News release

Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct. 27

General deer hunting season begins in Nova Scotia on Friday, Oct. 27, and continues to Saturday, Dec.2.

"Thousands of people across the province enjoy the traditional activity of deer hunting in the fall," said Margaret Miller, Minister of Natural Resources. "Hunters and hikers are reminded to stay safe and wear orange when in the woods at this time of year.”

Hunters are also required to carry a compass and waterproof matches. Anyone going into the woods should carry a map or GPS unit, a first-aid kit, a communications device and tell someone when and where they will be in the woods.

Hunting is not allowed on Sundays during the season except for Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

Hunting regulation booklets are available at hunting-licence vendor locations and Department of Natural Resources offices. The regulations and safety advice are also available at <a HREF="https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/"> https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/</A>.

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Deer hunting season in Nova Scotia starts Friday, October 27th, and ends Saturday, December 2nd.

Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says hunters and hikers should wear orange when in the woods during hunting season.

Hunters must carry a compass and waterproof matches and should tell someone when and where they will be in the woods.

Hunting is not allowed on Sundays during the season except for October 29th and November 5th.

Hunting regulation booklets are available from hunting- licence vendors, Department of Natural Resources offices and on the department website.

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