Natural Resources

2007-08 hunting dates and bag limits (07/09/18)

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Sept. 18, 2007

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A list of hunting dates and bag limits in New Brunswick was issued today by the Department of Natural Resources.

2007-08 hunting dates and bag limits

Sept. 20 The 2007 varmint season ends for resident and non-resident hunters.
Sept. 10-22 Archery season for black bear. Open for resident and non-resident hunters. (Season closed on Grand Manan and Campobello islands.) The bag limit is one bear of either sex per year.
Sept. 27-29 Moose season. Open for resident and non-resident hunters. The bag limit is one moose (either sex). Moose may be harvested only in the wildlife management zone indicated on the licence.
Oct. 1 - Nov. 3 Fall season for black bear and coyote. Open for resident and non-resident hunters. (Season closed on Grand Manan and Campobello islands.) Bag limit is one bear of either sex per year. No bag limit for coyote. Non-resident hunters are permitted to hunt only in the wildlife management zone indicated on their licence.
Oct. 1 - Dec. 1 Ruffed grouse and spruce grouse season (archery and firearm). Open for resident and non-resident hunters, including minor hunters. Daily bag limit is six grouse, with a possession limit of 12.
Oct. 1 - Feb. 29, 2008 Varying hare season. Open for resident and non-resident hunters, including minor hunters. The daily bag limit is 10 varying hare, with a possession limit of 20.
Oct. 1 - Feb. 29, 2008 Groundhog, coyote, crow and cormorant (only when there is an open season for migratory birds), season. Open for resident and non-resident hunters, including minor hunters. No bag limit.
Oct. 1 - Nov. 17 Deer archery season for resident and non-resident archers. The bag limit is one antlered deer or one antlerless deer (only by authorized permit holder). Hunters who harvest a deer during archery season are ineligible to hunt deer during the regular season, with one exception: archery hunters who successfully harvest and register an antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Zone 27 during the three week bow-only portion of the deer-hunting season (Oct. 1-20) will be eligible to purchase a second licence to hunt antlered deer in any wildlife management zones open for deer hunting. This opportunity is available only to archery hunters who have been successfully drawn in the 2007 Antlerless Deer Draw.
Oct. 22 - Nov. 17 Regular deer season for resident and non-resident hunters. The bag limit is one antlered deer or one antlerless deer. Antlerless deer may only be harvested by hunters who have been successful in a specific wildlife management zone in the 2007 Antlerless Deer Draw.
March 1 - Sept. 20, 2008 2008 Varmint season for resident and non-resident hunters. Groundhog, coyote, cormorant and crow are the species covered by a varmint licence. No bag limit.
April 21 - June 28, 2008 2008 Spring black bear and coyote season for resident and non-resident hunters. (Season closed on Grand Manan and Campobello islands.) The bag limit for black bear is one per year. Hunters are permitted to harvest only black bear not accompanied by one or more cubs. There is no bag limit for coyote.

For more information, visit the Natural Resources website at: www.gnb.ca (keyword: Natural Resources).

07/09/18

MEDIA CONTACT: Brent Roy, communications, Natural Resources, 506-453-2614.

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