Acts and Regulations

84-133 - Hunting

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Current to 29 June 2023
NEW BRUNSWICK
REGULATION 84-133
under the
Fish and Wildlife Act
(O.C. 84-480)
Filed June 20, 1984
Under section 118 of the Fish and Wildlife Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Regulation:
2004-85
1This Regulation may be cited as the Hunting Regulation - Fish and Wildlife Act.
2004-85
2In this Regulation
“Act” means the Fish and Wildlife Act;(Loi)
“antlered deer” means a deer with visible antlers;(chevreuil à bois)
“antlerless deer” means a deer without visible antlers;(chevreuil sans bois)
“antlerless deer authorization” means a valid and subsisting antlerless deer authorization issued under paragraph 3.1(10)(a).(autorisation de chasse au chevreuil sans bois)
“arrow fitted with a broad head” Repealed: 2011-52
“bow” Repealed: 2011-52
“doe” Repealed: 90-49
88-212; 90-49; 97-95; 2004-85; 2011-52; 2016-43
LICENCES
3(1)Subject to subsection (3), hunting licences may be issued as follows:
(a) subject to section 3.02, subsection 11.1(1) and section 11.2, a class I licence, the fee for which is one hundred and seventy-three dollars to a non-resident sixteen years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt antlered deer, varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds and ring-necked pheasant;
(b) subject to subsection (1.4) and section 3.02, a class II licence, the fee for which is seventy-two dollars to a non-resident twelve years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds and ring-necked pheasant;
(c) subject to subsections (1.1) and (4.1) and sections 3.02, 11.1 and 11.2, a class III licence, the fee for which is twenty-nine dollars to a resident sixteen years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt
(i) antlered deer, varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds and ring-necked pheasant, and
(ii) antlerless deer in accordance with section 3.1;
(iii) Repealed: 2020-16
(d) subject to section 3.02, a class IV licence, the fee for which is $14 to a resident 16 years of age or over, authorises the holder to hunt varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds and ring-necked pheasant;
(e) a minor’s licence, to a resident twelve years of age or over but under sixteen years of age, authorizes the holder while accompanied by an adult to hunt varying hare, groundhog, coyote, crow, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds and ring-necked pheasant;
(f) subject to subsection (1.41) and section 3.02, a varmint licence, the fee for which is twenty-two dollars to a non-resident twelve years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt groundhog, coyote, cormorant and crow;
(g) subject to subsection (1.41) and section 3.02, a varmint licence, the fee for which is nine dollars to a resident twelve years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt groundhog, coyote, cormorant and crow;
(h) subject to sections 3.02 and 3.2 and subsection 6(2.1), a non-resident bear licence, the fee for which is one hundred and forty-three dollars to a non-resident sixteen years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt bear and coyote;
(i) subject to section 3.02 and subsection 6(2.1), a resident bear licence, the fee for which is thirty-seven dollars to a resident sixteen years of age or over, authorizes the holder to hunt bear and coyote.
3(1.01)A person obtaining a licence authorizing that person to carry on the craft of a taxidermist shall, at the time of obtaining the licence, pay a fee of fifteen dollars.
3(1.1)Subject to subsections (1.2) and (1.21), no person shall hunt or register deer under a class III licence until forty-eight hours after the issuance of the licence.
3(1.2)Subsection (1.1) does not apply to a person hunting or registering a deer during the first two days of the open season for hunting deer in the wildlife management zone in which the deer is hunted under a class III licence issued on either of the two days preceding the day on which that season commences.
3(1.21)Subsection (1.1) does not apply to a person hunting or registering an antlered deer who is authorized to hunt by a class III licence issued in accordance with subsection (4.1).
3(1.3)Repealed: 94-117
3(1.4)A holder of a class II licence who is twelve years of age or over but under sixteen years of age shall be accompanied by an adult at all times while hunting under the licence.
3(1.41)A resident or non-resident who is the holder of a varmint licence and who is twelve years of age or over but under sixteen years of age shall be accompanied by an adult at all times while hunting under the licence.
3(1.42)Despite subsection (1) and subject to subsection (2.1), if a resident applies for a class III licence, a varmint licence and a resident bear licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees: 
(a) $29 for the class III licence;
(b) $6.75 for the varmint licence; and
(c) $27.75 for the resident bear licence.
3(1.43)Despite subsection (1) and subject to subsection (2.2), if a resident applies for a class III licence and a resident bear licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $29 for the class III licence; and
(b) $27.75 for the resident bear licence.
3(1.44)Despite subsection (1) and subject to subsection (2.3), if a resident applies for a class III licence and a varmint licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $29 for the class III licence; and
(b) $6.75 for the varmint licence.
3(1.45)Despite subsection (1) and subject to subsection (2.4), if a resident applies for a class IV licence and a varmint licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $14 for the class IV licence; and
(b) $6.75 for the varmint licence.
3(1.5)Repealed: 94-117
3(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a person who applies for a hunting licence has attained his or her sixty-fifth birthday before applying for a licence, the fee to be paid by the applicant
(a) for a class III licence shall be fourteen dollars,
(b) for a class IV licence shall be eight dollars,
(c) for a varmint licence shall be seven dollars if the applicant is a resident, and
(d) for a resident bear licence shall be eighteen dollars.
3(2.1)Despite subsection (1), if a resident 65 years of age or over applies for a class III licence, a varmint licence and a resident bear licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees: 
(a) $14 for the class III licence;
(b) $5.25 for the varmint licence; and
(c) $13.50 for the resident bear licence.
3(2.2)Despite subsection (1), if a resident 65 years of age or over applies for a class III licence and a resident bear licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $14  for the class III licence; and
(b) $13.50 for the resident bear licence.
3(2.3)Despite subsection (1), if a resident 65 years of age or over applies for a class III licence and a varmint licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $14 for the class III licence; and
(b) $5.25 for the varmint licence.
3(2.4)Despite subsection (1), if a resident 65 years of age or over applies for a class IV licence and a varmint licence, the applicant shall pay the following fees:
(a) $8 for the class IV licence; and
(b) $5.25 for the varmint licence.
3(3)The Minister shall not issue a hunting licence under this section to an applicant unless the applicant, or the person obtaining the applicant’s licence on behalf of the applicant,
(a) provides proof that the applicant has 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 the unique identification number provided under subsection 82.1(4) of the Act to the applicant at the time of their registration under section 82.1 of the Act or satisfies the Minister as to the applicant’s identity, residence and age by presenting any identification and other documentation requested by the Minister.
3(4)Paragraph (3)(a) does not apply if the applicant was born before January 1, 1981, and the applicant, or the person obtaining the applicant’s licence on behalf of the applicant, provides proof that the applicant was 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 they previously held such a licence, or
(b) by producing the licence.
3(4.1)On the request of the holder of a valid class III licence bearing an antlerless deer authorization, the Minister may, subject to subsection (4.2), issue another class III licence to the holder under paragraph (1)(c) if the holder
(a) during the period referred to in section 11.2, kills an antlerless deer with a bow or crossbow in wildlife management zone 27 under the licence, and
(b) appears at a Service New Brunswick centre and presents the Minister with the true copy of the registration permit issued under subparagraph 17(b)(iv) or paragraph 17.01(1)(b), as the case may be.
3(4.2)A person issued a class III licence in accordance with subsection (4.1) shall not be issued a further antlerless deer authorization under section 3.1.
3(5)Repealed: 2001-54
84-213; 86-46; 87-120; 88-212; 88-224; 89-172; 89-178; 90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 93-162; 94-46; 94-117; 96-18; 97-95; 99-43; 99-67; 2001-54; 2002-10; 2003-77; 2004-85; 2004-147; 2007-42; 2009-59; 2009-154; 2011-52; 2011-27; 2012-79; 2016-43; 2016-52; 2018-56; 2020-16; 2020-38; 2021-35; 2021-54; 2021-60; 2023-37
3.001Subject to subsection 3(4.1), an application for a licence referred to in paragraph 3(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) or (i) may be made
(a) 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.
2016-43; 2017-2
3.01(1)A person obtaining a class I licence, a class II licence or a varmint licence under paragraph 3(1)(f) shall, at the time of obtaining the licence, pay, in addition to any other fee payable under this Regulation for the licence, a conservation fee of ten dollars.
3.01(2)Subject to subsection (4), a person obtaining a class III licence, a class IV licence, a varmint licence under paragraph 3(1)(g) or a resident bear licence shall, at the time of obtaining the licence, pay, in addition to any other fee payable under this Regulation for the licence, a conservation fee of five dollars.
3.01(3)A person obtaining a non-resident bear licence shall, at the time of obtaining the licence, pay, in addition to any other fee payable under this Regulation for the licence, a conservation fee of twenty dollars.
3.01(4)Subsection (2) does not apply to a person obtaining a varmint licence under paragraph 3(1)(g) who, at the time of obtaining the licence, is sixty-five years of age or over.
3.01(5)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.
97-96; 97-117; 2001-54; 2002-10; 2016-43
3.011(1)If, under subsection 20(4) of the Act, the Minister authorizes a non-resident to hunt while not accompanied by a guide, the Minister shall issue to that person a guide exemption licence.
3.011(2)The fee for a licence referred to in subsection (1) is $150.
2011-27
3.02No person who is 16 or 17 years of age and who has been issued a hunting licence under subsection 3(1) shall hunt under the authority of that licence with a centre-fire or rim-fire rifle .23 calibre or larger or with 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, unless that person is accompanied by an adult at all times.
99-67; 2001-54; 2007-42; 2011-52; 2016-43; 2021-54
3.03The Minister may issue a permit to a holder of a class III licence, class IV licence or minor’s licence that authorizes the holder to hunt varying hare using a dog or dogs of any breed, except at night.
2020-16
3.1(1)No person shall hunt antlerless deer in the Province unless that person
(a) is a resident who has possession of a valid class III licence issued to that person bearing an antlerless deer authorization also issued to him or her, and
(b) is hunting in the wildlife management zone indicated on the licence.
3.1(2)An applicant for or holder of a class III licence may apply to the Minister for an antlerless deer 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.
3.1(2.1)In an application for an antlerless deer authorization, an applicant for or holder of a class III licence shall indicate from among the wildlife management zones in which antlerless deer may be hunted under this Regulation the one wildlife management zone in which he or she wishes to hunt antlerless deer.
3.1(2.2)An application for an antlerless deer 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 third Friday of the month of August 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 third Friday of the month of August 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 third Friday of the month of August in the year of the application.
3.1(3)Subject to subsections (8.1) and (9), all applications for an antlerless deer authorization received by the Minister within the time limits established under subsection (2.2) shall be classified according to the wildlife management zone in which each applicant wishes to hunt and shall be submitted to a random computer draw for each wildlife management zone.
3.1(3.1)An application for an antlerless deer authorization shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $4.
3.1(4)The Minister may establish an annual quota of antlerless deer that may be hunted in each wildlife management zone established in section 12, which quota shall consist of a range, and the number of applicants chosen by the random computer draw held under subsection (3) to be issued an antlerless deer authorization in relation to each wildlife management zone shall fall within the range established for that wildlife management zone.
3.1(4.1)Notwithstanding subsection (4), the Minister, if of the opinion that the population of antlerless deer does not support sustainable hunting of antlerless deer in a wildlife management zone, may establish a quota of zero for that wildlife management zone.
3.1(5)No person shall make more than one application to the Minister for an antlerless deer authorization in any year.
3.1(6)No person shall be issued more than one antlerless deer authorization in any one year.
3.1(7)Repealed: 2016-43
3.1(8)Repealed: 2016-43
3.1(8.1)The Minister shall remove from the draw the name of any applicant who is not the holder of a class III licence.
3.1(9)The Minister may remove from the draw the name of any applicant who has submitted more than one application or whose application is in any way incomplete, inaccurate or misleading.
3.1(10)If an applicant’s name has been chosen in the random computer draw, the Minister shall
(a) issue to the applicant an antlerless deer authorization,
(b) replace the applicant’s class III licence with one that
(i) bears the antlerless deer authorization, and
(ii) indicates the wildlife management zone in which the applicant may hunt antlerless deer.
3.1(11)Repealed: 2016-43
3.1(12)Repealed: 2016-43
3.1(13)Repealed: 2016-43
3.1(14)Repealed: 2001-54
3.1(15)Repealed: 2001-54
3.1(16)Repealed: 2001-54
3.1(17)Repealed: 2001-54
90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 93-162; 94-46; 97-4; 97-95; 2001-54; 2003-77; 2011-27; 2016-43
3.2(1)A non-resident shall not hunt bear or coyote in the Province unless the non-resident
(a) has possession of a valid non-resident bear licence issued to that non-resident, and
(b) is hunting in the wildlife management zone indicated on the licence.
3.2(2)The Minister may establish an annual quota of bear that may be hunted by non-residents in each wildlife management zone established in section 12, which quota shall consist of a range, and, subject to subsection (15), the number of applicants chosen by the random computer draw held under subsection (9) to be issued a non-resident bear licence in relation to each wildlife management zone shall fall within the range established for that wildlife management zone.
3.2(3)Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister, if of the opinion that the population of bear does not support sustainable hunting of bear by non-residents in a wildlife management zone, may establish a quota of zero for that wildlife management zone.
3.2(4)An applicant may
(a) apply for a non-resident bear licence, or
(b) apply for more than one non-resident bear licence on behalf of a number of applicants.
3.2(4.1)An application under subsection (4) may be made
(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.
3.2(5)An application under subsection (4) shall not be made or 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 day of the month of February 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 day of the month of February 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 day of the month of February in the year of the application.
3.2(6)Where an applicant applies under paragraph (4)(a) for a non-resident bear licence, the applicant shall
(a) indicate from among the wildlife management zones for which a quota has been established by the Minister under subsection (2) the one wildlife management zone in which the applicant wishes to hunt bear and coyote, and
(b) pay a non-refundable application fee of twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents.
3.2(7)Where an applicant applies under paragraph (4)(b) for more than one non-resident bear licence on behalf of a number of applicants, the applicant shall
(a) indicate from among the wildlife management zones for which a quota has been established by the Minister under subsection (2) the one wildlife management zone in which the applicants wish to hunt bear and coyote, and
(b) pay a non-refundable application fee of twenty-five dollars per applicant.
3.2(8)No more than one application under subsection (4) shall be made by or on behalf of a non-resident for a non-resident bear licence in any one year.
3.2(9)Subject to subsection (10), all applications made under subsection (4) on or before the time limit established under subsection (5) shall be classified according to the wildlife management zone in which each applicant wishes to hunt or, in the case of an application under paragraph (4)(b), according to the wildlife management zone in which the applicants wish to hunt, and shall be submitted to a random computer draw for each wildlife management zone.
3.2(10)The Minister may remove from the random computer draw held under subsection (9) the number of any applicant who has made more than one application under subsection (4) in any year.
3.2(11)An applicant who in any year is successful in the random computer draw held under subsection (9) may, subject to subsection 3(3), obtain a non-resident bear licence.
3.2(12)Where a portion of the annual quota established under subsection (2) with respect to a wildlife management zone has not been allocated after conducting a random computer draw under subsection (9), the Minister may, on application and subject to subsection 3(3), issue non-resident bear licences to non-residents until the annual quota has been allocated.
3.2(13)A non-resident shall, at the time of the issuance of a non-resident bear licence under subsection (12), indicate from among the wildlife management zones in which a portion of the annual quota established under subsection (2) has not been allocated the one wildlife management zone in which the non-resident wishes to hunt bear and coyote.
3.2(14)The Minister shall, at the time of the issuance of a non-resident bear licence under subsection (11), (12) or (19), indicate on the face of the licence the one wildlife management zone in which the holder of the licence may hunt bear and coyote.
3.2(15)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation, the Minister may, in such manner as the Minister considers appropriate, prior to conducting a random computer draw under subsection (9), allocate a portion of the annual quota established under subsection (2) with respect to a wildlife management zone to an outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence.
3.2(15.1)The Minister shall provide an outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence, as the case may be, with a unique identification number associated with each non-resident bear licence allocated to the outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence under subsection (15).
3.2(16)The Minister shall indicate on the face of each non-resident bear licence allocated under subsection (15) to an outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence, as the case may be, the one wildlife management zone in which the non-resident who obtains the licence may hunt bear and coyote.
3.2(17)Where a person is issued a non-resident bear licence indicating information that does not match the information provided by or on behalf of the person, the person may apply to the Minister for a new non-resident bear licence indicating the correct information and the Minister may issue a new non-resident bear licence in exchange for the one issued.
3.2(18)A non-resident bear licence authorizes the holder of the licence to hunt bear and coyote in the wildlife management zone indicated on the face of the licence during the periods authorized under subsection 6(1) in the year in which the licence was issued.
3.2(19)If the holder of a non-resident bear licence kills a bear, the holder may, after receiving a true copy of the registration permit issued under subparagraph 21.4(b)(iv) or paragraph 21.5(1)(b), as the case may be, obtain a second non-resident bear licence permitting him or her to kill another bear during the open season prescribed in paragraph 11(1)(a.1) in the year in which the first non-resident bear licence was issued.
97-95; 99-43; 2011-27; 2014-127; 2016-43; 2018-1; 2018-56; 2021-60
3.3If the holder of a resident bear licence kills a bear, the holder may, after receiving a true copy of the registration permit issued under subparagraph 21.4(b)(iv) or paragraph 21.5(1)(b), as the case may be, obtain a second resident bear licence permitting him or her to kill another bear during the open season prescribed in paragraph 11(1)(a.1) in the year in which the first resident bear licence was issued.
2014-127; 2016-43; 2021-60
4(1)Class I, II, III and IV licences and minor’s licences expire annually on the last day in February.
4(2)Varmint licences are valid from the first day in March until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive, annually.
4(3)Repealed: 86-46
4(4)Resident bear licences and non-resident bear licences expire annually immediately following the first Saturday in November.
4(5)Repealed: 97-95
84-213; 86-46; 97-95; 2014-73
5(1)A person who hunts antlered deer in the open season prescribed in paragraph 11(1)(a) shall be the holder of a class I licence or class III licence.
5(2)Subject to subsections (2.2) and 11.1(1) and section 11.2, a class I licence or a class III licence authorizes the holder to hunt one antlered deer in any one wildlife management zone.
5(2.1)A person who hunts antlerless deer in the open season prescribed in paragraph 11(1)(a) shall be the holder of a class III licence bearing an antlerless deer authorization in accordance with section 3.1.
5(2.2)Subject to sections 11.1 and 11.2, a class III licence bearing an antlerless deer authorization in accordance with section 3.1 authorizes the holder to hunt one antlered deer in any wildlife management zone or one antlerless deer in the wildlife management zone indicated on the licence.
5(3)Repealed: 2001-54
5(3.1)Subject to subsection (3.11), no person shall kill more than one deer in the Province in any year, whether the deer is an antlered deer or an antlerless deer and regardless of the type of licence under which the deer is killed.
5(3.11)A person who has been issued a class III licence in accordance with subsection 3(4.1) shall kill no more than two deer in the Province in any year.
5(3.2)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation except subsection (3.3) 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, pelts or hides of more than twenty rabbit (varying hare) in total at any time.
5(3.3)Paragraph (3.2)(b) does not apply to the holder of
(a) a fur trader’s licence issued under paragraph 87(a) of the Act,
(b) a hide dealer’s licence issued under paragraph 87(b) of the Act,
(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 of the Fur Harvesting Regulation - Fish and Wildlife Act, being New Brunswick Regulation 84-124 under the Fish and Wildlife Act,
who transports, has possession of or keeps in storage the carcasses, pelts or hides 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.
5(4)Subject to subsection 6(1), a person who hunts groundhog, coyote, cormorant or crow during the period from the first day in March until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive, shall be the holder of a varmint licence.
5(4.1)Subject to subsection 6(1), a person who hunts groundhog, coyote or crow during the period from the first day in October until the last day in February next following, inclusive, shall be the holder of a class I licence, class II licence, class III licence, class IV licence or minor’s licence who is hunting during the period in which such species may be hunted under that licence.
5(5)A person who hunts varying hare, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, cormorant, migratory game birds or ring-necked pheasant shall be the holder of a class I licence, class II licence, class III licence, class IV licence or minor’s licence who is hunting during the period in which such species may be hunted under that licence.
84-213; 85-135; 86-46; 89-172; 90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 93-162; 94-46; 96-18; 97-4; 97-95; 99-43; 2001-54; 2003-77; 2004-85; 2014-73; 2016-43; 2023-37
6(1)A resident bear licence or a non-resident bear licence authorizes the holder of the licence to hunt
(a) bear and coyote during the period from the third Monday in April until the last Saturday in June, inclusive, in any year,
(b) Repealed: 2014-127
(c) coyote during the period from the first day in September until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive, in any year, and during the period from the first day in October until the first Saturday in November, inclusive, in any year;
(d) bear during the period from the first day in September until the first Saturday in November, inclusive, in any year, except that during the period of the last full week of September, the holder of the licence shall hunt only by means of a bow or a crossbow.
6(2)Repealed: 97-95
6(2.01)Repealed: 97-95
6(2.1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation
(a) a resident bear licence does not authorize the holder of the licence to hunt bear or coyote in wildlife management zone 26 or in wildlife management zone 27, and
(b) a non-resident bear licence does not authorize the holder of the licence to hunt bear or coyote in any wildlife management zone for which the Minister has established a quota of zero under subsection 3.2(3).
6(2.2)The holder of a non-resident bear licence shall not carry or transport a firearm during the periods authorized under subsection (1) in a wildlife management zone other than the wildlife management zone indicated on the licence unless the firearm
(a) is in a case that is properly fastened,
(b) is completely wrapped in a blanket or canvas that is securely tied around the firearm, or
(c) is in the locked luggage compartment of a vehicle.
6(2.3)Repealed: 2014-127
6(2.4)The holder of a resident bear licence or a non-resident bear licence shall not kill more than one bear in the Province in the year in which the licence was issued unless he or she obtains a second resident bear licence or non-resident bear licence, as the case may be, permitting him or her to kill another bear during the open season prescribed in paragraph 11(1)(a.1) in the year in which the first licence was issued.
6(3)No person shall shoot or kill a female bear from the third Monday in April until the last Saturday in June, inclusive, in any year, if she is accompanied by a cub or cubs.
6(4)Repealed: 91-169
6(5)Repealed: 91-169
6(6)Repealed: 91-169
84-213; 86-46; 88-212; 89-39; 89-172; 90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 94-46; 97-95; 2007-42; 2011-52; 2014-127; 2016-43; 2018-56
7(1)Each licence to hunt spruce grouse and ruffed grouse authorizes the holder to shoot, kill or take not more than six spruce grouse or ruffed grouse in the aggregate in any one day and to have in his possession not more than twelve spruce grouse or ruffed grouse in the aggregate at any time.
7(2)Any person who is authorized by licence to hunt woodcock in the Province during the month of September, while so hunting shall be accompanied by a dog that is properly trained to hunt woodcock.
7(3)The holder of a licence to hunt woodcock shall, when requested to do so by the Minister, prove to the satisfaction of the Minister that the dog has been properly trained to hunt woodcock.
7.1Each licence to hunt ring-necked pheasant authorizes the holder to shoot, kill or take not more than two male ring-necked pheasants in any one day and to have in the holder’s possession not more than four male ring-necked pheasants at any time.
2023-37
8(1)No person shall hunt in the Baie de Tracadie area, Gloucester County, or in the Tabusintac Lagoon area, Northumberland County, between the hours of one o’clock in the afternoon of any day and one half-hour before sunrise on the next day, but this restriction does not apply to the Black Lands or to the inland lakes in the Tabusintac area.
8(1.1)For the purposes of this section, the Baie de Tracadie area is described as follows:
All the waters of the Tracadie Lagoon situated in the parishes of Inkerman and Saumarez and County of Gloucester, including all the islands, and all that land, including the sandpits, beaches, shoreline and gullies, that is situated in the said parishes and is within one hundred metres inland from the high water mark along the various courses of the said lagoon and all waters of the said lagoon up to the highway bridge crossing the Tracadie River, being bounded on the north by Green Point Road, so called, on the east by the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the south by Pointe-à-Bouleau Road and on the west by Highway #11.
8(2)For the purposes of this section, the Tabusintac Lagoon area is described as follows:
All that land and water between the east end of the Cedar Road and Pointe au Belvidore, also known as Upper Point, inclusive of sandpits, beaches, islands and gullies and all mainland one hundred metres inland from the high water mark between the said two places, and all water up to the bridges on French Cove Brook and Tabusintac River.
85-135; 92-137; 95-139; 97-4; 99-43
8.1(1)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation other than subsections (3) and (4), no person shall, during the closed season for migratory game birds under the Migratory Birds Regulations (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) (Canada), have possession of a firearm on board any watercraft on
(a) the waters of Chaleur Bay, the Gulf of St. Lawrence or Northumberland Strait, or of any bay, inlet, lagoon, estuary or other tidal waters that are tributary to Chaleur Bay, the Gulf of St. Lawrence or Northumberland Strait, where those waters or tidal waters are bounded by Gloucester County, Kent County, Northumberland County, Restigouche County or Westmorland County, or
(b) the waters of the Bay of Fundy, or of any bay, inlet, lagoon, estuary or other tidal waters that are tributary to the Bay of Fundy, where those waters or tidal waters are bounded by Charlotte County, Saint John County, Albert County or Westmorland County.
8.1(2)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Regulation other than subsections (3) and (4), no person shall, during the closed season for migratory game birds under the Migratory Birds Regulations (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) (Canada), have possession of a firearm within fifty metres of
(a) the waters of Chaleur Bay, the Gulf of St. Lawrence or Northumberland Strait, or of any bay, inlet, lagoon, estuary or other tidal waters that are tributary to Chaleur Bay, the Gulf of St. Lawrence or Northumberland Strait, where those waters or tidal waters are bounded by Gloucester County, Kent County, Northumberland County, Restigouche County or Westmorland County, or
(b) the waters of the Bay of Fundy, or of any bay, inlet, lagoon, estuary or other tidal waters that are tributary to the Bay of Fundy, where those waters or tidal waters are bounded by Charlotte County, Saint John County, Albert County or Westmorland County.
8.1(3)Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a person acting in accordance with the Marine Mammal Regulations (Fisheries Act) (Canada).
8.1(4)Paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(b) do not apply to the estuary or tidal waters of the Saint John River upstream of the Reversing Falls Highway Bridge.
87-26; 91-169; 97-4
9No person shall hunt cormorant with a shotgun of any description originally capable of holding more than three shells unless the capacity of the gun has been reduced to not more than three shells at one time in the magazine and chamber combined, by means of the altering or plugging of the magazine with a one-piece metal, plastic or wood filler that cannot be removed unless the gun is disassembled.
84-213; 86-46; 89-172; 90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 95-120; 95-139; 97-4; 97-95; 2007-42; 2011-52; 2014-127; 2016-43; 2021-54
9.1No person shall hunt ring-necked pheasant unless using a bow or crossbow or a shotgun no larger than a 10 gauge together with shotgun cartridges containing shot size no larger than a number 2.
2023-37
10(1)Every holder of a licence issued under the Act and in accordance with this Regulation shall, when required to do so, furnish information and parts or portions of wildlife at such time and places as may be designated by the Minister.
10(2)Every licence issued under this Regulation to a resident of New Brunswick shall bear on its face such identification of the person to whom the licence is issued as is required by the Minister.
10(3)Repealed: 2011-27
10(4)Repealed: 2011-27
10(5)Repealed: 2011-27
10(6)Repealed: 2011-27
10(7)Repealed: 2011-27
95-139; 2004-85; 2007-42; 2011-27
11(1)Wildlife may be hunted as follows:
(a) subject to sections 3.1, 11.1 and 11.2, antlered deer and antlerless deer for a period of seven consecutive weeks beginning on the first Monday in October annually;
(a.1) subject to section 3.2 and subsection 6(2.1), bear during the period from the third Monday in April until the last Saturday in June, inclusive, annually and during the period from the first day in September until the first Saturday in November, inclusive, annually;
(b) varying hare, with or without a dog or dogs of any breed, from the first day in October until the last day in February, inclusive, annually;
(c) groundhog, coyote and crow for a period from the first day in January until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive, annually and for a period from the first day in October until the last day in December, inclusive, annually;
(c.1) cormorant during the period from the first day in March until the Saturday before the last full week of September, inclusive, annually and during the period prescribed as open season for ducks under the Migratory Birds Regulations (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) (Canada);
(c.2) male ring-necked pheasant for a period of two consecutive weeks beginning on the fourth Monday in October annually;
(d) Repealed: 84-213
(e) spruce grouse and ruffed grouse from the first day in October until the last day in December, inclusive, annually.
(f) Repealed: 84-213
(g) Repealed: 84-213
11(2)Repealed: 90-49
84-213; 85-135; 86-46; 87-120; 88-212; 89-172; 90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 93-162; 94-46; 94-117; 96-18; 97-4; 97-95; 2001-54; 2014-58; 2014-73; 2014-127; 2020-16; 2023-37
11.1(1)No person shall hunt antlered deer in wildlife management zone 4, 5 or 9.
11.1(2)No person shall hunt antlerless deer in any wildlife management zone for which the Minister has established a quota of zero under subsection 3.1(4.1).
11.1(3)A person may hunt only antlered deer in wildlife management zone 1, 2 or 3 for a period of five consecutive weeks only beginning on the first Monday in October annually.
93-162; 94-46; 97-4; 97-95; 2005-5; 2007-31; 2015-54
11.2No person shall hunt antlered deer or antlerless deer for the first three consecutive weeks beginning on the first Monday of October except by means of a bow or crossbow.
2001-54; 2016-52
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ZONES
90-49; 91-169; 94-46
12For the purposes of regulations respecting the hunting of any wildlife, wildlife management zones are as follows:
(a) wildlife management zone 1 includes the part of the county of Madawaska described as follows:
Beginning at the point in the St. Francis River where the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada intersects the New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary; thence northeasterly along the said interprovincial boundary to the centre of the Madawaska River; thence southeasterly downstream along the said centre to the point where it intersects the said international boundary in the Saint John River; thence westerly upstream along the said boundary to the mouth of the said St. Francis River; thence northwesterly along the said boundary to the place of beginning;
(b) wildlife management zone 2 includes the parts of the counties of Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria described as follows:
Beginning in the centre of the Madawaska River at the New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary; thence northeasterly and northerly along the said boundary to the Restigouche-Madawaska county line; thence southeasterly along the said county line, the boundaries between Crown Lands and the Fraser Company and between Crown Lands and Irving Limited and the Restigouche-Victoria county line to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 17; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada in the Saint John River at Saint-Léonard; thence northwesterly upstream following the said boundary to a point opposite the said centre of the Madawaska River; thence northwesterly upstream to the said centre at the mouth of the Madawaska River; thence upstream following the said centre to the place of beginning;
(c) wildlife management zone 3 includes the parts of the counties of Restigouche and Madawaska described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the Restigouche-Madawaska county line with the New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary; thence northerly, easterly, northerly, easterly and southeasterly along the said boundary to the centre of the Restigouche River; thence generally southerly upstream along the said centre to the northern limit of Highway No. 265 at Montgomery Bridge; thence easterly and southerly along the said northern limit to the eastern limit of Highway No. 17; thence southerly along the said eastern limit to the Restigouche-Victoria county line; thence northwesterly along the said county line, the Restigouche-Madawaska county line and the boundaries between Crown Lands and Irving Limited and between Crown Lands and the Fraser Company to the place of beginning;
(d) wildlife management zone 4 includes the part of the county of Restigouche described as follows:
Beginning on the New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary in Chaleur Bay opposite the centre of the mouth of the Charlo River; thence southerly to the said centre and continuing southwesterly upstream along the said centre to the southeastern limit of the New New Brunswick International Paper Road, so-called; thence continuing southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the eastern limit of the Old New Brunswick International Paper Road, so-called; thence southerly and southwesterly along the said eastern limit to the southern limit of Highway No. 180; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the western limit of Highway No. 17; thence northerly along the said western limit to the western limit of Highway No. 265; thence northerly and westerly along the said western limit of Highway No. 265 to the centre of the Restigouche River at Montgomery Bridge; thence northerly downstream along the said centre to the said New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary; thence generally northeasterly along the said boundary to the place of beginning;
(e) wildlife management zone 5 includes all the parts of the counties of Restigouche, Gloucester and Northumberland bounded on the northwest, west, south and southeast by the following described line:
Beginning on the New Brunswick-Quebec interprovincial boundary in Chaleur Bay opposite the centre of the mouth of the Charlo River; thence southerly to the said centre and continuing southwesterly upstream along the said centre to the northwestern limit of the New New Brunswick International Paper Road, so called; thence continuing southwesterly along the said northwestern limit to the western limit of the Old New Brunswick International Paper Road, so-called; thence southerly and southwesterly along the said western limit to the southern limit of Highway No. 180; thence easterly along the said southern limit to the centre of Caribou Brook; thence southerly downstream along the said centre to the centre of Forty Mile Brook at Caribou Depot; thence continuing southeasterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of Nepisiquit River; thence easterly and northerly downstream along the said centre of the Nepisiquit River to the outer limit of Nepisiquit Bay;
(f) wildlife management zone 6 includes the parts of the counties of Restigouche, Northumberland, Victoria and Madawaska described as follows:
Beginning at the Saint John River on the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada, opposite Highway No. 17, at Saint-Léonard; thence northeasterly to the northwestern limit of the said highway and continuing along the said northwestern limit to the northern limit of Highway No. 180; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the northeastern limit of Little Tobique Road; thence southwesterly along the said northeastern limit to the western boundary of Mount Carleton Provincial Park; thence southerly along the said western boundary to the southeastern limit of Mamozekel Road; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to Nictau where the said road becomes Highway No. 385; thence continuing southwesterly along the southeastern limit of the said highway and its continuation as old Route 385 and Main Street within Plaster Rock to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 108, also known as the Plaster Rock to Renous Highway, at Plaster Rock; thence southerly continuing along the southeastern limit of Main Street and its continuation as Highway No. 109 to its intersection with Highway No. 395 at Three Brooks; thence northwesterly along the southwestern limits of Highway No. 395 to its intersection with Highway No. 108 at Blue Bell Station; thence northwesterly along the southwestern limit of Highway No. 108 to the Turcotte Bridge over the Saint John River, downtown in Grand Falls; thence continuing northwesterly along the centre of the said river to the said international boundary; thence continuing northwesterly along the said boundary to the place of beginning;
(g) wildlife management zone 7 includes the parts of the counties of Restigouche, Gloucester and Northumberland described as follows:
Beginning at the point where the northern limit of Highway No. 180 intersects the southwestern limit of the Little Tobique Road; thence southerly along the said southwestern limit to the western boundary of Mount Carleton Provincial Park; thence southerly along the said western boundary to the northwestern limit of Mamozekel Road; thence southwesterly along the said northwestern limit to the Victoria-Northumberland county line; thence southeasterly along the said county line to the southern limit of Highway No. 108, also known as the Plaster Rock to Renous Highway; thence generally easterly along the said southern limit to the centre of the North Branch Renous River; thence continuing easterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Renous River; thence continuing easterly downstream along the said centre of the Renous River to the centre of the Southwest Miramichi River; thence northeasterly downstream along the said centre of the Southwest Miramichi River and the centre of the Miramichi River to the Morrissey Bridge over the said river, in Town of Newcastle at Jane Street; thence westerly along the northern limit of the said Jane Street to the eastern limit of Highway No. 8, also known as the King George Highway; thence northerly along the said eastern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 430, also known as the Heath Steele Mines Road and the Chaplin Island Road; thence northwesterly along the said northeastern limit to the centre of the Nepisiquit River; thence westerly upstream along the said centre to the centre of Forty Mile Brook; thence northwesterly upstream along the said centre of Forty Mile Brook to the centre of Caribou Brook, at Caribou Depot; thence continuing northerly upstream along the said centre of Caribou Brook to the northern limit of Highway No. 180; thence westerly along the said northern limit to the place of beginning, including all the islands in the Southwest Miramichi River between the outlet of the Renous River and the Morrissey Bridge in Town of Newcastle;
(h) wildlife management zone 8 includes the parts of the counties of Gloucester and Northumberland described as follows:
Beginning in Chaleur Bay at the centre of Pokeshaw River; thence southerly upstream along the said centre to the eastern limit of Highway No. 135; thence continuing southerly along the said eastern limit to the southern limit of Highway No. 160 at Saint-Isidore; thence westerly a short distance along the said southern limit to the eastern limit of Highway No. 365; thence southerly along the said eastern limit to Tilley Road; thence continuing southerly on the eastern limit of Savoie Lane, also known as Losier Cross Road, to the northern boundary of the Tracadie Military Range; thence easterly and southerly along the northern and eastern boundaries of the said range to the centre of the Big Tracadie River; thence easterly along the said centre and its prolongation through the Big Tracadie River Gully to the southeastern county line of Gloucester County in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; thence southerly along the said county line and the county line of Northumberland County to the midpoint between Portage Island and Fox Island in Miramichi Bay; thence westerly from the said midpoint between the said islands through Miramichi Inner Bay, south of Sheldrake Island, to the centre of the Miramichi River; thence westerly upstream along the said centre to the Morrissey Bridge over the said river, in Town of Newcastle at Jane Street; thence westerly along the southern limit of the said Jane Street to the western limit of Highway No. 8, also known as the King George Highway; thence northerly along the said western limit to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 430, also known as the Heath Steele Mines Road and the Chaplin Island Road; thence northwesterly and northerly along the said southwestern limit and the western limit of the said highway to the centre of Nepisiquit River; thence easterly and northerly downstream along the said centre to the northwestern county line of Gloucester County in Nepisiquit Bay; thence northeasterly along the said county line through the said bay and Chaleur Bay to the place of beginning;
(i) wildlife management zone 9 includes all the northeastern part of the county of Gloucester bounded on the west and south by the following described line:
Beginning in Chaleur Bay at the centre of Pokeshaw River; thence southerly upstream along the said centre to the western limit of Highway No. 135; thence continuing southerly along the said western limit to the northern limit of Highway No. 160 at Saint-Isidore; thence westerly a short distance to the western limit of Highway No. 365; thence southerly along the said western limit to Tilley Road; thence continuing southerly on the western limit of Savoie Lane, also known as Losier Cross Road, to the northern boundary of the Tracadie Military Range; thence easterly and southerly along the boundary of the said range to the centre of Big Tracadie River; thence easterly along the said centre through Big Tracadie River Gully to the banks or shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence;
(j) wildlife management zone 10 includes the parts of the counties of Victoria and Carleton described as follows:
Beginning at the Saint John River on the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada; thence southeasterly along the centre of the said river to the Turcotte Bridge on Highway No. 108, over the said river downtown in Grand Falls; thence continuing southeasterly along the northeastern limit of the said highway to its intersection with Highway No. 395; thence southeasterly along the northeastern limit of Highway No. 395 to its intersection with Highway No. 109; thence northeasterly along the northern limit of Highway No. 109 to the northeastern limit of the Canadian National Railway at Plaster Rock Station; thence southeasterly and southerly along the said northeastern and eastern limits of the Canadian National Railway to the southern limit of Southwest Road at Juniper Station; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the southern limit of Juniper Road; thence continuing westerly along the said southern limit of Juniper Road to the southern limit of Highway No. 107 at Juniper; thence westerly and southwesterly along the said southern limit of Highway No. 107 to the western limit of Highway No. 105 at Florenceville-Bristol; thence northerly about one kilometre to the centre of Shikatehawk Stream; thence southwesterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Saint John River; thence southerly downstream along the said centre of the Saint John River to the centre of the mouth of the Meduxnekeag River; thence westerly upstream along the centre of the Meduxnekeag River to the eastern limit of Highway No. 103; thence southwesterly along the said eastern limit to the southern limit of Highway No. 555; thence northwesterly to the southern limit of Highway No. 95; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the said international boundary; thence northerly along the said boundary to the place of beginning, including all the islands in the Saint John River between Grand Falls and the Grafton Bridge;
(k) wildlife management zone 11 includes the parts of the counties of Victoria, Carleton and York described as follows:
Beginning on the Northumberland-Victoria county line where it crosses the Mamozekel Road; thence southeasterly along the said county line to the southern limit of Highway No. 108, also known as the Plaster Rock to Renous Highway; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the eastern limit of the Irving Road, so-called; thence southerly along the said eastern limit to the southwestern limit of the Canadian National Railway; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the western limit of Highway No. 109; thence northerly along the said western limit and its continuation as Main Street within Plaster Rock and old Route 385 to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 385 at Weaver, north of Plaster Rock; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to Nictau where the road becomes the said Mamozekel road; thence continuing northeasterly along the northwestern limit of the said Mamozekel road to the place of beginning;
(l) wildlife management zone 12 includes the parts of the counties of Northumberland, York, Carleton and Victoria described as follows:
Beginning at the intersection of the southern limit of the Canadian National Railway southeast of Juniper with the southwestern limit of the Irving Road, so-called; thence northerly along the said southwestern limit to the northern limit of Highway No. 108, also known as the Plaster Rock to Renous Highway; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the centre of the North Branch Renous River; thence continuing easterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Renous River; thence continuing easterly downstream along the said centre of the Renous River to the centre of the Southwest Miramichi River; thence southerly and southwesterly upstream along the said centre of the Southwest Miramichi River to the centre of the mouth of Burnt Land Brook near Boiestown; thence easterly upstream along the centre of Burnt Land Brook to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 8; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the southern limit of the Canadian National Railway at McGivney; thence westerly and northwesterly along the said southern limit to the place of beginning, including all the islands in the Southwest Miramichi River between Boiestown and the outlet of the Renous River;
(m) wildlife management zone 13 includes the parts of the counties of Northumberland, Kent, Queens and Sunbury described as follows:
Beginning at the Morrissey Bridge over the Miramichi River at Town of Newcastle, where Highway No. 126 crosses the river; thence generally southeasterly along the northeastern limit of the said highway to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 116, also known as Salmon River Road, near Harcourt; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 123, also known as the Grand Lake Road, at Gaspereau Forks; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the southern limit of Doaktown South Road; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 8; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the Doaktown Bridge over the Southwest Miramichi River; thence northeasterly, northerly and northeasterly downstream along the centre of the said river and the centre of the Miramichi River to the place of beginning;
(n) wildlife management zone 14 includes all the parts of the counties of Northumberland and Kent bounded on the north, west and south by the following described line:
Beginning at a point opposite the centre of Richibucto Gully; thence westerly along the said centre and the centre of Richibucto Harbour to the centre of Richibucto River; thence continuing westerly and southwesterly upstream along the centre of the said river to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 126; thence generally northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the Morrissey Bridge over the Miramichi River at Town of Newcastle; thence northerly and easterly downstream along the centre of the said river, passing south of Sheldrake Island to Miramichi Inner Bay; thence continuing easterly through the said bay through the midpoint between Portage Island and Fox Island to Miramichi Bay in the Gulf of St. Lawrence;
(o) wildlife management zone 15 includes the parts of the counties of Carleton and York described as follows:
Beginning at the point where the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada intersects the northern limit of Highway No. 95; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the northern limit of Highway No. 555; thence southeasterly along the said northern limit to the western limit of Highway No. 103; thence northerly along the said western limit to the centre of the Meduxnekeag River; thence easterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Saint John River; thence southerly and southeasterly downstream along the said centre of the Saint John River to a point opposite the centre of the mouth of Longs Creek; thence southerly upstream along the centre of Longs Creek to the southern limit of Highway No. 102; thence westerly along the said southern limit to the eastern limit of Highway No. 3; thence southerly and southwesterly along the said eastern limit to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 4 at Thomaston Corner; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the said international boundary at St. Croix; thence generally northwesterly and northerly along the said boundary to the place of beginning, including all the islands in the Saint John River between the Grafton Bridge and the outlet of Longs Creek;
(p) wildlife management zone 16 includes the parts of the counties of Carleton and York described as follows:
Beginning on the northeastern limit of the Canadian National Railway at Juniper Station; thence southeasterly along the said limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 8 at McGivney; thence southerly along the said northeastern limit of Highway No. 8 to the intersection with Route No. 148; thence southerly along said route to The City of Fredericton; thence continuing southerly, westerly and southerly along the southern limits of Canada Street, Gibson Street and Union Street in the said city to the centre of the Nashwaak River; thence westerly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Saint John River; thence westerly, northwesterly and northerly upstream along the said centre of the Saint John River, including Sugar Island, Merrithews Island, Mitchells Island, Keswick Island, Upper Shores Island and Lower Shores Island at the mouth of the Keswick River, to the centre of the Shikatehawk Stream above Florenceville-Bristol; thence easterly upstream along the said centre of the Shikatehawk Stream about 0.5 kilometre to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 105; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the northern limit of Highway No. 107; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the northern limit of Juniper Road at Juniper; thence easterly along the said northern limit of the Juniper Road to the northern limit of Southwest Road; thence continuing easterly along the said northern limit of Southwest Road to the place of beginning;
(q) wildlife management zone 17 includes the parts of the counties of Northumberland, York, Sunbury and Queens described as follows:
Beginning in the centre of the Saint John River opposite the centre of the Nashwaak River in The City of Fredericton; thence easterly upstream along the said centre of the Nashwaak River to the southwestern limit of Union Street; thence northerly, easterly and northerly along the said southwestern limit and the southwestern limits of Gibson Street and Canada Street to Route No. 148; thence continuing northerly along said route to the intersection of Highway No. 8; thence continuing northerly to the western limit of Highway No. 8; thence continuing along the said western limit to the centre of Burnt Land Brook at Boiestown; thence westerly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Southwest Miramichi River; thence northeasterly downstream along the said centre of the Southwest Miramichi River to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 8 at the bridge over the said river at Doaktown; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the northern limit of Doaktown South Road; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 123, also known as the Grand Lake Road; thence southeasterly along the said northeastern limit to the centre of Salmon River; thence southerly and southwesterly downstream along the said centre to Grand Lake; thence southerly along the centre of Grand Lake to a point opposite the centre of the Jemseg River; thence southerly downstream along the centre of the Jemseg River to the centre of the Saint John River; thence westerly upstream along the said centre of the Saint John River, including Thatch Island, Coreys Island and Nevers Island in the parish of Cambridge, to the place of beginning;
(r) wildlife management zone 18 includes the parts of the counties of Queens, Kent, Westmorland and Kings described as follows:
Beginning in the centre of Grand Lake due west of the centre of the mouth of Youngs Creek; thence northeasterly along the centre line of Grand Lake to the centre of the Salmon River; thence northeasterly upstream along the centre of the Salmon River to the western limit of Highway No. 123, also known as the Grand Lake Road; thence northerly along the said western limit to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 116, also known as the Salmon River Road, at Gaspereau Forks; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 126 near Harcourt; thence southeasterly along the said northeastern limit to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 128; thence southeasterly along the said southeastern limit to where it meets the southern limit of Homestead Road; thence southwesterly along the said southern limit to the southern limit of Highway No. 112, also known as the Coles Island Road; thence westerly and southwesterly along the said southern limit to the southern limit of the said Highway No. 10; thence continuing westerly along the said southern and western limits of Highway No. 10 to the centre of Youngs Creek; thence westerly along the said centre to the mouth of the said Creek; thence westerly to the place of beginning;
(s) wildlife management zone 19 includes all the parts of the counties of Kent and Westmorland bounded on the northwest, west, south and southeast by the following described line:
Beginning at the westernmost point of the southern banks or shores of Shediac Island; thence southwesterly along the said southern banks or shores to the centre of the Scoudouc River; thence continuing southwesterly upstream along the said centre to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 15; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the centre of Halls Creek; thence southerly downstream along the said centre of Halls Creek to the centre of the Petitcodiac River; thence westerly upstream along the said centre of the Petitcodiac River to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 112, also known as Coles Island Road; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the northwestern limit of Homestead Road; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to where it meets the northwestern limit of Highway No. 128; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 126; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the point where it crosses the centre of the Richibucto River near Harcourt; thence easterly and northeasterly downstream along the said centre and its prolongation to Northumberland Strait, passing through Richibucto Harbour and Richibucto Gully;
(t) wildlife management zone 20 includes all the parts of the counties of York, Sunbury, Queens, Kings, Saint John and Charlotte bounded on the west, north and northeast by the following described line:
Beginning at the point where the international boundary between the United States of America and Canada intersects Passamaquoddy Bay; thence northwesterly and northerly along the said boundary to its intersection with the northwestern limit of Highway No. 4 at St. Croix; thence generally northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 3 at Thomaston Corner; thence continuing northeasterly along the said northwestern limit of Highway No. 3 to the northern limit of Highway No. 640; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the eastern limit of Highway No. 645; thence southerly and easterly along the said eastern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 101 at Tracy; thence southeasterly along the said northeastern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 7 at Welsford; thence continuing southeasterly along the said northeastern limit of Highway No. 7 to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 102 at Westfield; thence northeasterly along the said southeastern limit to the centre of the Nerepis River; thence southeasterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Saint John River; thence southeasterly downstream along the said centre of the Saint John River through the Reversing Falls to Saint John Harbour; thence southerly to the Bay of Fundy, including all New Brunswick islands except those in the parishes of Campobello, Grand Manan and West Isles;
(u) wildlife management zone 21 includes the parts of the counties of York, Sunbury, Queens, Kings and Charlotte described as follows:
Beginning in the centre of the Saint John River at a point opposite the centre of Longs Creek; thence northeasterly, easterly, southerly and southwesterly downstream along the said centre of the Saint John River to a point opposite the centre of the mouth of the Nerepis River; thence northwesterly upstream along the centre of the Nerepis River to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 102; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 7 at Westfield; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit and the western limit of Highway No. 7 to the southwestern limit of Highway No. 101 at Welsford; thence continuing northwesterly along the said southwestern limit of Highway No. 101 to the southern limit of Highway No. 645 at Tracy; thence westerly and northerly along the said southern limit and the western limit of Highway No. 645 to the southern limit of Highway No. 640; thence westerly along the said southern limit of Highway No. 640 to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 3; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 102; thence easterly along the said northwestern limit of Highway No. 102 to the centre of Longs Creek; thence northerly downstream along the said centre to the place of beginning, including all the islands in the Saint John River between the outlet of Longs Creek and the outlet of Nerepis River, excepting the following islands:
(i) Thatch Island, Coreys Island and Nevers Island in the parish of Cambridge, Queens County;
(ii) Huestis Island in the parish of Cambridge, Queens County;
(iii) Lower Musquash Island, Killaboy Island and Hog Island in the parish of Wickham, Queens County;
(iv) Pig Island and Hog Island in the parish of Kars, Kings County; and
(v) Sugar Island, Merrithews Island, Mitchells Island, Keswick Island, Upper Shores Island and Lower Shores Island in the parishes of Kingsclear and Douglas, County of York;
(v) wildlife management zone 22 includes the parts of the counties of Queens, Kings, Westmorland and Saint John described as follows:
Beginning in the centre of Grand Lake due west of the centre of the mouth of Youngs Creek; thence easterly to the centre of the said creek; thence easterly along the said centre to the eastern and northern limits of Highway No. 10; thence southerly and easterly along Highway No. 10; thence easterly along the said northern limit to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 112; thence northeasterly and easterly along the said northwestern limit to the centre of the Petitcodiac River; thence southwesterly upstream along the said centre to the southeastern limit of Highway No. 1; thence continuing southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the southeastern limit of the Portage Vale Road; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit to the southeastern limit of Highway 114; thence southwesterly along the said southeastern limit of Highway 114 to the southeastern limit of the Trans-Canada Highway No. 1; thence westerly along this southeastern limit to the centre of the Kennebecasis River; thence continuing southwesterly downstream along the said centre to the centre of the Saint John River; thence northwesterly, northeasterly and northerly along the said centre of the Saint John River upstream to the centre of the mouth of the Jemseg River; thence northerly upstream along the centre of the Jemseg River to the centre of Grand Lake; thence northerly along the centre line of Grand Lake to the place of beginning, including the following islands:
(i) Huestis Island in the parish of Cambridge, Queens County;
(ii) Lower Musquash Island, Killaboy Island and Hog Island in the parish of Wickham, Queens County;
(iii) Pig Island and Hog Island in the parish of Kars, Kings County;
(iv) Kennebecasis Island in the parish of Westfield, Kings County; and
(v) Long Island and Mather Island in the parish of Kingston, Kings County;
(w) wildlife management zone 23 includes all the parts of the counties of Kings, Saint John and Albert bounded in the west, north and east by the following described line:
Beginning at a point in Saint John Harbour opposite the centre of the Saint John River; thence northwesterly upstream along the said centre, through the Reversing Falls to a point opposite the centre of the mouth of the Kennebecasis River; thence northeasterly upstream along the centre of the Kennebecasis River to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 1; thence continuing northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the northeastern limit of Highway No. 114; thence southeasterly along the said northeastern limit to the northern boundary of Fundy National Park; thence easterly and southerly along the said northern boundary and the eastern boundary of the said park to Chignecto Bay, including Indian Island, Goat Island and Burnt Island in the county of Saint John;
(x) wildlife management zone 24 includes all the parts of the counties of Albert, Westmorland and Kings bounded on the west, north and east by the following described line:
Beginning at the point where the banks or shores of Chignecto Bay intersect the eastern boundary of Fundy National Park; thence northerly and westerly along the said eastern boundary and the northern boundary of the said park to the southwestern limit of Highway No.114; thence northwesterly along the said southwestern limit to the northwestern limit of the Portage Vale Road; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the northwestern limit of  Highway No. 1; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the centre of the Petiticodiac River; thence continuing northeasterly, easterly and southerly downstream along the said centre to Shepody Bay; thence southerly along the centre of the said bay to Chignecto Bay;
(y) wildlife management zone 25 includes all of Westmorland County bounded on the southwest and northwest by the following described line:
Beginning in the centre of the Petitcodiac River opposite the centre of Halls Creek; thence northerly upstream along the said centre of Halls Creek to the northwestern limit of Highway No. 15; thence northeasterly along the said northwestern limit to the centre of the Scoudouc River; thence continuing northeasterly downstream along the said centre to Shediac Bay; thence continuing northeasterly along the said centre and its prolongation south of the southern banks or shores of Shediac Island to the outer limit of Shediac Bay;
(z) wildlife management zone 26 includes all the islands in the parishes of Campobello and West Isles, Charlotte County; and
(aa) wildlife management zone 27 includes all the islands in the parish of Grand Manan, Charlotte County.
85-135; 86-46; 90-49; 91-169; 94-46; 97-4; 97-95; 2003-5; 2007-42; 2010-35; 2010-150; 2015-54
DEER REGISTRATION
13(1)The Minister shall establish deer registration stations and shall designate for each station an agent to be in charge of registering the deer presented to the agent for the purposes of registration in accordance with this Regulation.
13(2)The Minister shall supply all materials used in deer registration.
2021-60
14(1)Repealed: 2016-43
14(1.1)For the purposes of this Regulation, a tag is associated with a class I or class III licence if the tag has been activated under subsection (1.3) in respect of that licence.
14(1.2)At the same time as he or she applies for the licence, an applicant for a class I or class III licence shall apply for the activation of a tag in respect of the licence.
14(1.3)On an application under subsection (1.2), the Minister may activate a tag in respect of a class I or class III licence using the unique alphanumeric identifier printed on the tag.
14(1.4)A tag associated with a class I or class III licence is not valid if it does not comply with Schedule A.
14(2)Every person who kills a deer shall immediately affix the tag associated with his or her class I or class III licence to the deer in accordance with Schedule B.
14(3)No person shall remove a tag affixed to a deer under subsection (2).
92-137; 2001-54; 2016-43; 2021-60
15(1)For the purposes of this section “place of storage” does not include a campsite occupied by a person who has legally killed a deer.
15(2)No person shall
(a) affix or allow to be affixed to a deer a tag associated with a licence other than the licence of the person who killed the deer,
(b) register, present for registration and examination or allow to be registered in the person’s name any deer which they did not kill,
(c) keep a deer or any portion of a deer at the person’s home or any place of storage more than 24 hours, unless the deer has been registered, or
(d) for the purposes of a holder of a class I licence, export from the Province the carcass or any portion of the carcass of a deer that the person legally killed, unless the deer has been registered.
87-120; 2001-54; 2010-20; 2016-43; 2021-60
16(1)Every person who kills a deer shall register the deer in the person’s name
(a) through the Department’s website in accordance with section 17.01, or
(b) at the first open deer registration station on the route taken by the person.
16(2)No person shall transport a deer that is not registered unless the person has killed the deer or is accompanied by the person who killed the deer.
16(3)No person shall sever the head or limbs of a deer from the body of the deer before the deer is registered.
90-49; 92-137; 97-95; 2010-20; 2016-43; 2021-60
17For the purposes of registration at a deer registration station,
(a) a person who kills a deer shall present to the deer registration agent, at the same time the person presents the deer for registration and examination,
(i) in the case of a an antlerless deer, the class III licence issued to that person bearing an antlerless deer authorization under which the person killed the deer, and
(ii) in the case of an antlered deer, the licence under which the person killed the deer, and
(b) a deer registration station agent shall
(i) register each deer legally presented for registration and examination,
(ii) ensure that the hunter has affixed the tag associated with their licence in accordance with subsection 14(2),
(iii) record any information required by the Minister,
(iv) issue a true copy of the registration permit to the person who presents the deer for registration,
(v) forward a report to the Minister at the intervals and containing the information required by the Minister, and
(vi) as soon as circumstances permit after the close of the open season on deer, be paid the sum of one dollar by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board for each deer registered.
84-213; 88-212; 90-49; 92-137; 2010-20; 2016-43; 2019, c.29, s.65; 2021-60
17.01(1)For the purposes of registering a deer through the Department’s website, a person who kills a deer shall
(a) complete an electronic application accessible through the Department’s website and provide the Minister with the information the Minister requires, and
(b) print a true copy of the registration permit issued to the holder following registration or request that a copy of the registration permit be sent to the holder by mail to the address indicated by the holder.
17.01(2)Not later than 72 hours after registering a deer, a person who registers a deer in accordance with subsection (1) shall allow a conservation officer or an assistant conservation officer, on the request of the conservation officer or the assistant conservation officer, to examine the carcass of the deer at its place of storage.
17.01(3)A person who registers a deer in accordance with subsection (1) who fails to provide the Minister any parts or portions of the deer at the time and places designated by the Minister under subsection 10(1) is not entitled to apply for a resident moose licence referred to in subsection 4(1) of the Moose Hunting Regulation under the Act in the year following registration.
2021-60
17.1No person shall have possession of the carcass or a portion of the carcass of an antlered deer or antlerless deer in wildlife management zone 4, 5 or 9 unless it has been registered in accordance with this Regulation.
93-162; 94-46; 97-4; 2005-5; 2007-31; 2015-54; 2021-60
18Repealed: 2021-60
2010-20; 2021-60
19Repealed: 90-49
88-212; 90-49
20Repealed: 90-49
90-49
21Repealed: 90-49
84-213; 86-46; 90-49
BEAR REGISTRATION
21.1(1)The Minister shall establish bear registration stations and shall designate for each station an agent to be in charge of registering the bear presented to the agent for the purposes of registration in accordance with this Regulation.
21.1(2)The Minister shall supply all materials used in bear registration.
91-169; 2021-60
21.11(1)For the purposes of this Regulation, a tag is associated with a resident bear licence if the tag has been activated under subsection (3) in respect of that licence.
21.11(2)At the same time as he or she applies for the licence, an applicant for a resident bear licence shall apply for the activation of a tag in respect of the licence.
21.11(3)On an application under subsection (2), the Minister may activate a tag in respect of a resident bear licence using the unique alphanumeric identifier printed on the tag.
21.11(4)A tag associated with a resident bear licence is not valid if it does not comply with Schedule A.
21.11(5)No person shall hunt bear under a resident bear licence once the tag associated with the licence has been used.
21.11(6)The holder of a resident bear licence who kills a bear shall immediately affix the tag associated with his or her licence to the bear in accordance with Schedule B.
21.11(7)No person shall remove a tag affixed to a bear under subsection (6).
2017-2; 2021-60
21.2(1)For the purposes of this Regulation, a tag is associated with a non-resident bear licence if the tag has been activated under subsection (3) in respect of that licence.
21.2(2)At the same time as he or she obtains a non-resident bear licence, an applicant for a non-resident bear licence, an outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence or the client of an outfitter or the holder of a guide I licence, as the case may be, shall apply for the activation of a tag in respect of the licence.
21.2(3)On an application under subsection (2), the Minister may activate a tag in respect of a non-resident bear licence using the unique alphanumeric identifier printed on the tag.
21.2(4)A tag associated with a non-resident bear licence is not valid if it does not comply with Schedule A.
21.2(5)No person shall hunt bear under a non-resident bear licence once the tag associated with the licence has been used.
21.2(6)The holder of a non-resident bear licence who kills a bear shall immediately affix the tag associated with his or her licence to the bear in accordance with Schedule B.
21.2(7)No person shall remove a tag affixed to a bear under subsection (6).
91-169; 97-95; 2017-2; 2018-56; 2021-60
21.3(1)A holder of a resident bear licence that kills a bear shall register the bear in the holder’s name not later than 72 hours after killing the bear
(a) through the Department’s website in accordance with section 21.5, or
(b) at the first open bear registration station on the route taken by the holder.
21.3(2)A holder of a non-resident bear licence that kills a bear shall register the bear in the holder’s name not later than 72 hours after killing the bear or before any portion of the carcass of the bear is exported from the Province, whichever occurs first,
(a) through the Department’s website in accordance with section 21.5, or
(b) at the first open registration station on the route taken by the holder.
21.3(3)Every person who kills a bear shall accompany the carcass of the bear until it is registered.
21.3(4)No person shall transport a bear that is not registered unless the person has killed the bear or is accompanied by the person who killed the bear.
91-169; 2017-2; 2018-56; 2021-60
21.4For the purposes of registration at a bear registration station,
(a) a person who kills a bear shall present to the bear registration agent, at the same time the person presents the bear for registration and examination, the licence issued to that person under which the person killed the bear,
(b) a bear registration agent shall
(i) register each bear legally presented for registration and examination,
(ii) ensure that the hunter has affixed the tag associated with their licence in accordance with subsection 21.11(6) or 21.2(6), as the case may be,
(iii) record any information required by the Minister, and
(iv) issue a true copy of the registration permit to the person who presents the bear for registration,
(v) forward a report to the Minister at the intervals and containing the information required by the Minister.
2021-60
21.5(1)For the purposes of registering a bear through the Department’s website, a person who kills a bear shall
(a) complete an electronic application accessible through the Department’s website and provide the information required by the Minister, and
(b) print a true copy of the registration permit issued to the person following registration or request that a copy of the registration permit be sent to the person by mail to the address indicated by the person.
21.5(2)Not later than 72 hours after killing a bear, a person who registers a bear in accordance with subsection (1) shall allow, on the request of a conservation officer or an assistant conservation officer, the conservation officer or the assistant conservation officer to examine the carcass of the bear at its place of storage.
21.5(3)A person who registers a bear in accordance with subsection (1) who fails to provide the Minister any parts or portions of the bear at the time and places designated by the Minister under subsection 10(1) is not entitled to apply for a resident moose licence referred to in subsection 4(1) of the Moose Hunting Regulation under the Act in the year following registration.
2021-60
21.6No person shall
(a) affix or allow to be affixed to a bear a tag associated with a resident bear licence other than the resident bear licence of the person who killed the bear,
(b) affix or allow to be affixed to a bear a tag associated with a non-resident bear licence other than the non-resident bear licence of the person who killed the bear, and
(c) register, present for registration and examination or allow it to be registered in the person’s name any bear that was not killed by that person.
2021-60
HUNTING WITH A BOW OR A CROSSBOW
2001-54; 2011-52
22Repealed: 2001-54
84-213; 88-212; 90-49; 92-137; 93-162; 94-46; 97-95; 99-43; 2001-54
22.1Repealed: 97-95
84-213; 88-212; 89-39; 91-169; 92-137; 94-117; 95-139; 97-4; 97-95
23Repealed: 2011-52
92-137; 99-43; 2001-54; 2007-42; 2011-52
23.1No person shall hunt in the Province by means of a bow or a crossbow unless that person is in possession of a valid hunting licence.
94-117; 97-95; 2001-54; 2011-52
24Repealed: 2001-54
90-49; 91-169; 92-137; 93-162; 2001-54
PROHIBITED PELT IMPORTATION
25No person shall have in his possession a polar bear skin unless the official seal of the Province or Canadian territory of origin is attached to it.
REPLACEMENTS
25.1(1)The fee for a replacement licence or permit 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 is $5.25.
25.1(2)Repealed: 2018-56
91-169; 97-95; 2011-27; 2016-43; 2018-56
26Regulation 80-109 under the Fish and Wildlife Act is repealed.
SCHEDULE A
TAG – CLASS I OR CLASS III LICENCE OR
RESIDENT BEAR LICENCE OR NON-RESIDENT
BEAR LICENCE
1Description
A tag associated with a class I or class III licence or a resident bear licence or non-resident bear licence has two parts: a sticker and a metal wire as illustrated below. The Province of New Brunswick galley logo shall be printed on the sticker in the upper right-hand corner. The tag shall be blue in colour and bear a unique alphanumeric identifier assigned by the Minister. The tag shall bear blank spaces on which a hunter may check off the species and record the year and the hunter’s first and last name.
2Illustration
2017-2; 2018-56
SCHEDULE B
For the purposes of this Regulation, a tag associated with a class I or class III licence or a resident bear licence or non-resident bear licence shall be affixed to a deer or bear, as the case may be, by
a) inserting the metal wire through the skin of the right foreleg of the deer or bear;
b) peeling back the liner of the sticker and placing the wire on half of the sticky side of the sticker; and
c) folding the sticker over the ends of the metal wire and applying pressure.
2017-2; 2018-56
N.B. This Regulation is consolidated to June 29, 2023.