Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations
SummaryHunting ZonesConsultation Process and Migratory Birds Regulatory ReportsImportant Updates to the Hunting Regulations for New BrunswickHelpful TipOpen Seasons in New Brunswick (No open season for Harlequin Ducks)Bag and Possession Limits in New BrunswickReport Your Migratory Bird BandsSummaryPlease be aware that if there is a discrepancy between the hunting regulation summary and the Migratory Birds Regulations, the regulations prevail.
The information presented here is a summary of the law. For complete information on fines, general prohibitions, permitted hunting methods and equipment, the requirement to have adequate means to retrieve birds immedi omega watches ately, restrictions on the use of bait, the description of hunting zones and other restrictions on hunting, please refer to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Migratory Birds Regulations. Box 6227
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You are required to possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit with a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp to hunt migratory birds in Canada. This permit and stamp are valid in all provinces and territories. Most provinces and territories have additional licence requirements for hunting migratory birds and/or to carry firearms. To know what you require, and if there are further restrictions for hunting migratory birds, please verify the applicable regulations for the province/territory where you will be hunting. Note that all required permits and licences must be in your possession while you are hunting.
Hunting ZonesZone No.
Saint John County south of No. Highway and west of Saint John Harbour, that part of Charlotte County lying south of No. Highway, and the Grand Manan Islands and Campobello Island, except the following area, which is closed to hunting: the area in the Bay of Fundy known as The Wolves, including the surrounding waters.
The remainder of the Province of New Brunswick, except the following, which are closed to hunting: the estuary of the Tabusintac River; Bathurst Basin and most of Bathurst Harbour (two islands remain open and signs have been posted to indicate their locations); and the Dalhousie shoreline from the eastern tip of Dalhousie Island to the mouth of the Miller Brook and extending one kilometre offshore.
Consultation Process and Migratory Birds Regulatory ReportsThe hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations are reviewed annually by , with input from the provinces and territories, as well as a range of other interested stakeholders. has developed a consultation process for establishing hunting regulations for migratory birds, and annually publishe omega watches s the Migratory Birds Regulatory Report Series that can be found on the website (
Important Updates to the Hunting Regulations for New BrunswickIncrease in season length For ducks (other than Harlequin Ducks, Common and Red breasted Mergansers, Long tailed Ducks, eiders and scoters), geese (other than Canada and Cackling Geese) and snipe.
Daily bag limits for American Black Ducks Increased daily bag limit for American Black Ducks in the early part of the hunting season.
Possession limits for ducks Increased possession limit for ducks (other than Common and Red breasted Mergansers, Long tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, eiders and scoters) from 2 to 3 times the daily bag limit.
Farmland restriction lifted Since 2012, the early season (September) restriction of hunting only on farmland for Canada and Cackling Geese no longer applies.
Possession limit for geese Is fixed at 16 throughout the duration of the goose season.
Barrow Goldeneye omega watches 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.
For complete details regarding the 2013 hunting season, please refer to the Open Season and Bag and Possession Limit tables below.
National Wildlife Areas located in New Brunswick are administered under the Wildlife Area Regulations of the Canada Wildlife Act. Refer to notices posted at entrances for area specific rules.
Waterfowler Heritage Day provide omega watches s young hunters under the age of majority with the opportunity to practice 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. 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.
Helpful TipCanadians may be exposed to avian borne viruses when hunting or handling migratory birds and other wild game. Anyone wishing to report illegal hunting activities, illegal selling of birds or other offences related to migratory birds is asked to call at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477). Your call is anonymous, and you may be eligible for a cash reward.