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Department of Natural Resources

Hide Dealer (Deer or Moose) Licence

Who Needs This Licence?
Anyone who wants to buy or sell the green hides of deer or moose in Nova Scotia.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Service Delivery Division
Business Registration Unit
Service Nova Scotia

Tel: 902-424-4821
Fax: 902-424-4633
Office Location:
Maritime Centre
9th Floor, Reception Area
1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3K5

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1529
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y4
NOTE: The Maritime Centre is located at the intersection of Barrington Street and Spring Garden Road (the Aliant Building at the foot of Spring Garden).

Application Forms & Process:
Application can be made in person at the address above or by completing the form below and submitting by fax, email or in person. If application is approved, licence will be mailed to client or can be picked up in person at address above.

Waiting Period:
5 business days
Expiry & Renewal:
This licence is valid for one year; from April 1st to March 31st and may be renewed. Renewal notices are generally sent via email.

Initial Application or Annual Renewal: $12.48 plus HST
Related Requirements:
  1. A valid Wildlife Resources Card, N.S. Department of Natural Resources,

  2. Wildlife Export Permit is required to export hides of deer or moose from Nova Scotia.

Additional Information:
A Licenced hide dealer may only buy a pelt or green hide from a person who holds a valid licence or permit to take, hunt or kill that species of wildlife.

Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 46

Fur Buyers, Hide Dealers and Taxidermists Regulations

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