Hosted by the Moncton & Area Trappers Council January 13 and 14, 2016 in Moncton, NB.
See bulletin for details…
Now this year’s angling season is coming to a close, New Brunswick Wildlife Federation President Charles LeBlanc urges all anglers to complete their creel census
reports for 2016.
FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will allow hunters to harvest deer with crossbows during the 2016 archery season, which runs Oct. 3-22.
“Hunting is a big part of the social and economic fabric of rural New Brunswick,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “The addition of crossbows to the deer archery season will allow more people to enjoy the tradition of hunting.”
Crossbows are currently permitted during all hunting seasons except for the deer archery season and for the hunting of migratory birds. This year marks the first time crossbows may be used in deer archery season.
“I urge all hunters to practice safety and be courteous in the woods this fall,” said Doucet. “It is important to teach future generations of New Brunswickers how to enjoy hunting safely, and how to treat the forest and fellow hunters with respect.”
Crossbow hunters are subject to many of the same laws that apply to hunters using firearms or bows, including:
The deer archery season starts Oct. 3 and runs for three weeks, closing Oct. 22.
On Saturday, Sept.17, 2016, youth may participate in waterfowl hunting without being required to possess a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and a Minor’s Hunting Licence or Class IV Hunting Licence. They must comply with the following conditions:
Waterfowler Heritage Day provides young hunters who are minors (under 18 years of age) with the opportunity to practise hunting and outdoor skills, learn about wildlife conservation, and reinforce safety training in a structured, supervised environment. Licensed adult hunters who serve as mentors have an opportunity to pass on their considerable skills and knowledge by offering guidance and advice to younger hunters. The following rules are in effect:
In New Brunswick, non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory game birds, except for woodcock. Within National Wildlife Areas, the possession of lead shot is prohibited for all hunting, including the hunting of migratory birds and upland game birds. Hunters should consult provincial or territorial regulations for additional restrictions. For those birds still hunted with lead shot, remove the lead shot before cooking in order to reduce your exposure to contaminants.
Barrow’s Goldeneye is listed in the Species at Risk Act as a species of special concern, and the bag and possession limit of 1 remains in place.
OTTAWA, Ontario –The Government of Canada is increasing recreational fishing opportunities and Indigenous access to the recreational Striped bass fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence waters bordering New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadin Coast Guard, announced that the retention period for the Southern Gulf recreational Striped bass fishery will be extended. The final retention period will now run from September 2 to October 31, during which time each person is allowed to keep one fish per day.
Buy your new 2016 e-Permit online and be ready in minutes! Environment and Climate Change Canada now offers you the option to buy your Migratory Game Bird Hunting (MGBH) e-Permits from the comfort of your home or business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Payments that can be made via major credit cards. The new MGBH e-Permits can be purchased at:http://www.ec.gc.ca/
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Wildlife Service
351 St. Joseph Blvd., 16th Floor
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
A big thank you to the Moncton Fish & Game Association! Their president, Robert Snider, presented a donation in the amount of $485.00 to the New Brunswick Wildlife Federation at our April AGM.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients.
Read variation order regarding: NB-2016-002_Smallmouth_Bass_Managed_waters…