Moose Harvest

Moose Draw Application Information

 

Moose Draw Application Information: 2010 to 2016

 

Applications Received

Permits Issued

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Season 1

Zone 1

20

1556

1334

799

772

729

749

571

Zone 2

50

2556

2534

2504

2560

2657

2599

2307

Zone 3

25

609

770

741

792

789

753

654

Zone 4

25

576

796

588

670

624

693

611

Zone 5

20

NA

NA

253

277

358

368

370

Season 2

Zone 1

20

947

830

606

506

478

495

507

Zone 2

50

2313

2627

2973

2804

2923

2972

2999

Zone 3

25

550

620

754

695

738

722

738

Zone 4

25

423

576

697

634

735

647

728

Zone 5

20

NA

NA

220

202

316

359

419

Season 3

Zone 5

15

330a

210c

211e

204

237

266

277

Season 4

Zone 5

15

1338b

947d

136f

135

167

200

217

Season 5

Zone 5

10

NA

NA

25g

58

129

151

158

Season 6

Zone 5

10

NA

NA

NA

58

108

130

99

Season 7

      Zones 5 & 1

25

NA

NA

NA

243

220

289

285

Zone 5 is a non-motorized hunt

 

a 2010 Season 3 included Moose Zone 1, and 35 permits were issued.
b 2010 Season 4 included Moose Zone 5, and 20 permits were issued.
c 2011 Season 3 included Moose Zone 1, and 25 permits were issued.
d 2011 Season 4 included Moose Zone 5, and 40 permits were issued.
e 2012 Season 3; 20 permits were issued.
f 2012 Season 4; 20 permits were issued.
g 2012 Season 5 included Moose Zones 1 and 5, and 25 permits were issued.
% of successful applicants can be calculated by dividing “Permits issued” by “Applications received” and multiplying the result by 100. For example: Season 1; Zone 1 2016: (20 permits / 571 applicants) x 100 =
3.5% of applicants receive a permit.

Moose Harvest Information

 

Moose Harvest Breakdown: 2006 - 2016

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Licences issued

345

345

345

346

346

347

345

345

345

345

345

Males

227

186

194

220

178

188

195

172

190

152

174

Females

78

78

80

59

53

63

68

81

57

59

60

Male to Female ratio (M:F)

2.9:1

2.4:1

2.4:1

3.7:1

3.3:1

3.0:1

2.9:1

2.1:1

3.3:1

2.6:1

2.9:1

Moose harvested

305

264

274

279

231

251

263

253

247

215

234

Reports Received

-

-

-

-

280

319

308

293

307

304

296

Moose/Reports

-

-

-

-

0.82

0.80

0.85

0.86

0.80

0.70

0.79

 

Please note ‘moose harvested’ numbers are based on reports received.

REMINDER: It is MANDATORY to report on your hunting licence, regardless of success. The Department of Natural Resources relies on harvest reporting data for important management decisions, and so efforts to improve this reporting compliance level will be made over the coming hunting seasons.

 

Moose Harvest Success Information

Success Rates by Zone: 2010 - 2016

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Zone 1

93.2

82.1

94.3

97.3

86.5

82.0

89.7

Zone 2

75.6

81.4

82.8

84.4

74.2

57.8

79.5

Zone 3

76.4

74.7

85.7

90.6

75.6

45.5

62.5

Zone 4

75.3

61.8

72.6

79.4

83.0

37.4

65.2

Zone 5

81.3

86.5

92.1

90.0

92.7

87.6

87.5

Zone 1 & 5 combined

NA

NA

81.0

68.8

57.1

90.9

90.9

Average

82.6

79.8

85.1

85.0

78.3

66.9

79.2

Effort by Zone

Success Rates by Season: 2010 - 2016

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Season 1

82.4

79.4

83.6

94.1

81.5

66.1

81.1

Season 2

82.6

82.2

85.6

80.0

79.7

69.2

72.3

Season 3

87.5

63.6

100.00

90.9

83.3

84.6

72.7

Season 4

81.3

86.5

89.5

92.9

100.0

92.9

90.9

Season 5

NA

NA

81.0

100.0

100.0

50.0

88.9

Season 6

NA

NA

NA

77.8

80.0

88.9

88.9

Season 7

NA

NA

NA

68.8

57.1

90.9

90.9

Average

82.6

79.8

85.1

85.0

78.3

66.9

79.2

Effort by Season

Please note success rates are based on number of reports received

REMINDER: It is MANDATORY to report on your hunting licence, regardless of success. The Department of Natural Resources relies on harvest reporting data for important management decisions, and so efforts to improve this reporting compliance level will be made over the coming hunting seasons


Moose Age Distribution

Part of Nova Scotia’s moose management plan includes monitoring the age structure of the yearly moose harvest. Changes in age structure could indicate a change in the population that would need to be monitored and addressed. Below: Number of moose harvested on the Y-axes; age on the X-axes.