Natural Resources

Natural Resources reminds people to keep their pets under control (08/10/27)

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Oct. 27, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Pet owners should take precautions to prevent their dogs or other pets from being accidentally hurt or killed in a hunting or trapping accident. The Department of Natural Resources issued this reminder now that the hunting and furbearer hunting seasons have begun. Deer hunting season begins today.

The department reminds pet owners of the following:

Hunters and trappers are reminded of the distance restrictions around dwellings, schools, playgrounds, athletic fields, solid-waste disposal sites and places of business. It is illegal for hunters to discharge any firearm or bow within 200 metres, and for trappers to set traps and/or snares within 300 metres of those areas.

For more information, the public may obtain a copy of 2008 Hunt & Trap at any office of the Department of Natural Resources, or online at


MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri Strickland, communications, Department of Natural Resources, 506-453-2614.