This is hunting. Pure and simple.
Every skilled hunter knows that the most memorable hunting trips are as much about the animal’s habitat as the animal itself. Which makes sense—if you’re going to spend hour upon hour in the wild, it helps that the wild you’re in is beautiful. Hunting in New Brunswick will give you everything from trophy white-tailed deer to black bears, moose, waterfowl, upland game and even wild turkey. And you’ll find it all in the sprawling forests, secluded marshes, and coastal woods of New Brunswick.
All you need to know
Regulations and licensing
Most hunts are conducted on a draw basis. The Fish & Wildlife Licensing system allows you to apply for a free, mandatory Outdoor Card, purchase hunting and trapping licences, as well as apply to draws.
People visit from around the world to practice their favourite type of hunting—whether it’s firearm, bow, or cross-bow. Here you’ll find healthy game populations of all different species. New Brunswick is a unique moose destination due to the ease of access to a vast amount of towering moose roaming the forests. Our moose hunting tags are amongst the most coveted for big game in all of North America. When it comes to black bear hunting, with 85% success and 99% encounter rates, you’ll be sure to have a memorable hunt. As for deer hunters, they will be thrilled to know that the average dressed weight of an adult male white-tailed deer exceeds 175 pounds (80 kilograms), with bucks recorded each year as high as 270 pounds (122 kilograms).
If you’re an upland or waterfowl hunter, you’ll find an abundance of species, including Grouse and Woodcock. New Brunswick has one of the most generous bag limits of Woodcock in North America. Our wetlands are preserved to promote increased populations of waterfowl, so come with high expectations!