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Who requires Hunter Education in New Brunswick?

Residents

New Brunswick resident gun hunters born on or after January 1981 and all first time hunters of any age are required to show proof of successfully completing a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Course in order to legally acquire a hunting license. Firearm Safety/ Hunter Education certificates from other Provinces, Territories and the United States are recognized. Persons born prior to 1981 may show a previous hunting license as proof of experience.

Non-Residents

Non-resident gun hunters born on or after January 1981 and all first time hunters of any age are required to show proof of successfully completing a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Course in order to legally acquire a hunting license. Firearm Safety/ Hunter Education certificates from other Provinces, Territories and the United States are recognized. Persons born prior to 1981 may show a previous hunting license as proof of experience.

Minimum Age Requirements

  • Deer and Black Bear age 16 with proof of 2 years of previous hunting experience must be accompanied until age 18
  • Small Game License: 12 years of age with training, must be accompanied until age 16
  • Moose 18 years of age primary license holder, 16 years of age secondary (designated second gun) license holder

Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)

A PAL is NOT required to obtain a Hunting Licence in New Brunswick.

Exam challenge

CFSC challenge as well as Home-study Programs are available.

Online Training Available?

CFSC and the Atlantic Hunter Education Home-study materials and study guide are available online , registration and examination are done at a DNR Ranger Office. CICK HERE

Other Details

NB Conservation Education card with course certifications must be produced by residents at the time of license purchase, previous hunting license may be produced by persons born prior to 1981. We also have a declaration which states that the person has held a previous hunting license in NB or another jurisdiction. This is available to all persons of legal hunting age. In lieu of the course card.

Links

For information about courses contact:

Peter Palmer
Conservation Education Program Coordinator
Email: Peter.palmer@gnb.ca
Phone: (506) 444-4748

Hunter Education Program Website:

www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.5215.html

Regulations Summary/Synopsis:

www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Wildlife/HuntTrap.pdf

Government Department responsible for hunting:

Dept. of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Branch
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

NGOs Related to Hunting:

nbwildlifefederation.org/