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New Brunswickers able to apply for moose draw starting May 14

Province of New Brunswick
Province of New Brunswick

4,465 licences available this year

FREDERICTON. N.B. – Anyone wanting to apply for a chance to be drawn for the 2018 moose hunt may do so from May 14 to June 8.

This year there are 4,465 licences available. The season runs from Sept. 25 to 29.

“The moose hunt is an annual tradition for many New Brunswickers, and this draw is one of the most popular in the department,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “I wish all participants success as they participate in this fall activity. Be safe and have fun.”

Last year, more than 60,000 people applied for the 4,635 licences available. A total of 3,817 hunters were successful in the hunt.

Applicants may avoid delays by logging into their e-licensing account and ensuring all information on their Outdoors Card is up to date. This is the first year of the revalidation process. Hunters who received their cards in 2015 will need to revalidate this year. More details are available online.

Applications for a moose licence may be made by:

– Visiting the Department of Energy and Resource Development website, through the 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; or

– Calling 1-900-565-1500 on a Bell landline. Callers will have the application fee billed to the number from where they call.

Please note the toll-free 1-800 line, which allowed callers to charge their application fee to a credit card over the phone, is no longer available.

The cost of applying for a moose licence is $9.55 (HST included).

Hunters have until closing time on June 8 to apply for the draw in person; until 8 p.m. the same day to apply by telephone; and until midnight to apply online.

More information is available on the department’s website, as well as at all department offices, vendors and Service New Brunswick centres. The results will be available July 3.

It is no longer possible to use Medicare cards to apply for the moose draw. By obtaining an Outdoors Card through the e-licensing system, applicants can preserve the draw history from previous applications.

The following is the number of licences available for the 2018 resident moose draw by wildlife management zone (WMZ): WMZ 1 – 129; WMZ 2 – 438; WMZ 3 – 361; WMZ 4 – 355; WMZ 5 – 207; WMZ 6 – 334; WMZ 7 – 324; WMZ 8 – 230; WMZ 9 – 55; WMZ 10 – 61; WMZ 11 – 276; WMZ 12 – 235; WMZ 13 – 106; WMZ 14 – 127; WMZ 15 – 117; WMZ 16 – 201; WMZ 17 – 125;

WMZ 18 – 169; WMZ 19 – 78; WMZ 20 – 150; WMZ 21 – 93; WMZ 22 – 68; WMZ 23 – 110; WMZ 24 – 42; WMZ 25 – 74.

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