New Brunswick – Hunters and anglers now have more options when it comes to buying hunting and fishing licenses.
Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland said combining the two licenses provides hunters and anglers with “more choices” and a reduction in fees.
Big game licenses, such as for deer and bear, have previously been sold separately, as have ice fishing, general angling and salmon licenses. One example of the new bundling choices is the big game option, which bundles deer, bear and varmint licenses for residents at a reduced fee.
The fee for licenses for resident minors has also been eliminated, and when a fishing license is purchased an ice fishing license is included at no extra cost.
The New Brunswick Wildlife Federation, which represents hunters and anglers, supports the new purchasing options.
Nathalie Michaud, president of the federation, said the move is “great news” and eliminating the resident minor fee will lead to an increase in youth participation in “our hunting heritage sport” and the angling combination is a commendable initiative by Holland.
More information on the bundle options and fees is available online.