News release

Limited Hunting Season Begins

Hunting season begins today, Sept. 14, in a limited capacity.

Bear hunting season opens today as well deer bow-hunting season. Deer hunting season for muzzleloaders and crossbows begins Sept. 28 with general deer rifle season opening Oct. 30.

Hunting seasons vary according to licence. To learn about the start and end dates for various hunting seasons, visit www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt .

Nova Scotians are reminded the Department of Natural Resources has lifted the ban on Sunday hunting for the first two Sundays of general deer hunting season. The change will apply to all wildlife in season on those dates except moose. This year, Sunday hunting will be allowed Nov. 1 and 8.

Hunters and non-hunters are strongly advised to wear hunter-orange clothing when in the woods during hunting seasons.

Hunting regulation booklets are available at all hunting licence vendor locations and Department of Natural Resources offices. The regulations and safety advice are also available at www.novascotia.ca/natr/hunt .

FOR BROADCAST USE:

Hunting season begins today (September 14th), in a limited capacity.

Hunting seasons vary according to licence. To learn about the start and end dates for various hunting seasons, visit the Department of Natural Resources website .

Hunting regulation booklets are available at all hunting licence vendor locations and DNR offices, as well as on the department's website.

Hunters and non-hunters are strongly advised to wear hunter-orange clothing in the woods.

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