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 http://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.
Source: Media Release