Annual Moose Hunting Application Underway

Department of Natural Resources

May 2, 2017 11:38 AM

Nova Scotians can now apply for the annual moose licence lottery.

This year 345 licences will be available in five moose-management zones within Victoria and Inverness counties, the only counties in the province where moose hunting is permitted.

Hunters are encouraged to carefully consider which hunt and zone they apply for. Terrain, access, available guiding services and the number of moose differ considerably from one moose-management zone to another. Even weather conditions can vary between the northern and southern zones.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a resident of Nova Scotia, have a valid Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card and be at least 18 years old. Hunters who held a moose hunting licence in the last five years (2012-16) cannot apply this year.

The application process closes at midnight, May 31. It costs $9.25 (HST included) to apply online or by phone and $13.45 (HST included) to apply by mail. The draw will be held in June. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.

Hunters can apply online, by phone or by mail:
-- to apply online go to novascotia.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw
-- to apply by phone, call 1-900-565-3337 from a landline and the application fee will automatically be added to your phone bill. The phone option does not work with cellphones and it cannot be billed to a different phone number.
-- to apply by mail please contact your local Natural Resources office.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     The application process for the 2017 annual Nova Scotia

moose licence lottery is now underway.

     There are 345 licences available in the province’s five

moose-management zones, all of which are in Victoria and

Inverness counties in Cape Breton.

     To be eligible, an applicant must be a resident of Nova

Scotia, have a valid Nova Scotia Wildlife Resources Card and be

at least 18 years old. Hunters who held a moose-hunting licence

in the last five years (between 2012 and 2016) cannot apply this

year.

     The application process closes at midnight, May 31st.

     It costs 9-dollars-and-25 cents (H-S-T included) to apply

for a licence online or by phone and 13-dollars and 45 cents to

apply by mail.

     For all details on how to apply go to the Department of

Natural Resources website or visit your nearest Natural

Resources office.

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Media Contact: Bruce Nunn
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