTER
Bélisle Super X 220
Bélisle Super X 280
Bélisle Super X 330
LDL C220
LDL C220 Magnum
LDL C280 Magnum
Rudy 220 Plus
Rudy 280
Rudy 330
Sauvageau 2001-8
Sauvageau 2001-11
Sauvageau 2001-12
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 280
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 330
RACCOON
Bélisle Classic 220
Bélisle Super X 160
Bélisle Super X 220
Bélisle Super X 280
BMI 160 Body Gripper
BMI 220 Body Gripper
BMI 280 Body Gripper
BMI 280 Magnum Body Gripper
Bridger 160
Bridger 220
Bridger 280 Magnum Bodygripper
Duke 160
Duke 220
Koro #2
LDL C160
LDL C160 Magnum
LDL C220
LDL C220 Magnum
LDL C280 Magnum
Northwoods 155
Oneida Victor C-220 Stainless Steel
Rudy 160
Rudy 160 Plus
Rudy 220
Rudy 220 Plus
Sauvageau 2001-6
Sauvageau 2001-7
Sauvageau 2001-8
Species-Specific 220 Dislocator Half-Magnum
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 160
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 220
WEASEL
Bélisle Super X 110
Bélisle Super X 120
BMI #60
BMI 120 Body Gripper Magnum
BMI 126 Body Gripper Magnum
Bridger 120
Bridger 120 Magnum Bodygripper
Bridger 155 Magnum Bodygripper
Koro Muskrat Trap
Koro Rodent Trap
Koro Large Rodent Double Spring
LDL B120 Magnum
Ouell 411-180
Ouell 3-10
Ouell RM
Rudy 120 Magnum
Sauvageau C120 Magnum
Sauvageau C120 “Reverse Bend”
Sauvageau 2001-5
Triple M
Victor Rat Trap
WCS Shorty Tube Trap
WCS Tube Trap International
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 110
Woodstream Oneida Victor Conibear 120
2007-41; 2008-114; 2009-122; 2014-57; 2015-20; 2016-3; 2019-18; 2023-12
SCHEDULE A.1
SPECIES AND
CONDITIONS
OF USE
RESTRAINING TRAPS
 
RACCOON
Bridger T3
Duffer’s Raccoon Trap
Lil Grizz Get’rz
Duke DP Coon Trap
Egg Trap
2010-94; 2014-57; 2019-18
SCHEDULE A.2
SPECIES AND
CONDITIONS
OF USE
LEG HOLD TRAPS
 
BOBCAT
Bélisle Footsnare #6
Bélisle Selectif
Oneida Victor #1.5 Soft Catch equipped with 4 coil springs
Oneida Victor #1.75, offset, laminated jaws equipped with 2 coil springs
Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 2 coil springs
Oneida Victor #3 Soft Catch equipped with 4 coil springs
Oneida Victor #3 equipped with 3/16-inch offset, double rounded steel jaw laminations (3/16-inch on topside of jaw and ¼-inch on underside of jaws), with 2 coil springs
2019-18
SCHEDULE A.3
SPECIES AND
CONDITIONS
OF USE
LIVE HOLDING TRAPS
 
BEAVER
Breathe Easy Beaver Live Trap
Comstock 12 x 18 x 39 Swim Through Beaver Cage
Dam Beaver Live Beaver Trap
Ezee Set Live Beaver Trap
Hancock Live Beaver Trap
Koro Klam Live Beaver Trap
2023-12
SCHEDULE B
OPEN SEASONS
Wildlife management zones 
 
Species of fur bearing animal
Activity
Start of open season
Close of open season
1 to 27
Rabbit
Hunting,
Snaring
October 1
Last day in February
Squirrel
Trapping
Last Saturday in October
Last day in February
Hunting
October 1
Last day in February
Raccoon
Trapping, Hunting
October 1 
Last day in December
Hunting with hounds
First Monday in August
Last day in December
Weasel
Trapping
Last Saturday in October
Last day in February
Skunk
Hunting
October 1
Last day in December
Muskrat
Trapping (Spring)
Saturday of third week of March
 
May 15
1 to 26
Coyote
Fox
Trapping, Hunting
October 1
Last day in February
Snaring
Saturday of second week in November
 
Last day in February
1 to 25
Bobcat
Trapping, Snaring, Hunting
Saturday of second week in November
 
Last day in February
1 to 13, 15 to 17, 20
Fisher
Marten
Skunk
Trapping
Last Saturday in November
2 consecutive weeks (second Saturday thereafter)
 
14, 18, 19, 21 to 27
Fisher
Skunk
Trapping
Last Saturday in November
3 consecutive weeks (third Saturday thereafter)
 
1 to 12
Mink
Trapping
Second last Saturday in October
Last day in January
1 to 12
Otter
Trapping,
Snaring
Second last Saturday in October
Last day in January
1 to 12
Beaver
Trapping
Second last Saturday in October
Last day in January
Snaring
Last day in February
1 to 12
Muskrat
Trapping (Fall)
Second last Saturday in October
Last day in January
13 to 27
Mink
Trapping
First Saturday after October 28
Last day in January
13 to 27
Otter
Trapping,
Snaring
First Saturday after October 28
Last day in January
13 to 27
Beaver
Trapping
First Saturday after October 28
Last day in January
Snaring
Last day in February
13 to 27
Muskrat
Trapping (Fall)
First Saturday after October 28
Last day in January
2007-41; 2010-94; 2012-80; 2014-57; 2015-33; 2016-3; 2020-15
N.B. This Regulation is consolidated to Febuary 27, 2023.