FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick hunters may apply until June 10 for a chance to have their name drawn for the 2022 moose hunt.

“Moose hunting is a fall tradition in New Brunswick, something hunters in the province look forward to every year,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “The 2022 draw will see the highest number of available moose licences since 1995. I wish all applicants the best of luck in the draw and hope everyone has a safe and successful season.”

This year there are 5,107 licences available. The season runs Sept. 20-24.

“The number of licences issued annually depends on two primary factors: the size of the moose population and the success rate of our hunters,” said Holland. “The department carefully monitors both the population and harvest trends to help ensure long-term, sustainable management of the species for all New Brunswickers.”

Obtaining an Outdoors Card is free and a requirement for the draw. Registration for a card may be done online through the Fish and Wildlife Licensing system or in person at an authorized vendor or Service New Brunswick centre after providing proper identification. Applicants who already have a card may avoid delays by logging into their Fish and Wildlife Licensing system account and ensuring their card information is up to date.

Applications for a moose licence may be made by:

  • going in person to an authorized vendor; or
  • going in person to a Service New Brunswick location.

The cost of applying for a moose licence is $9.55 (HST included). Applications close at 11:59 p.m. on June 10. The results will be available July 4.

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 Fish and Wildlife Licensing system, applicants can preserve their draw history from previous applications.

The following is the number of licences available for the 2022 resident moose draw by wildlife management zone (WMZ):

WMZ   Licences

1.         140

2.         440

3.         365

4.         409

5.         286

6.         358

7.         433

8.         277

9.           64

10.         66

11.       233

12.       351

13.       187

14.       126

15.       157

16.       186

17.       188

18.       183

19.         97

20.       153

21.       105

22.         80

23.       107

24.         36

25.         80

Total: 5107