News release

Deer Hunting Season Begins Oct. 26

General deer hunting season in Nova Scotia begins Friday, Oct. 26, and continues to Saturday, Dec. 1.

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

Those planning to be in the woods this time of year should put safety first and wear orange.

Hunting is not allowed on Sundays during the season except for Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.

Hunting regulation booklets are available from licence vendors and Department of Lands and Forestry offices or online.

Specific dates and bag limits for hunting and fur harvesting are available online: https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/ .

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