FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick hunters may apply until June 11 for a chance to have their name drawn for the 2021 moose hunt.

“The annual moose hunt remains a very popular and traditional, recreational activity in New Brunswick,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “I wish all hunters a safe and successful season and good luck in the draw.”

This year there are 4,817 licences available. The season runs from Sept. 21 to 25.

Obtaining an Outdoors Card is free and a requirement for the draw. Registration for an Outdoors Card can be made online through the e-licensing system or in person at an authorized vendor after providing proper identification. Applicants who already have an Outdoors Card may avoid delays by logging into their e-licensing account and ensuring their Outdoors Card information is up to date.

Applications for a moose licence may be made by:

  • going in person to an authorized vendor; 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 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 11 to apply for the draw in person; until 7:30 p.m. the same day to apply by telephone; and until midnight to apply online. The results will be available July 5.

More information is available on the department’s website, as well as at all department offices and at authorized vendors. By obtaining an Outdoors Card through the e-licensing system, applicants can preserve their draw history from previous applications.

The following is the number of licences available for the 2021 resident moose draw by wildlife management zone (WMZ):

WMZ  Licences

1.         129

2.         443

3.         355

4.         378

5.         270

6.         339

7.         435

8.         251

9.         58

10.      71

11.      225

12.      302

13.      180

14.      119

15.      143

16.      176

17.      173

18.      163

19.      86

20.      135

21.      89

22.      76

23.      109

24.      35

25.      77