New Brunswick moose licence draw opens May 16

Moose hunting season in New Brunswick will run September 20-24, 2016. Contributed/Mike Dembeck

The annual application period for moose hunting licences in 2016 opens on May 16 in New Brunswick.

More than 60,000 people applied for the 4592 licences in the 2015 season. A total of 3729 moose were harvested.

This year, the province is adding an additional 51 licences, for a total of 4643. The five day season runs from September 20 to 24.

You can apply for a moose licence in several ways:

  • Calling 1-900-565-1500. The application fee will be billed to the number you use to make the call.
  • Calling 1-888-922-3729 (toll free). The application fee will be billed to the caller’s Visa or MasterCard account.
  • Visiting the Department of Natural Resources website and applying through the new e-licensing system. The application fee will be billed to the applicant’s Visa, MasterCard or debit account.
  • Going in person to an authorized vendor or any Service New Brunswick Centre.

The cost of applying for a licence is $9.38 (HST included).

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Hunters have until closing time on June 10 to apply for a licence in person; until 8 p.m. to apply by phone; and until midnight to apply online.

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